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Cavi-Lipo FAQ’s

How does it work?

The science behind Cavi-lipo.. High frequency ultrasound wave stimulates and vibrates the fat cell at such a high rate it causes tiny air molecules to form that are negative in pressure. These tiny air “bubbles” force their way out of the cell and by doing so burst the fat cell. That same ultrasound wave passing through the surface skin stimulates and oxygenates the surface cells causing a firming and tightening of the skin. The Cavi-Lipo system reduces fat cells, improves cellulite, tightens skin and improves lymphatic drainage. The FDA has cleared Cavi-Lipo for use in the USA.

What can I expect at my appointments?

You can expect approximately 30 minutes to relax, read or do absolutely nothing. The Cavi-Lipo treatment is completely painless. There is sometimes a mild heat sensation similar to a hot stone massage and clients will hear a light vibration “ringing” during the process. Each treatment you will be met by your technician who will glide the hand piece with firm pressure over the treatment area for 30 minutes. Prior to treatment a picture will be taken of the area. After at least 3 treatments a second picture will be taken. After you are done with each treatment you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling or any discomfort. This is a symptom –free process except for losing unwanted inches.

What happens if I miss an appointment?

It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Cavi-Lipo treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol which includes at least a series of 6 treatments.

How is it different than liposuction?

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Cavi-Lipo treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses ultrasound and radio frequency applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.

How is it different from other “non-invasive” body slimming techniques?

The Cavi-Lipo is an ultrasound/radio frequency technology considered safe and effective by the FDA. 

Is there any downtime?

Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using Cavi-Lipo?

No. During the treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy (48 hours before and during your treatment series reducing carbohydrate intake) and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it which can decrease your results.

What areas of the body can I use Cavi-Lipo® on?

The Cavi-Lipo is effective for all body areas where localized  fat deposits or cellulite exists that are resistant to diet and exercise. 

Does it work on Cellulite? 

Yes, low frequency ultrasound (40kHz) generally works well on cellulite by focusing the ‘cavitation effect’ on the superficial fat tissue. Best results are obtained when the ultrasound is applied in conjunction with the ‘radio frequency’ (RF) treatment which helps to tighten and tone the skin. 

Is it covered by insurance?

No, Cavi-Lipo treatments are considered elective and aesthetic and are not covered by insurance.

Is it safe?

Yes, there is minimal risk involved in using the Cavi-Lipo therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction, lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced. The Cavi-Lipo treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?

Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Cavi-Lipo should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment is not for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Cavi-Lipo may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.

Are there any side effects?

The majority of clients have reported no adverse side effects. Most common are headaches immediately following the treatment or a strong desire to naturally eliminate waste within a day or two following the treatment. This is the body’s way of expelling toxins. It takes approximately 72 hours for the body to process the material that has been produced.   

Results may vary from dramatic first day losses of more than 3 inches to as little as 1/4 inch. For some patients it may take up to a week to see their results, everyone’s body processes differently. 

How long has the Cavi-Lipo been used?

The Cavi-Lipo System made its debut in the USA in spring of 2012. However the systems has been used by tens of thousands of people from around the world for several years.

Is it effective?

Yes, with the Cavi-Lipo treatment and by following the recommended guidelines it has a long proven track record of success.

Results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones.

How long do results last?

By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. Cavi-Lipo is especially ideal for 2 types of people: those that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop body fat % OR those who want to use the Cavi-Lipo and the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” their slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.

Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?

Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. It is recommended to do a series of 6 in any one area to see best results. You can start an additional series of Cavi-Lipo treatments immediately following your last treatment. Speak to your technician about any discount programs that may apply.

How soon after pregnancy can I do it?

It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Cavi-Lipo treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.

How long does it take to begin seeing results?

Some can see results immediately after the first treatment. Others can take up to a week to see results. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions. Family and friends often notice the difference, too, within the 2 week Cavi-Lipo program.

Is everyone a good candidate for the Cavi-Lipo treatment?

Most are good candidates. Even people who are not overweight can lose inches.

Who is not a good candidate for Cavi-Lipo?

People who..

Have cardiac and vascular diseases 

Are pregnant or nursing

Are going through chemotherapy

Have liver or kidney disease

Have a pacemaker

Have metal plates in the treatment area

Are Teenaged or younger

Photofacial FAQ’s

Does the treatment hurt?

You may experience a feeling similar to that of a rubber band being snapped on your skin. Most patients do not report this to be painful however, the first couple of pulses are more of a surprise unless you have had the treatment done before.

Is there any downtime?

No. You may experience temporary redness. Only the lesions treated (not the entire face) will darken and crust, naturally shedding from the skin after approximately 10 days. You should continue to cleanse and moisturize the treated areas as normal. It is important to protect the treated skin from the damaging rays of the sun. A full sunblock should be used not a sunscreen.

How long will the effects last?

The treated spots will remain darker for seven to ten days. You will notice a gradual lightening of the spots, until they are gone. Sun spots can return if proper protection is not applied. Conditions such as rosacea or birthmarks may require ongoing treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

The amount of treatments depend on the condition of the area being treated. You should see immediate results following the treatment of capillaries and pigmented lesions. Some lesions may require several treatments to fully erase or remove. The full results of a photofacial are not truly seen until the darkened treated spots have shed from the surface of your skin.

