The Cavitation treatment uses an ultrasound wave to disrupt the cell membrane of the fat cell mechanically. The ultrasound wave creates a vibration within the fat layer. The fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand this vibration, and the cell membranes will quickly break down.
These damaged cells then release the triglycerides into the interstitial space in between the cells, where they are enzymatically changed into free fatty acid and glycerol.
Water-soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as an energy source. Insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed.
Human fat freezes from -1°C while the Cryolipolysis handpiece reaches 0°C to -10°C.
The vacuum in the handpiece pulls the pocket of fat into the head, and the plates inside the head freeze the area down to the selected temperature.
Subcutaneous fat cells are more vulnerable to the effects of the cold than other surrounding tissue.
When fat cells are exposed to a precise cooling below body temperature, they undergo crystallisation and localised cell death (apoptosis).
Using the unique combination of electro and cryotherapy, 20-40% of the fat cells treated in the area die naturally and dissolve over several months. The body’s normal metabolic process gently eliminates these damaged fat cells in the treated area.
Fat cells are generally more resistant to radio frequency electrical current than other skin cells.
Regular skin cells are made mostly of water, and fat cells are made mostly of oil.
As oil is less conductive to electrical currents than water, the fat cells heat up more quickly than other skin tissue due to the higher resistance. At a skin temperature of 40°C, the fat cells will start to melt and metabolise.
Fibroblasts are the connective tissue cells that produce collagen and elastin.
Heating the deeper dermis to a constant 40-45°C stimulates fibroblast action and, in turn, increases the synthesis of new collagen and elastin fibres. This thermal trauma, which occurs to 5-30% of the collagen fibres, causes an immediate contraction of the fibres.
This contraction results in the production of new collagen. The diameter of the collagen fibres in the treated area is increased, and the spaces between the fibres are visibly reduced under a microscope.
This tightens the skin’s appearance and stimulates the increase in blood supply.
Acoustic Wave Therapy, also known as Shockwave Therapy, uses Radial Pressure Waves, pulses generated by compressed air. This drives a projectile in a cylinder located inside a handpiece to a shock transmitter.
This cylinder then hits the tip of the handpiece, pushing the energy into the skin.
In turn, this shrinks and permeates fat cells, promoting fat metabolism, activating the metabolism and clearing the impurities through lymphatic drainage, increasing blood supply for skin tightening and softening and strengthening the connective tissue to treat cellulite.