How does it work?
The science behind Cavi-lipo. High frequency ultrasound wave stimulates and vibrates the fat cell at such a high rate it causes tiny air molecules to form that are negative in pressure. These tiny air "bubbles" force their way out of the cell and by doing so burst the fat cell. That same ultrasound wave passing through the surface skin stimulates and oxygenates the surface cells causing a firming and tightening of the skin. The Cavi-Lipo system reduces fat cells, improves cellulite, tightens skin and improves lymphatic drainage. The FDA has cleared Cavi-Lipo for use in the USA.
What can I expect at my appointments?
You can expect approximately 20-30 minutes (based on chosen treatment) to relax, read or do absolutely nothing. The Cavi-Lipo treatment is completely painless. There is sometimes a mild heat sensation similar to a hot stone massage and clients will hear a light vibration "ringing" during the process. Each treatment you will be met by your technician who will glide the hand piece with firm pressure over the treatment area for 30 minutes. Prior to treatment a picture will be taken of the area. After at least 3 treatments a second picture will be taken. After you are done with each treatment you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling or any discomfort. This is a symptom –free process except for losing unwanted inches.
What happens if I miss an appointment?
It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Cavi-Lipo treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol which includes at least a series of 6 treatments.
How is it different than liposuction?
Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Cavi-Lipo treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses ultrasound and radio frequency applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.
How is it different from other “non-invasive” body slimming techniques?
The Cavi-Lipo is an ultrasound/radio frequency technology considered safe and effective by the FDA.
Is there any downtime?
Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using Cavi-Lipo?
No. During the treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy (48 hours before and during your treatment series reducing carbohydrate intake) and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it which can decrease your results.
What areas of the body can I use Cavi-Lipo® on?
The Cavi-Lipo is effective for all body areas where localized fat deposits or cellulite exists that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Does it work on Cellulite?
Yes, low frequency ultrasound (40kHz) generally works well on cellulite by focusing the ‘cavitation effect’ on the superficial fat tissue. Best results are obtained when the ultrasound is applied in conjunction with the ‘radio frequency’ (RF) treatment which helps to tighten and tone the skin.
Is it covered by insurance?
No, Cavi-Lipo treatments are considered elective and aesthetic and are not covered by insurance.
Is it safe?
The Cavi-Lipo treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.
Are there any side effects?
The majority of clients have reported no adverse side effects. Most common are headaches immediately following the treatment or a strong desire to naturally eliminate waste within a day or two following the treatment. This is the body’s way of expelling toxins. It takes approximately 72 hours for the body to process the material that has been produced.
Results may vary from dramatic first day losses of more than 3 inches to as little as 1/4 inch. For some patients it may take up to a week to see their results, everyone's body processes differently.
How long has the Cavi-Lipo been used?
The Cavi-Lipo System made its debut in the USA in spring of 2012. However the system has been used by tens of thousands of people from around the world for several years.
Is it effective?
Yes, with the Cavi-Lipo treatment and by following the recommended guidelines it has a long proven track record of success. Results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones.
How long do results last?
By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. Cavi-Lipo is especially ideal for 2 types of people: those that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop body fat %, improve the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin OR those who want to use the Cavi-Lipo and the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” their slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.
Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. It is recommended to do a series of 6 in any one area to see best results. You can start an additional series of Cavi-Lipo treatments immediately following your last treatment. Speak to your technician about any discount programs that may apply.
How soon after pregnancy can I do it?
It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Cavi-Lipo treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.
How long does it take to begin seeing results?
Some can see results immediately after the first treatment. Others can take up to a week to see results. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions.
Who is not a good candidate for Cavi-Lipo?
Have cardiac and vascular diseases
Are pregnant or nursing
Are going through chemotherapy
Have liver or kidney disease
Have a pacemaker
Have metal plates in the treatment area
Are Teenaged or younger