CAVITATION, RADIO FREQUENCY & LIPO LASER
CAVITATION, RADIO FREQUENCY & LIPO LASER TREATMENT
THE CAVI LIPO REQUIREMENT:
What to do:
1. After treatment the patient should not drink any alcohol for 48 hours.
2. Drink plenty of water. 2 L. of water before and after treatment.
3. Do not eat 2 hours before your treatment and 2 hours after treatment.
4. Do not have a hot shower (warm is alright), spa or sauna after treatment.
When was Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” first introduced?
Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” was introduced for the first time in Milan, Italy in 2005 under the Italian name “Cavitazione Estetica” [although the physical phenomenon called cavitation has been well known since the 1960’s]. It has been used in Europe since that time and has gained popularity because of its safety and the procedure does not carry the risk of pain and side effects that can occur with surgical liposuction. It is also much less costly than surgical liposuction and there is also no disruption to your life or schedule due to “recovery time”.
How does Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” work?
Ultrasound frequencies cause thousands of microscopic air bubbles to surround the lipocyte (fat cell) membranes and with vibration, the bubbles create enough pressure to cause the fat cells to break up instantly. The contents of the broken lipocytes are then moved through the lymphatic system to the liver and are safely metabolized and excreted from the body, assisted by drinking plenty of water both the day of treatment and on subsequent days. The procedure works best to remove superficial fat layers and fat accumulation that is non-volumetric. Results can be noticed after the first treatment with more significant improvement noticed within a few days. Each treatment builds upon the previous treatment.
Are the results similar to a liposuction?
Yes, but because the procedures are non-invasive and work with your body’s natural elimination and detoxification processes, results are not as immediate as surgical liposuction. Fat is removed gently without harming the vascular system and without post-operative symptoms such as scarring and pain.
Why is it called Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction”?
The therapy uses low-level ultrasound to emulsify fat. Cavitation means the breaking down of the fatty tissue. Noninvasive, non-surgical “liposuction” means the fat will be removed in a natural fashion through the lymphatic and urinary systems at the pace your body will decide it can tolerate.
How is it possible to remove solid fat through the lymphatic and urinary systems?
The Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” emulsifies fat and coverts solid fat into a liquid substance that is easy to remove through the lymphatic and urinary systems. Some of the melted fat will be used for energy and the rest will be excreted through the urine – that is why drinking water is essential. If you do not drink adequate water before and after each treatment, it will be harder for your system to remove the fat. You may notice an increase in urination after each session.
Is Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” painful?
No, most clients consider the procedure painless and comfortable. During the treatment you will feel a soothing heat in the targeted area. A little “blushing” or reddening may occasionally appear but it does not cause pain. The heat generated is perfectly tolerable. There may be a slight discomfort due to the specific low frequency ultrasound noise experienced, but it poses no harm and disappears as soon as you are not in contact with the transducer. The treatment can be compared to the feeling of finishing an intense workout.
Is it a safe treatment?
Yes. It’s a non-surgical procedure, without anesthesia, non-invasive and allows you to carry on with your social life before and after the sessions.
Is it possible to lose weight with ultrasonic cavitation?
Because you are reducing fat deposits you may experience some loss in weight but Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” itself is not a weight loss treatment. It is particularly indicated to reduce adipose fat and cellulite, which will reduce circumference. Diet suggestions will be recommended to follow throughout your treatment program and will enhance the elimination of fat deposits and the loss of weight.
Am I a good candidate for Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction”?
Our system is ideal for people who are dissatisfied with a certain areas of fatty deposits but do not want to undergo any invasive surgical treatment like liposuction. A good candidate is someone looking for fat removal from a specific area such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, legs, buttocks, flanks or arms. The treatment does not necessarily result in overall weight loss, but results in improved shape & contour and size reduction in the treatment area. If you are currently following a healthy diet or a good weight loss plan, results will be more significant and weight loss will more likely occur. Great results can be obtained for those who have up to 25 – 30 pounds or less to lose. Ultrasound Cavitation is ideal for those who have tried to shift the stubborn fatty bulges with diet or exercise and are aiming for a smoother and more balanced shape. Ultrasound Cavitation “Liposuction” and RF body contouring is not a treatment for morbid obesity nor is it a weight loss cure. If a significant amount of surplus fat exists, we recommend successfully dieting before beginning the treatment program. A consultation will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedures.
What are the contraindications with ultrasonic cavitation?
Individuals with acute or contagious disease, HIV, a history of cancer, kidney failure, liver failure, fatty liver, implant devices such as pacemakers or electrical prosthesis, epilepsy or MS should not undergo ultrasound cavitation non-surgical “liposuction”. Pregnancy and breast-feeding are also contraindications for this procedure. Anyone with active contagious skin conditions will not be allowed to undergo treatments. It is also best to wait three to six months after a surgical procedure in the target area
What if I have lost my weight and just need some lifting and tightening?
First of all, if you have lost your desired amount of weight, we applaud you for your success! If you have lost your weight and have saggy skin or cellulite that just won’t go away we can definitely help you! At your initial consultation, we will determine the best course of action for your needs. You may benefit from contouring, tightening and lifting using Radio Frequency therapies and may not need Ultrasound Cavitation at all. Our specialists will design a treatment program specific for your personal needs.
In which areas is the ultrasonic cavitation more effective?
All parts of the body where localized adiposity resides; therefore legs, abdomen and buttocks are the most appropriate sites but there’s no real limitation regarding body areas.
