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Cavitation The Science Research

Cavitation FAQ / Inch Loss

Does it work?

Ultrasound Cavitation produces effective results. Various studies have tested the potential of this treatment and the benefits it can produce. Explore this by reading the independent journals on our research page.

How much does it cost?

Cavitation is an affordable and non-invasive treatment for fat loss. We encourage our clients to book a free consultation to see if Cavitation is the most appropriate and cost-effective treatment for your goals.

How does it work?

Cavitation is the use of low-frequency ultrasounds to penetrate the skin and cause the breakdown of fat cells. This effect is possible because of the weak structural capacity of fat cells, which cannot withstand the pressure caused by the vibrations, thereby imploding the cells into a liquid form. (see research page)

Low-frequency waves are restricted to the target areas and thus selectively disrupt fat cells allowing for targeted fat reduction.

Where do the fat cells go?

Your body digests them. They are gradually removed from the body through the lymphatic system like other energy sources.

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Will I put the weight back on?

The removal of the liquid content consisting of fatty acids and glycerol allow fat cells to decrease in size. Therefore, an individual’s excessive calorie intake could cause the cells to increase in size once again. It is therefore important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At VIVO Clinic we provide a wealth of nutritional information over on our news section, and we always give you aftercare advice when you come in for a treatment. We will support you every step of the way.

Are there any side effects?

Other than a little redness around the localised target areas, Cavitation is completely safe with limited side-effects. Cavitation does not affect the blood vessels, nerves or connective tissue.

Is the procedure safe?

The procedure is FDA approved as well as having full approval for medical use in Europe with CE- mark

Who are the FDA?

The FDA plays a significant role in the public’s health and safety. Their main mandate involves regulating areas such as veterinary drugs and medical devices to ensure safety and security. More information can be found on their website.

How long will it take me to recover?

The treatment method is 100% non-invasive; this means no scalpels, needles, anaesthetics or sedation. With no restrictions or limitations imposed, patients are free to resume their routines immediately after treatment.

How many sessions will I need?

A common Cavitation FAQ, the length of procedures varies depending on the targeted area and the number of areas being treated. Studies have shown that one session often results in a 1-5cm reduction in the layer of fat (see research page). However, the minimum number of sessions recommended is between 6-12.

Cavitation may require several sessions, and patients must carry them out within 72-hour periods; this is to ensure the cells do not reabsorb the fat.

Our practitioners are dedicated to helping you achieve the very best results, so once they have understood your requirements, they will put together a plan tailored to you.

Will Cavitation work on loose skin and fat?

Yes, low-frequency ultrasounds will work on cellulite. However, for the best results, Cavitation is used alongside our Radio Frequency treatment. Clients will be able to lose fat while tightening the skin layers, creating a smoother and healthier looking appearance.

Is it a cure for obesity or Cellulite?

Cavitation FAQ – Our dermatology procedure is a stand-alone procedure, which also works well with Cavitation, thus allowing patients to reduce fat while combating cellulite. On the other hand, Cavitation is not a treatment for obesity.

Who is an ideal candidate?

Patients should generally be fit and healthy and are within 10-15% of their ideal weight. Often, ideal candidates are seeking spot fat reduction in certain areas.
Patience is the key. Unlike surgical operations, results are gradual and may take several weeks. The benefit of this is the illusion of a natural transformation to your friends and family!

Is there an age limit?

Patients must be older than 18.

What happens during the treatment?

Once we have identified the problem areas, our expert clinicians will apply a gel to the target area. The clinicians will then make circular movements using the applicator for approximately 20-30 minutes. The length of time depends entirely on each individual and the density of the fatty tissue.

During the session, patients can relax and use this time to catch up on their emails before returning to their routine.


If you have further questions that are not covered in the Cavitation FAQ, then please contact us on 0333 305 8486 or use the form on this page to arrange a callback.