Cavitation is a treatment to reduce cellulite, which employs ultrasounds. It does not hurt and does not require any anaesthetics. It works.
The head of the device goes through the interested area, and low frequency Ultrasounds produce a focused “cavitation”, by attacking the adipose tissue and determining bubbles in the treated area in the adipose layer, and the increase of the bubbles which cause the mechanical break of the cellular membranes of the adipocytes. The interstitial liquid between inner triglycerides comes out (they make up to 75% of the volume of adipodicity), and adipocytes will be eliminated through a natural metabolic process (physiological emunctories: kidneys, lymphatic system and venous system; and partially used in energetic metabolism) in the 4-5 days following the treatment. Lipidury especially occurs in the first 24 hrs, and not within the first 36 hrs; its peak is on the 18th hour.Cavitation results are very good in cellulite treatment. The best results are obtained in the cavitation of non-so-spread-out adipose areas. The results are not so evident in old cellulite. Good results are also obtained when trying to remove localized fat (that is, the presence of a high fat tissue in the adipose cells compared to the rest of the body), and the elimination of anti-aesthetic and localized to belly, muscles and love handles fat. In this case, part of your body fat is concentrated in specific areas, which become prone to store excess fat. Cavitation treatment is considered complete in those areas where it has been directly applied, however, it may have to be repeated in time, when the remaining adipocytes increased their volume due to external factors. Aesthetic cavitation is recommended in the following cases: 1. Silhouette shaping; 2. Orange peel skin reduction and elimination of adipose fibro-nodules of cellulite; 3. Oxigenation and revascularization of asphyctic skin; 4. Liquid retention draining; 5. Perypheral circulation re-activation; 6. Absorbtion of revitalizing active principles or lipolytics; 7. Improving tissues tone and elasticity. Cavitation methods are painless and non-invasive, however, after the first session, sometimes a light to moderate localized oedema may appear in the treated area, which lasts approximately 10 days. This method is safely applied in aesthetic medicine, in a way that the cavitation in the human tissue is enough to damage adipose tissues cells. However, the micro-bubbles generated from the process will never be powerful enough to damage the other tissues, organs, muscles and blood vessels. Treatable areas: all areas with excess fat, not including your face, neck, female breasts, buttocks, legs, arms, abdomen, knee (medial region), muscles and lumbosacral area. Irradiated liquids with ultrasounds produce bubbles. These bubbles progressively fluctuate during the sound wave expansion phase and shrink during the compression phase. During cavitation, bubbles collapse completely, originating pressure and high temperatures.
Cavitation picture: monitorization with electronic microscope of the cellulite cavitation effect. 1) Basic structure of the adipose tissue before cavitation, 2) at the beginning, 3) during the treatment (after 5 minutes), 4) liquefaction of fat cells, 5) liquefacted fat and microvessels not damages by cavitation, 6) emulsification. The timeline of the cavitation process in adipocytes can be summarized as follows:
1. After 40 seconds from the start of the treatment, the amount and the size of the cavitation bubbles increases;2. 1 minute later, the number of bubbles increases exponentially; 3. 2 minutes later, a series of implosions destroy fat cells; 4. 3 minutes later, the adipose tissue destruction area increases more and more; 5. 4 minutes later the emulsification and triglycerides break process reaches its peak. A session of aesthetic cavitation is set up the following way:1. Defining and assessing the areas of treatment; 2. Prior the commencement of the cavitation session the patient should read and sign a document of consent (see attached) on the treatment itself; 3. Define the areas to be treated with a skin pencil; obviously all areas should be defined symmetrically on both sides of the body: 4. Take a series of pictures, showing the before, during and after the treatment (front area, right side, left side and back); 5. Apply an appropriate amount of sealing gel on the skin, making sure it lies always underneath the device tip and between the tip and the skin.