How long will it take to recover from Ultrasound “Liposuction” Body Contouring?
You are able to return to your normal activities immediately. It is performed as a walk in, walk out treatment and there is no lengthy recovery period as with surgical fat removal. Treatment is generally considered by most people to be painless, with no pain or discomfort post-treatment. A mild tingling and/or warm sensation have been reported during treatment. There are very few documented side effects to date, although bruising is considered to be rare and if it occurs will be very mild, some redness and mild swelling may be noticed for a very short time post-treatment.
How much time should pass between two sessions?
It is best to schedule your appointments a week apart and no closer than four days apart. It is essential to allow your body enough time to metabolize and excrete fats and waste materials after each session. Maintenance treatments are recommended with the first four taking place one month apart and then once every four months after that to maintain your results. Your therapist will design an optimal treatment schedule for you.
When will I see the results?
Most clients experience a reduction in circumference after the first session, with increasing results after each visit but especially after the third treatment and onward. The results may vary from person to person with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet, adequate water intake and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain your results.
Results will continue to improve for several weeks following the last treatment session. You will continue to metabolize fat for up to twelve weeks, which means that, as most people do not make new fat cells in later life, the loss can be permanent. This procedure will also leave you with firmer, smoother looking skin than before, due to the inclusion of Radio Frequency Therapy, which encourages the fibroblasts within the skin to produce collagen.
How many sessions of Ultrasound Cavitation Non-Surgical “Liposuction” is needed?
Between 6 and 12 sessions may be required. This depends on body mass and circumference size, age, hormonal balance, medications and your desired goals. Incorporating the eating suggestions included in your program will reduce the number of treatments that may be needed.
Is any previous or subsequent treatment needed?
You will receive a suggested “enhanced fat burning eating plan”. Clients who follow this plan [or are following a healthy weight loss plan] experience more dramatic results. It is mandatory to drink at least 2 litres of water per day before and after sessions. Drinking water is essential to eliminate the broken down fat and toxins that will be releasing from the cells.
Can I drink alcohol?
To achieve the best results, it is recommended to refrain from any alcohol consumption for 2 – 3 days following your treatments. Alcohol can prevent your liver from working to remove fats as it will make alcohol metabolism its priority before fat removal and could hinder your results. Alcohol is treated like sugar and your body will convert it into FAT!
Can I go tanning?
It is recommended to refrain from tanning during your treatment program. If you must tan, please do not do so for at least three days prior to your Ultrasound & RF sessions. Tanning may cause you to become over sensitive to the Ultrasound and RF frequencies. If this is the case, your treatment may have to be suspended and you may risk forfeiture of the treatment session.
What are the benefits of Ultrasound Cavitation/Lymphatic Drainage/Whole Body Vibration combination?
– Decreased circumference in target area
– Enhanced body tone and contour/shape
– Improved skin tone and texture
– Blood circulation & lymphatic circulation
– Excellent cellulite therapy
– Connective tissue tightening
– Detoxification and Cleansing
– Full Body Oxygenation & Chromo therapy
– No Surgery
– No Anesthesia
– No Pain
– No Downtime
Why are the Lymphatic Drainage and Whole Body Vibration treatments and/or exercise so important after Ultrasound Cavitation?
Lymphatic Drainage and Whole Body Vibration treatments and/or exercise will help speed up detoxification and removal of fats & wastes from your system and promote collagen renewal and skin tone as well. Together they are very healing and rejuvenating a wonderful relaxing way to complete your treatment session!
Unlike conventional liposuction, the idea of noninvasive laser lipo is not to remove fat cells, but to shrink them. During each session of laser lipo-a technician places pads equipped with laser diodes directly onto the skin. The laser energy penetrates down to the fat cells and creates tiny holes in their membranes. This causes the fat cells to release their stored fatty acids, glycerol, and water into the body and then shrink, potentially resulting in lost inches. The body then flushes out the expelled fat-cell contents via the lymphatic system or burns them for energy. Think of your fat cells as groups of juicy grapes. The laser beam reaches the fat cell and shrinks the contents, and those grapes become raisins.
Treatment times vary from 15-80 minutes depending on the chosen treatment area. 6-10 treatments with 1 week intervals are recommended to achieve the best results. Further subsequent treatments may be needed to attain your desired body shape.
RF skin tightening works by targeting the tissue beneath the outer layer of your skin, or epidermis, with radio frequency energy. This energy generates heat, resulting in new collagen production.
This procedure also triggers fibroplasia, the process in which the body forms new fibrous tissue and stimulates the production of collagen, causing collagen fibers to become shorter and more tense. At the same time, the molecules that make up collagen are left undamaged. Skin elasticity increases and loose, sagging skin is tightened.
During treatment you may hear a buzzing sound. Using a medium intensity you can expect a minimum circumference measurement loss of around 1/2 cm in a 20 minute treatment (conservative estimate). Most use maximum intensity, which results in an average of 1/2 cm to 2 1/2 cm.! Results are best when pre and post-treatment protocols are followed, and subsequent treatments will result in further circumference losses. Treatments can be given 4 days apart.
Depending on desired results, the size of the area treated, and the thickness of fat layer, 6-10 treatments of 40 minutes are recommended to achieve the best results. Results can vary depending on the body’s normal metabolic processes, including age and tissue structure, or can be affected by hormone fluctuations and medications.