What is Ultrasound Cavitation?
Cavitation is a 3D liposuction treatment that reduces body fat safely, efficiently and non-invasively. A consultation would be required in the first instance to discuss the body area you require work done on.
*Please note all Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency treatments at Cryo Solihull although they can help lift, firm and tighten they are all dependant on client lifestyle, clean eating, isolated exercise to the body area being worked on. Good sleep and water intake of 2 litres a day, low stress levels. Consistency and patience are key when using any bodywork treatment to enhance the results you are aiming for.
Results are not guaranteed and are client dependant. The consultation is essential as some medical conditions are contra-indicated to the treatments. And the lymphatic system which needs to be working at optimal level is an essential part of eliminating the toxins from the body too.* *A series of treatments is recommended and treatments can be combined with Liquid Lipo Wraps and Lymphatic Drainage via Lymphatic Drainage via Pressotherapy too.
Ultrasound cavitation works best on parts with localized fat. Such areas include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, hips and upper arms. This uses targeted ultrasonic waves to break down fat cells. This procedure involves applying pressure on fat cells through ultrasonic vibrations. The pressure is high enough to make fat cells break down into a liquid form. The body can get rid of it as waste through your urine. The broken down fat cells go from the body to the liver where they are metabolised excreted as waste without harming any other cells in your body.
It is scientifically proven that after a cavitation session, excess liquid or lymphatic toxins are drained from your body via the urinary system. This can be noticed in the first session after just 10 minutes, there will also be a significant increase in diuresis (the production of urine by the kidneys) in the hours following the session and this usually continues into the next day as the body metabolises the excess liquid and toxins. Due to this a slight acidity and change in the smell and colour of the urine can be observed right after the first session with the ultrasound cavitation especially in clients with a considerable percentage of body fat.
Ultrasound cavitation can be used to target and destroy fat cells on the arms and abdomen, buttocks and thighs. It can also help to improve skin elasticity.
What is Radio Frequency?
Radio Frequency (RF) therapy at Cryo Solihull, also called radio frequency skin tightening, and also known as body contouring is a non surgical method of tightening your skin. The procedure involves using energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin known as your dermis. This heat stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein in your body. It creates the framework of your skin and gives your skin its firmness.
As you age, your cells produce less collagen, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. Skin laxity occurs around the age of 35 to 40 when the quantity and the quality of your collagen begins to decline.
RF therapy has been used since 2001 to fight against sagging skin and the signs of ageing.
It can be used all over the body including the face.
Contraindications to Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency
Cavitation and RF Unfortunately, not all treatments are for everyone.
Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.
Conditions that would mean you are not able to have these treatments:
Pregnancy and immediately after (if the treatment area is the stomach 3 months after a natural birth and 6 months after a C-Section), Breastfeeding, Cancer (all forms), Undergoing chemotherapy or immune therapy, Heart conditions or diseases, Kidney damage, diseases or problems, Liver damage, diseases or problems, Thrombosis or taking Warfarin/Heparin, Numb or insensitive to heat/Fever, Active implanted device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator, High Cholesterol, Under 18 years old, Under the influence of Alcohol or Drug use, Undiagnosed lumps or swelling in the treatment area, Skin infections, such as ring worm.
Conditions that need a doctor’s letter to confirm that the treatment is suitable before treatments can begin:
Epilepsy, Transplant Anti-Rejection Drugs, Thyroid Disease, Heart Disease, Hypertension (High blood pressure treated with medication), Cancer – After recovery from cancer, must be off medication for 12 months and have GP approval prior to treatment, Diabetes (type 1 and on insulin), Severe Skin Disorders.
The list below is of things that require a waiting period until you can start treatments:
Recent surgery/Recent scars (wait 6 months), Open lesions, deep bruising, swollen joints, infection (avoid the area), Skin diseases, inflammation, (avoid the area), Antibiotic (wait until course completed), Varicose veins (avoid area), Prosthesis/silicone implants (avoid area), Metal implants/screws (avoid area), Hormonal implant in arm (avoid area), Metal contraceptive coil (avoid area with mono device), Depilatory creams (wait 2 weeks), Area being treated with IPL or Laser (wait 2 weeks), Area being treated with Botox (wait 3 months) or dermal fillers (wait 2 weeks), Sunburn, Chronic inflammation (depending on severity of chronic inflammatory conditions – consider that treatment will increase inflammation and anti-inflammatory medications reduce the effectiveness of the treatment -please discuss with your doctor first.
Prednisone and other steroid medications (treatment will increase inflammation), Mild skin conditions within the area such as Rosacea/Eczema/Psoriasis – Radio Frequency may make the condition worse within that area due to the wound response (avoid area).
How does it work?
How Radio Frequency works? As we age our skin can lose elasticity and firmness as our natural collagen supply breaks down causing wrinkles, sagging skin and making the appearance of cellulite more prominent. Multipolar/bipolar radio frequency, used in body treatments, uses different frequencies to create heat (of around 45-55c) which will penetrate several layers of skin and fat cells, stimulating growth of new collagen.
As the radio frequencies heat the treatment area, the collagen fibres shorten and contract, stimulating the fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin fibres, which give a separate skin tightening, lifting and toning effect.
The collagen fibres are forced to contract by the simultaneous heating of the dermis and subcutaneous layer. Fibroblasts metabolism increases (meaning it speeds up collagen and elastin production) and it produces new collagen fibres that leaves a long term lifted effect.
When the radio frequency energy gets into the deeper dermal layer, it causes the dermal layer of skin to thicken, decreasing wrinkle depth and leaving skin firmer with defined contour giving a lifted effect.
When used in conjunction with Ultrasound Cavitation, Radio Frequency stimulates the adipocyte (the major energy storage sites in the body) to release fat into the bloodstream.
It assists the metabolism of large fat granules previously liquidised by cavitation, helping move the liquid fat along on its journey to the lymphatic system.