Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ultrasound Cavitation? 

Also known as Ultrasonic Cavitation, this is a relatively new, non-surgical technique involving the use of ultrasonic sound waves to disrupt the fat cells located just beneath the skin.  The sound waves create a focused vibration which will agitate and rupture the fat cell membrane, releasing emulsified fat to be eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system.

When was the first introduction of Ultrasound Cavitation?   

The physical phenomenon called cavitation has been known since the 1960′s. Ultrasonic Cavitation in aesthetics was first introduced in Milan, in 2005.  The technique was FDA approved in the United States in the fall of 2011.

What is an RF Treatment? 

RF stands for Radio Frequency.  Radio frequency waves, when focused into the body, oscillate cells and assist in the breaking-up process started by Ultrasound Cavitation.  RF treatments also generate heat within the body in a process called diathermy (deep heating).  This causes contraction of collagen fibers, stimulates cell regeneration, and promotes new collagen growth.  The result is tighter, more supple, and luminous skin.  RF treatment also increases blood circulation, increases the skin’s elasticity, and can help alleviate pain.

What effects does the vacuum probe have?

The vacuum is used to disrupt the surface layer of the skin as well as the underlying tissue layer.  The suction actually pulls up the layer of fat, allowing the RF frequencies to better penetrate the tissue.  It stimulates the blood flow and helps smooth the surface of the skin, often reducing the appearance of cellulite.  It can also help alleviate back and leg pain due to the increase in circulation.

Is the Ultrasound Cavitation/RF treatment procedure painful?

No, it’s painless.  During treatment, some clients may experience a tingling sensation as the sound and radio waves travel through the tissue, but it is not unpleasant.  A humming sound in the ears during the cavitation process is a normal sensation.  This is caused by an echo of sound waves within the body, is harmless, and will disappear as soon as the treatment ends.

Are there any side effects to the treatment?

Only the loss of fat and the tightening of skin!  There are no reported negative side effects to the treatment.  In some cases temporary redness occurs, but should fade by the end of the day.  The heat generated by the RF is perfectly tolerable and often clients find it pleasant, like a heated massage.

When can I expect to see results?  

It can take two to three months for your body to remove the fat that has been manipulated by the treatment.  That said, with proper lifestyle, many clients have noticed results within the first two weeks or less.

Is it a safe treatment?

Yes.  It is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, which requires no anesthesia and allows you to carry on with your everyday life before and after the sessions.

In which areas is the Cavitation most effective?

All parts of the body where localized fat deposits reside. The abdomen, arms, legs and buttocks are the most requested sites.

Is it possible to lose weight with Ultrasound Cavitation?

This procedure is not a method to lose weight but to shape and contour the body.  Weight loss may be a side effect, but it is mainly to help in the process of reducing cellulite, and the so-called “fat cushions” that just won’t go away with diet and exercise.

Can anyone have this procedure done?

This procedure is not for everyone.  Individuals interested should be willing to understand that this is only an aid to help with the removal of unwanted fat.  Diet and exercise are key factors.  The cavitation process emulsifies the fat cells, converting it into a liquid form. Therefore drinking plenty of water and being active are essential in aiding the body’s lymphatic system to eliminate and dispose of the destroyed fat cells.  All individuals who do not possess any contraindications and are willing to commit to being active are great candidates for the Acoustic Body Sculpting procedures.

What are the contraindications for Ultrasound Cavitation?

Individuals with implant devices such as pacemakers, metal implants or prosthesis should not undergo cavitation. Also, pregnant women, those with high blood pressure, postoperative individuals, those who have acute inflammation, deep vein thrombosis, cancer, and so on should be advised against Ultrasound Cavitation.

How is it possible to remove solid fat through urine?

Ultrasound Cavitation emulsifies fat cells and converts them into a liquid substance easy to remove through the lymphatic, urinary and digestive systems.  It is the same process by which the body removes any toxin or fat.

Is there any previous or subsequent treatment needed?

A low-calorie diet is suggested and a high intake of water is strongly suggested.  Being hydrated is very important, please be sure to drink plenty of water before and after a session.  Drinking water is essential to eliminate the broken fat cell and toxins.  It is best to have not eaten at least two hours prior to a session.

How much time should pass between two sessions?

The body begins eliminating the fat within 72 hours.  We suggest scheduling appointments about a week apart.  Some clients notice results right away, others take about three sessions.  We suggest having at least 5 treatments done about a week apart for best results, with a maintenance session once a month, if/as needed.


Ultrasound Cavitation/Radio Frequency for Slimming and Skin Tightening

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Acoustic Body Sculpting

(870) 204-6560

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Harrison, AR 72601

Acoustic Body Sculpting II

@ the Bodhi Tree Salon and Spa

(479) 856-3030

2520 E Misson Blvd

Fayetteville, AR 72703

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