Body Contouring


A completely non surgical, non invasive procedure, Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency Body Contouring are fat reduction procedures that improves and tighten skin that is safe and pain free.

Ultrasound Technology which destroys intractable fat cells, using low-frequency sound waves without causing damage to any other tissues or organs. Once the fat cell membrane (adipose tissue) is destroyed, the fat is discharged between the cells where they are turned into protein and then changed to free fatty acids and glycerol. Free fatty acids are moved to the liver where they decay and are removed from the body.

Radio Frequency Technology
to lift and tighten the skin. The frequency penetrates the epidermis and heats the dermis. In response to the collagen, fibers begin contracting and remodeling, effectively thickening and leading to immediate results. Additional collagen fibers synthesis occurs due to the healing process of the skin, induced by the heat. Over time this will continue, gradually improving the quality of your skin and a decrease in deep wrinkles.

With literally no downtime, body contouring treatments are gradually replacing tummy tucks and liposuction.

F.A.Q


As a completely non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, Ultrasound Cavitation & Radio Frequency Body Contouring offers clients many benefits over other fat reduction procedures –

  • Look Years Younger After One Treatment
  • Improves & Tightens Sagging Skin
  • Clinically Proven Results
  • No Need For Anaesthesia/Sedation
  • No Incisions
  • No-Risk of Infection Unlike Surgical Procedures
  • Safe & Pain-Free
  • No Downtime
  • Results Can Be Seen After Just One Treatment.

With literally no downtime, body contouring treatments are gradually replacing tummy tucks and liposuction.
There are 2 parts to this treatment-

ULTRASONIC CAVITATION

This type of therapy targets and destroys subcutaneous fat cells in the fat cell membranes through a series of microscopic implosions. Clients experience a reduction of several cms in circumference after the first treatment.

RADIO FREQUENCY
Controlled collagen heating produces immediate collagen contraction, so some results will be seen immediately post treatment. The subsequent repair and remodeling of this deep collagen produce a continuing effect over the next 3- 6 months.
Ultrasonic Cavitation also is known as Ultrasound Liposuction and Ultra Cavitation is a non-surgical fat removal procedure. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck or liposuction, in ultrasonic cavitation, there are no knives, no anesthesia, and no surgery.

A relatively new technique, Ultrasound Cavitation is used predominantly for fat reduction. Cavitation is a natural phenomenon based on low frequency ultrasound and is the sculpting of the body without the need for anaesthetic. It is a risk free procedure avoiding scars, discomfort and downtime and is seen as a safe alternative to liposuction. The ultrasound produces a strong wave of pressure that target the fat cell membranes. The membranes cannot stand the pressure thus disintegrating into a liquid state which is naturally eliminating, resulting in instant fat loss.

The procedure starts with circumference measurement of the target body area, applies the ultrasonic device directly to specific areas of the skin after a gel is applied, continues with circular movements of the applicator over the treatment site, for a Combo session a Radio Frequency hand piece is used which is slowly rotated over the targeted area, transmitting radio waves to the skin heating it 40 to 50 degrees Celsius without burning the skin surface. The heat causes contraction of the collagen fibers to immediately tighten the skin. Then finalized with another circumference measurement. The duration of treatment session normally takes around 15-30 minutes each depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer Results can sometimes be noticed after the first treatment with more improvement noticed within a few days. 6 - 12 sessions at 72 hour intervals are recommended in order to achieve an ideal result, but further treatments may be needed to attain your desired figure.

Ultrasound Cavitation is a non-surgical, natural phenomenon based on low-frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound field when applied to the targeted area creates bubbles in the liquid that surrounds fat cells, which gradually grow and implode. Membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations so the effect of cavitation easily breaks them, while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue.

Ultrasound Cavitation causes an emulsification of the solid fat substances, releasing the triglyceride fluid, which is easy to eliminate through the lymphatic system. After disruption and emulsification of fat cells, liquid which makes up the fat cells, in the form of triglycerides, is released into the fluid between the cells. This fluid is then metabolized. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as an energy source, whereas the insoluble, free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food.

The ultrasound-cavitation filed creates bubbles in the liquid that surround the fat cells, which gradually grow, and implode. As the membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations, the effect of ultrasonic cavitation easily breaks them, while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue.

A specially designed hand piece is applied to the target area by a therapist. The hand piece transmits strong low level ultrasonic waves which consist of a compression – expansion method which travel in high speed cycles. Rotating this cycle, back and forth will cause an infinite quantity of micro-cavities (micr-bubbles) to enlarge. It is the progressive enlargement of the micro-cavities that turn to collision & implosion, producing emission of shockwaves that favour emulsification & elimination of the fat tissues in the target area (this phenomena is called ‘cavitation’). The lymphatic & urinary system easily vacuum’s this liquid from the body, resulting in fat reduction.
RF is an effective way to improve skin tightness and elasticity, reduce wrinkles and cellulite, boosting the overall condition on areas of the body such as the face, chin, upper arm, abdomen, thighs, bra line or buttocks. The technique induces tissue remolding and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic services. RF can be used on clients who have had botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments. Clients must wait at least one week before any treatments are performed.

