Ultrasound - Cavitation Body Shaping is a relatively new aesthetic treatment. Using leading edge ultrasonic - cavitation technology it converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own filtration system.
The treatment can be followed by a lymphatic drainage with pressotherapy which is very effective at eliminating
liquids or herbal steam bath or salt sauna.
How it’s works?
The ultrasound - cavitation 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 ultrasonic 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.
What is the treatment like?
The cavitation treatment does not require any special pre-treatment. It starts with circumference measurement of the target body area and continues with use ultrasonic pads or some time 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.
What will I feel during the treatment?
The treatment quite relaxing and comfortable.
Is Ultrasonic Body Shaping 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.
Is Ultrasonic Cavitation painful?
No, cavitation is a completely painless treatment.
Can these treatments be performed on male and females?
Yes, of course.
Which are the areas where treatment is more effective?
All those areas with localized fat and cellulite: thighs, abdomen, buttocks, hip flanks, arms and legs.
Is it possible to lose weight with Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Ultrasonic cavitation is NOT a method to lose weight but rather to shape the body. The treatment is used to reduce stubborn fatty pockets that just won't go away with diet and exercise and to improve the appearance of cellulites.
Must you follow any guidelines before or after undergoing Ultrasonic Cavitation?
We recommend a low calorie diet and to drink at least 1.0-1.5 liters of water before and after the session. After the session we recommend to do a small amount of cardio (brisk walk/jog) or use book appointment to use our state of the art Slim Station with Laser Bike. Drinking water and half an hour of cardio is a necessary part in order to eliminate the fat.
How much time should elapse between sessions?
We recommend an interval of 7 days between sessions.
How many sessions are usually needed?
Between 8 and 24 sessions, however, you will be able to appreciate the results in few of them.
What are the contraindications of Ultrasonic Cavitation?
We do not treat people with the following, but not limited by listed bellow conditions:
• Contagious or infectious diseases, skin diseases and Liver disease
• Kidney disease
• Heart problems (including pacemakers)
• Pregnancy and/or lactating
• Undergone a transplant
• Cancer. Unless in remission for over 5 yrs.(Physician's clearance requires)
• Contagious or infectious diseases or skin diseases
• Metal implants or electrical devices eg. metal hip joints, pacemakers, plates, pins, staples.
IUD’s (Intrauterine devices) Unless confirmed to be plastic such as the later
For all questions, please contact us during our office working hours: 1-215-717-7000