Ultrasonic Cavitation Aftercare

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Ultrasonic cavitation is a non-invasive procedure that lets you get rid of fat from targeted areas in your body. It’s fortunately not damaging, but did you know that ultrasonic cavitation aftercare is a very crucial step in removing fat from the body? Following aftercare instructions will help in the efficient removal of fat from the body. So how do you do that? 

Some people might have gotten the procedure done at spas and clinics that’s why they were properly instructed. However, if you choose to use at-home ultrasonic cavitation machines, you may not be properly informed about what you should do. 

As always, this will vary somewhat depending on the device you use, so always review your manual. But in this article, we’ll go over the basics things you should do after ultrasonic cavitation. We’ll also discuss a bit about what ultrasonic cavitation is so that you can fully understand the importance of the aftercare instructions. Finally, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about ultrasonic cavitation. 


What Is Ultrasonic Cavitation?

Ultrasonic cavitation (and its cheaper cousin Ultrasonic Fat Burning) is one way to remove fat from the body in a non-invasive way (another common one is coolsculpting). You won’t have any cuts or wounds after the procedure, but some might develop bruising. It’s a fairly low-risk procedure.

Most who go through the procedure can still do all their daily activities. 

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With this procedure, ultrasonic energy is used to destroy the fat inside the fat cells. The fat is liquified but the fat cells still remain intact. The liquified form of fat won’t stay inside the fat cell and would be released into the bloodstream. 

Along with the fat, there could also be toxins stored in the cells. And these would also be released and removed from the body.

This is why ultrasonic cavitation is considered not just as a fat loss procedure but a detox procedure as well. The lymphatic system removes these from the body. In a way, this process is similar to radio frequency skin tightening.

Some of the fat will be used up as energy, while some would be excreted out of the body through the urine or stool. Without the fat inside the fat cells, the fat cells will shrink and the area becomes more contoured. 

However, the fat cells can still increase in size when there are lots of fat that should be stored. Fat storage would happen if you eat more than what your body uses up for energy.

So although ultrasonic cavitation helps remove fat in the body, it doesn’t prevent you from getting fat in the future.

Don’t go eating that cake after your procedure!

The Ultrasonic Cavitation Aftercare Procedure

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In essence, ultrasonic cavitation liquifies fat.


However, it is still inside the body. Proper aftercare will help with the efficient removal of the fat that has been liquified.

Here are the things you could do:

Keep Yourself Hydrated

Making sure that you drink adequate water will help your body efficiently remove the fat through the urine. Keeping yourself hydrated after the procedure is important, but you should also drink about 1.5 liters of water prior to doing Ultrasonic Cavitation. This is to prepare your body.

With the water stored, your body will be ready to remove the toxins and fat due to the procedure. Additional water, about another 1.5 liters should also be taken-in. With much water in your body, you’d be urinating more often and would be removing toxins and fat more efficiently. 

Continue to keep your body hydrated. In 24 hours, make sure you drink about 2 liters of water. Whether you go through the procedure or not, adequate water intake of about 2 liters is important for the body so this is really something you should do, regardless.

However, many of us don’t keep ourselves hydrated on a regular basis so it is worth mentioning. 

When selecting fluids to hydrate yourself with, the best choice would be water. Avoid drinking juices, soda, alcoholic beverages, chocolate drinks, or coffee. Sugary drinks aren’t advised because the sugar in it is a source of energy for the body. 

After the procedure, we are trying to use up all the energy released after the procedure. When you have lots of energy available and you still consume lots of sugar, then you’ll end up storing fat again.

Go For Low-Fat, Low Carb Diet

For 24 hours, it is best to stick to a low-fat, low-carb, and low-sugar diet. The liquified fat produced due to the procedure is a source of energy for the body. You can better utilize them if you go for this kind of diet especially right after the procedure. 

If you really want to keep the fat off, you should watch what you eat. The procedure doesn’t stop you from getting fat. It just removes the fat that is currently in your body.

If you eat a lot and have less exercise, your body will simply store more fat.

Do Some Cardio

Exercising is a great way to burn energy. Due to the liquefied fat cells, your body has an abundant source of it. Help your body to use them up more efficiently by doing exercises.

Additionally, regular exercise will also help you prevent your body from getting fat after the procedure. 

Avoid Alcohol And Nicotine

After the procedure, the body isn’t only removing fat, it is also removing toxins from the body. Nicotine and alcohol are substances that are also toxic to the body so it works on excreting them too. It is best to let your body concentrate on removing the fat and toxins from the procedure.

Don’t overload the body with alcohol or nicotine to improve the efficiency of fat removal. 

Use A Body Brush

Body Brush

After the procedure, you can do your usual activities like taking a bath. When you do, consider using a body brush — especially in the area where the procedure is done. The body brush is a great way to promote movement in the area and increase circulation.

Your body will benefit well from the increased circulation. With it, the fats and toxins that were released during the procedure will be excreted out of the body in a much faster way. Physical stimulation can help with fluid movement, especially when the areas are near lymph nodes. 

Get A Lymphatic Massage

Getting a lymphatic massage is another great way to get the most out of your ultrasonic cavitation procedure. A lymphatic drainage massage will use long and rhythmic strokes. This will help with the movement of lymph fluid so that the toxins can be removed more efficiently. 

A lymphatic massage is optional but would be of great help. If you feel some pain and bruising after the procedure, you can skip this. The pain and bruising are short term effects and should go away quickly. 

Consider An Infrared Sauna Session

For those who aren’t a fan of cardio workouts, a good substitute for burning the energy released through the procedure is to go for infrared sauna sessions.

This should be done after the procedure for about 3 days. 


Ultrasonic cavitation is an effective procedure to remove fat from the body. However, you should follow the aftercare instructions to ensure efficient fat and toxin removal from the body.

As always, follow the instructions from your spa or from your particular home cavitation device.

You’ll end up seeing results quicker and you’ll expell the fat faster. That’s what you want to do! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should You Follow The Aftercare Instructions?

Aftercare instructions will help your body be able to remove the fat and toxins in a faster and easier way. Although your body will still be able to remove them, it will be slower and your body can be hard-up at doing it if you don’t follow the aftercare instructions.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

The results of ultrasonic cavitation can be seen just after one session. Some have measured about 1-3 cm change in the area where the treatment is done. The final result will depend on how much fat you’d like to remove and how many treatments you are willing to take. Most can see maximum results after 8 treatment sessions. 

Can You Drink Coffee After Cavitation?

Water is the best drink to have after the cavitation procedure and days after it. However, if you are really craving coffee, then have some but make sure you only have a cup of it. Also, make sure that it is low in sugar. 

Can Ultrasonic Cavitation Tighten Skin?

Ultrasonic cavitation is a procedure that targets fat cells and liquefies the fat in them. It is not capable of tightening the skin although the area can look smaller. This is because the skin is naturally elastic and since there is less fat in that area, it will look smaller and more contoured.

Can You Do Ultrasonic Cavitation At Home?

Yes, there are ultrasonic cavitation machines available for home use. Some people may doubt the effectiveness of this procedure because they’d want to see results instantly. However, that isn’t the case for this procedure. It requires multiple sessions to achieve maximum results, especially when at-home devices are used. 

The ultrasonic cavitation machines used by professionals are bigger and maybe stronger because they have been trained to use them safely. At-home products could have lower intensities to make them safer for home users. However, with multiple sessions, removing fat from the body through at-home ultrasonic cavitation devices is possible.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).