Infrared light and vacuum suction combined with radiofrequency treatment? No thanks...

  • For skin firmness and cellulite reduction, equipment the combines radiofrequency with other technologies such as mechanical suction, ultrasound cavitation, electro-mesotherapy, infrared LED / laser, magnetic fields, electrical muscle stimulation etc. is very popular
  • However, with the exception of ultrasound and electro-mesotherapy, none of these technologies are practically effective neither they have much to add to the effective of radiofrequency.
  • For example, infrared light (LED or laser) is way too superficial to really affect deep body tissues. It may be just about OK for superficial skin rejuvenation on the face but it just does not penetrate enough to make any tangible difference for deep skin tightening or cellulite reduction - especially in comparison to a good strong radiofrequency technology.
  • Vacuum suction has been used for cellulite reduction for almost two decades now, with also very little to report on: most clients are simply not happy with their palper-rouler treatments. They may gain some satisfaction from the lymphatic drainage that occurs with suction-rolling of the skin and whose effectiveness lasts for 1-2 days, but that is all. Furthermore, at higher settings, mechanical vacuum rolling actually causes spider veins and skin looseness, so it does not really make much sense at all...
  • Magnetic fields are supposed to help with healing of the skin, especially after surgery, but there is no evidence that they help with skin firming or cellulite removal.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) may also help with microcirculation during treatment, but again it's results are not that significant, especially thinking that a good strong stand-alone radiofrequency treatment increases microcirculation to a huge extent, so EMS would not make much difference.
  • In conclusion, only ultrasound cavitation and electro-mesotherapy make sense as technologies to combine with radiofrequency and even for those I would put the with the following provisos: ultrasound should be high-powered and electro-mesotherapy should use high concentrations of active ingredients. We analyse those two technology combos in separate article on this website.
  • These are the reasons we do not use mechanical suction (palper-rouler), infrared LED / laser, magnetic fields or electrical muscle stimulation at our clinic and we only use proper ultrasound cavitation and electro-mesotherapy, as described above.