FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
About Our Non-Invasive Body Sculpting/Cavitation
How does Cavitation work?
The Ultrasonic Cavitation field causes bubbles in the fluids to form around the fat cells, causing them to expand and implode gradually. Because fat cell membranes lack the structural capacity to tolerate vibrations, ultrasonic cavitation easily damages them while protecting vascular, neuronal and muscular tissue.
The certified specialist applies a specifically developed hand piece to the target location. The hand piece sends out powerful low-level ultrasonic waves that use a compression-expansion mechanism and travel in high-speed cycles. By repeating this cycle, an unlimited number of micro-cavities (micro-bubbles) will enlarge. The progressive growth of the micro-cavities causes collision and implosion, resulting in the emission of shockwaves that promote emulsification and removal of the fat tissues in the targeted area (this phenomenon is known as cavitation). The lymphatic and urinary systems quickly remove this liquid from the body, resulting in fat loss.
What is Ultrasound Cavitation?
This is a non-invasive procedure that requires no recovery time. There are no major reports of side effects for these treatments. Some people experience short-term effects which could include redness on the treated area, excessive thirst and nausea immediately after the treatment which could be resolved by hydrating
What is Radio Frequency (RF)?
Radio frequency devices employ a hand piece that rotates gently across the treatment region. The handpiece sends radio waves through the upper layers of the skin to the dermis, heating it to 39 to 45 Celsius while leaving the epidermis unharmed. The application of this heat to the dermis results in three excellent benefits.
Tissue Retraction-The heat produces local contraction of the collagen fibers, tightening skin and revealing a raised, tighter, and more youthful aspect.
Heating the dermis encouraged the generation of new collagen, which is vital in the fight against aging. Increased collagen results in plumper, firmer skin with greater flexibility.
Is Ultrasound Cavitation & Radio Frequency Safe?
This is a non-surgical product that is non-invasive and requires no recovery time, no anesthesia, no cutting, and no scarring. Cavitation is a specific ultrasound with parameters of energy level to ensure selective damage to fat cells only, with no interference 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 disappear shortly after treatment.
How does it feel during the Ultrasonic or RF Treatment?
The majority of consumers believe the treatment is painless and comfortable. Some people may experience some discomfort as a result of the unique noise spreading inside the body, however this causes no hard and vanishes as soon as the applicator is withdrawn away from the body. During the therapy, you may also feel a heat sensation.
How is the fat eliminated from the body?
The ultrasound cavitation induces fat emulsification by rupturing the fat cell membrane, releasing its fat content and transferring it into a material that is easily eliminated by the sweat glands, liver, and lymphatic system.
Can I lose weight with Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Cavitation is not designed specifically to lose weight, more so to reshape the body. It is particularly effective in the reduction of adiposity (love handles) that are hard to reduce through diet and exercise. The treatment offers similar results to liposuction as it removes the cellulite and prevents it from recurring without damaging the vascular system.
Who is restricted from having Ultrasound and RF treatment?
Cardiac or Vascular disease, Diabetes Acute Illness, Liver or Kidney Disease, Hemorrhagic disease, trauma or vascular rupture, Heart disease or have a pacemaker, Breastfeeding or Pregnant, Cancer, During Menstruation, Skin Infection/Disease, Open Wounds or Sore, Acute Fever, Thyroid or other Hormonal Disorders, Chronic disease, Allergy to products used/Skin allergies, Deep vein thrombosis/varicose veins, Epilepsy, Infectious Disease, Inflammation of the veins, phlebitis, Intrauterine device (avoid abdomen), Treatment with anti-inflammatories, anticoagulants, antibiotics, Metal Coil fitted/Implants (tummy area tx only), Under 18-years old.
How many treatments can I have and how long do I wait in-between treatments?
Ultrasound Cavitation sessions are recommended as 6-12 sessions, with 72-hours apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week for the remaining sessions. Radio Frequency (RF) is recommended 6-12 sessions, with 48 hours in between for the first 3 sessions then once a week for the remaining sessions. Results are typically seen after the first session, with significant results after the third session onwards.
How long do I have to wait for another treatment?
The fat is eliminated from the body approximately 3-5 days following the treatment, therefore an interval of up to 1 week is recommended. However, each body is different and your Certified Body Sculpting Specialist will have a consultation with you to determine the best treatment to match your goals.
Do I need to diet and exercise after this treatment?
Drinking water is a necessary part of this treatment. We recommend drinking 1.5 liters of water before and after each session, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical exercise. However, please check with your physician before starting this and any nutrition or physical exercise.
What should I do for Pre/Post Care?
Try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment, such as significant exposure to the sun, tanning beds, hot showers, or saunas. Avoid carbonated water, soda, coffee, and alcohol before and after each session. Drink plenty of water and elevate your heart rate after each session for at least 20-30 minutes. This will stimulate the lymphatic system which will improve your results. Lastly, maintain a healthy, stress-free lifestyle.
* If you do not have time to work out for 30 minutes after your treatment, we can add the infrared sauna!