Uncover, Inspire & Empower Your Authentic Beautiful Self – Body Sculpting & Skin Care
Commonly Asked Questions
What is Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Cavitation is a natural phenomenon based on low frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound field creates bubbles in the liquid that surround the fat cells, which gradually grow, and implode. As the membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations, the effect of cavitation easily breaks them, while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue.
What happens to the released fat?
After disruption and emulsification of the fat cells, liquid which makes up the fat cells, in the form of triglycerides, is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells. This fluid is then metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food. The fat is a solid substance, how can it be eliminated through the urine? Because ultrasonic cavitation causes an emulsification of the fat, releasing the triglyceride fluid which is easy to eliminate through the urine and the lymphatic system.
Is Ultrasonic Cavitation a safe treatment?
Yes, the therapist will complete a medical questionnaire with you to make sure it is safe for you to undergo this kind of treatment. It is a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia, it is non-invasive (no cutting, leaves no scars or need post-operative course) and it allows for a full social life both before and after the sessions. But remember always to carefully choose the center where you undergo it that they are properly trained and pre-screen you for best results.
How long has Ultrasonic Cavitation been around?
Cavitation in aesthetics was introduced for the first time in Milan in 2005. However, the phenomenon called cavitation has been around since the 60s.
Is Ultrasonic Cavitation painful?
No, cavitation is a painless treatment. Mild redness may appear occasionally but does not cause pain. The heat caused by the equipment is perfectly tolerable.
How many sessions are usually needed?
Between 6 and 12 sessions.
What are the contraindications of Ultrasonic Cavitation?
We do not recommend treating people with the following conditions: • Contagious or infectious diseases and skin diseases Liver disease • Kidney disease • Heart problems (including pacemakers) • Pregnancy and/or lactating • Undergone a transplant • Cancer. Unless in remission for over 6 yrs. • Contagious or infectious diseases or skin dieases • Metal implants or electrical devices eg. metal hip joints, pacemakers, plates, pins, staples. • Metal IUD’s (Intrauterine devices) Unless confirmed to be plastic such as the later models of the Mirena. Your trained therapist can consult with your specific case and the full list of contraindications.
What is the treatment like?
The cavitation treatment does not require any special pre-treatment, but we do highly recommend a pre-screening evaluation along with pre, during and post recommendations to enhance the results. Treatment starts with circumference measurement of the target body area and continues with circular movements of the applicator over the treatment site. The duration of treatment session normally takes around 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer. Results are immediate and permanent and typically you will need between 6-12 sessions depending on the amount of inches and contouring needed.