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What is Ultrasound Fat Cavitation?
Ultrasound Fat Cavitation is advertised as the latest revolution in fat removal technology that does NOT involve medical intervention or surgery. But what is it exactly?
The scientifically developed medical Ultrasonic RF technology is based on a medical breakthrough that uses biocavitational ultrasound waves and radio frequency energy, to selectively break down fat cells and cellulite without affecting neighbouring organs and cells. Immediately after treatment, your body clear away the disrupted fat cells, mainly through the liver.
The procedure is comfortable and painless, has no side effects, and requires no anaesthesia or sedation.
How does Ultrasonic Cavitation remove fat?
The vibration of positive and negative alternation of sound waves produces a strong pressure to fat cell membranes.
As the fat cell membrane cannot withstand this pressure, it will explode into the liquid content. After disruption of adipose cells (fat cells), the broken fat in the form of triglycerides is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, where they are enzymatically metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids. Water soluble glycerol is absorbed by the circulatory system and used as the energy source, whereas the insoluble free fatty acids are transported to the liver and processed as fatty acids from food.
A quantity of fat cells are destroyed and therefore reduced, and the body’s fat cell metabolism is improved. Destroying these fat cells removes the body’s environment for fat storage.
After care for the next 3 days
No caffeine (tea, coffee or coke)
No alcohol (your liver is busy getting rid of all this extra fat)
Drink lots of water and eat fruits
No very fatty meal directly after (ie: fried food)
How many sessions will I need to see results?
Results are usually almost immediate with an average of 2-10 cm lost from the area after the first session. It is recommended to have 3 to 12 sessions for best results. Remember not all experience the same results. Since we are all different results may vary.
What is Infrared Therapy and how does it work toward healing the body?
Far infrared therapy provides two factors that are essential for good health: cellular detoxification and good circulation. The health of the whole system depends on the movement of blood and energy throughout. Detoxification and good circulation result in adequate exchange of nutrients into cells, reduced inflammation, loss of excess weight.
Far infrared ray energy, also known as radiant heat, is a part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight, minus the skin damaging ultraviolet rays, which is why NASA spacecraft has utilized this heat. Far-Infrared rays are rays that promote bioprocesses such as increased metabolism and blood circulation, and can raise core body temperature. Far-infrared can penetrate up to 1-.5 inches, exciting the vibrational energy of molecules and resonating with cellular frequencies. However, the body is unable to perceive the deep heating effects of FIR because its ability to sense heat is mainly at the skin level
A typical infrared sauna session causes a brief 1-3 degree increase in body temperature. Fever is the body's defense against bacteria, microbes and consequent infection. This beneficial side effect triggers the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T cells by your thymus, resulting in strengthening the immune system. Due to the healing power of heat, Far-Infrared provides a safe natural form of detoxification [reducing toxic body burdens of heavy metals, nonmetallic toxins, volatile hydrocarbons, solvent residues, PCB's, pesticides, herbicide residues and other synthetic chemicals], which is critical for reversing health disorders and re-establishing good health. Studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Furthermore, we have learned that stored toxic chemicals can mimic any disease..
How does the Infrared Sauna facilitate weight loss? What about cellulite loss?
The Far Infrared Sauna not only purifies fat cells, but it burns calories (from 300 calories - 3000 calories) in one full session has been calculated to burn as many calories as a six mile run (and have the same beneficial cardiovascular effects) and controls weight. The utilization of Far Infrared Ray (FIR) has been testified to be one of the most effective and scientific methods for weight-loss or body re-shaping.
Far Infrared Ray (FIR) even improves and clears cellulite. Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. Profuse sweating, induced by the infrared sauna, can assist in eliminating this unwanted debris from the body. Due to at least twice the depth of heat penetration into cellulite combined with up to 10 times the level of heating in these tissues your infrared sauna can be significantly more effective than any conventional sauna.
How often should I have a sauna session, and how is it done?
It is also important to remain hydrated. For best results drink water prior, during and after your sauna session. Do not apply excess body lotion to your body prior to a sauna session. Sauna sessions are 45 minutes long. Saunas are normally taken two to five times per week, depending on the individual's condition and personal schedule. Please Bring extra underwear or change of clothing because you will sweat tremendously.
Individuals who should not use infrared body wraps machine?
The infrared body wrap is contraindicated for individuals with Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Hemophilia, Fever and Heat Sensitivity, and Pregnancy. Individuals taking pharmaceutical medications should consult their medical doctor or pharmacist.
Can it replace a diet?
Never!!! A sensible diet can help you maintain a healthy weight. Infrared acts effectively on targetting those stubborn areas that diet and exercise just don't seem to be able to reach.
Is the treatment specifically for women?
NO, definitely not!! Both men and women can benefit with the Infrared Body Wrap treatments.
What is The Body Wrap?
The Body Wrap is a method to help to slenderize and contour your body shape and tighten your skin in only 60 minutes. It involves wrapping the body in porous elastic bandages soaked in a special mineral solution. The Body Wrap is applied firmly to areas needing inch loss and contouring and lightly where only skin tightening is desired.
