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Body Contouring and Body Sculpting With Ultrasonic Cavitation in Los Angeles

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If you’ve struggled to slim down stubborn areas of your body through diet and exercise without seeing any results, then ultrasonic cavitation may be for you. Traditional weight loss methods, such as dieting, cause your body to go into conservation mode, which slows your metabolism and actually makes it harder to shed fat. Body contouring, or body sculpting, targets the stubborn areas (muffin top, anyone?), enabling you to achieve the body you’ve always wanted. 

At Electrolysis by Alison, we have close to 20 years of experience helping our clients feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies. We are thrilled to add body contouring and body sculpting to our scope of services, as an additional self-care option for men and women of all ages. We hope you will enjoy the benefits of ultrasonic cavitation and look forward to welcoming you at our new location at 1482 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

What is Ultrasound Cavitation? 

Ultrasound Cavitation is a relatively new aesthetic treatment. It is defined as a non-surgical method of reducing cellulite and localized fat. Using leading-edge technology, it breaks down fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally drained by the body’s own natural filtration system. 

When the treatment of ultrasound cavitation is followed by lymphatic drainage, the process is faster, as the drainage is very effective at eliminating liquids. 

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How does Ultrasound Cavitation work?

You may be wondering how ultrasound cavitation works in practice. When you come in for your body sculpting treatment, a specially designed hand piece will be applied to your skin. The hand piece will then transmit low level ultrasonic waves which consist of compression-expansion impulses that travel in high-speed cycles. This back and forth cycle then causes an infinite quantity of micro-cavities or micro-bubbles that gradually enlarge. 

This progressive enlargement finishes as micro-bubbles start to collide and implode, producing shock waves that favor emulsification and elimination of fat tissues (this phenomenon is called “cavitation”). The liquid is then easily vacuumed out from the body using the lymphatic and urinary system. 

What is Bipolar Radiofrequency – RF? 

Bipolar Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a new and promising technology for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose or sagging skin. 

How does bipolar radio frequency tighten skin? Like any form of energy, RF has the capacity to produce heat. Heating the skin’s deeper layers to induce new collagen and elastin production and encourage cell turnover, bipolar radio frequency helps the skin become firmer, thicker and more youthful-looking.

RF energy alone is primarily used to treat skin laxity by tightening, and is best suited to patients with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid-30s to 50s, with any skin color. It is commonly used to treat the following areas:

Forehead 

Under The Eyes

Cheeks

Mid-Face

Jawline

Neck

An advantage of using RF to heat tissues, as opposed to lasers, is that the lower frequency of RF can safely penetrate to a deeper level, helping to improve skin tone and structure. Lasers, which use higher frequency light waves, for the most part work to improve the skin’s surface. Moreover, RF can safely treat more patients with different skin tones without risking permanent discoloration.

RF can also be used in conjunction with ultrasound cavitation to aid in further fat breakdown and also to tighten the skin in the same area the cavitation treatment has taken place. 

How Does Bipolar Radiofrequency Work For Facial Contouring?

Bipolar Radiofrequency sounds high tech, so many clients want to know exactly how it works when they come in for a session. The handpiece is slowly rotated over the target area, transmitting radio waves through the upper layers of the skin to the dermis, heating the dermis to between 40 & 50 degrees Celsius without burning the skin surface.

Benefits of Bipolar Radiofrequency

Scientific literature has shown that bipolar RF devices are effective in improving numerous cosmetic indications including skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, acne vulgaris, and cellulite.The two most visible benefits provided by this treatment are tighter skin and a smoother surface – meaning fewer wrinkles. At our Los Angeles Bipolar Radiofrequency practice, clients have reported the following benefits:

* Tissue Retraction: The generated heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibers,to immediately tighten the skin. 

* New Collagen Formation: By heating the dermis, new collagen production is stimulated. This tightening effect is delayed and may take from 3-6 months to be visible. 

