Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to common client questions
Alma vShape Ultra is an FDA approved device for selective fat cell destruction, wrinkle improvement, and skin resurfacing, and its patented wave ultrasound technology is highly effective for skin tightening and cellulite reduction, which uses patented radiofrequency technology. vShape Ultra targets and destroys stubborn fat while tightening and toning the skin, allowing the patient to avoid pain or downtime.
Alma vShape Ultra is right for people who are looking to trim small amounts of fat, but it may not be ideal for those looking to remove large amounts of fat. A consultation with our doctor will help provide more details. vShape Ultra can be effective on people who have stubborn fat in areas such as the lower abdomen, outer and inner thighs, fat around the bra line area, and the neck.
Alma vShape Ultra utilizes ultrasound technology to focus radiofrequency waves directly into the problem areas below your skin’s surface. This device allows doctors to provide treatment with controlled depth settings for maximum results in all skin layers. This ultrasound energy causes fat cells to rupture, leaving the surrounding areas undamaged. vShape Ultra charges water molecules in the skin, causing a heat reaction to tighten and tone the skin, even in the first treatment.
Alma vShape Ultra is a FDA approved treatment, and it has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment that has been tested in wide-ranging clinic trials over millions of treatments. Yes, this treatment is as safe as it gets.
Many of our patients have reported their treatment as being a comfortable experience with vShape Ultra. Side effects with vShape Ultra are extremely rare, and we take every precaution prior to treatment. During treatment with the vShape Ultra, patients will likely feel a slight tingling in the treated area that is similar to a warm massage.
Depending on your body composition and the area that is being treated, some results may be visible after the initial treatment. However, the best results will likely be noticed in the next 7-14 days from after the last treatment.
We will be able to determine how many treatments you will need during the initial consultation. During the consultation we will learn what your intended results are and how we can help. Typically, for ultrasound fat destruction, 1-4 treatments, spaced 2 weeks apart may be enough, depending on your diet. For radiofrequency skin tightening and cellulite reduction, 2-10 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart may provide admirable results.
With vShape Ultra for fat destruction, the fat cells that are treated are destroyed. However, while treated fat cells cannot regrow, fat cells that are nearby can increase in size or become new fat cells can develop if one does not engage in a healthy lifestyle. With vShape Ultra for skin tightening and cellulite reduction, maximum results for skin tightening are achieved six months after your last treatment and full results usually last about one year. Unfortunately, the aging process does not stop, and the skin will continue to loosen as we age. However, 1 or 2 maintenance sessions every 6 -12 months can help you maintain a youthful glow and smooth skin.
Pricing for vShape Ultra depends on the number of treatments you receive. Our goal is to provide you with effective treatment within an affordable range. During your initial appointment, we will discuss the number of treatments you need to help you achieve the intended look.