6. 15 minutes max session per area according to the size (which can be repeated if we are treating big areas, but should never last more than 30 minutes in total). Sessions should be weekly or fortnightly (hydrolipoclasy) and with 1-3 follow up sessions every 6 months.Each therapy should be executed according to the patient, so that, for instance, ultrasounds cavitation is not recommended to people with metabolic and vascular disorders (hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolaemia), diabetes, hepatopathy, nefropathy and pregnant women. Cavitation should be avoided in patients with: 1. Kidney failure; 2. Hepatic failure; 3. Active vascular pathologies: thrombosis and thrombophlebitis; 4. Venous insufficiency in the lower limbs; 5. Patients with ongoing anticoagulant treatments; 6. Pacemakers and other electronic devices carriers; 7. Possible or actual pregnancy; 8. Extremely obese patients or with ongoing disorders, such especially heart problems; 9. Arterial hypertension; 10. Epileptic patients; 11. Diabetes mellitus; 12. Patients with metal prothesis or other means of magnetizable synthesis; 13. Dyslipidemia (hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolaemia); 14. Patients with transplants; 15. In the proximity of the spinal chord. Every woman will need tailored sessions according to her own cellulite type (hard, oedematous or flaccid), to the localization and association to other pathologies (venous or lymphatic), so it is important the diagnosis is made by a aesthetic cellulite cavitation specialist. During the first session, the adipose storage is shown (min 2cm thick), the patient is informed about the treatment and a medical screening is executed. Patients with dislipidemic disorders, hepatic problems, autoimmune and cancer diseases and skin conditions in the treatment areas are excluded. All patients are photographed in an upright position. It is crucial to recommend the patient to drink at least 1.5 to 2 litres of water per day starting from the week before the treatment in order to stimulate the depurating effect of the kidneys and the liver. The best results are obtained in patients in need of re-shaping due to a mild muscular lipodystrophy, or in the trochanters and the abdomen as well as the ones having a tonic and elastic cutis with a compact adipose tissue. Other areas may also be treated, such as the internal part of the muscles, the knee, the ankle and the pectoral region in men affected by pseudo-gynecomastia. The day of the first actual session the patient, who has been previously drawn the regions affected by the fat storage with a skin pencil, sits on a stretcher; the area to be treated is isolated with surgical drapes and is covered with ultrasound conductive gel, so that the ultrasound expand better. 2-3 sessions are performed on the affected areas with a month gap in between. This removes 4-5 cm off the patient. The patients are assessed at every session, by standing upright and always in the same position, and the treated region is marked so that it corresponds to the size and the shape of the lipodystrophy.
Internal area of the muscle, internal knee, internal ankle:• 1 Treatment every week for a total of 4-7 treatments; • 40-70% power; • duration of treatment: 7-10 minutes per area, by slowly shifting the tip through the affected area; • duration of total treatment: 40 minutes ; • follow up session: 1-3 treatments every 6 months.
Abdomen, muscles, shoulders, arm (sides and back region):• 1 treatment per week; • pulsed power of 50-70% each 7-10 minutes of treatment; • duration of treatment:7-10 minutes per area, by slowly shifting the tip through the affected area; • duration of total treatment: 40 minutes approx; • follow up session: 1-3 treatments every 6 months. In general, on average and according to the patient, after the first cavitation session about 1.5 to 2cm are removed from trochanteric, peritochanteric areas as well as in the abdomen and muscles, and internal part of the muscles; from 0.3 to 1cm in the knee, ankle and arm internal region. If necessary, a more effective treatment may be carried out, through infiltrations of a physiological solution or bi-distilled water in the fat tissue. This causes the treated area to be rehydrated, hence enhancing the cavitation process. Clearly the effects depend on the size of the area to be treated. In our experience a session every 7 to 10 days for a total of 4 to 6 sessions was ideal, with the possibility of repeating the cycle, if required.
After cavitation, some supportive physical activity is recommended, as well as a draining massage treatment every 2-3 days (presotherapy and lymphatic drainage) to help toxin elimination. Generally speaking, drainage is reinforced through draining homeopathic and lymphatic activators drugs. The ultrasound strength should be always checked, as a non-adequate supply may lead to the degeneration of the adipose tissue with consequent pain and marks in the treated area; in case of several sessions or very close in time to each other, skin erythemas or even ulcers may appear.Sometimes patients may hear a slight whistle (which, in some rare cases may lead to interrupting the treatment, but only in case the whistle is unbearable and generates headaches). Normally, the whistle is associated to the usage of less sophisticated devices, with less pure frequencies and sometimes below the limit of audibility (< 20KHz). It is however an exceptional occurrence as the frequency range of a human being is generally between 50 Hz and 16-20 kHz, whereas low frequency ultrasounds have a frequency level above 16-20 KHz. Secondary effects: If you follow the correct parameters, and excluding the above mentioned patients, the side effects are absent or minimal. You may incur, however, in light oedemas (they may last up to 7-15 days) and ecchymosis in the treated area, in the case of more sensitive patients or when higher doses are applied.
“Is Ultrasonic Cavitation effective in getting rid of cellulite?” That was the question recently submitted by a loyal subscriber. Here are her exact words:
I found that here in Lima (Peru) is getting common the ultrasonic cavitation treatment. There is some information online, I will share 2 links but I would like you to tell us what are your thoughts about this treatment for cellulite reduction.
Thank you Dalia
I’m only going to share one of the links she sent simply for illustrative purposes. The other link was a spammy type site with no credibility whatsoever. In my investigation and research I came across an FAQ page. All the answers were complete and total B.S. Here is just one sick and sad example from that page:
Q: Are the results of ultrasonic cavitation similar to those of liposuction?A: Yes, because it removes cellulite preventing this from recurring in the treated areas, without damaging the vascular system.
LOL… LOL…. lol…. What a Joke!!If cellulite is a word which describes the bumps and dimpled appearance of the skin’s surface – then how can this treatment remove cellulite??!!! And it prevents it from recurring in the treated areas??
HAHAHaHahahahahaaaaaaaa…….That is a horrible explanation of how the results are similar to liposuction. Horrible. Anyway… This is one of the links Dalia sent in her question email. With a presentation like this, I can understand how women may easily fall for this as a viable cellulite treatment option. But the truth still stands…
**DISCLAIMER: by posting this video I am in NO WAY endorsing or recommending this product or procedure.**
Save your money. Save your sanity. Save your self… Nothing passive will ever work to get rid of cellulite. NOTHING.
