FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Cavitation is a natural phenomenon based on low frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound 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 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.
Is Ultrasonic Cavitation a safe treatment?
Yes, the therapist will complete a 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. But remember always to carefully choose the center where you undergo it that they are properly instructed and pre-screen you for best results.
How long has Ultrasonic Cavitation been around?
Cavitation in aesthetics was introduced for the first time in Milan in 2005. However, the phenomenon called cavitation has been around since the 60s. Is Ultrasonic Cavitation painful? No, cavitation is a painless treatment. Mild redness may appear occasionally but does not cause pain. The heat caused by the equipment is perfectly tolerable.
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: thighs, abdomen and buttocks are the most appropriate but there is no real limitation as to areas of the body although we cannot treat the female breast.
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. Are the results of Ultrasonic Cavitation similar to those of liposuction? Yes, because it helps the body metabolize the fat cells permanently without damaging any vascular, nervous and muscular tissue. It is a completely natural process of allowing the body to breakdown its own fat.
Must you follow any guidelines before or after undergoing Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Your trained BSE therapist will recommend a low calorie diet and to drink at least 2 liters of water before and after the session. After the session you will be required to do a small amount of cardio (brisk walk/jog) for about half an hour. Your trained BSE therapist will have a specific protocol sheet, dietary sheet and intake form that we recommend all of our clinics to use to help optimize your results.
How many sessions are usually needed?
Between 3 and 6 sessions, however, you will be able to appreciate the results from the third session.
Does it work on cellulite?
Yes, low frequency ultrasound and radiofrequency generally works on cellulite by focusing on “cavitation effect” on the fat tissue while stimulating the skin to tighten when followed by (RF) and using compounds that help break up cellulite.
How does radiofrequency tighten skin?
Compared to other skin tightening treatment, the major difference for light and RF is that the epidermis or outer skin layer is not damaged in any way but the radiofrequency energy or light energy heats the deeper skin layers during the treatment. The body’s natural healing response then causes collagen changes in the skin with resultant skin tightening. A series of these treatments is usually performed for optimum results.
Will (RF) be painful?
The pain level depends upon the device and setting used. Our Ultra Slim Line is PAINLESS, has same day results, and will feel just like a hot stone massage. Older protocols, improper training and old technology were what used to cause pain and discomfort. The Ultra Slim Model has solved this with all the benefits of anti-aging for your facility.
Will there be scarring?
The risk of scarring is very small when your clinic is properly trained with both the ultrasound and radio frequency treatments. Make sure to let your technician know your level of comfort to protect your skin.
What are typical effects that occur short term?
Some patients may experience skin redness, temporary swelling of the treated area and temporary numbness of the area.
What are the benefits of (RF)?
No surgery required, minimal discomfort no discomfort with the Ultra Slim Model, may be used on all skin types, rare downtime, non-invasive technique that can tighten facial or body skin.
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