Combining ultrasound cavitation with radiofrequency for cellulite reduction

  • Combination treatments, whereby radiofrequency, the most effective skin tightening / anti-cellulite technology, is combined with other technologies, are very popular today.
  • The combination of radiofrequency treatment with infrared LED / laser, magnetic fields, electrical muscle stimulation or vacuum suction does not confer any significant benefits with regard to cellulite reduction and skin firming
  • However, radiofrequency treatment with simultaneous high-power ultrasound cavitation produces a synergistic effect that helps reduce cellulite faster than radiofrequency alone.
  • This is because cavitation treatment is very effective in releasing fat from the fat cells (adipocytes), which adds to the very potent effect of radiofrequency in fat release. Furthermore, radiofrequency, being the strongest skin tightening technology available today, tightens up the tissue that has loosened up due to fat accumulation. Therefore the two modalities complement each other leading to faster cellulite reduction, skin tightening and local fat loss.
  • Of course, a low power ultrasound cavitation system will not confer any results (unfortunately, most machines on the market are low power systems). Furthermore, ultrasound treatment performed before or after RF treatment (as opposed to simultaneous application of both treatments) is still effective but not very cost-efficient, as treatment length and cost are doubled.