The official name of this treatment may sound a bit daunting but if we said instant centimetre loss you'd be interested, right? Thought so.
Ultrasound fat cavitation really is very clever. It uses ultrasound to blast fat cell membranes with pressure. As the cell structure can't tolerate that pressure, the membrane breaks down very quickly and the fat turns to liquid.
The ultrasound not only produces heat but also vibration - at about 40,000 times per second. No wonder those fat cells make a run for it! It's important to combine the treatment with lymphatic massage to force the toxins out of the body.
This treatment is brilliant for budging stubborn fat. It's perfect for people with 3cm of fat or more and, when combined with other fat reduction techniques, will produce amazing instant results. It is particularly recommended for the inner thighs, outer hips, and abdomen.
Our fat cells are primarily comprised of triglycerides. When these liquify the fluid is transported to the liver through the vascular and lymphatic systems. As the liver is unable to decipher the difference between this fat and fat coming food, it processes it in the normal way.
Whilst fat cavitation offers rapid results you will need a course of treatments to get the full effect. Usually, 6 to 8 weekly treatments are recommended, although this may vary according to your gender, age, body type and goals.
Often suggested as a post-pregnancy fat loss treatment, fat cavitation is all about body contouring. After the very first treatment, you could see an average loss of 2 to 4 centimetres. Following treatments will build on this initial success.
As part of a controlled weight loss program, fat cavitation is one of the safest and most advanced non-surgical procedures for body contouring. It is also ideal for cellulite smoothing and skin tightening. It is not a weight loss procedure on its own.
Fat cavitation practitioners are extremely knowledgeable. As well as understanding how the process and equipment works, they also need to carry out diagnostics that cover everything from current medications to tissue structure, hormonal changes, treatment areas and more.
Interestingly, even after the last treatment, your body will continue to metabolise fat for up to 12 weeks. This can make your results long-lasting or even permanent, depending on what other weight loss steps you take.
Ultrasound fat cavitation can be combined with Radio Frequency for even better results. This will further break down the fat and tighten the skin in the treatment area. It works by safely heating the dermis without burning. This causes the collagen fibres to contract and therefore tighten.
The heating process will also stimulate new collagen production. Finally, it will boost your blood and lymphatic flow. This will remove toxins and increase oxygen flow to fight the signs of ageing.
The great thing about fat cavitation, apart from the amazing results, is that it's non-surgical and pain-free with no scars and no need for anaesthetic. It's similar to liposuction in the results but nowhere near as invasive, painful and potentially complicated. It's sometimes called Ultrasound Liposuction.
There is often confusion over the difference between weight loss and body contouring. Generally, clients seek weight loss because they associate weight with body shape. Whilst extreme weight loss with change your measurements you can also lose centimetres without losing weight.
A comment you'll often hear at the gym is: 'I haven't lost weight' or even 'I've gained weight'. But they will admit they've gone down in dress size. The best advice is to ditch the bathroom scales altogether because they can be misleading.
If you want to reshape and lose centimetres quickly you need fat cavitation. For a consultation find your local specialist in the Bookwell directory.