Noninvasive body contouring

Aesthetic Devices: Focus on the Body

Noninvasive body contouring and fat reduction treatments are driving patients to aesthetic practices and spurring new innovations.
MedEsthetics April 2019

A recent report from Axiom Market Research and Consulting Group forecasts 8 percent growth in body contouring procedures in the next five years, with the greatest rise occurring in noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques. This is not surprising to many practitioners who have witnessed the soaring popularity of CoolSculpting (cryolipolysis), the first noninvasive fat-reduction device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration back in 2010.

Contoured Curves

Combining modalities offers optimal results in noninvasive body contouring.
Contoured Curves

Noninvasive body contouring continues to generate enormous interest among patients, allowing them to lose fat, tighten skin and reduce circumference without any scarring or downtime. One of the key benefits to practices offering these procedures is that they appeal to a wide range of patients and generate a high rate of repeat visits.

Body Sculpting Equipment: Cutera TruSculpt

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Cutera TruSculpt

TruSculpt from Cutera delivers deep heating directly to the subcutaneous tissue for noninvasive body smoothing and shaping. The device uses radiofrequency energy to selectively disrupt fat cells without damaging the epidermis. Treatments are delivered via the TruSculpt Dual Handpiece Systems that allows practitioners to tailor the treatments to the individual patient and the individual treatment area. One to two sessions are recommended. Contact: 888.428.8372,

Ultrasonic Slimming

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The Liposonix nonsurgical fat removal device from Solta Medical is now available in the United States. The device uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to permanently destroy fat cells 1cm to 2cm below the surface of the skin. Results become visible two to three months following the procedure. Clinical studies demonstrated an average 2.6cm reduction in waist circumference following a single Liposonix treatment.

Syneron To Acquire Ultrashape

Syneron Medical has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ultrashape Ltd, developer and manufacturer of the UltraShape Contour noninvasive body contouring device that uses pulsed (non-thermal) focused ultrasound to destroy fat cells. Under terms of the agreement, Syneron will acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Ultrashape Ltd. from Ultrashape Medical Ltd. for $12 million in cash.

Exilis Enters Canadian Market

BTL Industries has received Health Canada approval to market its Exilis radiofrequency-based device for body contouring, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and noninvasive fat reduction in the country. BASIS Medical Technologies, as part of its exclusive market rights agreement with BTL, will spearhead the launch of Exilis RF in Canada. “We are excited to join forces with BASIS to introduce Exilis to a new segment of professionals who seek a predictable aesthetic solution to wrinkles, lax skin and stubborn pockets of fat,” said Marcel Besse, president of BTL Aesthetics.