Radio Frequency (RF) systems utilise a handpiece that is slowly rotated over the treatment area. The handpiece transmits radio waves through the upper layers of the skin to the dermis, heating it to between 39-45°c while the epidermis remains undamaged and unaffected.

The act of applying this heat to the dermis triggers three excellent benefits:

  1. Tissue retraction – The heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibres, which immediately tightens the skin to reveal a lifted, tighter and more youthful appearance.

  2.  New collagen formation – Heating the dermis stimulates production of new collagen which is essential in the battle against signs of ageing. Increased collagen equals plumper, firmer skin with a greater level of elasticity.

  3. Improved circulation – RF also improves the blood and lymphatic flow. This helps induce a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to further reduce the signs and effects of ageing.

Most people feel the treatment is painless and comfortable. Some people may feel slight discomfort due to the specific noise spreading inside the body, but causes no, harm and disappears as soon as the applicator is moved away from body. You may also experience warmth during the treatment. If on the slim chance it gets too warm you can request, immediately some extra ultrasound gel to be applied.
The ultrasound cavitation causes an emulsification of fat, it rupture fat cell membrane, thereby releasing its fat content, converting it into a substance easy to eliminate through sweat gland, liver sausage circulation, lymphatic system which eventually eliminate through urine.

Excess fat is released in to the interstitial space between the cells during and following the cavitation treatment. Here it is metabolised to glycerol and fatty free acids. Glycerol that is water-soluble is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as an energy source. The insoluble fatty free acids are transported via the liver and kidneys and processed as if fatty acids from foods and then eliminated naturally from the body.
Typically a single fat cavitation session lasts forty minutes when treating a single part of the body.  A minimum of 72 hours is required between each session so the body can finish the elimination of the fat.  For the best fat reduction results, between six and ten sessions is recommended.
All areas with localised fat such as thighs, abdomen and the buttocks are the most appropriate to be treated.  The treatment works on Cellulite, the reduction of general fat and for skin tightening.  For Cellulite the ultra sound focuses on the superficial fat tissue.  Best results are achieved when the ultrasound is applied in conjunction with the radio frequency.

Upper and Lower Abdomen, Hips, Love Handles/Flanks, Inner and Outer Thighs, Upper Arms/Bingo Wings, Bra and Backs Rolls, Buttocks, Baby Bulges and can also be used areas as small as the chins and knees. This treatment can be used to reduce "man boobs" but cannot be used to treat female breast tissue or Gynecomastia.
 Please check that your BMI falls in the treatable range and should be no more than 30. Significant obesity is outside the treatment range for the contouring and styling effects of ultrasonic liposuction. Also some medical conditions and drugs will make some clents unsuitable to benefit from treatments.

A full assessment during the pre-treatment consultation will determine your suitability. People who experience cardiac or vascular diseases, carry a pacemaker should avoid this type of procedure. Similarly, if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you are in any doubt, please consult with your GP.

You will NOT be able to start Ultra Cavitation treatment before consulting your doctor, if any of the below apply:

• During menstruation (applies only to treatment of the abdomen)
• Skin infections and diseases
• Acute fever
• Thyroid disease and other hormonal disorders
• Any other chronic diseases
• Heart diseases or pacemakers
• Allergy to applied materials (eg ceramic)
• Severe high blood pressure or circulation problems
• Cancer
• Deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins,
• Epilepsy
• Hemorrhagic disease, trauma, vascular rupture
• Pregnant or breastfeeding
• Infectious diseases
• Inflammation of the veins, phlebitis
• Intrauterine device avoid abdomen
• Liver or kidney disease
• Wounds, sores
• Treatment with anti-inflammatories, anticoagulants, antibiotics
• Metal Coil Fitted (tummy area treatments only, new plastic coil is fine)
• Currently Pregnant
• Under 18

Cancer: Cancer cells travel via the lymphatic system, as does waste produced by Ultrasound Cavitation. A treatment presents an unacceptable risk of helping to move cancer cells.

Cold or flu symptoms or fever: Ultrasound Cavitation releases toxins from the body via the lymphatic system, and treatments can exacerbate flu symptoms which also leave the body the same way.

Swollen lymph nodes: Treatments cannot be performed in areas where lymph nodes are swollen, infected, or not draining properly.

Oedema or localized swelling of limbs indicates poor lymphatic flow. Treatments are not designed to alleviate oedema and may in fact exacerbate the condition.

