Cavitation w/ Radiofrequency
Here at HLCC we combine ultrasonic cavitation with radiofrequency to achieve amazing body contour results.
Ultrasonic cavitation is a weight-loss treatment that uses low-frequency sound waves to burst fat cells, which may result in lost inches on the treated areas and (ultimately) a slimmer figure. It’s been growing in popularity over the last few years because while traditional liposuction requires surgery to remove fat, this procedure doesn’t. To keep you informed, we’ve compiled answers to all your most pressing questions about the process below:
WHAT IS ULTRASONIC CAVITATION?
Ultrasonic cavitation is a simple procedure that relies on sound waves to flush fat from the body instead of intensive surgery.
HOW DOES ULTRASONIC CAVITATION WORK?
During an ultrasonic cavitation procedure, noninvasive machines target specific body areas with low-frequency sound waves (they’re what put the “ultrasonic” in “ultrasonic cavitation”) and, in some cases, light suction. This process heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells below the skin’s surface. The pressure eventually causes the fat cells to liquefy and release their contents into the bloodstream.
Proponents of the procedure believe that the body is then able to process these fatty acids through its proverbial waste-disposal plant: the lymphatic system.
DOES ULTRASONIC CAVITATION WORK?
Yes, but results may vary! Depending on your individual health history and body type, you may slim down more or less dramatically than others.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED? HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE TREATED TO SEE RESULTS?
Although most practices that offer ultrasonic cavitation claim you’ll see results after the first session, they also caution that between 8 and 12 sessions are needed for optimum results. The exact number of treatments needed will vary due to factors such as age, weight, and the area being treated. Each treatment should take about 30–50 minutes.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Results can vary greatly from patient to patient. However, you should see:
- Reduced circumference in the treated area (due to fat-cell release)
- An overall contoured appearance (due to a combination of the benefits listed above)
IS THIS PROCEDURE INVASIVE?
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
HOW LONG DO ULTRASONIC CAVITATION RESULTS LAST?
Ultrasonic cavitation does not destroy fat cells; rather, it empties them of their contents, which means the cells are capable of storing fat again. A balanced diet is the only way to ensure lasting results. Those who take in more calories than they burn will see their improvement start to decrease over time.
What is radiofrequency?
Radio-frequency skin tightening is an aesthetic technique that uses radio frequency (RF) energy to heat tissue and stimulate subdermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries. RF treatment also causes apoptosis of fat cells, which leads to fat layer reduction in the treated area.
By manipulating skin cooling during treatment, RF can also be used for heating and reduction of fat. Currently, the most common uses of RF-based devices are to noninvasively manage and treat skin tightening of lax skin (including sagging jowls, abdomen, thighs, and arms), as well as wrinkle reduction, cellulite improvement, and body contouring. Typically, treatment requires a series of 8-12 treatment sessions lasting 30–45 minutes. Devices have different penetration depths depending on the number of electrodes (monopolar, bipolar, or unipolar)