New Treatment for Body Contouring

Dr. Mark Taylor, from the Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center explains how it works.

What does the MedContour do?

The MedContour uses two high powered ultrasound heads to focus energy that converges below the surface of the skin to melt unwanted fat and achieve noninvasive body sculpting. Several large companies are trying to get approval for this use of the technology. MedContour is the first to be approved.

Where is it available?

Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center has the only such device in the state of Utah and one of only a few in the United States.

What areas of the body can be treated?

The MedContour can be used on any area of unwanted localized fat.

Who is the best candidate for MedContour?

The ideal candidate should be physically fit, near their ideal body weight, but with moderate pockets of unwanted fat. This is not a device to replace healthy living, exercise and a proper diet.

How long does the treatment take?

Treats take about 20 minutes per body area.

Does the treatment with the MedContour hurt?

No. Treatment feels like a hot rock massage at a spa. Our patients love the treatment and tell us if feels very relaxing.

Is there any down time?

There is no down time. Treatments can be done anytime. It also does not affect tanned skin or the ability to participate in full sun activities.

How many treatments are necessary?

We recommend a series of 6 weekly treatments per area.

Can I have multiple areas treated on the same day?

Yes, more than one area can be treated per session.

What happens to the fat?

Fat cells are broken up by a process called cavitation, which occurs during the treatment as the ultrasound waves heat and break up the fat cells. The fat is then mobilized though the lymphatic and immune system and broken down by the liver.

What can I do if I am a little over weight or if I want to receive more immediate and dramatic results?

Body-Jet Tumescent Liposuction, SmartLipo or a tummy tuck are all options for more aggressive treatment of fat offering more immediate results. MedContour is also excellent after liposuction to achieve a more even and refined result.

The Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center is the only place in Utah that has a MedContour device. You can call 801-595-1600 to get more information or to schedule a free appointment. You can find them online at

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