What is Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Ultrasonic Cavitation is a technology that can be used to destroy fat cells in the body, reducing body circumference measurements and as a result can reduce the look of cellulite.
The ultrasonic wavelength quickly expands and contracts (vibrates) the cell membrane of the fat cell causing a small air pocket to develop inside the cell. This air bubble then bursts the cell wall and the triglycerides inside the cell are released into the surrounding fluid (interstitial fluid). Adipose (fat) is the only cell affected as it is weaker than other cells, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Triglycerides convert into glycerol (moves into the blood stream for energy) and fatty acids. The fatty acids are taken up by the lymphatic system and moved to the liver for use or disposal. It is important to follow the protocol given by your practitioner so the dispersed fat is not re-stored in your body, but instead used up or eliminated.
What to Expect/Side Effects
Cavitation is a safe/ painless treatment for men and women. You will hear a buzzing sound in your ears during the treatment which can last up to 24 hours after the treatment. Cavitation is not a method of weight loss, rather used to shape the body. Treatments typically last 30 minutes per area (one area is approximately a 4in by 6in area). Treatments can be done every other day and 3 – 6 treatments are typically recommended in each area. Bowel movements may be oily for a few days and urine may have an unusual smell as excess waste leaves the body. Some people experience fatigue the day after treatments from all the toxins being released.
Who cannot receive Ultrasonic Cavitation?
Patients with a history of cancer, pacemaker, current cold/ flu/ fever, liver, kidney or heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, poor circulation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, patients with metal in their body. It is not recommended to have the abdomen treated while on your menses.
Before and After Treatment guidelines:
We recommend a low calorie diet before and after treatments. You must drink 35-50 ounces of water prior to your treatment, as it is important to keep the body tissue well hydrated. It is necessary to continue drinking water all day after the treatment to help flush your system. It is recommended to do 20 minutes of exercise after your treatment. Do not drink any alcohol or caffeine the day of treatment or 48 hours after the treatment.
Does it last?
Once the treatment is applied, those fat cells are destroyed. The treatment is best combined with healthy eating and exercise regimes to ensure the destroyed fat cells are not rebuilt by the body. Avoiding alcohol for up to 4 days after treatment is extremely important as the liver will prioritize removing alcohol from your body rather than the fat cells.
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