During the ultrasound cavitation treatment, the practitioner applies a specially-designed hand piece to your skin.
The hand piece transmits low-level ultrasonic waves that cause ‘cavitation’ in the fat tissues. Cavitation occurs when tiny cavities or bubbles form in response to rapid changes in pressure. This action leads to the breaking down of the fat cells into a more liquid (emulsified) form.
You may feel only slight discomfort from the action of the ultrasound hand piece on your body, and a sensation of warmth, but no pain. (It’s unlikely for the hand piece to become too warm. However, should it feel too warm, we would apply more ultrasound gel to your skin to help cool it down.)
How long the treatment takes depends on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer, but most sessions last between 30 and 60 minutes.