VASER Shape MC1 Non-Invasively
By Sean McKinney, Contributing Editor
Marie N. DiLauro, M.D.
As a non-invasive ultrasound and mas- the underlying tissue matrix. A vacuum
Reﬂections sage device, the VASER Shape MC1 handpiece stimulates the lymphatic sys-
Columbus, OH from Sound Surgical Technologies LLC tem to drain away excess toxins and lip-
(Louisville, Colo.), has obtained FDA ids, increase local blood circulation and
approval for relief of minor muscle help open lymph nodes.
aches, pains and muscle spasms, tem-
porary improvement in local blood cir- “I usually administer one ultrasound
Joseph Cervone, M.D.
Medical Director culation and temporary reduction in the treatment per week, followed by the
Concierge Skin Care appearance of cellulite. Moreover, many lymphatic drainage massage four to
West Orange, NJ ﬁve days later,” said Dr. Cervone. “I re-
practitioners have also discovered VASER
Shape MC1’s potential to expand body peat this cycle three to ﬁve times.”
Dr. DiLauro typically uses a series of
According to Marie N. DiLauro, four to six treatments every four to seven
M.D., medical director of Reﬂections days. “Areas with large amounts of fat
in Columbus, Ohio, the VASER Shape and cellulite, or skin laxity, may require
MC1 can reduce localized fat deposits additional treatments,” she noted.
while also tightening the skin. “In addi-
tion to observing impressive results after In Dr. DiLauro’s experience the VASER
a few weeks of treatments in most pa- Shape MC1 offers rapid results, achiev-
tients, we have often noticed immediate ing 1” to 4” of circumferential reduction
and lasting improvement in the appear- within a few days of the ﬁrst treatment,
ance of cellulite, stretch marks and skin whereas, “cryolipolysis modalities typi-
56 year old patient before Tx 56 year old patient after two laxity, as well as localized fat reduction.” cally take several months to produce
VASER Shape MC1 treatments results.” Dr. DiLauro also feels that re-
Photos courtesy of Marie N. DiLauro, M.D.
For Joseph Cervone, M.D., medical sults with the VASER Shape MC1 seem
director of Concierge Skin Care in West to be more predictable than those ob-
Orange, N.J., treatment is ideal for pa- tained with low level lasers or radiofre-
tients who either cannot undergo inva- quency. “Treatments with radiofrequency
sive procedures due to health conditions, devices are usually very painful, while
or prefer not to undergo invasive proce- patients ﬁnd VASER Shape treatments to
dures to avoid downtime or surgical be quite comfortable.”
marks. “With the VASER Shape MC1,
I have seen improvement in the ap- “Most patients want to be able to
pearance of cellulite during the ﬁrst quickly and comfortably reduce stub-
three treatments,” he said. “I have also born fat deposits, improve cellulite,
achieved good results when treating and tighten and ﬁrm their skin with-
30 year old patient before Tx 30 year old patient after one
VASER Shape MC1 treatment tendon or muscle injuries.” out experiencing any downtime,” Dr.
Photos courtesy of Marie N. DiLauro, M.D. DiLauro added.
Featuring a dual transducer head, the
VASER Shape MC1 device delivers a Additionally, both Dr. DiLauro and
double beam of overlapping ultrasonic Dr. Cervone believe VASER Shape
energy at a frequency of 1 MHz. The ul- serves as a useful adjunct treatment be-
trasound beam overlaps and treats fatty fore, and within a few weeks after, lipo-
tissue between 1 cm and 5 cm below the suction. “After liposuction, the system
skin’s surface. Energy is delivered continu- promotes lymphatic drainage, hema-
ously, resulting in acoustic thermal and toma resolution, softening of induration
Patient’s back before Tx Patient’s back after VASER acoustic mechanical effects that warm the and tightening of skin,” Dr. Cervone
Shape MC1 treatments
Photos courtesy of Joseph Cervone, M.D. treatment area and temporarily change observed.
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