Frequently Asked Questions

Hifu Fat Reduction

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

No, you should never experience extreme pain with any non-invasive body contouring treatment. HIFU fat reduction treatments deliver 140 to 160 degrees F to specific depths in the tissue and can cause discomfort. We adjust treatment parameters for varying pain levels. Clients may experience mild discomfort; however, we never exceed comfort levels of 5/10 or greater.

Most clients will see and feel results after their first treatment. If you are targeting adipose tissue specifically, results are more immediate than skin tightening results. You must wait 4 to 12 weeks between treatments to determine if additional HIFU fat reduction treatments are necessary. Results vary depending on thickness of fat, age and laxity of skin and your goals and expectations.

We strongly recommend performing Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency treatments between HIFU treatments to achieve the most effective results. Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency treatments can be performed every 3 to 7 days and offer a great way to boost results between your HIFU treatments.

Although HIFU fat reduction treatments are safe and offer minimal risk, on occasion blisters and burns may occur. These blisters and burns tend to be mild to moderate and can be treated with over-the-counter ointments. Cool the area with cold compress or damp cloth until heat dissipates. Always keep the blister covered and moist. Tissue healing will occur so it is important to minimize infection. Seek medical professionals if the burn or blister is severe.

HIFU Treatments can be performed every 4 to 12 weeks. This is dependent on the thickness of fat that is being treated and laxity, age and health of the skin. Typically the healing process takes between 4 to 12 weeks following a HIFU treatment. Performing skin tightening procedures with HIFU before the skin has healed may cause adverse effects. It’s recommended to perform Radio Frequency and Ultrasound Cavitation treatments between HIFU fat reduction treatments.

We monitor your comfort level and check to see if the skin is turning light pink and if you feel some warmth. Skin that turns red and is very hot may be indications the energy is too high. We will adjust as necessary.

Radio Frequency

RF Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening Technology — Radio-frequency skin tightening is an aesthetic technique that uses radio frequency (RF) energy to heat tissue and stimulate sub dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin.

There is a desired end result after each Radio Frequency treatment. The skin should appear bright pink-red and the skin should feel warm to the touch. If the skin is turning pink but does not feel warm or if the skin feels warm but is not turning pink-red, we will increase the heat as your comfort level allows. We pay extra attention to the heat level on African American and darker skin as the pink/red color will not be as obvious. We always stay within our client’s comfort level.

Redness, tingling and occasional bruising may occur and subsides in 24 to 48 hours. We avoid prolonged exposure of the radio frequency on the fatty parts of the face, as this may cause breakdown of the fat in the face.

Our Radio Frequency device comes with different probes for both body contouring and face contouring. Each probe is required and used for different areas of the body.

  • Large flat probe: Used for larger areas
  • 6-prong probe: Used for loose skin areas
  • Small-prong probe: Used for loose skin areas
  • Small flat probe: Used for the neck and cheeks on the face and other small, firm areas
  • Small cone probe: Used for the middle brow, crow’s feet and lip area

Clients of ages 18-30 should expect only minimal results. They should expect changes in the firmness and bounce of their skin. The expected results of these clients will be subtle due to the fact they are still producing collagen, or the production is just beginning to slow down.

Clients ages 30+ can expect bouncy, firmer, tighter skin, and the results will be more noticeable. Clients who are age 50 or older should expect more dramatic results, as they are more likely to have sagging skin.

For older clients, it is better to schedule Radio Frequency treatments further apart. The cellular turnover rate of skin is 14-26 days according to your age. The younger you are the faster the skin regenerates. The older the client, the slower your skin regenerates.

When you do treatments too soon, it’s as if the treatment is wasted. Once the skin is stimulated to produce collagen, you can stimulate it to produce faster. What you want to do is stimulate collagen production and maintain that collagen synthesis.

Ultrasound gel is specifically designed for the transmission of sound waves. The molecular structure of the gel is acoustic. The gel has large molecules that allow for the sound waves to move freely and be transmitted into the body. When the ultrasound gel is used when performing Radio Frequency treatments, expect to hear crackling noises, faster drying of the gel,  and burning of the gel inside of the probe.

