Cavitation is a technology use to treat cellulite by convert fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own filtration system. The hand piece transmits low level ultrasonic waves, creating 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. After disruption of the fat cells, liquid which makes up the fat cells, in the form of triglycerides, is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, absorbed by the circulatory system and used as energy source.
The duration of treatment session normally takes around 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the size of the area. It can be followed by a lymphatic drainage with lipomassage, radiofrequency, or a manual massage therapy. These are very effective at eliminating liquids.