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What is Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation treatment ?

The procedure starts with circumference measurement of the target body area, applies the ultrasonic device directly to specific areas of the skin after a gel is applied, continues with circular movements of the applicator over the treatment site, for a Combo session a Radio Frequency hand piece is used which is slowly rotated over the targeted area, transmitting radio waves to the skin heating it 40 to 50 degrees Celsius without burning the skin surface. The heat causes contraction of the collagen fibers to immediately tighten the skin. Then finalized with another circumference measurement. The duration of treatment session normally takes around 15-30 minutes each depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer Results can sometimes be noticed after the first treatment with more improvement noticed within a few days. 6 - 12 sessions at 72 hour intervals are recommended in order to achieve an ideal result, but further treatments may be needed to attain your desired figure.

How does it feel during the Ultrasonic or RF treatment?

Most people feel the treatment is painless and comfortable. Some people may feel slight discomfort due to the specific noise spreading inside the body, but causes no, harm and disappears as soon as the applicator is moved away from body. You may also experience warmth during the treatment. If on the slim chance it gets too warm you can request, immediately some extra ultrasound gel to be applied.

What is Radio Frequency(RF)?

RF is an effective way to improve skin tightness and elasticity, reduce wrinkles and cellulite, boosting the overall condition on areas of the body such as the face, chin, upper arm, abdomen, thighs, bra line or buttocks. The technique induces tissue remolding and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic services. RF can be used on clients who have had botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments. Clients must wait at least one week before any treatments are performed.

Who can have Ultrasound and RF treatments?

People who are generally healthy are safe to have the treatment

People with cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, acute illness, comprised liver function, severe bleeding tendencies, pacemaker carriers and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid undergoing the procedure

Is Ultrasound Cavitation & RF painful?

Cavitation and RF 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 & RF safe? Are there any side effects?

Ultra Cavitation is a safe, nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia, it is non-invasive ,no cutting, no scars and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment. Due to specific ultrasound parameters of energy levels ensure selective damage to fat cells only and do not interfere with any other organs. There is no report of side effects for these treatments. However some people may experience transient redness, excessive thirst, and nausea immediately after the treatment which always resolves by drinking water. They are all short-term effects that will disappear shortly.

What can one expect with the results?

The cavitation treatment yields immediate and long lasting results. Ultra cavitation is a very effective procedure that requires only 6-12 treatments per area . Most clients experience noticeable 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.

Which areas are suitable for the treatment?

Areas with localized fat such as thighs, abdomen, arms and buttocks where diet and exercise alone have not been able to get rid of are the most appropriate but there is no real limitation as to areas of the body.

Can Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation lose weight?

Cavitation is not a method to lose weight but to reshape the body. It is particularly indicated for the reduction of adiposity, like the famous “love handles” "Mummy tummy" . Ultrasonic cavitation can be considered a deep fat blaster that reduces stubborn fat cells that cannot be removed with exercise and diet alone

What is the difference between ultrasonic fat cavitation and liposuction?

The Ultrasonic Cavitation has the similar result as liposuction. It removes cellulite and excess fat. preventing this from recurring in the treated areas, without damaging the vascular system. The procedure is painless and is very inexpensive compared to the thousands of dollars you could spend on liposuction.

How is the fat eliminated from the body?

The ultrasound cavitation causes an emulsification of fat, it rupture fat cell membrane, thereby releasing its fat content, converting it into a substance easy to eliminate through sweat gland, liver sausage circulation, lymphatic system which eventually eliminate through urine.

Do I need to follow any guidelines before or after undergoing ultrasound fat cavitation & RF?

Try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment. This includes tanning (natural or artificial). It would be more likely to suffer pain from the addition of heat to the already damaged skin; however an established tan would be fine.

Do not have hot shower , bath or sauna right after the Ultrasound treatment

We recommend a low calorie diet with protein in each meal and drink at least a glass of warm water (not carbonated, sparkling water, pop, coffee) before and after the session. Drinking plenty of water and having exercise such as brisk walk, biking or other aerobic activities for at least 3 days after the treatment to stimulate the lymphatic activity as elimination of the fat continues through the Lymphatic System for 72 hrs. Follow by a suitable exercise routine. Cavitation will be best performed under high hydration conditions, avoid taking any caffeine or diuretics 2 days before therapy. Drink a lot of water will help to improve your metabolism and increase urine output -- lipid metabolites release out of your body.

A lymph-draining massage is also encouraged to improve the circulation and lymphatic system, which helps to drain fluids.

For best results you should refrain from any alcohol consumption for 48 hours after the treatment. Alcohol consumption during this period may prevent your liver from removing the deactivated fat cells from your body (as the liver will assign priority to removing the alcohol from your blood).

Maintain an un-stressful life style also helps the body flush out the fat more efficiently.

How many times and how often should I have the treatments?

