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.
How much does ultrasonic cavitation cost?
The cost of ultrasonic cavitation varies greatly depending on the treatment area, but you can typically expect to pay between $250 and $350 per session.
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 or have longer- or shorter-lasting results than others.
What kind of results can I expect?
Results can vary greatly from patient to patient. However, most proponents of ultrasonic cavitation claim that you may see three results:
- Tightened skin and reduced cellulite (due to the production of new collagen and elastic fibers)
- Reduced circumference in the treated area (due to fat-cell release)
- An overall contoured appearance (due to a combination of the benefits listed above)
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.
Is this procedure invasive?
Is there any downtime?
What are the different types of machines used for ultrasonic cavitation?
Are there major differences between them?
“Ultrasonic cavitation” is a catchall term for noninvasive liposuction that works through low-frequency sound waves. Different spas and doctor’s offices use different devices to perform their procedures. Though similar, the machines can differ when it comes to the precise frequency and concentration of the sound waves.
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 can store 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.
How often should I schedule sessions?
No more than 2 treatments per week is recommended.
Is there any Downtime?
Radio Frequency Skin Tightening
What is radio frequency skin tightening?
Radio frequency is a type of energy, which is measured in “frequency,” or wavelengths per second. All types of energy, from the sound waves your iPod emits, to sunlight, to the heat coming off your body, to highly radioactive gamma rays, are classified according to their frequency on the “electromagnetic spectrum.”
Radio frequency (RF) is one category on this spectrum and includes a lot of common energy types we use every day: WIFI signals, radio and TV waves, and microwave ovens. The RF energy used in skin tightening is in the ballpark of 450 kilohertz, which is on the slow end of the radiofrequency range. To put it in greater perspective, the wavelength used in RF skin tightening is about 100 million times slower than visible light, and over 1 billion times slower than an X ray. Physics lesson aside, RF energy is quite calm when one considers the whole electromagnetic spectrum.
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 non-invasively 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.
- RF Facial wrinkle elimination, tightening and lifting – Facial RF head capacitive coupling electrode is used for transmitting radio-wave energy and generating an electric field for entering the subcutaneous tissue through the skin surface. As the papillary dermis collagen may immediately shrink when the temperature is within the range from 60 to 70-Celsius degree, after wrinkle treatment, the client may immediately sense the skin tightening effects as it is being lifted and firmed. When collagen is produced continuously, thickness and density of the skin papillary dermis may be increased to remove wrinkles, eliminate scars, restore skin elasticity and gloss and make it be blonde and smooth. While collagen is increased, fresh skin is generated in the position of operation and wrinkles are removed by many cells. In addition, when cortex without elasticity or that with a thick layer in the area with wrinkles is separated, surrounding skin will also be renewed.
- small RF for face and eye around – A facial lifting is a non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic technique that safely and effectively improves the health and appearance of the skin. Facial lifting uses technologies developed in the medical and physiotherapy fields to activate the skin’s natural chemicals responsible for health and vitality. Facial lifting provides satisfying aesthetic results with less risk of side effects compared to a traditional facelift. Facial lifting procedure is proven safe and effective, delivering results at a fraction of the cost of traditional procedures. It can removal wrinkle and tighten skin, whiten and tender skin, shrunken pores, dispel black eye socket, pouch, and crow’s-feet, removal the yellow skin, removal face edema, removal face toxin, lifting face, speed up the secrete of skin, neck care, removal neck wrinkle, tighten and whiten skin.
What is the advantage of radio frequency skin tightening?
1). Non-invasive and non-surgical – Do not need any surgery, do not have any pain, little buzzing in ears, no burn/not too hot
2). Comfortable treatments with no downtime – Can bring a very comfortable experience to customers, and can do the body for many customers, saving costs
How much does radio frequency skin tightening cost?
The cost of a radio frequency treatment depends on the area to be treated. It can range from $250 to $500 or more.
How long does a radio frequency skin tightening session last?
If you use the machine as the instruction manual and pay attention to your eating habits so that you can keep a perfect body for a long time.
What is the radio frequency skin tightening risk and side effect?
Due to radiation of high-energy radio frequency, the process also requires extreme care in its execution for the improper application may result in indents on the skin surface due to uneven healing responses on the skin. Many effects including fat necrosis and atrophic scarring have also been reported, although several new techniques have overcome this obstacle. With the application of a vacuum at the point of application, the burning and crusting were reportedly reduced.
Along with effectively lifting and tightening tissues without surgery or downtime, one of the greatest benefits of RF treatments, when performed correctly, is that post-procedure recovery is very quick and easy. Side effects are typically minimal and short-lived, limited to mild and temporary swelling, redness, and tingling, depending on the treatment.
After the treatment, you may experience mild redness, but this will slowly fade away after 36 hours.
How does radio frequency tighten skin?
Like any form of energy, RF has the capacity to produce heat—and while each brand-name application uses a slightly different technology, all work by heating the skin’s deeper layers to induce new collagen and elastic production and encourage cell turnover, helping skin become firmer, thicker and more youthful-looking.
An advantage of using RF to heat tissues, as opposed to lasers (which use higher-frequency light waves), is that the lower frequency of RF can safely penetrate to a deeper level, helping to improve skin tone and structure, even lifting tissues. Moreover, RF can safely treat more patients with different skin tones without risking permanent discoloration.
Of course, the safety and efficacy of non-surgical RF or any treatment depends on the experience and skill of the person providing that treatment (more on that later).
Is radio frequency safe?
Here’s what studies show:
The main known risk associated with RF is the potential for burns from the thermal heating effect for people exposed to high doses—for instance, those who work around radar equipment without proper protection.
Radio frequency in FDA cleared non-surgical tissue tightening is highly controlled for your safety. With the above information, you may ask, if exposure of high doses of radio frequency can cause burns, will non-surgical RF treatments hurt me? If you are a good candidate for the procedure and it is performed correctly, no.
The radio frequency used in non-surgical treatments is different from that emitted by your microwave or cell phone, or radar equipment—the radio frequency in skin tightening treatments is highly controlled. FDA cleared technologies use equipment that allows the practitioner to monitor and control the device during treatment to ensure that targeted tissues reach the optimal temperature to induce new collagen production and cell regeneration without overheating.
Clinical studies have demonstrated an excellent safety profile on RF procedures for skin tightening, whether it be for vaginal rejuvenation, facial skin tightening, or body contouring.