Fat and Cellulite Reduction

Looking to get rid of unsightly excess fat or cellulite? As we get older diet and exercise don’t always get rid of that last bit of flab, fat cavitation and radio frequency treatments can help you sculpt your body to restore your youthful figure. At Medix Skincare and Laser Clinic, Melbourne we have wonderful slimming treatments for women and men who wish to remove excess fat cells from waist, stomach, arms, hips and thighs. We use state of the art treatment ultrasound cavitation, which harnesses the precision of ultrasound waves to selectively break down fat cells in a particular area, whilst at the same time protecting the outer layers of skin, nerves and blood vessels. And to make sure you get optimum results, we combine ultrasound cavitation with radio frequency waves to enhance the treatment. The combination of these two treatments into one programme will give you the svelte figure you’ve always wanted.

What is ultrasound fat cavitation treatment?

The principle behind ultrasound fat cavitation treatment is the emission of high frequency ultrasonic waves, which increase blood flow through the selected treatment area. The ultrasound device targets the fat layer of the skin, creating a resonance (vibrational) effect causing mechanical disruption of fat cell membranes, which triggers the cells’ triglycerides to convert into free fatty acids and glycerol. These waste products are then released into the fluid between the cells, where they are transported to the liver and reused as building blocks for energy. The synergistic action formed by the four treatment heads is able to reactivate all those zones where the fatty materials are stored (hips, abdomen, knees, thighs) and revitalises cellulite-damaged zones where there is poor blood circulation. The electric field created between the two electrodes increases cellular metabolism.

What is radio frequency treatment?

Radio frequency (RF) waves are the lowest of the electromagnetic radiation frequencies within the spectrum, which spans from radio waves, microwaves, infrared, optical (visible light), ultraviolet and X-rays, to gamma rays. Bipolar and mono polar RF technology offers a new scientific development in cellulite reduction treatment, body sculpting, anti-ageing and skin tightening. It involves applying electromagnetic (non-ionising) waves to the body in order to restore physiological processes that have slowed down.
At Medix Skincare and Laser Clinic Melbourne, we use radio frequency technology to treat cellulite. These waves carry heat and energy deep into the skin tissue that has a positive effect on lymphatic and vascular systems by increasing fluid and blood flow through the cells.
Radio current heats the skin and underlying tissues in a controlled manner without any damage to epidermis and complications associated with other, more invasive procedures. Heating in treatment area, increases elimination of toxins and metabolism of fat cells and induces fibroblast to promote more collagen, which tightens the surface of the skin as well as the underlying deep connective tissue and results in less lumpy appearance.
The radio waves will be delivered via mono polar mode, which treats an area larger than the size of the treatment head and penetrates about 20–30 millimetres.

What happens during the fat reduction treatment?

At Medix Skincare and Laser clinic, Melbourne we use a combination of radio frequency treatment with ultrasound, which is highly effective for fat and cellulite reduction. Although, keep in mind that better body contouring results are achieved by combining the treatments with a diet and exercise regime in order to consume fewer calories than are burned. Thanks to our radio frequency device with three automatic accessories and both bipolar and mono polar coupler, we can provide energy at different depths in target areas and thus treat different cellulite types and also facial and body laxity. We start with a 15-minute radio frequency treatment. Plates, both active and passive, are attached to the body using elastic bands. The device generates radio frequency waves and passes them into the body through the active and passive plates. This circulation increases the fluid and blood flow through the treatment area and produces a deep heating, preparing it to metabolise the fatty tissue. Then we continue with a 20-minute ultrasound cavitation treatment. The ultrasound is adjustable so that it can be tailored to suit your needs. Thirdly, we carry out an automatic treatment on the hips and a manual treatment on the abdomen with a radio frequency device to produce a heating in the deepest part of the dermis to increase blood flow and the metabolism of subcutaneous fat tissue. Increased blood circulation means that fatty deposits are drained through the lymphatic system, reducing the appearance of cellulite. The skin inflammatory response induces the fibroblasts to produce more collagen, which also improves the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Finally, we complete the session with a lymphatic drainage to generate a wave circulation through the whole body, in order to remove the waste products and fatty substances from the body that are produced during the procedure. The treatment feels more like a massage and should be pleasant. As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or infections in the area treated, you can undergo this treatment. Thus this is the best fat cavitation deal at Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic, Melbourne for you.

Are there any contraindications for fat cavitation?

Taking blood-thinning medication
Pregnancy
Epilepsy
Wearing a pacemaker or electromagnetic implant
Lack of skin temperature
Cancer
Bacterial infections
Metal implants in the area to be treated
Diabetes

How many fat cavitation treatments are recommended?

For optimum results, depending on the treatment area and body type, eight to twelve sessions are usually recommended. During the consultation we will make a personalised programme that suits your body.

What should I do before and after my fat reduction treatment?

Drink plenty of unsweetened tea or warm water before the treatment
Don’t use any medications or creams which decrease your skin sensitivity.
Don’t wear jewellery or anything metallic during the treatment.
Drink plenty of water after the session to help your body hydrate and remove toxins.
Applying skincare products, which contain vitamin A, E and C can be helpful if your skin feels dry afterwards.

Are there any side effects for fat reduction treatment?

You might experience a little swelling, redness or tightening on or around the treated area, which typically disappear in a few days or weeks. Some people also experience dry skin in the treated area for a couple of days; lubrication with aloe vera can be helpful. You may notice a slight increase in urine output following treatment. This is completely normal and is due to the excretion of waste products. Normal daily activity can be resumed immediately after a treatment session.