Ultrasound Cavitation: 6-12 sessions spaced 72 hours apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week.

Skin Tightening: 6-12 sessions spaced 48 hours apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week.

After the initial treatments are completed, maintenance treatments consist of one session each month for 4 months followed by one treatment every 4 months

Who is not suitable for Lipo?

Your Therapist with discuss this with you when you have your initial consultation over the phone as several conditions can exclude patients from therapy.

You will NOT be able to start Ultra Cavitation treatment before consulting your doctor, if any of the below apply:

• During menstruation (applies only to treatment of the abdomen)
• Skin infections and diseases
• Acute fever
• Thyroid disease and other hormonal disorders
• Any other chronic diseases
• Heart diseases or pacemakers
• Allergy to applied materials (eg ceramic)
• Severe high blood pressure or circulation problems
• Cancer
• Deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins,
• Epilepsy
• Hemorrhagic disease, trauma, vascular rupture
• Pregnant or breastfeeding
• Infectious diseases
• Inflammation of the veins, phlebitis
• Intrauterine device avoid abdomen
• Liver or kidney disease
• Wounds, sores
• Treatment with anti-inflammatories, anticoagulants, antibiotics
• Metal Coil Fitted (tummy area treatments only, new plastic coil is fine)
• Currently Pregnant
• Under 18

Ultrasonic Cavitation Treatments
Ultrasound Fat Reduction Questions & Answers
Ultrasound- Cavitation Body Shaping is a 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, body wrapping, and manual massage therapy. These are very effective at eliminating liquids.

How it works?

The ultrasound-cavitation filed 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.

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 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer.

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). Drinking water and half an hour of cardio is a necessary part in order to eliminate the fat.

What are the side effects of Ultrasound Fat Cavitation?

You can go about your normal activities right away. You may continue to experience a residual buzzing or ringing sound in your ears for up to 24 hours. Skin trauma is rare, however the area treated may retain warmth for a few hours afterwards.
It is not uncommon for stool movements to be oily in the days that follow, or for urine to have an unusual smell as excess waste leaves the body. It is absolutely vital to keep water intake high during the days following treatment to help flush your system.

What might prevent me having an Ultrasound Fat Cavitation treatment?

Cancer: Cancer cells travel via the lymphatic system, as does waste produced by Ultrasound Cavitation. A treatment presents an unacceptable risk of helping to move cancer cells.
Cold or flu symptoms or fever: Ultrasound Cavitation releases toxins from the body via the lymphatic system, and treatments can exacerbate flu symptoms which also leave the body the same way.
Swollen lymph nodes: Treatments cannot be performed in areas where lymph nodes are swollen, infected, or not draining properly.
Oedema or localized swelling of limbs indicates poor lymphatic flow. Treatments are not designed to alleviate oedema and may in fact exacerbate the condition.
Active Infections & Immunosuppression: These factors compromise the healing ability of the body, and Ultrasound Cavitation should not be attempted until the infection or deficiency is cleared.
Liver, Kidney, or Heart Disease: Compromises the ability of the body to recover from treatments.
Severe hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, or poor circulation of blood and lymph.
Pregnancy: Sound waves generated by the treatment will very likely harm an unborn child’s hearing and may also result in compromising its immune system.
Breastfeeding: As mother’s milk draws nutrients from the body, there is an unacceptable degree of risk that toxins may pass into the milk and therefore be ingested by a nursing child.
Lymph nodes and joints cannot be treated with cavitation.
The face and neck cannot be treated with cavitation however RF can be.
Menstruation: During a period, the abdomen cannot be treated however other areas can be.
Metallic Implants: People who have metal implanted anywhere in their bodies, such as bone pins or pace makers cannot receive a treatment.
Skin allergies or inflammation: Areas with obvious signs of inflammation cannot be treated.
Minors: Due to the changing hormonal and fat deposits in the growing body during puberty, we do not treat clients under 18 years of age with Ultrasound Cavitation or Radio Frequency.

What after-care will optimize my results from an Ultrasound Fat Cavitation treatment?

Essentially, Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is designed to destabilize and break down fat into carbohydrates and waste material. If not followed by exercise and plenty of water, the destabilized fat will reform and resettle.
Think of the process in simple terms. Fat and sound waves. If you put a tub of butter in the microwave and heat it, the butter destabilizes into liquid. If you leave it to sit however, it solidifies again.
The same applies to this treatment, and that’s why cardiovascular exercise and water are vital.
Cardio afterwards serves two purposes; to burn off the released carbohydrates, and to encourage the contraction and expansion of lymphatic vessels to channel out waste. Meanwhile, the water acts to thin that waste and to hasten its removal from the body through the urine.

Age Requirements: This is an adult-orientated atmosphere for women and men over the age of 18 years old.

Gift certificates are available on all of the services / packages.

If you think you are suffering from a medical condition see your doctor. It is important that you do this before any treatments are undertaken.

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