What is Ultrasound Cavitation?
Ultrasound Cavitation is a relatively new aesthetic treatment. Using leading edge technology it converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own natural filtration system. Generally one fat cavitation treatment lasts 25 – 30 minutes where a single part of the body is treated. 72 hours must pass between each session so that the body can eliminate the fat. The minimum suggested number of fat cavitation sessions is between 6 and 10.
Which are the areas where treatment is more effective?
All those areas with localized fat: thighs, abdomen, flanks, and buttocks are the most popular but there is no real limitation as to areas of the body.
How does Ultrasound Cavitation work?
Our therapist will apply a specially designed hand piece to your skin. The hand piece will then transmit low level ultrasonic waves which consist of compression – expansion impulses that travel in high-speed cycles. This back and forth cycle then causes an infinite quantity of micro-cavities or micro-bubbles that gradually enlarge. This progressive enlargement finishes as micro-bubbles start to collide and implode, producing shock waves that favor emulsification and elimination of fat tissues (this phenomena is called “cavitation”). The liquid is then easily vacuumed out from the body using the lymphatic and urinary system.
Is ultrasound cavitation painful?
No, cavitation is a painless treatment. Mild redness may appear occasionally but will be highly unlikely to cause any actual pain. The heat from the hand pieces felt during the treatment is perfectly tolerable. This treatment is a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia – it’s non-invasive (no cutting, leaves no scars or the need for any post-operative course) and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment.
Can you lose weight with ultrasonic cavitation?
Cavitation is not a method to lose weight but to reshape the body. It is particularly indicated for the reduction of adiposity, the famous “love handles” that won’t go away with diet and exercise. Treatments remove cellulite preventing fat cells from recurring in the treated areas, without damaging the vascular system.
Fat is a solid substance right? How can it be eliminated through the urine?
Because ultrasound cavitation causes an emulsification of fat, converting it into a substance easy to eliminate through the urinary and the lymphatic system.
What do I need to do before my treatments?
We recommend a low calorie diet and drink at least 1.5 litres of water before and after the session. Drinking water is a necessary part in order to eliminate the fat. Regular exercise such as walking or other aerobic activities should also be maintained in order to help the system to naturally process the fat after the treatment.
Number of treatments and treatment frequency for each area?
- Ultrasound Cavitation: 6–10 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart per specific area
Advantages over other treatments:
- UNon invasive treatment
- No need for hospitalization nor anesthesia
- No scars nor long term marking of the skin
- Very little discomfort
- Elimination of the fat through a natural process
- 20-60 min per session
Preparation before each treatment:
Drink at least 1.5 to 2 litters of water a day a week before your treatment. Choose an area you wanted to treat and start moisturizing that area thoroughly everyday and at night. Hydration will help make the treatment a lot more successful.
One "Treatment Area" is up to 8.5 x 11 inches, which is the size of a standard piece of paper. Any region that requires bilateral treatment (i.e. outer thighs, etc.), would be considered as 1.5 or 2 Treatment Areas.
Abdomen - 1 Treatment Area (larger abdomen may be more than one area)
Arms - 1 Treatment Area
Flanks / Love handles / Muffin Top - 2 Treatment Areas
Midback /Fat under bra - 1 Treatment Area
Outer Thighs (also referred to as saddle bags) - 2 Treatment Areas
Inner Thighs - 1.5 Treatment Areas
Back of the Thighs (under the buttocks) - 1.5 Treatment Areas
Front of the Thighs - 1.5 Treatment Areas
Buttocks - 2 Treatment Areas
Knees - 1.5 Treatment Areas
How many sessions do I need and how often can I come?
The treatment will usually show an immediate change. We recommend one session per week and not less than 3 to 12 sessions depending on the individual's desired results. A typical session lasts a maximum of 40 to 50 minutes (20 minutes of ultrasound cavitation and 20 minutes of RF) depending on the patient and the area treated. The interval between each session on average is a week.
After the initial treatments are completed, maintenance treatments consist of 1 session each month for 4 months followed by one treatment every 4 months.
Warning: DO NOT start this treatment under the following circumstances:
During menstruation (do not apply to abdomen), pregnant or breastfeeding, infections and diseases of the, high or unbalanced cholesterol, thyroid disease and other hormonal disorders, any chronic diseases, immune diseases, heart disease or pacemakers, autoimmune diseases, HIV or AIDS, cancer in any form at any time, severe high blood pressure or circulation problems, liver or kidney disease, treatment with anti-inflammatory, anticoagulants, antibiotics, or you are under the age of 18.