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Body contouring by non-invasive transdermal focused ultrasound


Reference: Moreno-Moraga J, Valero-Altés T, Riquelme AM, et al. Lasers Surg Med. 2007 Apr;39(4):315-23.

Study Details:

  • 30 healthy adults (22 females, 8 males), with a mean age of 36.5±11.7 years (range, 18–62 years)
  • 3 monthly treatments to the abdomen (n=10), inner (n=2) and outer (n=10) thighs, flanks (n=3), inner knees (n=2), and pseudo-gynecomastia (males only)
  • Circumference and fat thickness (by ultrasound) were measured at 1-month after last treatment
  • Laboratory testing (including serum triglycerides) and liver ultrasound

Study Results:

  • All patients showed significant reduction in subcutaneous fat thickness within the treated area 
  • Mean reduction in fat thickness was 2.28±0.80 cm 
  • Mean circumference reduction of 3.95±1.99 cm 
  • Greatest reductions observed in outer thighs, followed by the abdomen
  • Cholesterol levels remained unchanged, liver ultrasound normal 
  • No paresthesias, hematomas, ecchymoses, or edema