UltraShape Power is a noninvasive body contouring treatment. The device was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016 for fat reduction in the abdomen, hips, and thighs. It uses focused ultrasound energy as a form of ultrasonic cavitation to break up and destroy fat cells, without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.
“The ultrasound energy vibrates or shakes the fat cells until they fall apart and are liquefied, thereby selectively destroying them,” explains NYC dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross in a RealSelf Q&A. The destroyed fat cells are then naturally eliminated from the body.
UltraShape Power is an updated, 20% more powerful form of the original UltraShape body shaping treatment. “The upgraded device, other than being a smaller version of the original, allows for faster, more efficient treatments,” explains Dr. Dima Ali, a physician in Reston, Virginia.
UltraShape Power works best if you have a good “handful” of stubborn fat in the treatment area, says San Diego dermatologist Dr. Kimberly Butterwick.
For optimal results, patients typically need three treatments, spaced two weeks apart. According to its manufacturer, a clinical study on UltraShape Power found a 32% reduction in thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer in the abdominal area after a series of three treatments.