Can I treat other areas of the body?

Yes, we see success on other areas such as hands, arms, neck and chest area.

Zerona

How does it work?

Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that the Zerona® low level laser stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.

What can I expect at my appointments?

You can expect 40 minutes to relax, read or do absolutely nothing. The Zerona® treatment is completely painless. There is no heat or any sensation whatsoever while being treated. Each treatment you will be met by your technician who will position the laser at the desired areas of the body, he/she will step out for 20 minutes while the front of your body is treated and then will return to reset for the backside of your body for an additional 20 minutes. After you are done you can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime, nor pain, swelling or any discomfort. This is a symptom –free process except for losing unwanted inches.

What happens if I miss an appointment?

It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Zerona® treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol which includes at least 6 treatments, every other day for 40 minutes and not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be uptaken by the fat cells again.

How is it different than liposuction?

Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Zerona® treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.

How is it different from other “non-invasive” body slimming techniques?

The Zerona® laser is the only completely safe and effective non-invasive treatment for body slimming on the market today. There is no possibility of injury. No technician will be pushing on you or using any device against your body. You simply lay beneath the Zerona® lights.

Is there any downtime?

Absolutely ZERO downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using Zerona®?

No. During the 2 week treatment period you can continue your normal activities. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day) and abstain from alcohol and caffeine. Alcohol and caffeine interfere with the lymphatic process to remove fat and metabolize it which can decrease your results.

What areas of the body can I use Zerona® on?

The Zerona® treatment was proven effective in a double-blind clinical trial on the waist, hips and thighs where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise. 

Is it covered by insurance?

No, Zerona® treatments are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.

Is it safe?

Yes, there is no risk involved in using the Zerona® low-level laser therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction and lipodissolve and other non-invasive devices like the Accent, VelaShape, and Thermage, which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced like the Zerona®. The Zerona® treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?

Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona® should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Zerona® may not be as effective on patients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.

Are there any side effects?

A. No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive and there are absolutely no side effects beyond loss of inches and fat.

How long has the Zerona® laser been used?

The Zerona® has been used in studies since 2008 and has been used by physicians in practice since early 2009. The same Erchonia® Low Level Laser technology has been used to safely assist with tumescent liposuction since 2001 as it is proven to cause fat to be released from fat cells immediately prior to liposuction surgery. From this important experience, the Zerona® technique was developed for effective, totally non-invasive body slimming.

Is it effective?

Yes, with the Zerona® treatment and by following the recommended guidelines for success, we saw an average loss of 3.64 inches reported in our clinical trial on the waist, hips, and thighs.

How long do results last?

By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise you can expect long-term results. Zerona® is especially ideal for 2 types of people: those that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat or drop body fat % OR those who want to use the Zerona® and the recommended lifestyle protocol to “jump start” their slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.

Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?

Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of Zerona® treatments immediately following your last treatment. Speak to your technician about any discount programs that may apply.

How soon after pregnancy can I do it?

It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Zerona® treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.

How long does it take to begin seeing results?

Some can see results after only a few treatment sessions as their clothes fit more loosely. Many actually see the difference after 4-6 sessions. Family and friends often notice the difference, too, within the 2 week Zerona® program.

Is everyone a good candidate for the Zerona® treatment?

Most are good candidates. Even people who are not overweight can lose inches.

 

Laser Hair Removal FAQ’s

What color hair will lasers NOT work on?

Blonde, red, white and grey hair.

How many treatments do I need?

Usually 6-8 will give you sustained reduction.

Can I use one Coupon for multiple areas?

No. 1 Coupon = 1 Area

How long will my first visit take?

Anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.

Are there any additional costs, such as taxes or gratuity?

There are no hidden fees or additional costs. Whether or not you decide to tip and how much, is at your discretion.

Can I get multiple areas treated on the same visit?

Absolutely!

What medical condition(s) may prevent me from getting laser hair removal?

Every situation is unique. Your consultation will include going over your medical history to determine any contraindications.

What does “Bikini Line” mean?

The crease where the leg meets the pelvic bone, and one inch down the leg.

What does the chin cover?

The area under your mouth, ending at the jawline.

Who does the treatments?

An experienced, Licensed Medical Professional, who is legally allowed to perform Laser Hair Removal.

 

General

Can I trade in this Coupon for cash or towards another service of the same value?

Typically, No. Coupon deals have absolutely no cash value, and can only be used towards 6 sessions of laser hair removal on a small body area.

Why can’t I leave a voice message?

Discounts on services tend to result in a high volume of phone calls, leaving clients frustrated at failed attempts to get in touch with someone, lost or misunderstood messages and a longer call back time. Our online Service Inquiry system, which can be found on our home page under “Contact Us”, provides a much easier and reliant way to let us know that you are waiting to be contacted. If you have not been contacted in 2 days, please submit another Service Inquiry.

What is your cancellation policy?

All appointments must be cancelled or rescheduled 48 hours in advance or will count as a “Service Given”. Please be considerate of our other clients who are also trying to get in as soon as possible.

What are your hours?

Clients will be seen by appointment only. We do not accept walk-in appointments.

 
 

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