What is Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation?
Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation is a relatively new non-invasive procedure designed to reduce localised fat by applying safe levels of ultrasound energy via a hand held probe to a targeted area of subcutaneous fat. It is a body shaping procedure that works by breaking down deep stubborn local fat tissues which are subsequently disposed of through the lymphatic and urinary systems. It is also effective in reducing cellulite, a condition which affects most women over 20, whether slim or overweight. When applied in conjunction with Radio Frequency (RF), the heating and cavitation effects can also promote collagen realignment and as a result will tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles.

The technology is used to contour, reshape and firm your body from areas where diet and exercise alone have not been able to do so.. The average measurable loss from one area after each session is 3cm. The Ultra Sound as the ability to rupture fat cell membrane, thereby releasing it fat content.

The Process of eliminating the contents of the fate cell is then maximized by heating the area with Tri Polar Radio Frequency.. This helps melt down the fat. Also drinking plenty of water before and after the treatment and exercise or a brisk walk daily for at least three days after the treatment as elimination of the fat continues through the lymphatic System for 72hrs.
Apart from centimeter loss, the other benefits you will notice after the treatment are improvement in Skin Tone and Texture, with a noticeable increase in Skin Tightening, Firmness and Smoothness which continues to improve over time, giving the skin a frets more youthful appearance.

Ultracavitation is a very effective procedure that requires only six to ten treatments consisting of 20 minutes each. After the initial treatments are completed, maintenance treatments consist of one session each month for 4 months followed by one treatment every 4 months. It is completely safe and painless with results seen in just a few weeks after treatment.
The procedure works to remove superficial fat and fat accumulation that is non-volumetric. It is applied directly to specific areas of the skin surface using an ultra sound device after a gel is applied. Results can sometimes be noticed after the first treatment with more improvement noticed within a few days.

Each person who participates in this treatment undergoes an individual plan provided by the therapist or estheticians for evaluation of how much cellulite and fat tissue should be removed for safe and effective results. After each ultrasonic cavitation treatment session, the patient is encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, move about in a calm and gentle manner and use pneumatic massage for improving circulation and helping to eliminate the fluids faster. Manual lymph-draining massage is also encouraged to improve the lymphatic system, which helps to drain fluids.

This new, modern technology can be used for the treatment of cellulite, flabbiness, tissue reaffirmation and as an alternative to liposuction or liposculpture, for ridding the body of deep fat cells. It also increases blood flow, providing increased circulation and it can even work to improve skin quality. Ultracavitation can be considered a deep fat blaster that reduces stubborn fat cells that cannot be removed with exercise and diet alone. This treatment works on the abdomen, legs and thighs to remove fat and reshape the body areas without surgery that can often cause many painful side-effects. It also tightens and rejuvenates your skin at the same time.

Thus the main benefits of ultrasonic fat cavitation are:
• Volume reduction of tissues (fat blasting)
• Body shaping and contouring
• Skin tightening and toning
• Cellulite reduction

What is Ultrasound?
The term ultrasound or ultrasonic vibrations refers to cyclic sound pressure with frequencies above that of ‘audible sound’ which normally means frequencies above 20kHz. The production of ultrasound is used in many different fields including metallurgy, acoustics and medical. Well known applications are in medical ultrasound (sonagraph) to produce pictures of the foetuses in the womb, and in ‘fat cavitation’ where it breaks down fatty tissues.
(Ultrasonic Fat cavitation procedures operate between 40kHz – 1MHz, whereas ‘sound and navigation communication’ utilises 20 to 100kHz and ‘medical ultrasound’ operate at much higher frequencies between 1 – 20 MHz).

How does Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation work?
When low frequency ultrasound is applied to the local area being treated, the vibrations produce stable cavitation which in turn causes fat cell disruption. i.e. it causes local ‘lipolysis’ (break up and liquefy) of ‘adipocytes’ (fat cells). The liquefied cells are then metabolized by the liver and taken up in the lymphatic system and finally eliminated via the urinary system. Connective tissues, nerves, blood vessels and skin covering the area are not susceptible to the ultrasonic waves therefore remain undamaged. The net result is a reduction in the volume of fatty tissues located between the muscles and the skin.
(Ultrasonic Fat cavitation procedures operate between 40kHz – 1MHz, whereas ‘sound and navigation communication’ utilises 20 to 100kHz and ‘medical ultrasound’ operate at much higher frequencies between 1 – 20 MHz).

FAQ

1. By what other names are Ultrasonic Cavitation referred to?
– Ultrasound Cavitation; Cavitation; Ultra Cavitation; Body Contouring; Body Sculpting.

2. Is Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation a safe procedure?
– Yes, it is a safe, comfortable, and non-invasive procedure with virtually no side effects. It does not require anaesthesia, 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.

3. Is the procedure painful?
– No, the treatment is painless. A slight tingling sensation or very slight buzzing in the ear may sometimes be felt during the treatment but this is not uncomfortable. 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.

4. 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 localised fat. However it cannot be applied to the head, neck, chest, back and over bony areas.

5. How long is a treatment session?
– Treatment times may vary depending on the area being treated but a typical session will last between 45 minutes to an hour. This includes the preparation, treatment and post treatment procedures.

6. Does it work on Cellulite?
– Yes, low frequency ultrasound (40kHz) generally works well on cellulite by focussing 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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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 programme. 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.

10. Can I lose weight with Ultrasonic Cavitation?
– Fat 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 localised 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.

11. 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.

12. 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 properly utilised and metabolised by the body. After the treatment patients are able to return to their daily activities as usual.

13. How many sessions are required to achieve the desired result? 
– Between 8 -12 treatments are required. However you should begin to see significant ‘results’ from the third session onwards. The body takes about 72 hours to eliminate the fat from each session therefore we recommend an interval of 1 week between treatment sessions.

14. 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 localised 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.

15. 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

This new, modern technology can be used for the treatment of cellulite, flabbiness, tissue reaffirmation and as an alternative to liposuction or liposculpture, for ridding the body of deep fat cells. It also increases blood flow, providing increased circulation and it can even work to improve skin quality. Ultracavitation can be considered a deep fat blaster that reduces stubborn fat cells that cannot be removed with exercise and diet alone. This treatment works on the abdomen, legs and thighs to remove fat and reshape the body areas without surgery that can often cause many painful side-effects. It also tightens and rejuvenates your skin at the same time.