A KHz or Kilohertz is 1,000 hertz and a MHz or Megahertz is 1,000,000 hertz. A rating of 40 KHz to 5 MHz is used in an ultrasonic treatment. This type of sound wave can destroy the fat cells without causing damage to any other tissues or organs. Ultrasonic cavitation destroys subcutaneous fat cells in the fat cell membranes through a series of microscopic implosions. Once the fat cell membrane (adipose tissue) is destroyed, the fat is discharged between the cells where they are turned into protein and then changed to free fatty acids and glycerol. These stubborn local fatty acids are subsequently disposed of through the lymphatic and urinary systems while water-soluble glycerol is transported to the circulatory system and used as energy. Since the liver metabolizes the free fatty acids and expels it in the urine, it is necessary to drink plenty of water before and the treatment. There is increased effectiveness of Ultrasonic Cavitation treatments when combined with Lymph-Drainage Vacuum Massage. Women 20 years or older suffering from cellulite should consider Ultrasonic Caviation therapy. It is effective in reducing cellulite when applied in conjunction with Radio Frequency/RF. What should I expect? While undergoing the Ultrasonic Cavitation treatment, you may hear ringing because the sound waves at 40Khz are audible to the human ear; you may feel warmth on your skin like that of a hot stone massage; you may develop temporary redness of the skin due to heat emitted by the transducer. The results are gradual over a number of weeks as your body clears the broken down fatty tissues and the effects can last long provided you follow a healthy diet and exercise program. A word of caution! This is not a miracle therapy. It is very easy to deposit fat again into the tissues if one over-eats, consumes too much alcohol or doesn’t exercise. Results vary depending on the individual’s different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medication, and changes in hormones. It is important to follow a low calorie and healthy diet and to drink 8 glasses water a day; and before and after the treatment. Fat elimination is accelerated by the amount of water your drink therefore, water is a key component to eliminate the fat.