The Effects of Low-Intensity Ultrasound Cavitation on Unwanted Fat

We all struggle with unwanted fat accumulation in different body parts such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, back, and buttocks. Even if we maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI), we sometimes cannot get rid of fat pockets in certain body parts no matter how hard we indulge in physical activity and diet management. Ultrasonic Cavitation is the newest advancement in the body contouring field. This non-invasive and non-surgical body sculpting procedure is an exceptional alternative to all surgical treatments for unwanted fat and excess weight. 

The idea of fat reduction without using needles, cuts, incisions, stitches, and other surgical approaches seems too good to be true. However, the aesthetic world is full of surprises and holds the solutions for various skin and body concerns, including unwanted fat. Ultrasonic or ultrasound cavitation uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells below the skin without cutting the skin open. It is a non-surgical method of reducing cellulite and localized fat in almost all body parts. 

The ultrasonic low-frequency waves put pressure on fat cells through repetitive vibrations. The pressure is high enough to break the fat cells and turn them into a liquid state. The body can then get rid of it as waste through your lymphatic system. This procedure is as simple as it seems. We may have never thought of getting rid of stubborn fat as efficiently. However, non-surgical body contouring procedures like Ultrasonic cavitation have made this dream come true. 

Ultrasonic Cavitation: The Easiest Solution for Fat Deposits 

We have understood that ultrasonic waves put pressure on the fat cells, break them apart, and turn them into liquid. But how do we flush the cellular debris and unwanted components out of our system? Ultrasonic cavitation tones and sculpts the body using radio frequencies and low-frequency ultrasonic waves. These waves form bubbles around fat cells under the skin. The bubbles then burst, breaking the fat deposits, which then are absorbed through blood and taken to the liver for excretion, from where they are drained. 

The fat deposits are changed into glycerol and free fatty acids. The body then reuses glycerol while free fatty acids travel to the liver and are excreted as a waste product. This treatment method is usually used along with other weight loss programs to help with getting rid of excessive fat. It is a preferred method for other invasive procedures of eliminating body fat. Your stomach, hips, face, neck, upper arms, and thigh areas are treatable with ultrasonic cavitation therapy. 

What Happens During An Ultrasonic Cavitation Session?

Such non-surgical procedures are multi-session and require more than one treatment sittings for the most effective results. The procedure for ultrasonic cavitation is pretty straightforward. It is important to note that ultrasonic cavitation is not a solution for obesity and excess weight loss; it can help with fat reduction and be used as an additional method for body sculpting, but alone, it is not an optimal treatment for clinical obesity. Moreover, everyone is not an ideal candidate for this treatment. So getting a free consultation from an acclaimed and reputable clinic such as Cutera Aesthetics can help you determine whether or not you are eligible for this body contouring procedure. 

The procedure is not painful nor even mildly uncomfortable. You may feel a warm sensation during the procedure and hear a buzzing from the ultrasound machine. Treatments typically take 40 minutes to an hour, depending on the treated body area. You can lose up to 1 to 2 inches from the first treatment, and 2 inches post every subsequent session. Thus, if you are tired of gym visits and diet management with no visible results, this treatment can be your savior. 

What Are The Possible Side Effects?

Ultrasonic cavitation is considered a low-risk treatment for most people. Since it is non-invasive and non-surgical, there is usually no requirement for long recovery times. However, some side effects are still associated with it that are short-lived and subside within a few days. These common side effects include:

  • redness
  • bruising
  • headache

In some cases, the skin cannot absorb the cellular debris as it breaks down. This can cause lumps, bumps, and valleys on your skin after ultrasonic cavitation treatment. However, follow-up treatments may resolve these skin irregularities.

What To Expect After Ultrasonic Cavitation?

After ultrasonic cavitation, you can easily stand up and drive yourself home. Pain and bruising are usually minimal, so you won’t feel discomfort. After the procedure, you will have to hydrate as much as possible to help your body flush the fatty cells through your lymphatic system. But don’t expect to see results right away. You may also require repeated treatments to see visible results. Most candidates for this treatment see their final result within 6 to 12 weeks. On average, treatment requires 1 to 3 visits for visible results.