It seems that the weather just keeps getting warmer and warmer down in South Florida and if your felling the heat like I am, tights and jeans just aren’t cutting it. The beach has been a veritable paradise and relief from the hot temperatures. However, hot as it may be, if you have a couple of problem areas on your body you’re not comfortable with it’s not too likely that you will want to throw on a pair of cute shorts and a crop top to enjoy the weather, much less a bathing suit. At the beginning of the month, we introduced you to i-Lipo and told you all about how it works and the benefits from using it in conjunction with the Resolution MD Cellulite System. Well now we want to share another amazing treatment that will have you beach ready in no time: Ultrasound Cavitation.
So what exactly is ultrasound cavitation? Similar to i-Lipo, Cavitation is great for helping with those tough areas of fat that just won’t go away? Ultrasound Cavitation uses leading edge technology in order to convert fat cells into liquid, which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own natural filtration system. As the diagram below demonstrates, a specially designed hand piece is placed on your skin over the specific area that is being targeted. The hand piece will then proceed to transmit low level ultrasonic waves which consist of compression (these are expansion impulses that travel in high-speed cycles).
This back and forth cycle then causes an infinite quantity of micro-cavities or micro-bubbles that gradually enlarge. As they continue to grow larger, the micro-bubbles start to collide and implode, producing shock waves that favor the emulsification and elimination of fat tissues. (Quick inside definition: Emulsification is the breakdown of large fat globules into smaller, evenly distributed particles.) The liquid is then easily exits the body using the lymphatic and urinary system.
What to Expect
Generally one fat cavitation treatment lasts 25 – 30 minutes where a single part of the body is treated. You must then allow for 72 hours to pass between each session so that the body can eliminate the fat. The reason for this is that you don’t wan to overdo it and create to much stress on or toxicity in the body. This allows for 2-3 treatments a week. In order to attain good results the minimum suggested number of fat cavitation sessions is between 6 and 10. Now everybody is different so you may not need 6 or you may need more than 10, it all really depends on what your goal is and is something that you can figure out when you go in for your initial consultation.
Does it Hurt?
No, cavitation is a painless treatment. One of the great things about Ultrasound Cavitation, as with i-Lipo, is a nonsurgical procedure that requires no anesthesia. Since it’s non-invasive you don’t have to worry about any cuts, scarring, or even any downtime after your treatment. Mild redness may appear occasionally but will be highly unlikely to cause any major discomfort.
Weight Loss Miracle?
Cavitation can provide you with amazing results, but make no mistakes ladies if you are overweight or looking for a quick weight loss shortcut this is not for you. What it “is“, is a means of reshaping and toning the body. This means you need to put in your part as well. If you have been working out, but can’t seem to get rid of certain pockets of fat that this is definitely for you, as it is specifically made to handle those areas of localized fat tissues which are resistant to exercise. These areas include our favorites (insert sarcasm here):
- around the abdomen, which we affectionately refer to as the love handles
- the buttocks
- thighs, also commonly referred to as saddle bags or my personal favorite thunder thighs.
You don’t have to take on any special kind of diet while undergoing treatments, but it should be noted that if you do take on a better diet it will definitely help in enhancing your results. This is really one of those things that I think is common sense for us. I mean you wouldn’t put in an hour of Pilates or spinning class in and then go have a Big Mac and an order of super-sized fries. Similarly, if your undergoing these treatments it would seem a waste of money to then go and pig out right afterwards. I believe in cases such as these were there is no set dietary instructions, moderation is the best route, so it pays to eat as well as possible.
While there is no dietary rule, drinking a lot of water will be essential during treatment. In all honesty, drinking water should be something that we do frequently daily, but some of us don’t (I’m not judging, I fall short with drinking water occasionally myself) so it may be something that you will want to start prepping for before hand. (For some tips on how to get into the practice of drinking more water check out these tips 🙂 ) This is so important because as stated earlier, your body will be ridding itself of the emulsified fat through the lymphatic and urinary system. Hydration, my friends, will help make the treatment a lot more successful.
Say Hello to the Cavi-4
At My Vida Spa and Wellness Center cavitation treatments are done using the Cavi-4 Plus. The Cavi-4 Plus provides top of the line technology and provides the technology necessary for cavitation, as well as for Radio Frequency treatments (which will go into in another post 😉 ) and vacuum therapy. All of the treatments can be done separately or in the case of cavitation and vacuum therapy they can be done back to back with the vacuum therapy being done after cavitation. Done in this form, vacuum therapy helps to compliment the cavitation treatments by sculpting body areas like the hips, legs and abdomen through its powerful suction cups. In addition, the Cavi-4 Plus features a special cups design for buttocks lifting. I don’t know about you, but the sound of a little help firming he’s backside always sounds great.
So with summer practically knocking on the door why wait any longer when there is something that can get you beach ready and confident in such little time. Call us at (305) 663-1402 and schedule an schedule an appointment for a consultation. Why wait for the body you want when all it takes is a little effort on your part and the right treatment plan. 😉