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Cavitation Treatments

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What is Ultrasound Cavitation?


Ultrasound cavitation is a relatively new aesthetic treatment. Cavitation is a body sculpting treatment with no anesthesia, no scars, no discomfort, no down-time and presents a risk-free alternative to liposuction. The result is instant loss of fat cells. Using leading edge technology it converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body's own natural filtration system. When the treatment of ultrasound cavitation is followed by lymphatic drainage the process is faster, as the drainage is very effective at eliminating liquids. Generally one fat cavitation treatment lasts 35-40 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.


How Does Ultrasound Cavitation Work?

A fully trained 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 favour 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.

What is Radiofrequency?

Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a new and promising technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin. RF is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid-thirties to fifties, with any skin colour. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line and the neck. RF can also be used in conjunction with ultrasound cavitation to aid in further fat breakdown and also to tighten the skin in the same area the cavitation treatment has taken place.


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.


Is Ultrasound Cavitation a Safe Treatment?

Yes, it is a nonsurgical procedure without anaesthesia, it is non-invasive (no cutting, leaves no scars or the need for any post-operation course) and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment. 


What Happens to the Released Fat?

After disruption of adipose cells, the fat in the form of triglycerides is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, where they are enzymatically metabolised to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluable glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluable free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food.


What Will I Feel During the Instant Fat Loss Treatments?

The treatment does not require anaesthesia. Most of the clients consider the procedure painless and comfortable. There may be, however, a slight discomfort due to the specific noise spreading inside your body, but it poses no harm and disappears as soon as you are not in contact with the applicator. 


Can I Expect Any Side Effects?

There is a slight possibility of mild side effects such as transient redness, excessive thirst, and nausea immediately after the treatment which always resolves by drinking water. They are all short-term effects that disappear in a few hours to a few days. Even though the studies have proven the treatment safe, the cavitation is not be used in clients with an acute illness, comprised liver function, severe bleeding tendencies, pace makers, or during pregnancy.


What Are the Expected Instant Fat Loss Treatment Results?

The cavitation treatment yields immediate and longlasting results. Most of the clients experience 2 to 10 cm of circumference reduction after a single session with increasing results after each visit. The results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain the results.