How does it work?
The ultrasound waves cause bubbles to form in the fat cells, they burst making the fat molecules small enough to pass through the wall of the fat cell into the excretory system to be disposed of. It is safe and very effective. Those same ultrasound waves passing through the surface skin stimulate 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.
How is this 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 and uses ultrasound / cavitation 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?
Cavi-Lipo is an ultrasound / cavitation 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?
Cavi-Lipo is effective for all body areas where there are localized fat deposits or cellulite that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Does it work on Cellulite?
Yes, Cavi lipo is the only ultra sound device that is effective on cellulite. It works with high ultrasound/cavitation by focusing the cavitation effect on the superficial fat tissue.
Is it covered by insurance?
No, Cavi-Lipo treatments are considered elective and aesthetic and are not covered by insurance.
Is it safe?
Yes, there is minimal risk involved in using the Cavi-Lipo therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction, lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced. 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.
Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?
Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Cavi-Lipo should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment is not for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Cavi-Lipo may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.
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.
How long has the Cavi-Lipo been used?
The Cavi-Lipo System made its debut in the USA in spring of 2012. However the systems 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 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. And, results may also 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 who are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop body fat % 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.
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. Family and friends often notice the difference, too.
Is everyone a good candidate for the Cavi-Lipo treatment?
Most people are good candidates, even people who are not overweight can lose inches.
Who is not a good candidate for Cavi-Lipo?
Cavi- Lipo is not indicated for pregnant and breastfeeding females. Also people with cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators cannot be treated with Cavi-Lipo. Talk to a certified Doctor prior to considering Ultrasonic Cavitation treatment.
Benefits of Cavi-Lipo
Treatment permanently destroys fat cells
Lose 1/2 inch or more with every treatment
Each treatment is 30 minutes per area
Safe, non-surgical treatment
Great for saddlebags, muffin tops and bat wings
Best results with 3 to 6 treatments
Treatments can be done every 3 days