Ultrasound is a method that produces a mechanical vibration on a higher rank than audible by humans. The technique is based on the application of energy (sound waves) in the area treated. The sound waves are conducted through a treatment head and absorbed and transformed by the body into another kind of energy (caloric).

The molecular and cellular action of the ultrasound produces special therapeutic effects particularly on cellulite and local fat deposits. This method induces vasodilatation, improving the metabolism and lymphatic drainage in the area treated causing restoration of the circulation in the tissue affected by cellulite and inflammation. The improvement of the lymphatic drainage has a very important anti-edema effect expanding the permeability of the skin; therefore offers a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. It is a very useful treatment that can be used as a complement to other cosmetic treatments especially in post-surgical (Lipo) treatments. This device must be handled by properly trained professionals.

Ultrasound Effects

Physiological effects

Hyperemia (redness): is the most important thermal effect, caused by a local increase in temperature. This hyperemia appears on the surfaces where the energy is absorbed.

Increased cell permeability: a mechanical effect the cells come into rhythmic undulations producing a kind of beats of the cell membrane resulting in a change in the structure of the tissue, especially in its permeability, this molecular motion gives rise to an acceleration of the osmotic and metabolic processes at the cellular level. The increased cell permeability with hyperemia produces an analgesic, antiphlogistic, action lithic spasm and may become destructive if used with very high powers.

Spasmolytic action: vasodilation is not only evident when there is irrigation normal, but especially in vascular spasm. Ultrasound also acts on all bodies contracted by spasms.

Antiphlogistic action: it is based on the increasing of blood flow and dilation of lymphatic pathways causing better resolution of swelling once ultrasound is applied.

Neural effect: Should clarify that, from the therapeutic standpoint, peripheral nerve conduction velocity can be altered and may produce temporary depending on the type of fiber locks. These show differences in sensitivity to ultrasound, within which the C fibers are the most sensitive.

Mechanical effects

A mechanical micro-massage occurs in the tissue, developing interesting therapeutic effects. There is also a phenomenon of cavitation; this mechanical factor causes an increase in the permeability of cell membranes accelerating the exchange of fluids, promoting the diffusion processes, and improving cellular metabolism.

Chemical effects

As a result of the mechanical and thermal factor, a series of chemical reactions appear such as release of vasodilator substances.



Ultrasound Indications

  • Cellulite appearance
  • Processes of Post operative fibrosis (more than 1 month after surgery
  • Muscle relaxer and analgesic effect
  • Injuries of tendons and ligaments
  • Muscle-tendon fibrosis
  • Stretch marks, scars, and Keloids
  • Hyperemia
  • Improve joint mobility

Ultrasound Contraindications

  • Do not apply over specialized tissues:¬†heart, testes, and ovaries, eyes and ears
  • Pregnancy
  • During menstruation
  • On growing cartilage (children and young people)
  • People with pacemakers and cardiac devices
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Bleeding disorders and hemorrhages¬†(heparinized patients in continuous mode)
  • In the presence of intrauterine devices
  • Tumors
  • Skin disorders, open wounds and active infections
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