faq

FAQ

What is Ultrasound Cavitation?

How does it work?

Is this treatment for everyone?

Is this a weight loss plan?

What results should I expect?

What can I do to get the maximum results?

How do I prepare for treatment?

How long is a body treatment session?

What areas can be treated?

How much does it cost?


What is Ultrasound Cavitation?

Ultrasound cavitation is a safe, proven technology that is often referred to by other names, including ultrasonic cavitation, cavi-lipo, body contouring, body sculpting. Though it’s been used for many years all around the world, this method of body contouring is gaining popularity in more areas of the U.S. since getting FDA clearance in 2009. It is a non-invasive procedure so there is no pain, no down time and none of the risks generally associated with cosmetic surgery.


How does it work?

Safe ultrasound waves penetrate just below the skin and create minor pressure around the fat cells causing them to implode, releasing fat and toxins. The body naturally metabolizes the fat and eliminates waste and toxins over the next 24 to 72 hours.


Is this treatment for everyone?

Decades of studies have shown that ultrasound procedures are very safe, however the treatment is not recommended for those with metal implants severe bleeding tendencies, pace makers or during pregnancy/breast feeding. Also, those with compromised liver or kidney function, epilepsy, autoimmune conditions or other acute illnesses, and those who have had treatment for cancer should avoid body treatments unless cleared by your physician. On your first visit, you will fill out a questionnaire that will be reviewed with your treatment consultant.


Is this a weight loss plan?

Despite claims by others, ultrasound cavitation is not a designed weight loss method. It is a great tool to help you change the shape of your body and assist with your overall weight loss and wellness goals. It specifically helps reduce fat and cellulite in targeted areas to help you get the body you want. When combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine, the results can be dramatic.


What results should I expect?

Everyone is different so results vary, but most people lose about 1/2 to 1 inch from just one treatment, some lose even more. Results are usually visible immediately after your first treatment, and can continue to improve over the following days. Most people choose to get 3-6 treatments per area to get the results they desire. Your body consultant will work with you to quickly map out a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.


What can I do to get the maximum results?

Maintain healthy eating and exercise routines. We strongly recommend that you follow pre-treatment and post-treatment guidelines to help achieve the best results.


How do I prepare for treatment?

For 48 hours prior to your treatment avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water. Hydrate! Drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day helps get better results.


How long is a body treatment session?

Session times can vary from 30-50 minutes depending on your treatment plan, which includes consultation and up to 40 total minutes of treatment. Sessions are usually scheduled for about a week apart. Remember, no time off is necessary following your session. The treatment is non-invasive and completely safe.


What areas can be treated?

Problem areas such as Abdomen, Thighs (Inner and Outer), Buttocks, Upper arms, Lower Back/Love Handles can be effectively and safely shaped.


How much does it cost?

The cost of traditional liposuction is very expensive. Ultrasound body treatments are a wonderful inexpensive alternative for many people. While cosmetic surgeons, some spas, and other providers often charge up to full retail price of $400-800 for a single ultrasound body treatment session, SHAPE body treatments are very affordable to everyone. We offer great specials that are far below suggested retail prices. Contact us about our current special.