VASER® Shape uses a combination of ultrasonic therapy and massage to smooth, firm, and shape the body by temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite. The procedure targets your problem areas. VASER® Shape can help your body’s metabolism by increasing blood circulation in the area being treated. It can also reduce the pain and swelling that occurs after liposuction and other surgical procedures. The best part? VASER® Shape is completely non-surgical and non-invasive.
Non-Surgical Ultrasound and Massage Therapy
VASER® Shape offers visible body shaping results in weekly ultrasonic and massage therapy sessions by temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite and increasing local blood circulation.
Two Types of Non-Invasive Treatment
VASER® Shape offers two types of treatment: ultrasound therapy and zonal lymphatic massage. Our physicians will recommend a specific treatment schedule to achieve the results you’re looking for.
Ultrasound therapy uses two beams of ultrasound energy to warm and treat fatty tissue beneath your skin. This promotes fat cell mobility and encourages the body to metabolize, drain, or reabsorb excess fluids. The treatment is delivered using a special concave hand piece. Our physicians follow the contour of your body, targeting fatty tissue at a specific depth beneath the skin. Patients have reported feeling a gentle warming of the skin, accompanied by a feeling similar to a deep tissue massage.
Zonal Lymphatic Massage
Zonal massage is gentle enough to be used after liposuction to encourage faster healing. Zonal lymphatic massage is recommended for all VASER® Shape patients immediately following ultrasound treatments. This vacuum-assisted massage helps to:
- Open the lymph nodes
- Help the body drain off excess toxins and fats
- Increase local blood circulation to the treatment site
Your physician will prescribe treatments based on your body type and effect you’re hoping to achieve. Typically, a treatment schedule will include:
- One combined ultrasound and massage treatment per week (20–30 minutes per body area)
- One zonal massage session per week
- A total treatment regimen of three to five weeks
Many patients notice significant improvement after the first session. Following the procedure, you can resume normal activity without pain or downtime.
The Science Behind the Art
VASER® Shape achieves noticeable results without surgery. The key is the combined ultrasound and massage therapy that treats fatty tissue underneath the skin.
What Is Ultrasound Diathermy?
Ultrasound diathermy uses high-frequency sound waves to generate localized heat beneath the surface of the skin. VASER® Shape achieves this effect with a special hand piece that delivers two overlapping beams of ultrasound energy. By moving the hand piece over your body, our physicians can treat the tissue layer that is 1–5 centimeters below the surface of the skin.
Heat produced by ultrasound diathermy creates a “micro-massage” effect on the fat cells. By warming the connective tissue, redistributing fat and encouraging blood circulation, VASER® Shape temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite to slim and smooth your body shape.
Zonal Lymphatic Massage
The body’s lymphatic system helps to remove toxins, excess fluids, and waste from the body. It does this by moving unwanted waste particles through the lymph nodes to the blood stream, where these substances can be filtered out of the body.
Zonal massage stimulates the lymphatic system to drain away excess toxins and fats. Used in concert with ultrasound diathermy, zonal massage can help your body drain and metabolize unwanted fluids from targeted problem areas.
If you are considering VASER® Shape, contact our Toms River practice today by calling (732) 281-1988. We will explain the procedure, discuss the results you may be able to achieve, and answer any of your questions. We look forward to hearing from you.