Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
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.
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 to carefully choose the center where you undergo it, ensuring they are properly instructed and pre-screen you for best results.
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.
Yes, of course. Which are the areas where treatment is more effective? All those areas with localized fat, such as thighs, abdomen and buttocks, are the most appropriate. Beside the female breast, there is no real limitation to the areas we can treat.
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.
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 use to help optimize your results.
Between 3 and 6 sessions. From the third session onward, you will be able to appreciate the results.
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.
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 creates optimum results.
The pain level depends upon the device and setting used. Our Ultra Slim Line is PAINLESS. It feels like a hot stone massage, with same day results. Older protocols, improper training and old technology used to cause pain and discomfort. The Ultra Slim Model has solved this with all the benefits of anti-aging for your facility.
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.
Some patients may experience skin redness, temporary swelling of the treated area and temporary numbness of the area.
Contact our Bedford, NY office for more information. Surrounding cities include: Pound Ridge, Chappaqua, Katonah, Mt. Kisco, Pleasantville, White Plains, Harrison, Scarsdale, Rye and York Town Heights, NY. Neighboring CT cities include: Stamford, Greenwich, Ridgefield, Wilton and New Cannon.