Fat Cavitation

Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation

The Latest Non-Invasive Technology! Ultrasound Cavitation is a new, revolutionary fat removal technique that has been used in over 50 countries worldwide and does NOT involve surgery. Since it’s painless, there is no need for anesthesia or downtime.

Ultrasound Cavitation causes microscopic air bubbles to form around the lipocyte (fat cell) membrane. The high pressure of these air bubbles cause the fat cell to instantly burst. The procedure works by removing subcutaneous fat and is safely eliminated out of the body by the liver and urination. It is always recommended to drink plenty of water prior to and after your treatment sessions. Greater results are achieved following 8 to 12 treatments.

No, the fat will be destroyed in that area. The client should maintain or change their lifestyle depending on the results expected. If a client increases their calorie consumption and decreases their calorie expenditure they will gain weight in all the untreated areas and the layers of fat that were not affected by the cavitation will increase in size as well.

Virtually none. The sound waves that are emitted only go as deep as the hypodermal layer of the skin where the fat is found. The tissue surrounding the fat cells have a cellular structure that is not affected by the frequency of the sound waves. Some people have more sensitive skin than others and will form a rash from the high power of Ultrasound Cavitation waves. In this case, we will reduce the power to lower settings and increase every 3 min to the client’s tolerance level. This rash is not pruritic or painful and will go away after a few days. We keep hydrocortisone on hand to help reduce the appearance of the rash.

You can receive Ultrasound Cavitation every 3 days. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water before and after treatments. We recommend waiting 7 days to ensure maximum results between treatments.

Yes, diet and exercise are essential to the results of ultrasound cavitation. The breakdown of fatty acids needs to be flushed from the body and exercise promotes the lymphatic circulation. Maintaining a proper diet and exercise routine ensures better health and more dramatic results overall.

Every 72 Hours! Treatments are scheduled 2 times a week, every 3 days. Your body must process, metabolize and eliminate the fat that has been destroyed during the treatment sessions. It is critical that you increase your water intake prior to and after your treatments to assist the body in eliminating the excess fatty acids released. It is highly recommend to perform 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise following each treatment to increase lymphatic drainage and circulation.

Typically we see results in the first few sessions. Depending on your lifestyle and goals, typical treatment packages are between 8 to 12 treatments to see 3 to 5 inches of circumference loss.

No, we will not perform Ultrasound Cavitation on double chins or anywhere near the neck or head. The brain and tissues in the neck and head may have adverse reactions to the ultrasound wave frequencies and we do not want to take the risk.

Rashes caused by Ultrasound Cavitation may occur and are temporary. Redness and rashes will disappear within 24 to 48 hours. Contact dermatitis is possible from the ultrasound gel and treating with an over-the-counter antihistamine may help. If a rash persists more than 3 days, we recommend seeing a medical doctor.

Fatty acids and glycerol are released from the broken fat cell and absorbed into the lymphatic system where it is filtered through the lymph nodes and liver to be excreted as waste.

General Questions

YES! There was a time when all you could do was shrink or enlarge fat cells. In the past, permanent fat cell removal involved invasive, expensive and dangerous surgery. Times have changed.

With the latest FDA approved, clinically-proven Ultrasonic and Radio Frequency technologies, it is now possible to permanently eliminate stubborn fat and cellulite, safely and with no down time or pain. We also have the technology to tighten and tone loose skin for a more youthful look.

YES! The use of ultrasound and radio frequency has been around for many years, and the FDA approved this technology for body contouring and skin tightening more than 5 years ago as a safe and effective approach to permanent fat lose and skin tightening. There is no down time and you can resume activities immediately following your 45-minute treatment.

NO! There are virtually no side effects and no down time. Although very rare, some clients experience a slight rash and/or small bruising that goes away in a few days, but it is not harmful. There is no painful procedure, chemicals or injections. And, most clients find the warmth of the lipo-lite, ultrasound and thermal lift very relaxing.

