Are these treatments safe?
Yes, they are safe, comfortable, and non-invasive with typically no side effects. The ultrasound energy is designed to target only fatty tissues beneath the skin, and does not affect the blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. Radio frequency is a radiation that travels in waves lower than the frequency emitted from a microwave which heat fat cells allowing fat to leak out. Neither treatments require anesthesia, leaves scars, uses injections, nor are there pills to swallow or incisions.
Are the treatments painful?
No, the treatments are virtually painless. A slight tingling sensation may sometimes be felt during the treatment but this is not uncomfortable. You will experience a buzzing in the ear during Fat Cavitation, however this is temporary and stops immediately upon cessation of the treatment. Some heat sensation may also be felt during treatment especially during radio frequency but no pain should be felt. Any slight reddening of the skin which sometimes may occur quickly disappears.
Are there any side effects?
As mentioned, slight redness of the skin may occur. This disappears soon after. In a few small cases, people with sensitive skin may experience small vesicles or blisters from Radio Frequency treatments. This is most likely caused by an inexperienced technician. Close monitoring of the skin temperature and a fluid continuous motion of the RF handpiece will prevent this from occurring. Excessive thirst and mild nausea can result after treatment; both are invariably resolved by simply hydrating.
What areas of the body can be treated?
It depends on what type of treatment you are receiving. Fat Cavitation can be done on upper arms (grandma arms), abdomen/waist (love handles), hips (flanks), buttocks, outer thighs (saddle bags), inner thighs, and calves. However it cannot be applied to the face, neck, chest, back or over bony areas. In those areas, Radio Frequency treatments can be done. All areas mentioned for Cavitation treatments can be treated with Radio Frequency as well.
How long is a typical treatment session?
Treatment times vary depending on the areas being treated and whether or not you are doing just Fat Cavitation, just Radio Frequency, or both. A typical session will last in between one hour to one and a half hours. This includes consultation time, body and weight measurements, before pictures, treatment and after pictures and measurements.
What should I wear when I go?
What you wear depends on what areas are being treated. Loose clothing is a good choice and we recommend you wear the same things each time (as long as they still fit. Suggested clothing – sports bra, shorts, loose t-shirts or tank tops, etc. You may also bring a bathrobe if you’d like.
How often can treatments be received?
Again, this depends on what treatments you are receiving. Cavitation can be done no more than twice a week so no undue stress is put on the liver and RF can be done once a week. This is to allow your skin the chance to recover. It is similar to the recovery your muscles need after a strength building workout.
What should I do before/after a treatment?
Make sure you are adequately hydrated, average of 64 oz of water daily, and exercise are the two best things you can do. Both aid in lymphatic drainage. Also refrain from drinking caffeinated beverages and alcohol. Your liver is already working extra processing your newly liquefied fat. See our before/after checklist for more.
What type of results can I expect? Short-term, long-term?
Both treatments usually yield immediate results. Most clients experience between ¼” to 3” loss after a single session. However, more significant results will be noticed after the second and third treatment. Results continue to improve after subsequent visits and can be long lasting. Like anything, you have to do your part to keep fat from returning by smart eating and exercise.
Can I lose weight with Ultrasound Fat Cavitation?
Fat Cavitation is not a treatment for obesity nor is it a weight loss procedure. Rather it is a method for reshaping and toning the body. Particularly, it is intended to reduce localized fatty tissue resistant to exercise and diet.
How many sessions are required to achieve the desired result?
A minimum of 5to 10 treatments are recommended, but you should begin to see significant results from the third session onward.
What are the ‘contraindications’ with Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Ultrasound Fat Cavitation and Radio Frequency treatments are not for everyone. Even though it is a safe and painless procedure there are contraindications for using such devices for treatment of localized fat. Such contraindications depends on your medical history. Thus people with kidney failure, liver failure, heart disease, carrying a pacemaker, auto-immune disorders, pregnancy, etc. are not suitable candidates for treatments.
Are the results of Ultrasound Fat Cavitation similar to liposuction?
It can be considered a treatment alternative to surgical liposuction. Both treatments are designed to reduce fatty tissues. However, liposuction is invasive while Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is non-invasive. You can continue with your day, even go exercise immediately after having treatments