Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency are innovative technologies used in combination at Be Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine to provide body sculpting and skin tightening treatments. They are non-invasive, painless technologies with no down time and minimal side effects. They are ideal for people who are mildly to moderately over weight or with stubborn areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
The UltraLipo treatments done at Be Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine in Miami, FL are done with ultrasound cavitation. Ultrasound Cavitation therapy forces powerful sound waves into the fat cells, just below the skin, to promote fat loss. It is a non-surgical modality that uses low-frequency ultrasound which, when applied to the targeted area, creates bubbles in the liquid that surrounds fat cells. These bubbles gradually grow in size and cause the fat cells to implode. Membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations of ultrasound waves so the effect of cavitation easily breaks them apart, while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue. After disruption and emulsification of fat cells, the liquid which makes up the fat cells in the form of triglycerides is released into the fluid between the cells. This fluid is then metabolized. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as an energy source, whereas the insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food. Over the course of 3-4 days your body loses unwanted stubborn fat and you lose inches in the area that was targeted.
The Radio Frequency treatments at Be Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine in Miami, FL are done with TriPolar radio frequency waves. TriPolar radio frequency treatments have been clinically proven to tighten and re-contour skin, leaving it looking firmer and younger. These waves penetrate deep into the skin to affect the deep dermis and subcutaneous tissues, causing improvement in the underlying tissue structure and tightening of the skin. A typical course of treatment for radio frequency consists of 3 to 8 sessions depending on the desired results. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes. During treatment, a mild heating sensation can be felt over the treatment area. It ends as soon as the device is removed from the skin. During and immediately following treatment some redness can be seen and it typically disappears within an hour. After having radio frequency it is important to apply sunscreen to the treated areas. The most advantageous areas for treatment are the face, underarms (“bat wings”), abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is UltraLipo Safe?
Yes. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure without anesthesia. It allows for a full social life both before and after the sessions. The doctors at Be Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine will complete a questionnaire to make sure you are a good candidate for this kind of treatment.
What Areas of the body can be treated?
All areas on the body with localized fat, in both males and females, are amenable to treatment. These include the abdomen, flanks (love handles), back, thighs and arms.
How many sessions are usually needed?
People typically require between 3 and 6 sessions, however you will be able to appreciate results even after the first session.
Does it work on cellulite?
Yes, low frequency ultrasound and radio frequency generally work on cellulite by focusing the cavitation effect on the fat tissue while stimulating the skin to tighten.
How does radio frequency tighten the skin?
TriPolar radio frequency waves heat the deep skin layers. The body’s natural healing response then causes collagen changes in the skin with resultant skin tightening. A series of these treatments is usually performed for optimum results.
Will radio frequency be painful?
The TriPolar radio frequency device at Be Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine provides a painless treatment that will feel like a hot stone massage.
What are the possible side effects?
Some patients may experience skin redness or swelling and numbness in the treated area. These changes are temporary and typically resolve within several hours of the treatment.