What is the ultrasonic cavitation? Literally, it looks like something in the movie based on science fiction for people who have never heard of it. In some ways, the ultrasonic cavitation, or ultrasound cavitation, is full of the science and technique indeed, throughout the history of the human beings, people have never stopped the pursuit of beauty.
During World War I, a British Royal Navy man was severely disfigured in the face by shrapnel. The British doctor Harold Gillies, known as the "Father of Modern Plastic Surgery", performed skin grafting for him, which is the true modern plastic surgery for human beings. In the 1930s, aesthetic medicine gained rapid momentum in the United States. In 1962, the world's first breast augmentation surgery with silicone implants was successfully completed in the U.S. In 1969, plastic surgery was incorporated into general surgery, and the first medical-grade botulinum was born in 1992. The first laser hair removal device was invented in 1996. Currently, the U.S. medical aesthetic industry has entered a mature stage of development, cavitation therapy was born under such a background. It is the result of the vigorous development of human plastic medicine and the combined effect of technology and productivity.
In short words, cavitation therapy is a safe and effective fat removal treatment, which involves the use of ultrasonic ultrasound technology to break down the fat cells beneath the skin to achieve the effect of fat reduction of whole body or local parts.
How does a cavitation machine reduce fat cells?
Let’s take the Carol&Esthetician best seller MS-45T2 for introduction, the cavitation machine's handle combined RF and ultrasound can gather and emit sound waves with a frequency of 40,000HZ. After sound waves enter the human body, they can cause strong impact and friction on human fat cells, which can effectively consume calories and water in cells, making fat cells shrink. The strong cracking impact between the cells during the vibration will cause the cells to explode instantly, and the fat cells will be reduced, so as to achieve the effect of removing fat.
The principle of ultrasonic cavitation: tens of thousands of tiny bubbles are generated by the vibration of the liquid, that is, cavitation bubbles. These bubbles grow in the negative pressure zone formed by the longitudinal propagation of ultrasonic waves, and quickly close in the positive pressure zone, thereby being compressed and stretched under alternating positive and negative pressures. At the moment when the bubble is compressed until it collapses, a huge instantaneous pressure will be generated, generally as high as tens of MPa to hundreds of MPa, and strong vibration and noise will be generated.
Meanwhile, radio frequency waves directly penetrate the skin, using the resistance formed by the skin to generate energy, which increases the temperature of the bottom layer of the skin, rapidly and continuously heats the tissue and promotes the growth of collagen in the skin, so as to achieve the effect of firming and delicate skin. The perfect combination of the two techniques can tighten the skin and prevent skin sagging while reducing fat cells.
What is the specific process of a cavitation treatment?
There are 2 ways that you can have the cavitation treatment: get an appointment in the clinic or purchasing a home-use cavitation machine. In clinic your doctor will ask you to wear the treatment suit, after clean up the treatment area, they will use the handheld ultrasound device to go over the targeted area, the duration is depends on the size of the area, and the machine they use, but usually it won’t longer than 1 hour.
As for the use of a home-use cavitation machine, here we take the upper arms treatment with MS-45T2 as an example as below:
- Wipe the operating area with a wet towel.
- Apply the gel evenly to the operating area.
- Move from elbow towardsunderarm or outside of upper arm (5 minutes each right/left side).
- Move the head in small circles on upper arm (5 minutes each right/left side).
- Wipe the treatment area.
After the treatment, you will be recommended to drink more water to promote the metabolism and lymphatic circulation, which can help you body to drain out the waste of face cells, the health diet and daily routine will help you to achieve better result, at the same time overeating is strictly forbidden if you want to see some effect of the treatment.
Who should not get cavitation treatment?
Although safety and efficiency are the major advantages of cavitation therapy, it still does not apply to everyone. Please do not use the instrument or consult your doctor before use if you:
- Are menstruating, pregnant and lactating women.
- Are suffering from severe disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, history of scarring, hyperthyroidism, HIV/AIDS,
- Are undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy.
- Are taking prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation).
- Have recently had surgery or are recovering from a surgery.
- Have malignant tumors, hemophilia or severe bleeding.
- Have skin diseases and infectious diseases.
- Are wearing pacemakers (heart rate units and other internal electronic devices), vascular stents or metal implants.
- Have had surgery or cesarean section within 6 months, miscarriage within 3 months, or natural birth within 2 months.
- Are drunk within 12 hours, full within half an hour, fasting, thirsty, and overworked.
- Are a minor or with reduced sensory or mental capabilities
In the end, the pros of the cavitations are various, it is non-invasive, which could be considered as an effective alternative to the surgery option, liposuction for instance; it is natural, the whole process of the cavitation relies on your body natural reaction, so the side effect is minimal, you may experience slight reactions such as redness, bruise on occasion; it is fast, the cavitation therapy is called “lunch break treatment” as well, which means you can get back to office immediately without extra recovery time. Try it and you will be surprised!