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Conference Paper: Non-invasive body contouring with focused ultrasound technology.

TitleNon-invasive body contouring with focused ultrasound technology.
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073
Citation
The 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS 2007), Grapevine, TX., 11-15 April 2007. In Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2007, v. 39 suppl. 19, p. 20, abstract no. 60 How to Cite?
AbstractBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It has been reported that non-invasive focused ultrasound is capable of lipolysis with no adverse effects. The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of focused ultrasound in body contouring in Asians. DESIGN/MATERIAL AND METHODS: 45 subjects were recruited in the initial study where subjects were offered up to 3 treatments with approximately 1 month interval between each treatment. Each visit involves focused ultrasound treatment on abdomen t ± flanks/waist, depending on each individual’s body build. Standardized photos were taken at baseline and before each treatment as well as follow-up visits. Waist line is measured at fixed distance from ground every time. Patient questionnaires were given to assess subjective improvement and any discomfort. Additional 10 subjects were recruited in the second phase after we were given a measuring device by UltraShape1 for accurate measurements. RESULTS: In the preliminary study, 30% subjects showed decrease in waist circumference after three treatments. However, it has to be taken into account that 35% of the subjects had weight reduction. This decrease in waist circumference is not great enough to be statistically significant. In the second phase, 55% showed decrease in waist circumference after one treatment. Within that group, 33% had weight reduction which corresponds to decrease in circumference of the control area, 33%. However this is not enough to be statistically significant. Overall, 50% subjects felt that there was no improvement and 50% feels that there was mild improvement. CONCLUSIONS: Ultrashape has little effect on body contouring in this study. This may be due to the small surface area, thus limited number of shots per treatment in smaller body built in Asians. The large transducer is also a limiting factor for decreasing the possible number of shots per treatment.
DescriptionSession: Cutaneous laser surgery
This free journal suppl. entitled: Supplement: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, April 11–April 15, 2007
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102376
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.135
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.977

 

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dc.contributor.authorShek, SYNen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, CSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKono, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, HHLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-25T20:28:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-25T20:28:09Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS 2007), Grapevine, TX., 11-15 April 2007. In Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2007, v. 39 suppl. 19, p. 20, abstract no. 60en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0196-8092en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/102376-
dc.descriptionSession: Cutaneous laser surgery-
dc.descriptionThis free journal suppl. entitled: Supplement: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting, Grapevine, Texas, April 11–April 15, 2007-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It has been reported that non-invasive focused ultrasound is capable of lipolysis with no adverse effects. The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of focused ultrasound in body contouring in Asians. DESIGN/MATERIAL AND METHODS: 45 subjects were recruited in the initial study where subjects were offered up to 3 treatments with approximately 1 month interval between each treatment. Each visit involves focused ultrasound treatment on abdomen t ± flanks/waist, depending on each individual’s body build. Standardized photos were taken at baseline and before each treatment as well as follow-up visits. Waist line is measured at fixed distance from ground every time. Patient questionnaires were given to assess subjective improvement and any discomfort. Additional 10 subjects were recruited in the second phase after we were given a measuring device by UltraShape1 for accurate measurements. RESULTS: In the preliminary study, 30% subjects showed decrease in waist circumference after three treatments. However, it has to be taken into account that 35% of the subjects had weight reduction. This decrease in waist circumference is not great enough to be statistically significant. In the second phase, 55% showed decrease in waist circumference after one treatment. Within that group, 33% had weight reduction which corresponds to decrease in circumference of the control area, 33%. However this is not enough to be statistically significant. Overall, 50% subjects felt that there was no improvement and 50% feels that there was mild improvement. CONCLUSIONS: Ultrashape has little effect on body contouring in this study. This may be due to the small surface area, thus limited number of shots per treatment in smaller body built in Asians. The large transducer is also a limiting factor for decreasing the possible number of shots per treatment.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34073en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLasers in Surgery and Medicineen_HK
dc.rightsLasers in Surgery and Medicine. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_HK
dc.titleNon-invasive body contouring with focused ultrasound technology.en_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0196-8092&volume=S19&spage=60&epage=&date=2007&atitle=Non-invasive+body+contouring+with+focused+ultrasound+technology.en_HK
dc.identifier.emailShek, SYN: samantha.shek@gmail.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYu, CS: carolsyu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYeung, CK: yk890901@netvigator.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, HHL: hhlchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityYu, CS=rp00305en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/lsm.20496-
dc.identifier.hkuros138186en_HK
dc.identifier.volume39en_HK
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 19-
dc.identifier.spage20, abstract no. 60en_HK
dc.identifier.epage20, abstract no. 60-

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