What Is Ultrasonic Cavitation and How Does It Work?

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In America, about 50 percent of people say they want to lose weight. However, weight loss is easier said than done. If you’ve tried diet and exercise and still haven’t seen the results you want, it might be time for more serious measures.

Many noninvasive fat removal processes promise to help get rid of that excess fat. But do processes like ultrasonic fat & cellulite really work? In this guide, we’ll take a close look at whether or not this method will help you achieve your weight loss goals. Keep reading to learn if ultrasonic fat cavitation is right for you!

Ultrasonic Cavitation or Ultrasound Liposuction is a new, non-surgical fat removal procedure. This revolutionary procedure was designed in Europe. Because there is no surgery and no anesthesia, there is no hospital stay, no time off from work and no recovery time. Clients see immediate results and will continue to see results in the reduction of fat up to a week following the treatment.

Put simply, ultrasonic fat & cellulite cavitation is a weight-loss treatment that uses low-frequency sound waves to burst fat cells, which may result in lost inches on the treated areas and (ultimately) a slimmer figure. It’s been growing in popularity over the last few years because while traditional liposuction requires an invasive procedure to remove fat, this procedure doesn’t.

The treatment uses ultrasonic cavitation technology which allows for non-surgical attack of inflexible fat deposits that no matter how much you diet and exercise, never seems to disappear.

Unlike a traditional tummy tuck or liposuction, in ultrasonic cavitation there are no knives, no anesthesia and no surgery. Ultrasonic cavitation is similar to mesotherapy or lipodissolve in that it is a treatment for cellulite called localized adiposity.

The most common problem areas are the buttocks, abdomen, love handles (flanks), saddle bags (thighs), upper arms, inner knees and male breasts. Body contouring offers a way to get your body back that requires no recovery times, leaves no scars and needs no anesthesia.

Men benefit from Ultrasonic Cavitation as well. Male sessions included therapy treatment for male breasts and love handles in clients who were considering a procedure for male chest fat removal known as Gynecomastia. After receiving Ultrasonic Cavitation, they were very pleased with the results and changed their mind about the other procedures.

Ultrasonic Cavitation is the perfect treatment for women who want to contour their body and regain their confidence. Most clients see an immediate change in their appearance after the first session, with optimum results after 2 to 5 sessions. While this is a non-surgical way to sculpt and contour your body, this is not a replacement to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Ultrasonic Cavitation will help you get back your confidence and improve your body.

What is Ultrasonic?

A MHz or Megahertz is 1,000,000 hertz and a rating of 40 KHz to 5 MHz is used in an ultrasonic treatment. This type of sound wave can destroy the fat cells without causing damage to any other tissues or organs.

Clients see results after the first two hour Ultrasonic Cavitation and RF Therapy.

Ultrasonic therapy forces a powerful sound wave to the fat cell membranes. The fat cell membrane succumbs to the pressure, is reduced to liquid and is expelled through the body’s normal metabolic method.

Ultrasonic Cavitation destroys fat cells at such a rate and in such a quantity that fat storage is significantly reduced or eliminated. Clients see the results and are pleased with the increase in their body’s fat cell metabolism.

How does Ultrasonic Cavitation work?

During an ultrasonic cavitation procedure, noninvasive machines target specific body areas with low-frequency sound waves (they’re what put the “ultrasonic” in “ultrasonic cavitation”) and, in some cases, light suction. This process heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells below the skin’s surface. The pressure eventually causes the fat cells to liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream. Proponents of the procedure believe that the body is then able to process these fatty acids through its proverbial waste-disposal plant: the lymphatic system.

Does the treatment hurt?
Most clients found the treatment to be very comfortable and trouble-free. Some clients experience warmth during the treatment and a small amount of noise discomfort, but there is no pain.

Specific guidelines for before and after the treatment
It is important to follow a low calorie and healthy diet and to drink 8 glasses of water a day before and after the treatment. Fat elimination is accelerated by the amount of water your drink therefore, water is key component to eliminate the fat.

Results of Ultrasonic Cavitation vs. Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?
The results of the Ultrasonic Cavitation are very similar to those of Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck as it safely (no damage to the vascular system) removes and prevents recurring cellulite in the treated areas. Ultrasonic Cavitation creates lipolysis of fatty acids from the fat cell membrane or adipocytes by the process of stable cavitation. Ultrasonic Cavitation increases cell penetration of the adipocytes. There is an increase in triglyceride flow and a destruction of the fibers. Since the liver metabolizes a part of the adipocytes and expels it in the urine, it is necessary to drink plenty of water before and after the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Is Ultrasonic Cavitation a safe procedure?