* Improved Circulation: RF will also improve the blood and lymphatic flow. This helps with a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to further reduce the effects of aging. 

Who Is A Good Candidate for Ultrasound Cavitation and Bipolar RF Treatments? 

With quick, comfortable treatment, zero downtime, and no scars, non-surgical fat removal and skin tightening have become popular options for patients to enhance their appearance and self-confidence without taking time for surgery and recovery. 

Most people are safe to have the treatment. People with cardiac and vascular diseases, pacemaker carriers and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid undergoing the process. 

Is Ultrasound Cavitation Painful? 

No, cavitation is a painless treatment. Mild redness may appear occasionally but will be highly unlikely to cause any actual pain. The heat from the hand pieces felt during the treatment is perfectly tolerable. 

Is Ultrasound Cavitation a Safe Body Contouring Treatment? 

Yes, it is a nonsurgical process without anesthesia, it is non-invasive (no cutting, leaves no scars or the need for any postoperative course) and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment. 

Which Are The Areas Where Treatment is More effective? 

All those areas with localized fat: thighs, abdomen and buttocks are the most appropriate but there is no real limitation as to areas of the body. 

Can you lose weight with ultrasonic cavitation? 

Cavitation is not a method to lose weight but to reshape the body. It is particularly indicated for the reduction of adiposity, the famous “love handles” that won’t go away with diet and exercise.

Are the results of ultrasonic cavitation similar to those of liposuction? 

Yes! Although ultrasonic cavitation is non-invasive, the results are similar to liposuction. Ultrasonic cavitation removes cellulite, preventing it from recurring in the treated areas, without damaging the vascular system. 

Fat is a solid substance, how can it be eliminated through the urine? 

Because ultrasound cavitation causes an emulsification of fat, converting it into a substance easy to eliminate through the urinary and the lymphatic system. 

Must you follow any guidelines before or after undergoing ultrasound cavitation? 

A low calorie diet is recommended before and after the session. Drinking water, specifically at least 1.5 liters of water, is a necessary part in order to eliminate the fat. Further, regular exercise such as walking or other aerobic activities should also be maintained in order to help the system to naturally process the fat after the treatment. 

How many sessions will I need?

Generally one fat cavitation treatment lasts 60 minutes. 72 hours must pass between each session so that the body can eliminate the fat. The minimum suggested number of fat cavitation sessions is between 6 and 10. Further subsequent treatments may be needed to attain your desired body shape.

How much time should elapse between one session of ultrasound cavitation before another?

The body eliminates the fat of a single session in approximately 3 – 5 days, so a minimum of 3 days is recommended between each session. 

Number of treatments and treatment frequency for each application: 

  • Ultrasound Cavitation: 6 – 10 treatments spaced one week apart 
  • Skin Tightening: 6 – 10 treatments spaced one week apart

Body Contouring Success Stories

Carolina M.

Stopped by for my first body contouring and body sculpting with ultrasonic cavitation at Alison’s office and the team is absolutely amazing! Paola was very knowledgeable, thorough and very experienced. From my consultation with Alison to my actual treatment with Paola, they remained very supportive. I felt secure and very comfortable. All my questions were answered and I left feeling great. Can’t wait to come back again!
Thank you Paola and Alison!

Sandra L.

I went to Alison’s at vertical wellness spa for ultrasonic body contouring by Paola. She and her staff were great during the entire process. A lot of care and attention was given to explaining everything to me, discussing my options, and moving their own schedule to accommodate my schedule better. The process went by relatively quickly with no discomfort. Highly recommend and Paola was amazing doing body contouring.

Get Started With Body Contouring in Los Angeles

If you are ready to target stubborn fat on your thighs, abdomen and buttocks with Los Angeles’s most effective non-invasive body contouring treatment, schedule your ultrasonic cavitation appointment today. Whether you are planning for pool and beach season, a special event, or simply want to look and feel your best every day, we will be happy to help you get the full benefit of body contouring. 

Please contact us with any questions.