Archive for May 2010
May 31st, 2010
Will we see less of Oprah's fan?
The latest issue of Oprah Winfrey's magazine, O, has Victoria dermatologist Dr. Mark Lupin's phone ringing off the hook. Lupin is one of a handful of Canadian doctors offering the UltraShape treatment, a "non-invasive" technique that uses ultrasound waves to break up fat cells beneath the skin. UltraShape is cleared for use in 57 countries, but it has yet to receive FDA approval in the U.S. Patients feel "just a slight tingly sensation," Lupin told O magazine. The treated fat cells are burned as calories or eliminated from the body as waste.