Does ultrasonic cavitation destroy fat cells?

Heather Campbell
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Does ultrasonic cavitation destroy fat cells?

Does ultrasonic cavitation destroy fat cells?Are you looking to get rid of cellulite and is eating healthily and exercising regularly just not getting you the results you want?

There are specific cellulite treatments available such as ultrasonic cavitation to specifically target those areas of your body where you wish you had less fat cells.

Ultrasonic cavitation destroys fat cells with the help of acoustic waves generated by a specific device. This anti-cellulite technique is performed by a physician or physical therapist and has the best results if combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Read on to learn more about ultrasonic cavitation and other treatments against cellulite.

Does ultrasonic cavitation destroy fat cells? Introduction

Ultrasound is a recent development. With the help of a specific device, the cellulite is heated and thus liquefied.

The practitioner applies a conductive gel to the area to be treated, then places low-frequency ultrasound generating plates on the cellulite.

Then, the plates heat up and destroy the fats, which will be naturally eliminated.

Ultrasound can be followed by a palpating-rolling type massage to reinforce its action.

Follow-up after the ultrasonic cavitation cellulite treatment

After the session, a lymphatic drainage massage is necessary to help evacuate the fat cells.

Proper hydration of the body and exercise also accelerate this process.

On the other hand, be aware that small burns can occur if the skin is too sensitive.

The results of ultrasound on cellulite are visible after about ten sessions.

Each session lasts about thirty minutes, and it is recommended to do two sessions per week.

Other anti-cellulite treatments

Medical and aesthetic treatments can be a solution to consider if you have cellulite that has been there for a long time and is difficult to remove.

There are several methods: mesotherapy, electrolipolysis, liposuction, laser, ultrasound and lipotomy.

Mesotherapy is a treatment that involves injecting a product under the skin, directly into the area affected by cellulite.

Electrolipolysis uses an electric current to melt fat and stimulate circulation. It destroys fat cells with a painless electric current. The current mobilizes stored fat and improves local circulation and waste drainage.

On the other hand, liposuction is an operation that is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon then makes incisions and sucks out the fat with cannulas.

Laser treatments  is a non-evasive method, where the laser heats and destroys the fat cells, which will be eliminated naturally.

Lipotomy consists of injecting, under local anesthesia, a physiological serum that has the effect of “swelling” the fat cells, which are then easily destroyed by ultrasound. This method is very controversial, as cases of very significant necrosis have been reported following the procedure.

Does ultrasonic cavitation destroy fat cells? Conclusion

Sometimes we feel that a healthy diet and exercise alone may not be enough to obtain the results we want, and so we have explored the most common treatments, including ultrasonic cavitation to treat the dreaded orange peel.

Even after undergoing this procedure, we advise that the right balance between eating and exercise must be maintained.

For more information on diet and exercise in the battle against cellulite, read our other posts:

About Heather Campbell

As a nutritionist, my field of specialization is science-based nutritional advice but more importantly, it is my goal to share capturing and inspiring stories, examples and solutions which can help plus-size individuals overcome their specific difficulties. Read More