Yes, it is a safe, comfortable, and non-invasive procedure with virtually no side effects. It does not require anesthesia, leaves no scars and does not require any post treatment. The ultrasound energy is designed to target fatty tissues beneath the skin only, and does not affect the blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues.

Is the procedure painful?

No, the treatment is painless. A slight tingling sensation or buzzing in the ear may sometimes be felt during the treatment. Some heat sensation may also be felt during treatment but no pain. Any slight reddening of the skin which may sometimes develop during or soon after treatment quickly disappears.

On which parts of the body is the treatment most beneficial?

Thighs (saddle bags), Abdomen (love handles), Hips (flanks), Buttock, Upper arm i.e. the areas of localized fat. However it cannot be applied to the head, neck, chest, back and over bony areas.

How long is a treatment session?

Treatment times may vary depending on the area being treated but a typical session will last between 40 minutes to an hour. This includes the preparation, treatment and post treatment procedures.

Does it work on Cellulite?

Yes, low frequency ultrasound (40kHz) generally works well on cellulite by focusing the ‘cavitation effect’ on the superficial fat tissue. Best results are obtained when the ultrasound is applied in conjunction with the radio frequency’ (RF) treatment which helps to tighten and tone the skin. Cellulite is the appearance of dimpled skin.

Where are fat cells stored?

Fat is stored primarily as triglycerides inside adipocytes cells located between the muscles and skin. The numbers of fat cells are the same regardless of a person’s weight but the size of the cells can vary greatly.

What instant result can I expect?

The ultrasonic cavitation treatment will often yield immediate results which you can feel, touch and see and it can be long lasting. Some clients can experience between 1 to 5 cm. of circumference reduction after a single session with increasing results after subsequent visits. However, more significant results will be noticed after the second and third treatment.

What long term results can I expect with Ultrasonic Cavitation?

You can achieve ‘volume reduction’ of fatty tissues and ‘toning of the body’. The results are gradual over a number of weeks as your body clears the broken down fatty tissues. It is not uncommon to achieve up to 10 cm reduction by the end of the course of treatments. The results can be long lasting provided you follow a healthy diet and exercise program. However it is very easy to deposit fat again into the tissues if one over-eats, consumes too much alcohol or doesn’t exercise. Ultimately the result may vary depending on the individual’s different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medication, and changes in hormones.

Can I lose weight with Ultrasonic Cavitation?

Ultrasonic Cavitation is not a treatment for obesity nor is it a weight loss procedure. Rather is a method for ‘reshaping’ and ‘toning’ the body. It is particularly intended to reduce localized fat tissues which are resistant to exercise around the abdomen (love handles), buttocks, and thighs (saddle bags), that won’t easily go away by simple dieting and exercise.

Are there any side effects with this treatment?

There are virtually no side effects. However on rare occasions there may be a slight possibility of mild side effects such as transient redness, excessive thirst, or nausea immediately after the treatment which is invariably resolved by drinking water. These are all short-term effects that disappear in a few hours.

What Guidelines should I follow pre-treatment and, post treatment?

Drink plenty of water. Drinking water is a necessary part of the treatment to facilitate the elimination of the broken down fat. Maintain a low calorie diet for a few days after the treatment to ensure that the energy released by the treatment is metabolized by the body. After the treatment patients are able to return to their daily activities as usual.

What are the ‘contraindications’ with Ultrasonic Cavitation?

Ultrasonic Cavitation treatment is not for everybody. Even though it is a safe and painless procedure, nevertheless there are contraindications for using cavitation devices for treatment of localized fat. Such contraindications will depend on the individual’s medical history. Thus people with kidney failure, liver failure, heart disease, carrying a pacemaker, pregnancy, lactation, etc. are not suitable candidates for the cavitation treatment.

Are the results of Ultrasonic Cavitation similar to liposuction?

The ultrasonic cavitation can be considered as a treatment alternative to surgical liposuction. Both treatments are designed to reduce fatty tissues. However, Liposuction is invasive while Ultrasonic Cavitation is non-invasive.

Cavitation at home; Opinions of the experts

The homemade cavitation machines are less powerful, but it also offers very good results. Keep in mind that these specialized treatments must be provided by qualified experts, so the machines to be used at home will always be less specific, with fewer types of treatments, but also easier to handle.

The number of treatments you need to do to notice positive effects on your skin and the loss of subcutaneous fat will be consequently greater, but if you are constant, home cavitation machines are very effective.

A great advantage offered by these devices is that they do not pose any risk to the health of the person who handles them. The wave frequency is slightly lower, with less invasive ultrasounds that have no side effects.

You hear them but you do not even feel them. You will only notice a slight vibration, almost like a massage, that breaks the fat cells for the release of the fatty fluid that is expelled through the drainage.

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