Fat Reduction, Weight Loss & Cellulite Reduction: The Skinny on Liposonix, Coolsculpting, Venus Freeze, Vaser & More
Ultrasound Cavitation Systems targets and eliminates that difficult to lose fat around your waist, abdomen and love handles to help noticeably trim down fat, reduce the appearance of cellulite and cut your waistline.
In the quest to look your best, perhaps you are frustrated trying to lose that stubborn last inch. There are many FDA approved technologies to melt fat, improve weight loss & inch loss, and achieve cellulite reduction. Here are a few:
Liposonix is a non-invasive procedure, effective at destroying excess fat. Liposonix uses ultrasound waves, which target and rupture the fat tissues underneath the surface of the skin. Ultrasonic waves actually heat up fat cells, which destroy them so they can be removed through the body’s lymphatic system.
It may sound too good to be true but studies have shown that high-intensity focused ultrasound permanently gets rid of targeted fat— without surgery. What does this really mean to you? Say goodbye to the dreaded love handles, stomach fat & muffin top. The average waistline reduction after Liposonix treatment is about one inch — which typically means one size.
Invasive fat reduction procedures, such as old fashioned liposuction are still surgical procedures and come with their own set of risks. Unlike surgical fat reduction procedures, Liposonix is non-invasive and patients typically resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is also non-surgical fat reduction device that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat cells, a process referred to as Cryolipolysis or Cool Sculpting.
Clinical studies of CoolSculpting report an average of 20 to 30-percent fat loss per treated area. It does not work on obesity; rather Zeltiq is designed for spot treatment of areas such as love handles, back fat, bra rolls, and stomach rolls.
During the procedure the fatty area is pinched between the CoolSculpting applicator arms. This applicator then delivers cools this fat.
Venus Freeze® is another non-invasive treatment that uses a combination of pulse magnetic fields and radio frequency to reduce the appearance of cellulite and for circumference reduction.
Venus Freeze® is suitable for both the face and body and stimulates collagen and elastin production to deliver results.
Vaser Shape from Sound Surgical Technologies
Vaser Shape is fighting body fat in a different way, with ultrasonic energy just like Liposonix but unlike Liposonix, non-painfully. Vaser Shape utilizes a duel system of ultrasound diathermy and lymphatic massage which heats the dermis and melts fat but also allows the lymphatic massage to drain away excess toxins and lipids from the body. This new technology has gained a great deal of attention for its ability to effectively target specific areas without affecting surrounding tissue and unlike Liposonix you don’t have to take painkillers.
How Does Liposonix Differ From VASER Shape?
According to Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr. Julene B. Samuels, “There are two different types of ultrasound technology: focused and non-focused. Focused ultrasound, such as Liposonix causes fat cells to explode by placing a direct beam over the spot fat. Non-focused ultrasound, such as VASER Shape can treat a broader area while also providing skin tightening.”
Dr. Samuels, who has had extensive experience with non-focused ultrasound technology such as the VASER Shape, says one of the main differences between Liposonix and VASER Shape is the amount of pain associated with the procedures. Due to the high intensity of focused ultrasound, there is discomfort during the procedure. “The greatest advantage of non-focused ultrasound such as VASER Shape, is that the procedure is completely painless. It feels like a gentle heat, similar to a hot stone message,” explains Dr. Samuels, “If it ever heats up to the point that the patient gets a little uncomfortable, it’s not nearly the degree of the discomfort they would feel with a focused ultrasound device.”
Ultrasonic fat reduction machine uses low frequency wave energy to reach deep fatty tissue layers.
We are now proud to present a new treatment for fat reduction. Ultrasound gives you a safe, low cost, high tech, non-surgical option for your body shape goals. Ultimately, ultrasound cavitation is an alternative to liposuction.
The technique uses low frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound waves are conducted through the skin, penetrate directly into the adipose tissue (the tissue responsible for storing energy as fat) and break it up into small pieces causing micro-bubbles which turn fat into a liquid substance; a phenomena called cavitation. The liquid is then easily eliminated out from the body using the lymphatic and urinary systems.
When you work out, you have to wait up to half an hour for the cavitation to happen. With ultrasound, it is initiated in the first minute of treatment.
Duration and Number of Sessions
A typical session lasts a maximum of 30 minutes (20 minutes of effective ultrasound) depending on the patient and the area treated. The interval between each session is, on average, a week. A total of 6 to 10 sessions are typically necessary to achieve the desired results.
Advantages of Ultrasound Cavitation
- Non-invasive treatment
- No need for hospitalization nor anesthesia
- No scars, no long term marking of the skin
- Very little discomfort
- Elimination of fat through a natural process
You will NOT be able to have the treatment if any of the following apply: skin infections and diseases, acute fever, thyroid disease and other hormonal disorders, any other chronic diseases, heart diseases or pacemakers fitted, autoimmune diseases, HIV or AIDS, allergy to applied materials (eg ceramic), severe high blood pressure or circulation problems, cancer in any form, asthma, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, epilepsy, hemorrhagic disease, trauma, vascular rupture, pregnancy or breastfeeding, infectious diseases, inflammation of the veins, phlebitis, intrauterine device fitted, high or unbalanced cholesterol, liver or kidney disease, wounds, sores, treatment with anti-inflammatories, anticoagulants, antibiotics, or those under 18.
How do ultrasound techniques differ from other treatments?
Other body shaping technologies using often use weaker, unfocused energy that leads to multiple sessions and varied results. Our ultrasonic system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to permanently destroy targeted subcutaneous fat and deliver uniform, predictable results after a single one-hour treatment.
Invasive fat reduction procedures like liposuction can have some surgical risks and often require post-treatment recovery downtime. Unlike liposuction fat reduction procedures, the ultrasound fat reduction treatment is non-invasive. You will be able to get back on schedule immediately following the procedure.
Radio frequency and laser lipo fat reduction scatter energy near the top skin layers where much of it is absorbed. This lessens penetration into subcutaneous fat tissue and delivers only temporary results. Ultrasound energy penetrates further into the skin layers and into the deeper fat tissue layers without damaging your skin or other surrounding tissues.