What is vacuum therapy?
Vacuum therapy is a non-invasive treatment to combat severe cellulite. It is carried out using suction devices that drain the adipose tissue and move the fat towards the lymphatic system. Vacuum therapy also helps to eliminate fat, it has an exfoliating effect, provides elasticity to the skin and relaxes the muscles.
Why is it performed?
Vacuum therapy is used to extract the adipocytes that form the adipose tissue, it eliminates orange-peel skin and boosts blood circulation. It also improves blood flow in the layers of the hypodermis, dermis and epidermis.
What does it involve?
This technique consists of massaging the area (in an outward direction) using suction, which helps drain the fluid retained in the cells. This is done with a small device formed of a sterile, transparent cup which is used to suction the adipose tissue. The cup is placed on the area with cellulite and programmed to start gently suctioning. The treatment is sometimes combined with radiofrequency and LED light energy to achieve better results, since these techniques improve the appearance of the skin and give it greater elasticity.
To complete the treatment and to eliminate the cellulite, between 12 and 15 sessions may be required, depending on the degree and amount of cellulite. If the treatment is followed correctly and accompanied by a healthy, balanced diet and exercise, results will be noticeable after the seventh session. Once the treatment is completed, it is recommended to have one session a month to maintain the results.
How to prepare for it
No special preparation is necessary for vacuum therapy, but you should drink lots of liquids and follow a healthy lifestyle.
You should drink plenty of water during and after vacuum therapy to help eliminate the adiposities that are released with the urine. You should also avoid fatty and sugary foods, as well as excess flour and salt, which can slow down the elimination process.