There is some confusion between the various non-surgical treatments proposed to treat fat deposits.
The Ultrashape is a device for medical use only.
LPG and Velashape are devices planned for non-medical centers that can advertise. The extremely powerful and well-constructed LPG advertising message is pseudo-scientific with invented marketing terms such as endermology.
|Technology||Focused Mechanical Ultrasound||Vacuum Massage Machine|
|Treatment Specifications||Permanent destruction of fat cells (adipocytes)||Drainage of the liquid present between the fat cells without any action on the adipocytes (fat cells)|
|Duration of the effect||Permanent effect due to the definitive destruction of the adipocytes||Temporary effect ,because shortly after the stop of the drainage the water present between the cells accumulates again|
|Visible effect||Definitive reduction of the volume of the treated area by permanent elimination of the adipocytes||Very minimal or even nonexistent temporary reduction volume of the treated area by drainage of the water present between the cells.|
|Disadvantages||Do not treat cellulitis that is related to under-skin fibrosis. This requires a medical-surgical treatment with a CellFina type device||unsatisfactory effect Number of sessions Necessity to respect the protocol of repeated sessions (3 sessions per week for 4 weeks) skin laxity due to aspiration during treatment Do not treat the cause: -fat cells blocking microcirculation persist -the fibrosis creating the cellulitis aspect persists|
|where to get treated||Only in medical office||Beautician, Physiotherapist|
|Number of sessions||1 to 4 sessions depending on the volume of fat to be destroyed||3 sessions per week for 4 weeks whith a maintenance treatment each 15 to 30 days|
|Communication mode||No advertising because Apparatus exclusive for medical centers||Devices for beauty shop which can advertise with pseudo scientific message|
|Conclusion||Final treatment of fat deposits with minimum 15 days delay between the session. After each treatment the result is definitively acquired.||Temporary drainage of water between cells by palpate-roll massage technique|