Over the past six or so months I’ve heard people mention treatments that are available to reshape and contour your body. When I asked for more information I was told it was like non-surgical liposuction.
Being referred by Radiance Cosmetics, I decided to undergo six sessions of Ultrasound Cavitation and Bipolar Radio Frequency. The areas I had treated were my upper legs (front and back), belly and butt with Skin Fit by Chrissy based in Canterbury.
Personally I was very interested to see what the outcome would be after each session as I had read there was would be a visible difference almost immediately.
Each of these treatments target different things so before I go on it’s best I explain what both of those are and how they work.
What is Ultrasound Cavitation? Ultrasound Cavitation is a relatively new aesthetic treatment in Australia. Using leading edge technology, it converts 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. Lymphatic drainage is incredibly effective at eliminating liquids.
Generally, one fat cavitation treatment lasts 35 – 40 minutes where a single part of the body is treated. 72 hours must pass between each session so that the body can eliminate the fat. 6 to 10 treatments spaced one week apart will ensure the best results.
How does it work? Chrissy will apply a specially designed hand piece to the skin. The hand piece transmits low level ultrasonic waves which consist of compression- expansion impulses that travel in high-speed cycles. This back and forth cycle 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 favour 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. – Interesting huh?
What is Bipolar Radio Frequency (RF)? Bipolar Radio frequency (RF) energy is an advanced scientific method for non-surgical tightening of the early signs of loose, sagging or aging skin. RF energy alone is primarily used to treat skin laxity by tightening, and is best suited to those with mild to moderate sagging of facial tissues, usually those in their mid-thirties to fifties, with any skin colour. It is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line and the neck. 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 it work? The hand piece 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 and 50 degrees Celsius without burning the skin surface. This process causes tissue retraction where the generated heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibres, to immediately tighten the skin. By heating the dermis new collagen production is stimulated. This tightening effect has a delayed affect and may take from 3-6 months to be visible. RF treatment improves circulation improving the blood and lymphatic flow. This helps with a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to further reduce the effects of aging.
After each session I was able to notice a difference in both my clothes and also the firmness of my skin. I found that after day three the results were more noticeable and after the third session I could see a distinctive difference in the shape of my butt thanks to the Brazilian butt lift.
After session six I could see and feel a difference in all areas that were treated with my thighs feeling much firmer than they had prior to session one and it did reduce cellulite.
Throughout this six-week period I did three light cardio sessions per week and even with minimal training I still did see a shift in the stubborn fat pockets on my lower belly.
The best way to describe how I felt after completing all six sessions would be like I’ve done a solid two-three months’ worth of strength training.
Chrissy was highly professional and the service I received was amazing. If this is something you are looking into having done please contact Chrissy for more information as she was an absolutely gem.
Skin Fit by Chrissy
351 Canterbury Road
Canterbury NSW 2193
Website - https://www.facebook.com/skinfitbychrissysydney
Image source: https://www.medartsweightloss.com/blog/2017/4/10/9-benefits-of-ultrasound-fat-cavitation-therapy
Note – Whilst these products and procedures worked for me, they may not be suitable for you. Please conduct your own research prior to undergoing any treatments. We all have different skin types and you may have a different reaction to me, so before undergoing any treatments or procedures, I suggest booking a consultation with a certified professional to discuss their recommendations with you personally.