Ultrasound Cavitation Information and Aftercare

 

Ultrasound Cavitation Information and Aftercare

The information provided within this document should be followed by all patients before receiving Ultra Cavitation treatment and after the treatment is administered. It is crucial to the health of your skin and the success of your treatment that you read and follow ALL guidelines contained in this document.  

Purpose: The treatment is to target stubborn fat on areas of the body (stomach, thighs and buttocks) which are resistant to alternate weight loss methods. NOTE – Ultra Cavitation is not a weight-loss treatment.

Inform your therapist: 

  • If you are taking any medication or using any product topically prescribed/non-prescribed.
  • If you suffer from poor sleep quality, stress, poor diet, pain, injury, or anything relating to your general health.

 Patients who should not be treated:

  • The treatment SHOULD NOT be used on patients who are overweight, obese and do not lead an active lifestyle.
  • Those who have recovered from any form of illness within the last month.
  • Skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis, Keratosis Pilaris or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated.
  • You should also not have an ultra-cavitation treatment if you have a history of allergies, rashes or other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components of this treatment. 
  • This treatment is also not recommended if you have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy. 
  • Treatment should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.
  • Taking any form of medication that is for cardiovascular disorders.

At least one week before your treatment: Avoid these products and/or procedures for one entire week prior to your Ultra Cavitation treatment:

  • Electrolysis/waxing/Use of depilatory creams over the treatment area.
  • Laser hair removal (IPL)/any other cosmetic treatment over the treatment area.
  • Any procedure that may be drying or irritating (including washing with hot water, at least tepid).

After your treatment it is crucial to the health of your skin, reducing the risk of treatment complications, improving your comfort/healing and the success of your treatment that these guidelines are followed:

  • After the treatment, you may continue with your normal daily activities.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. This will also help flush/break down products from the fat cells through the lymphatic system. Fat continues to be metabolised 48 hours after treatment, so water consumption is essential.
  • Follow a healthy balanced diet and take regular physical exercise. This will help you not gain further body fat deposits after the treatment. Note that ultrasound cavitation is not a weight-loss treatment.
  • Reduce consumption of alcohol, caffeine, fatty foods, and excess carbohydrates and sugars. This will help prevent new fat formation. 
  • If you experience some discomfort after the treatment, you may take over-the-counter painkillers. 
  • It is imperative that you use a mild moisturiser/sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30/Clear Medical Tone & Defence Skin Oil on a regular basis to ensure the skin is hydrated. For optimality, the skin should always be kept well hydrated especially if you have the Radio Frequency treatment at the same time.
  • Wash with cooler/tepid water (not cold) over the treatment area, with a mild wash and if the skin feels dry prior to or post-treatment ensure that a mild moisturiser is used regularly throughout the day.
  • The treatment area should not be picked, scratched, or rubbed vigorously anytime throughout your treatment course.
  • Avoid extreme hot temperature exposure for at least 48 hours post-procedure. No saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, or anything else that is hot or drying to the skin post-procedure.
  • Avoid extreme cold temperatures for at least 48 hours.
  • Do not have another cosmetic treatment for at least 4 weeks after your procedure. If you plan to have any cosmetic/medical procedures, please inform your practitioner so that they can inform you of when it is safe for these to be carried out.
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet with adequate hours of sleep.
  • Avoid sun exposure for at least a month post-procedure and use a high SPF sunscreen if the skin area is exposed to the environment for truly short periods of time (necessary for daily life).

Adverse experiences that may occur after your treatment: It is common and expected that your skin may appear slightly red and feel mildly tender afterwards. These effects should normally resolve within 48 hours. Please call the office/email us immediately if you have any unexpected problems after the procedure. 

You may also occasionally experience some lumpiness in the treatment area, this should settle with follow-up treatments. Contact us if you are worried about the healing process.

Your practitioner will advise when your next appointment is due. Appropriate treatment evaluation by your therapist professional prior to treatment is important and will help predict the outcome of your treatment. Please make every effort to attend your appointments when it is due, even if you believe that the recovery process is going well, to make the treatment a success.

Please understand that the treatment is not an exact science, and the degree of improvement is variable. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve the desired effect.

If you have any issues with your treatment, questions or queries please contact us.