Active Infections & Immunosuppression: These factors compromise the healing ability of the body, and Ultrasound Cavitation should not be attempted until the infection or deficiency is cleared.

Liver, Kidney, or Heart Disease: Compromises the ability of the body to recover from treatments.

Severe hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, or poor circulation of blood and lymph.

Pregnancy: Sound waves generated by the treatment will very likely harm an unborn child’s hearing and may also result in compromising its immune system.

Breastfeeding: As mother’s milk draws nutrients from the body, there is an unacceptable degree of risk that toxins may pass into the milk and therefore be ingested by a nursing child.

Lymph nodes and joints cannot be treated with cavitation.
The face and neck cannot be treated with cavitation however RF can be.

Menstruation: During a period, the abdomen cannot be treated however other areas can be.

Metallic Implants: People who have metal implanted anywhere in their bodies, such as bone pins or pace makers cannot receive a treatment.

Skin allergies or inflammation: Areas with obvious signs of inflammation cannot be treated.

Minors: Due to the changing hormonal and fat deposits in the growing body during puberty, we do not treat clients under 18 years of age with Ultrasound Cavitation or Radio Frequency.
The number of sessions depends on the client's age and skin condition. While you will see immediate results in the first session, it may be necessary to have between 3 and 12 sessions for optimum results. Clients who go through a series of treatments will see an improvement each time the treatment is performed.

Ultrasound Cavitation: 6-12 sessions spaced 72 hours apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week.

Skin Tightening: 6-12 sessions spaced 48 hours apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week.

After the initial treatments are completed, maintenance treatments consist of one session each month for 4 months followed by one treatment every 4 months
On the day of your treatment do not consume any alcohol, fizzy drinks or caffeine. Avoid heavy meals immediately before and after treatment. We recommend drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day during your course of cavitation treatments.

Drinking water is a necessary part of the fat elimination process so we recommend drinking 1.5 litres of water both before and after each session. A low calorie diet and regular exercise should be maintained in order to aid the body in naturally passing the fat through it’s own natural filtration system.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE ON AFTERCARE
The Ultrasonic Cavitation has the similar result as liposuction. It removes cellulite and excess fat. preventing this from recurring in the treated areas, without damaging the vascular system. The procedure is painless and is very inexpensive compared to the thousands of dollars you could spend on liposuction.
Approximately 30 minutes during which ultrasound gel is applied on targeted areas. The probe is then guided over the targeted area transmitting low level ultrasonic waves, which then sends impulses to the target area which travel in a circular motion. This motion then causes micro-bubbles which, in turn, start to collide and implode. Shock waves then cause the emulsification of fat cells. After the ultrasound treatment, released energy must be consumed with light aerobic exercise or any substitute effective at burning calories. According to individual targets, it is recommended to do a course of 6-10 treatments spaced a week a part.

1) Fat cavitation ultrasound stimulation

2) Local Noradrenaline Release

3) Lipolysis activation

4) Release of Free Fatty Acids and Glycerol (breakdown of fat) in blood stream

5) Energy consumption

6) Local and long lasting slimming effect

(subcutaneous and visceral fats)

The Science Behind Cavitation Treatment


The Science Behind Cavitation Treatment
Fat Cavitation causes an emulsification of fat, it ruptures the fat cell membrane, thereby releasing its fat content, converting it into a substance easy to eliminate through sweat gland, liver and lymphatic system which eventually eliminate through urine.

Excess fat is released in to the interstitial space between the cells during and following the cavitation treatment. Here it is metabolised to glycerol and fatty free acids. Glycerol that is water-soluble is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as an energy source. The insoluble fatty free acids are transported via the liver and kidneys and processed as if fatty acids from foods and then eliminated naturally from the body.

This cavitation ultrasound procedure is suitable for small areas, such as arms around bra strap and muffin tops areas, or larger areas of the body, such as inner, outer front or back of thighs, tummy and buttocks. It is recommended to undertake 6-10 treatments spaced one per week to initially complete the course of treatments.

Apart from physical exercise and healthier nutritional choices, no other solution has been proven as effective to activate the natural way to lose fat; LIPOLYSIS. Lipolysis is the natural process that involves our fat reserves being transformed into energy and being used by our body.





Lipo Laser


Lipo Laser
What is Laser Liposuction?

A relatively new twist on traditional liposuction, laser liposuction uses laser energy to liquefy pockets of excess fat before it’s suctioned out through a thin tube. The liquefied fat is easier to remove, making this a less aggressive procedure with a potentially faster recovery and smoother skin. It does have risks, so if you’re considering laser lipo, you’ll want an experienced surgeon.
Also known as: Laser Lipo, Lipoplasty, Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Laser lipolysis (lipo) is a cosmetic procedure to remove body fat. It was first approved for use in 2006 and since then there have been a number of developments in the different types available. The laser lipo suction technique uses lasers to break up fat before its removal from the body, reducing the need for harsh suction. It has become a commonly adopted and accepted modality for removal of unwanted fatty tissue and is claimed to be as effective as traditional liposuction without a hospital stay.

