How it Works
Ultrasound cavitation results from high intensity, high frequency ultrasound waves (HIFU) being directed into a liquid, resulting in tiny cavities being formed in the liquid at a microscopic level. The sound waves penetrating the liquid cause an alternating pressure cycle. This pressure cycle is bipolar, with one part being a high-pressure cycle - referred to as a compression cycle, where the liquid is being compressed at a microscopic, local level, and occurs after the second part, a rarefaction cycle, occurs. Rarefaction exists where the pressure is lower, with the liquid re-expanding after being compressed. When the rarefaction cycle occurs, the ultrasonic waves cause tiny bubbles to form in the liquid in question. These bubbles do not contain air, but can rather be thought of as “voids”, where a vacuum exists for a split-second. When the rarefaction cycle is at its peak, the “void-bubbles” have expanded to a level at which they are maxed-out for energy, at an energy saturation point, and cannot absorb any more. They then collapse. This is what is referred to as cavitation – for our purposes, ultrasound cavitation.
Cavitation protocol focuses on the adipose cells that store fat in the sub-dermal layer. One of the components of an adipose cell is triglyceride molecules, comprised of fatty acids. Ultrasound sends out radio frequency waves to create cavitation micro-bubbles in the interstitial fluid. The fluid then collapses and discharges a vapor micro-jet wave that damages the membranes of the adipose cells, causing extrusion of the triglycerides out of the fatty cell. Even with all of this activity, the surrounding sub-dermal elements are not impacted at all. Furthermore, the released fat is absorbed through the lymphatic, kidney and liver systems, to ultimately be expelled by the body’s natural, physiological and metabolic systems.