UltraShape® Body Contouring

There is a safe effective alternative to liposuction!

Got love handles? Saddlebags? Mommy tummy? Banana rolls?

All of these areas can be extremely frustrating. They can hold onto fat despite diet and exercise.

But modern science has given us the ability to specifically target and kill fat cells in these areas. The result is a better shape and contour. No more bulges!

® uses ultrasound waves to vibrate and kill fat cells while doing no harm to surrounding tissues.

Treatments are safe and painless. There is no downtime.

See the UltraShape® on The Doctors and on CTV. Or visit the official UltraShape website

UltraShape Body Contouring




Frequently Asked Questions

Body contouring refers to any technique that reduces areas of localized fat. These are areas where your body prefers to store fat because they have more receptors on the fat cell surfaces telling them to hold onto fat.

In women, these areas are usually below the waist (hips and inner thighs). In men, the common areas are above the waist ("beer bellies" and love handles). These deposits of fat are more resistant to diet and exercise, because of receptor density.

Body contouring is not a weight-loss technique. It works best in people who are at or near their ideal body weight. Results are measured in inches not pounds.

The old way is with liposuction or mesotherapy.

Liposuction is still the best method available for the treatment of localized fat deposits. Unfortunately, it is invasive, involves downtime, leaves scars, and can result in uneven, rippled fat.

Mesotherapy uses injections (a lot of them) to melt fat. It works well for some people, but results are quite unpredictable. We know, because we used to offer it. We stopped because of unpredictable results. And with mesotherapy, people who don't like needles are not good candidates. Although there is no real downtime, the treated area stings for a few hours following every treatment. There can be a lot of bruising, and infection is a risk.

In 2007, a new device came on the market that can reduce fat deposits. It is non-invasive, and treatments involve no downtime.

This device is the UltraShape. It uses ultrasound to destroy fat cells.

The UltraShape uses ultrasound waves that are focused on a single spot about the size of a pea 1.5 cm below the skin surface. The converging ultrasound waves create intense vibrations of fat cells. This ruptures and kills them.

The frequency of vibration affects only fat cells. Nerves, muscles, and blood vessels in the area are unharmed.

The fat that is released from the damaged cells is metabolized or redistributed.

Most treatments are done on tummies, love handles, saddle bags, and inner thighs. The UltraShape hand piece is quite large. It cannot treat small areas like jowls or double chins.

The ideal candidate is at or close to his or her ideal body weight, eats well, and is active. As a general guideline, we will treat people up to, and occasionally beyond, 40 pounds over their ideal weight.

There are no special actions required prior to treatment. You just show up. We use a lot of ultrasound gel. Although it is water-based, it can stain, so wear old clothing. The UltraShape requires careful patient positioning and marking, because the machine has a sophisticated tracking system that prevents the operator from over-treating an area, which could lead to uneven results. Once positioning is done, gel is applied. The hand piece is placed on your skin, the tracking system confirms the location, and a single pulse is delivered. The tracking system determines the location of the next shot, the hand piece is shifted, and another pulse is delivered. This is repeated 500 to 1200 times per session depending on the size of the area being treated.

UltraShape treatments are 60 to 120 minutes.

UltraShape treatments are generally quite comfortable. Most people feel nothing. Some experience mild buzzing discomfort. Very rarely does any one report pain.

Your skin might be red for an hour or so, and that’s all. Imagine putting a hot water bottle on your tummy for a while. It will cause redness that will resolve quite quickly. There is no specific after-care, but you are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Most people notice a difference about two weeks after the first treatment, but this is variable. Sometimes it is hard to see the difference, because it comes on gradually. What most people notice is that their clothes feel looser. Generally, 3 sessions are recommended, but this varies depending on your condition.

Generally, no.

You stopped making new fat cells at puberty. The fat cells that are killed by the UltraShape will not be replaced (unless you gain a lot of weight). There is a loss of fat cells in the treated area, so there are fewer cells available to store fat. Therefore, the shape you achieved with treatment will persist as long as your weight stays stable.

If you gain perhaps 30 pounds or more, your body will make new fat cells, and you might get those localized fat deposits back.

Just maintain a reasonable weight, and your UltraShape results will be long-lasting.

The UltraShape uses harmless sound waves. Studies have shown that it only affects fat. Other tissue is unaffected. About 1 treatment in 1,000 causes a friction-type blister.

There are no special skin care requirements following your UltraShape treatments. There is no downtime. You just wipe the gel off and away you go.

Stay active and eat a low carbohydrate diet.

During treatment, fat is released from cells. This fat is slowly taken up by lymphatic system and eventually ends up in the blood stream. The fat that is taken into the bloodstream is available for energy. If it is not used, it will be put into storage by being evenly distributed to all the fat cells of your body. It can't go back where it came from, because those fat cells are dead.

Rather than storing it, why not burn it up? If you are eating fewer carbs and being active every day, your body will look for its second choice for energy: fat molecules. The mobilized fat will be used for energy.

Call (905) 726-1126.

We require 48 hours notice for cancellation of your consultation or treatment, in order to fill the appointment time.
If sufficient notice is not given, the full value of the treatment to be done may be charged, with the minimum charge being $200 (two hundred dollars). The fee for missed UltraShape treatments is higher than our usual fee, because most sessions are booked for 2 or more hours.

*Results may vary.



I would like to share with you the wonderful experience I had with the UltraShape treatment offered at York Laser. I am a 38 year old woman who had a stubborn belly deposit of 2-3 cm, which has been with me since I can remember and even in slimmest days had refused to go away. One can easily hide 3 cm in almost all clothes, but some summer dresses and skimpy bathing suits were a no-no. Well not any more - the amazing UltraShape got rid of most of my deposit in just one treatment and I can practically wear any tight piece without even thinking about it. The convenience I got is worth the price of the treatment and I would strongly recommend it to anyone!

DG, age 38, Newmarket*

I was excited to see the quick and positive results after the procedure. I am pleased with the results and would do this again in the future and recommend it to my friends.

JM, 21, Aurora*

Easy, simple, and painless. It works and it makes you feel good, and results are fast. It was so easy. It is the best thing for anyone.

I was absolutely thrilled with my treatments. The results have been fantastic and very worthwhile.

Ultrashape treatments on my stomach, love handles, and thighs produced noticeable results. My family keeps telling me how great I look with the weight I've lost. That was only two treatments per area!

PO, 36, Bradford*

After one session of Ultrashape I had lost about 2.5 cm. Very pleased with the results.

ET, 54, Aurora*

After two treatments my saddlebags shrunk enough that everyone noticed and made comments wanting to know how I "lost the weight".

PC, 37, Newmarket*

*Results may vary.