You can expect to see measurable results on your first visit, while most clients notice tremendous differences after a few additional treatments. Depending on your goals and your lifestyle, expect to see remarkable differences within 8 to 12 treatments. We will perform an evaluation during your first visit and discuss how many treatments we believe you will need to achieve your goals and desired image.

No! We utilize the latest FDA approved, clinically-proven ultrasound and radio frequency technologies to maximize your results. Freezing fat does work in theory—there are inconsistent results and it does nothing to tighten the loose skin left behind.

This is where we differ. Our approach is to determine how much fat is needed to eliminate and how much skin tightening is necessary for the desired effect. This isn’t just about fat loss, our experts understand body aesthetics and know how to customize your treatments to achieve your goals.

A minimum of 7 treatments over 7 weeks. Radio Frequency works by stimulating the production of fibroblast cells located in the collagen of your skin. As the fibroblast cells begin to remodel and produce more collagen, your skin becomes more tone and firm.

The research suggests that this effect takes a process overtime, and initially 7 treatments performed every week for 7 weeks is the recommended protocol. The effects of Radio Frequency are typically seen days, weeks and months following treatments.

Education, Evaluation & Some Fun! We will evaluate your area(s) of concern, take photos and measurements, and discuss our treatment approach. We will customize each treatment session based on specific conditions of your body fat and skin.

Each person and each treatment is customized to ensure we are delivering the most effective results. You should wear comfortable clothing that allows us to access the area on your body you would like to improve and expect to spend about an hour with us. You will feel comfortable with our staff and leave with a smile!

There are some who do not qualify! If you are pregnant, have cancer, heart disease or coronary artery dysfunction of the heart. If you have arrhythmia’s, irregular heart rhythm, or have a pacemaker. If you have any of these conditions, ultrasonic treatments are not recommended.

It is always advised to consult with your physician before undergoing any non-invasive fat cavitation treatments, and our technicians can assess your concerns and will always make the best recommendations for you.

YES! Ultrasonic fat cavitation destroys subcutaneous fat cells permanently. Best results are achieved by maintaining an active lifestyle and healthy diet. Our skin tightening procedures do have long lasting effects, up to 1 year, however the natural aging process is something we do not have control of, so it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and perform maintenance treatment sessions.

YES & NO. We know that ultrasonic and radio frequency technology has been proven to be highly effective at the elimination of stubborn fat and improving loose skin. We have had thousands of success stories and guarantee that your treatments will be customized to maximize the greatest results for your body. We are confident in the technology and in our approach to your specific treatments.

What we do not have control of is your lifestyle and what you do before and after your treatment sessions. We will help educate and guide you in the right direction to achieve the best results. We do not offer a money-back guarantee; however, we do guarantee that our technology and your treatment procedures will be performed to achieve your desired results. We work very hard at making that possible with what we can control.

Extremely Affordable — Non-invasive body contouring is a safe and highly effective way to eliminate stubborn fat and cellulite with multiple treatments necessary to achieve the most desired results. As such the number of sessions required for you to achieve your goals vary from individual to individual.

You can expect to lose approximately 2 to 3 inches in 6 to 8 treatments. Depending on your goals, commitment and lifestyle our highly-trained technicians will discuss the number of treatments we recommend. Our prices are based on treatment packages ranging from 4 to 20 sessions with the cost as low as $144 per treatment.

NO. There are no discounted handbags at Louis Vuitton, right? If you want cheap, you can find them used or fake!

If you are looking for “discounted” body contouring we are not your place. We strive to provide the highest quality and most valuable services and have the knowledge, experience and expertise to deliver incredible results. Our medical-grade technology is like no other and our expert staff is highly-trained in the contouring industry.

You get what you pay for and we believe in offering VALUE, not discounts. On occasion, we will have a special offer or sale, however we limit those to only a few days and only on very special occasions.

Our offices are located in Dallas, Texas. For general inquiries, questions, availability or pricing information, please contact us here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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