Cavitation is a technique used in aesthetic medicine to eliminate fat in a localized and non-invasive way. The results are close to those obtained with liposuction.

This is a physical phenomenon that generates bubbles or cavities and causes fat cells to implode. Fat residues are eliminated with urine or through the lymphatic system.

Types of aesthetic cavitation

Although ultrasonic cavitation is the newest technology, there are three types of cavitation:

  • Stable cavitation: it is based on the overpressure of the tissues, which causes the fat to change from a solid to a liquid state for its subsequent elimination through urine.
  • Double cavitation: using waves of different frequencies, bubbles are produced, which raise the temperature and destroy adipose tissue.
  • Ultracavitation: the interaction of pressure waves at different frequencies with water generates vacuum bubbles that implode and generate energy.

Cavitation is a phenomenon that occurs in different processes, which, contrary to aesthetics, is not sought after.

In the nautical sector, engineers are looking for solutions to avoid the problems generated by cavitation, which in propellers and suction pumps causes noise, damage to materials and reduces performance.

Aesthetic cavitation

Cavitation is a technique used in aesthetics to eliminate localized fat and orange peel skin. The treated areas usually have better circulation and elasticity.

Although it acts on localized fat, its use must be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle. In overweight people it will not have a visible effect without diet or exercise.

Benefits of cavitation

  • Increases tissue tone and tones muscles.
  • Eliminates cellulite.
  • Improves skin elasticity.
  • Activates collagen production.
  • Improves circulation.

The recommendation is to perform between 6 and 12 cavitation sessions, which usually do not last more than 40 minutes.

In this case, a gel is used to facilitate the displacement of the applicator. The patient will feel a painless suction sensation.

Combination with other treatments

It has very good results to complement cavitation with some drainage techniques, to help with the elimination of fat.

It is also advisable to drink water, exercise and follow a low-calorie diet for the same reason.

Cavitation equipment should be handled by specialists in aesthetic medicine, since its use with ignorance could cause organ damage or ultrasound burns.

Due to its contraindications, it should not be applied to people with pacemakers, renal or hepatic insufficiency, pregnant and lactating women.

Commitment to quality

This text on cavitation has been prepared by professional writers. In addition, we have relied on experts in medicine, engineering and aesthetics as a source of information, as well as specific studies to maintain the quality of what we publish.

At Sisneo Bioscience we are committed to publish truthful and contrasted information. And to update or correct it as soon as new knowledge becomes available.

Among others, we have used the following references:

  • Daniele Bani, Alessandro Quattrini Li, Giancarlo Freschi y Giulia Lo Russo. «Histological and Ultrastructural Effects of Ultrasound-induced Cavitation on Human Skin Adipose Tissue» en Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2013 Oct 7;1(6):e41. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0b013e3182a7f222.
  • Bhavana Joshi y Abhijeet Joshi. «Ultrasound-based drug delivery systems» 2019;10:241-260 en Biolectronic and Medical devices.