Written & Reviewed by Dr Isabella Sillar
What is Onda Body Contouring?
Onda body contouring is the next generation of body sculpting, continuing Elucell’s long standing tradition of effective and non-invasive procedures. Its purpose is to reduce localised fat cells, tighten and remodel the skin to improve laxity and remove cellulite.
This is achieved through the use of microwaves. While Elucell is not the first to use microwaves in a medical capacity, it is the first to use microwaves at a frequency of 2.56GHz. This renders the skin almost “transparent”, facilitating the concentration of energy at the subdermal fat layer. This process protects the upper layers of the skin from unwanted heating, which is why the microwaves are referred to as “Coolwaves”.
How does Onda Body contouring tighten skin?
The heat produced by the Coolwaves penetrates the lower dermis, a layer of the skin where fibres of collagen build up. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, forming the connective tissue in skin, bones, muscles, tendons, joints and nails. It makes about 80% of the skin, and it works with another protein called elastin that maintains skin elasticity.
When these collagen fibres come into contact with the Onda Coolwaves, they shrink in size, consequently tightening the skin, eliminating cellulite and improving skin laxity in areas of the body such as the buttocks, thighs and arms.
How effective is Onda Body Contouring?
The results of Onda Body Contouring are near instantaneous. Patients will be able to see the effects within the first three sessions. The affected tissue becomes more compact and toned as fat cells are targeted and the production of new collagen is stimulated.
Fat cell viability decreases more than 80% when exposed to temperatures of around 50 degrees celsius at subdermal layers for short periods. The Onda Coolwaves reach around 50-53 degree temperatures at subdermal levels, effectively wiping out fat cells in specific areas. The Onda device has been specifically engineered to allow the Coolwaves energy to be focused only where needed, preserving the surrounding tissue and organs.
Are Onda Body Contouring results permanent?
The results of Onda Body Contouring are permanent, in that the targeted fat and cellulite are effectively eradicated.
These results involve:
- A reduction of fat cells, resulting in the area of fat decreasing in size
- The smoothing of areas which previously had cellulite
- An improvement in the laxity of the affected skin area
But, Onda Body Contouring does not stop the body from producing fat. In order to prevent the creation of additional fat that would undo the effects of body sculpting, it is highly recommended that the patient retains an active lifestyle with a healthy diet after receiving treatment.
Is Onda Body Contouring safe?
Onda Body Contouring is safe, as it is a non-invasive procedure performed by qualified and experienced medical professionals. Before any treatments are administered, an initial consultation is conducted in order to determine patient eligibility.
Unfortunately, people with the following conditions are unlikely to be suitable for treatment:
- Heart failure
- Metal implants or pacemakers
- Severe clotting disorders
- Current or recent cancer
- Severe vascular disease
- Skin disease in the treatment area
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Old Age
While there are possible side effects on the concentrated area, they are minor and usually resolve themselves within a few days of the treatment. These may include:
Is Onda Body Contouring painful?
Onda Body Contouring is a painless process. Our body sculpting is performed by highly qualified nurses who ensure both the effectiveness of the treatment as well as patient comfort. The Onda device itself consists of two smart handpieces named “Deep” and “Shallow”, both with an inbuilt cooling system that maintains a temperature of 5 degrees. This cooling system protects the skin from excess heat as the microwaves are concentrated in the treatment area.
Microwave technology has been used in various medical disciplines for decades, including oncology, surgery and dermatology. It has since been refined to a very sophisticated level of precision, avoiding any random, uncontrolled transmission in the body. No organs or tissues other than the target fat and lower skin layers are touched by the microwaves.
How much does Onda Body Contouring cost?
The pricing plan for Onda Body Contouring is based on the number of zones where the Onda Body Contouring device is to be applied. The higher the number of zones, the cheaper each individual zone costs.
- 1 zone = $250
- 5 zones = $1,125 (with $225 per zone)
- 10 zones = $2,000 (with $200 per zone)
How many sessions does Onda Body Contouring require?
There is no specific number of sessions that are required for Onda Body Contouring. However our recommendation is that you complete four sessions over the span of sixteen weeks in order to achieve optimal results.
The break time in between sessions is important. It allows the lymphatic system, the part of the body that rids the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials by transporting white blood cells throughout the body, to drain away the free fat and cellular debris that has built up in the treatment area. Contrary to popular belief, increasing the frequency of body contouring treatments is unlikely to speed up the process or increase its effectiveness.
How is ONDA Body Contouring different from Radio Frequency?
Onda Body Contouring allows for a higher degree of precision than radio frequency body sculpting. Both processes stimulate the production of collagen within the body, but Onda Coolwaves specifically targets and destroys a portion of fat cells as well.
As a result, Onda Body Contouring is much more effective. Not only are less treatment sessions required to see results, but those results are more visible and more likely to last longer than those from radio frequency treatment.
Will Onda Body Contouring help me lose weight?
Onda Body Contouring will help remove certain stubborn areas of fat around the body for people with a BMI of less than 30. However, Onda Body Contouring is not a substitute for an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. The treatment exists to compliment your own weight-loss regime in order to optimise results.
Are you ready to take the next step towards your ideal body? Book a free consultation with one of our friendly staff members to start your body sculpting journey.