The only way to do it is by reversing the muscular atrophy in the lower body trouble spots and problem areas. Listen, you already know I have 2 degrees in Exercise Physiology (Bachelors & Masters) – but there was a required course I had to take and pass in order to get those degrees. It was a high-intensity, 8-week class called Gross Anatomy. It was a full-time course, meaning it was the only one on our schedule and it took up most of our days and nights… VERY intense…
Layer by Layer…We were split up into teams of 7 students and each team was assigned a cadaver. A cadaver is the dead body of a person who donated their body to science before the time of their death. During these intense 8 weeks we carefully and slowly dissected the cadavers. In other words we took them apart – piece by piece and layer by layer. As we took them apart we were also learning all the systems we were taking apart. The vascular system, digestive system, nervous system, skeletal system, lymphatic system, dermal system and the muscular system – just to name a few…
Seeing the Muscle/Skin Relationship In a Rare and Unique WayIt was during this intense learning experience that I saw what an actual atrophied muscle looks like.
I actually got to touch it and feel it…And this is what I discovered:
The Dramatic Discovery The cadavers with firmly toned muscles had smoother and tighter skin – and the cadavers with flat and mushy muscles also had bumpy and dimply skin. This is where I first started to learn the connection between muscle tone and the outer condition of the skin.Now you see why I am so passionate about informing you about all the various aspects of cellulite. I learned the true through hours and hours of grueling studies – and it’s my duty to keep sharing that truth with you and all other women who are ready to hear the truth.
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Posted by amsterdamlife on June 21, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Want to be beautiful – suffer!
After getting a Groupon offer for a procedure of cavitation for cellulite removal I finally went to Body Plaza in Uithooren (outskirts of Amsterdam) to get over with that. It was more of an interest in this modern treat… than a need (as after careful studying of the body in front of the mirror a day before it, there were a lot of doubts if it needs to be done) – but the curiosity and money paid for a vaucher took over.
Cavitation could be also defined as “liposuction without liposuction”. In fact, unlike liposuction, cavitation does not require the use of suction cannulas, anaesthesia or other surgical procedures, as it can dissolve and remove unwanted fat found in the fat cells by using an appliance that simply grazes the skin and releases ultrasounds.
So for millions of girls it sounds like a miracle… It needs to be said that before this procedure, there is a meeting with a specialist who is examining you, your eating habits, your health and gives you some time to put yourself in order (if you need it).
You can chose on what part/parts of your body you want to work: belly, hips, arms… I went for hips. So for each hip it takes about 20 min of procedure. Feels super weird in the beginning, like shock vibes going through you, then you kinda getting used to it. Did I say that the girl who did that was lovely?
So when it was done, you feel no difference… as it was said the full effect after first one you see in 10 days. But it was after 1st night (I really hope it is not my imagination), it seems like your metabolism just speeds up enormously! Instead of losing 400 gm per night, it was 700 gm… Your hips feel different, smoother….Keep posted in some days 😉
Studies show that traditional liposuction does not treat cellulite. In fact, ordinary liposuction causes existing cellulite to appear more prominent. Ultrasound cavitation treats cellulite directly as well as the accumulation of fat, promoting smoother skin and reducing fat in selected areas. Ultrasound cavitation does not require hospitalization, anesthesia, needles, or any recovery time.
Ultrasound Cavitation is a new, revolutionary fat removal technique that has been used in over 50 countries world wide and does NOT involve surgery - since it is painless, there is no need for anesthesia, any hospital stay or time off work. Ultrasound Cavitation causes microscopic air bubbles to surround the lipocyte (fat cell) membranes and with its resonant frequency, the bubbles cause create high pressure that causes the fat cells to break up instantly. The broken lipocytes are then removed to the liver and safely metabolized out of the body which is assisted by drinking plenty of water. It produces lipolysis of fatty acids from adipocytes (fat-laden cells) due to a phenomenon is known as stable cavitation and increased cell permeability of the adipocytes. You get an increased flow of triglycerides. Furthermore, there is a breakdown of the fibers through mechanical action (jet stream). Finally, some content of adipocytes are metabolized by the liver and eliminated in the urine, so it's always recommended to increase your hydration both the day of treatment and subsequent days. The procedure works to remove superficial fat and fat accumulation that is non-volumetric. Greater results will be noticed after six to twelve treatments.
It is a relatively new non-surgical technique that allows the reduction of localized fat, breaking the bonds that form the fat cell, which your body will naturally dispose of.
Although this method of fat reduction can help to speed up the weight loss process when done in conjunction with diet and exercise. Ultrasound Cavitation is used for body shaping, to reduce those stubborn fatty areas that don't seem to budge regardless of diet or exercise. It is also used for wrinkle reduction and skin tightening.
The results are maintained, especially when combined with exercise and proper nutrition. However, we cannot stop the natural aging that affects your appearance. For this reason, we recommend maintenance visits.