VASER FAQs

What is VASER® Shape? How does it differ from other treatments?

VASER Shape is a non-invasive ultrasound and massage therapy treatment that smoothes, firms and shapes the body. The treatment uses ultrasound waves to warm the targeted problem area and treat the underlying fatty tissue. It then uses zonal lymphatic massage to drain away excess toxins and lipids for removal from the body. Unlike other non-invasive body shaping procedures, VASER Shape is a comfortable treatment that only requires three to six sessions for noticeable results.

How does it work?

It melts the fat and flushes it out. Patients interested in treating areas of unwanted fat will undergo a series of 60 minute treatments. Each treatment has two parts. First, focused ultrasound waves dissolve the fat and remove it from the fat cell through a process called cavitation. Then, lymphatic treatment moves the fat towards lymph nodes for removal from the body. Depending on the area being treated, most patients require 3-6 sessions to obtain optimal results.

Does the treatment hurt?

No. There are no incisions. The treatment is not invasive. The ultrasound waves penetrate the skin layers to reach the fat and then heat is generated to dissolve it. The therapy resembles the sensation of a hot stone massage. The skin will become reddened; however, this redness will disappear shortly after the end of the treatment. Following the procedure, you can resume normal activity without pain or downtime.

What results can I expect?

Less fat, tighter skin and smoothing of cellulite. Most patients see as much as a one inch reduction immediately after their first treatment. The appearance of cellulite can be improved and skin tightening can occur. It is typical to see additional reductions in the treated area days after the treatment, as the lymphatic system continues to expel the fat from the body. Multiple treatments are usually required in order to achieve optimal results.

Are there any side effects?

There are no negative side effects. There is no pain during the procedure and no discomfort after the treatment.

Will the fat come back?

Patients that have undergone the treatment may retain their new shape through normal eating and exercise habits. The fat that is expelled from the body through Vaser Shape treatments will not return. However new fat may be stored by the body if a patient does not work to maintain their shape and experiences weight gain.

What areas can be treated?

At this time, this technology has been approved for use anywhere on the body except the face and breasts. Patients have had great results in treating the abdomen, flanks, hips, buttocks, thighs and arms.

How many body areas can you treat during a single treatment?

A treatment area is equivalent to the size of a standard sheet of paper. If you would like to treat your abdomen, this would be the size of the area treated. If you are interested in treating thighs, arms or love handles, then each side treated will be the size of half of a standard sheet of paper. The limitation on the size treated in a single session relates to the importance of allowing the body to effectively process the waste by-products created by the treatment.

How close can you schedule treatments?

Treatments can be scheduled as soon as one week apart.

How does this technology compare to other technologies available?

In our research, we studied all of the available technologies and chose the VASER Shape System as the most effective and most versatile technology that does not compromise patient comfort while still providing excellent and lasting results.