Laser lipo is marketed on the basis that it is a quick and effective way of getting rid of the unwanted flab. It is meant to be a less invasive procedure and the effects are permanent since the fat cells are inactivated by the laser beam, leaving them incapable of storing fat any more. One commonly promoted advantage of laser lipo is fast patient recovery, with some clinics advising that you can be back at work within two days. Despite these findings, some clinicians have been reluctant to accept laser lipo, citing longer procedural times, increased risk of adverse reactions and lack of evidence supporting superiority over traditional liposuction.

Laser Liposuction Technique Melts Fat and Tightens Skin


For those seeking trimmer bodies with minimal effort, liposuction is one of the most popular fast-fixes. But like anything that seems too good to be true, the fat-reduction procedure comes with a few drawbacks, especially if your skin can't take up the slack. Pockets of sagging skin may defeat the purpose of using cosmetic surgery to bust hard-to-reach fat.

That’s where the newly designed technique of laser lipolysis comes in, picking up where traditional liposuction leaves off. Researchers believe this enhanced technique could be the key to optimum body sculpting.

How Does It Work?

Laser lipolysis is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat from fiber-optic lasers at various wavelengths to melt body fat. This is a different process than liposuction, which involves removing fat from the body using vacuum suction. The added benefit of laser lipolysis is that it spurs the production of the protein collagen, making skin more taut.

Clinical results were drawn from the laser lipolysis and liposuction procedures of more than 2,000 patients over a three-year span. Researchers found that patients overall lost significant fat bulk in different parts of the body and saw an increase in skin tightness. Clients didn’t suffer from any major complications, though some complained of minor pain and bruising.

Is Laser Liposuction right for me?


You could be a good liposuction candidate if you’re a healthy, nonsmoking adult who has:

  • a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or below
  • a desire for fat reduction and body contouring in a few specific areas
  • good skin tone and elasticity

The Importance of Pre and Post Care


PRE- TREATMENT

It is really important to be well hydrated both before and after ultrasonic fat cavitation, so please drink plenty of water. Clients should be drinking 8-12 glasses of water per day normally.

Eat a moderate diet, obviously the more fresh fruit, vegetables and meat the better.

Do not smoke. If you do, please ensure that you push your next cigarette time after treatment out gradually post treatment Medications, drugs and alcohol should not be consumed on the day of treatment. It is important to check with your therapist about your medications and be honest.

NO heating treatments are to be done on the day of procedure such as laser or pulsed light treatments in the local area.


POST TREATMENT

After care is crucial for achieving the best results from ultrasound fat cavitation treatments. The after care for ultrasound fat cavitation is detailed, however it is worth sticking to. The treatment will only work at its optimum if the after care is followed.

To ensure your body responds well to ultrasound fat cavitation, drink 1.5L of water prior to and following your treatment. Stagger 2L intake of water over 24 hours, for three days post-treatment.

The ultrasound fat cavitation treatment works by eliminating fat and toxins via the lymphatic and urinary systems. The body requires three days to properly eliminate the fat and toxins after a treatment. Treatment intervals also need to reflect this; at least three days must pass between each session. For most clients, I recommend a minimum of between six and ten fat cavitation treatments for best results.

It is important to topically stimulate the treatment area following your session. Use a body brush in the shower to promote movement around the area. Do this daily to prevent fat and toxins from becoming stagnant and difficult to eliminate.

Alcohol, caffeine and toxins MUST be avoided 2-3 days before and 2-3 after the treatment. The lymphatic system and liver must be in optimum condition to process waste from the body during this time.

Maintaining a low calorie, low carbohydrate, low fat, and low sugar diet for 24 hours pre-treatment and three days post-treatment will help achieve the best results. This is to ensure your body utilizes the triglycerides (a type of body fat) released by the fat cavitation process. If suitable, I also encourage my clients to stick to this diet as much as they can. Many find this to be a great starting point for maintaining a healthier lifestyle in the future.

A minimum of 30 minutes of elevated heart rate cardio exercise is required post-treatment. This is best to be done immediately after the treatment, and for three days following. This is to ensure the stored energy released by the cavitation process is burnt off. If cardio is not your style, this where infrared sauna sessions may assist, as it has a similar effect on the body.

Additional steps can be taken to achieve optimum results. You can assist your body to flush toxins by following your treatment with the use of an infrared sauna. Lymphatic drainage will help eliminate released toxins from the body. This can be done post-treatment via a massage or using the cavitation vacuum treatment.