Who will The Body Wrap help?
Anyone who wants to tone and tighten their skin. People with overly dry or rough skin. People with loose skin due to weight changes or from pregnancy. Men and women who want to look terrific fast! Anyone who wants to look and feel younger.
What do I wear while I am wrapped?
Women are wrapped in a bra and panties or bikinis (no girdles, please, as they make accurate measurements impossible). Bring a change of underwear because what you are wrapped in will be wet. Men are wrapped in swim trunks they bring with them.
What is meant by "total inch loss"?
Measurements are taken of various parts of the body (hips, waist,, abdomen, upper arms, etc.) before the wrap and recorded on your personal record chart with notes as to where you want to lose inches or contour. After the wrap you are re-measured and the difference of your measurements are added to determine your "total inch loss."
How many wraps will I need?
That depends on several things: The results you seek, the amount of loose skin you have, how active you are in your wrap, (it's advised you do mild aerobic motions while you are wrapped) your commitment to any necessary weight loss program, etc. To maximize your results 1 or 2 sessions a week are recommended until your skin looks tighter, you are satisfied you look great, then it just takes a few times a year for maintenance. We can do multiple wraps a day if time is a factor; i.e., weddings, reunions, photo shoots, special events, etc.
How much weight will I lose?
The Body Wrap was designed to take off inches rather than pounds. Weight loss would be an added bonus.
Can I purchase any products that will supplement or aid to my inches lost during any of these services?
Yes! Body FX carries sauna suits that can be worn during the Infrared Sauna or Body Wrap to help increase calories or inches lost. It can be purchased for $20 at the front office. We also carry special sweat creams, slenderizing gels and amino acids spray.
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How does non-invasive LipoLaser technology work??
How does non-invasive LipoLaser technology work? Non-invasive LipoLaser technology works with a patented cold laser conductor that is placed on the skin over areas to be treated for 30 minutes. Originally designed to speed up healing, doctors noticed that the cold laser technology would also liquefy fat cells painlessly. In contrast to Liposuction, the non-invasive LipoLaser does not remove the fat cell, it drains it. The fat can be metabolized normally by a healthy person, reshaping body contour by a few inches each week.
So the fat cells actually get smaller?
Yes! Fat cells are significantly reduced in size. This results in substantial body contour improvements. That's what makes LipoLaser such a great target treatment for trouble spots such as love handles, muffintop and saddllebags. Significant results are seen in just a few treatments.
Where does the fat go?
LaserLipo treatments act to liquefy fats, which are drained through the lymphatic system. The effectiveness of fat drainage during and after treatment is dependent on proper functioning of the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing wastes from the body.
Is LipoLaser Safe?
Yes. The LipoLaser is a cold laser and cold laser therapies have been safely employed for more than 30 years in clinics throughout the world. In fact, the initial purpose of low level laser technology ( Meridian's Lapex-2000) was for pain relief and cell regeneration for healing. LipoLaser is not suitable for those who are pregnant, have a kidney disorder, liver disease, poorly controlled diabetes or hypertension; epilepsy, have a pacemaker, have cancer and/or undergoing radiation therapy. It is not for use on children.
Is it painful? Does it hurt?
There is no pain or discomfort during or after the Laser treatment.
What results can I expect from the Laser Lipo treatment?
Male and female clients have found that those hard to reduce trouble spots, such as love handles, tummy bulge, and saddlebags can be treated quite significantly within just a few treatments. LipoLaser can help you contour and sculpt those places that do not respond to exercise and diet, as well as improve your cellulite and your overall appearance. The LipoLaser helps tighten the skin as fat is lost by stimulating collagen and elastin production. This skin tightening is an important benefit and works well with a weight loss or post surgical program to help prevent saggy skin rolls.
Do I have to diet and exercise?
Studies have found that clients who eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly will experience the best LipoLaser results; however, even clients with sluggish metabolism remark that they experience a unique and invigorating ‘body wake up.’
How can I optimize my results from LipoLaser?
Patients can optimize their results through multiple LipoLaser treatments each of which is immediately followed with 10 minutes of an activity meant to encourage lymph drainage . We use whole body vibration training for 10 minutes immediately following each LipoLaser treatment for just this purpose.
Who is the ideal candidate for LipoLaser treatment?
There is not really an "ideal" candidate. The LipeLaser has been shown to be effective on many different body types. The most immediately noticeable results are often shown on individuals who exercise (or have exercised) regularly, are not obese and/or who have localized fat deposits that they cannot get rid of with diet or exercise.
How many treatments are required?
The recommended treatment protocol is 2 -3 times per week for 4 – 6 weeks and is sold in packages of 9 – 18 treatments depending on the clients desired results.
Will I have downtime after my treatments?
No. After your treatment, there is no requirement for bed rest or reduced activity and you can resume your normal schedule immediately.