The ever-changing life style, fast-paced, busy life is sometimes taking a toll on our bodies. A healthy diet, regular exercise are sometimes not enough to keep us in shape and help us maintain the healthy body we all wish for, as there are plenty of factors we have limited control of.
Luckily, technology advances have come to our rescue and now we are able to get the extra help needed to keep us fit and youthful.
What is cavitation and what does it do?
Ultrasonic cavitation relies on ultrasound technology to break apart fat cells.
Ultrasound waves are sent deep into the layers of your skin, causing a disruptive vibration. Fat cells then break apart from each other and are dislodged from your dermal layers.
The fat cell content, primarily comprised of triglycerides, is dispersed into the fluid between the cells and then transported through the vascular and lymphatic system to the liver.
After a few days, the fat cells are absorbed by your lymphatic system and drained as waste from your body.
A small study tested the effectiveness of ultrasonic cavitation for 50 women who were considered medically overweight.
Half of the women simply followed a low-calorie diet, while the other half had the low-calorie diet with radiofrequency and ultrasound body contouring procedures.
After 5 weeks, the women who had been given ultrasonic cavitation showed a reduction in body fat mass. Interestingly, they didn’t lose more weight than the other group — they simply lost body fat.
Another small study done much earlier in 2007 followed 30 individuals who were all given ultrasonic cavitation body contouring treatment.