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Comparison between cavitation and cryolipolysis

What is Cavitation?

Ultrasonic Cavitation is a weight-loss treatment for reducing areas of fat deposits. Achieved by low-frequency sound waves it is a simple way of flushing fat from the body instead of surgery.

By targeting specific areas of the body with these low-frequency sound waves pressure is built up inside the fat cells which then causes them to break apart, releasing the contents into the body to disperse naturally. Through gentle heat and vibration, the fat cells liquify and release their contents.

Because our fat cells do not multiply and our fat cell count remains relatively stable, the treatment is permanent and will not need to be repeated once the desired shape has been achieved.

Treatments are typically limited to 20 minutes per segment, with a maximum of 2 segments treated per session. Five to seven days are generally required to make sure that all the released fats, membrane and toxins that may have been contained inside the fat cells are released through the lymphatic system.

Six to twelve sessions in localised areas may remove up to 12 cm of fat.

Cavitation is safe. It’s a non-surgical procedure, without anaesthesia, non-invasive and allows you to carry on with your normal activities before and after the sessions.


Cryolipolysis uses cooling processes to provide a non-invasive localised fat reduction in problematic areas of the body.

Cryolipolysis is suitable for contouring areas such as the abdomen, love handles, arms, back, knees and inner thighs. The cooling technique will penetrate to around 2 cm below the skin’s surface and is a highly effective way to treat and reduce fat.

What are the differences between Cavitation and CRYOLIPOLYSIS

Both of these treatments are non-invasive, have no side effects and are effective in the disruption of cells to remove fat deposits in targeted areas.

The main differences are in the methods used. Cavitation uses ultrasound while Cryolipolysis operates using controlled low temperatures focused on the problematic area.

It is thought that Cavitation results are faster whereas with fat freezing results may take longer to be achieved and generally are only noticeable about a month after the start of the treatment with final results after 6 months.

To achieve similar effects in the same area, Cavitation requires a greater number of sessions compared to Cryolipolysis.

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