Cavi-lipo is a full-body cellulite reduction and body sculpting treatment that helps break down cellulite with fast and uniform results to take inches off while smoothing and tightening the skin simultaneously. Fat cells associated with cellulite can now be eliminated using ultrasound waves that leave the body slimmer and more toned. Results can be compared to liposuction surgery, all without any discomfort or downtime.
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 medical 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 for post-operative treatment) 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. 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 it 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, buttocks, and arms 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 fat 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 remove fat cells without damaging any vascular, nervous and muscular tissue. It is a completely natural process of allowing the body to breakdown it’s own fat.
Must you follow any guidelines before or after undergoing Ultrasonic Cavitation?
We recommend a low-calorie diet and to drink at least 2 liters of water before and after the session. Before/After the session, you will be required to do a small amount of cardio.
How many sessions are usually needed?
Between 6 and 12 sessions, however, you will be able to appreciate the results from the third session.
What are the contraindications of Ultrasonic Cavitation?
We do not recommend treating people with the following conditions: • Contagious or infectious diseases and skin diseases Liver disease • Kidney disease • Heart problems (including pacemakers) • Pregnancy and/or lactating • Undergone a transplant • Cancer. Unless in remission for over 6 yrs. • Contagious or infectious diseases or skin diseases • pacemakers • Metal IUD’s (Intrauterine devices) Unless confirmed to be plastic such as the later models of the Mirena. Your trained BSE therapist can consult with your specific case and the full list of contraindications.
What is the treatment like?
The cavitation treatment does not require any special pre-treatment, but we do highly recommend a Consultation so we can recommend other services to enhance the results. Treatment starts with circumference measurement of the target body area and continues with circular movements of the applicator over the treatment site. The duration of the treatment session normally takes around 40-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer. 10 minutes will be spent on the whole body vibration machine before and for 10 mins after the treatment. Results are immediate and permanent and typically you will need between 6-12 sessions depending on the number of inches and contouring needed.