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 the body naturally moves the fat out. As the membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations, the effect of cavitation easily vibrates the area, 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? Ultrasonic cavitation causes an emulsification of the fat, releasing the triglyceride fluid which is easy to eliminate through the urine and the lymphatic system.
What is the treatment like?The cavitation treatment does not require any special pre-treatment, but we do highly recommend a pre-screening evaluation. It starts with circumference measurement of the target body area and continues with circular movements of the applicator over the treatment site. The duration of treatment session normally takes around 20 – 30minutes, depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer.
What will I feel during the treatment?Most of the clients consider the treatment quite relaxing and comfortable. There may be, however, a slight discomfort due to the specific noise spreading inside your body, but it poses no harm and disappears as soon as you are not in contact with the applicator.
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.
How long has Ultrasonic Cavitation been around? Cavitation in aesthetics was introduced for the first time in Milan
in 2005 but has been around since 1960s.