While Zeltiq CoolSculpting freezes fat cells to target and remove fat cells, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is quite the opposite, using the thermal or heating effect of focused ultrasound waves to permanently get rid of fat cells selectively in problem areas.
During this no downtime, non-invasive treatment, a focused beam of high intensity ultrasound energy is directed to the desired region of fat beneath the skin. Focusing the ultrasound energy 7mm and 13mm below the surface of the skin avoids any burns or trauma to the skin. This means it works only on your fat cells without disrupting or affecting the surface of your skin.
Your body’s inflammatory and healing responses then kick in. Special cells called macrophages engulf the damaged fat cells. The macrophages then transport the fat to the liver, and your body naturally disposes of it. The fat cells that are disposed by your body, are gone forever. Areas that can be treated using HIFU include:
The objective of fat reduction with HIFU is for spot reduction of fat cells to contour and shape our physique. This treatment can also be used to firm and tighten lose body skin.