If a sound wave passes through a liquid or solid medium with a frequency and intensity that can bypass the impedance of the medium, this will cause the medium to oscillate. This is a simple explanation of what happens with therapeutic ultrasound – a technique familiar to most, as it has been used in medicine for more than 50 years. What most people probably don’t realize, however, is that ultrasound loses its effectiveness just a few minutes into a treatment session. The key reason behind the rapid decline and loss of efficacy is simple: While the initial ultrasound wave was able to bypass the skin’s impedance, within just a few minutes of treatment, the tissue changes its impedance. The result is a cessation of the vibration process and an end to the wave’s ability to penetrate the skin and reach the area to be treated. A comprehensive review of the ineffectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound (Physical Therapy, Volume 81, Issue 7, 1 July 2001, Pages 1339–1350,) was conducted by Velama J Robertson and Kerry G Baker, who concluded:
”There was little evidence that active therapeutic ultrasound is more effective than placebo ultrasound for treating people with pain or a range of musculoskeletal injuries or for promoting soft tissue healing.” CellSound’s ElectroSonic Resonance treatment is the first and only treatment technology that has solved the penetration problem, employing its therapeutic properties in a way that is actually effective.
The difference between CellSound and all other ultrasound therapies is the specific application of an electric field. Impedance is the lock. Electrical field stimulation is the key. The electric field manages the bio-impedance, keeping the gateways open and allowing the full ultrasonic energy to reach the affected tissue. The complex algorithms in our patented software automatically adjust the electric field, keeping the gateways clear even as the impedance changes.
The electric field in the treatment area counteracts the body’s bio-impedance and the “packing” of tissue by the ultrasonic waves. This electric field keeps the gateways open, allowing full penetration and effectiveness of the ultrasound therapy. CellSound’s Electrosonic Resonance™ treatment provides an electric field that generates medium frequency current using 4-poles.
Prior to the introduction of muscle stimulator therapy in the mid-1950s, low-frequency stimulation was used for pain relief, muscle reeducation, and more.
The disadvantage here is that normal human skin has relatively high impedance at such frequencies. To overcome the skin impedance, a higher voltage must be used, resulting in a less comfortable treatment for the patient. In addition, the penetration depth of these currents is poor and limited, in part by the patient’s discomfort. The electric field generated by our Electrosonic Resonance™ treatment overcomes the problem of skin impedance. At 50 Hz (faradic current) the impedance for 100 cm² of skin is approximately 3,000 ohms. At 4,000 Hz (medium frequency), the skin impedance of the same area is around 50 ohms. This means that a much lower voltage signal can be used to produce the desired current, resulting in less skin sensation and more comfortable treatment.
However, this medium frequency is well outside the normal natural frequency range (0.1 to 250 Hz). To produce the required stimulation, two medium frequencies are used.
A constant frequency of about 4,000 Hz is applied to one pair of electrodes and a slightly different frequency of about 3,900 Hz is applied to the other pair.
These two frequencies interfere to produce amplitude-modulated medium frequency (beat frequency) in the tissue.
The tissue responds to the cyclic rise and fall in the current intensity.
It is the amplitude modulation frequency (AMF) that is within the normal biological frequency range and not the medium frequency (carrier). The electrical field output signal has the following waveform:
To keep the impedance at a constant level, our patented ElectroSonic Resonance™ treatment is constantly changing the following 5 parameters:
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ALL OF THE ABOVE IS TOTALLY SYNCED WITH THE ULTRASOUND’S TRANSDUCER, ENABLING THE FLOW OF THE ULTRASONIC WAVES AT AN EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY FOR REACHING THE TARGETED TISSUES. DUE TO THE PATENTED ELECTRIC FIELD GENERATED DURING OUR ELECTROSONIC RESONANCE TREATMENT™, WE DO NOT NEED TO RESORT TO THE CAVITATION OR FOCUSED ULTRASOUND (THERMAL ABLATION) THAT IS NEEDED TO OVERCOME IMPEDANCE AS SEEN BELOW.
CAVITATION is the formation of bubbles at the low-pressure part of the ultrasound cycle. These bubbles then collapse very quickly releasing a large amount of energy, which is detrimental to tissue viability. Cavitation = bubble formation Radiation force affects gas bubbles in the tissue fluids. Under this pressure wave (compression and rarefaction), these bubbles expand and contract, which adds further stress to cell boundaries.
When bubbles expand and contract, growing to a critical size, this activity is defined as cavitation. Unstable cavitation occurs above 2.2 W/cm² cavitations, causing cell membrane and vascular wall permeability, which causes tissue damage.
The fundamental principle of focused ultrasound is analogous to using a magnifying glass to focus beams of sunlight on a single point to burn a hole in a surface, such as wood. Focused ultrasounds concentrate multiple intersecting beams on a target deep within the body. At the focal point, the convergence of the multiple beams of focused ultrasound energy results in tissue burn, also called Thermal Ablation. Heating tissue denatures proteins and leads to the death of all cells, regardless of whether they are normal or abnormal (i.e., tumors).
Using a transducer to provide a patient with body contouring treatment that leads to great results requires not only an effective system but also a provider with great expertise.
For a provider to achieve great expertise a long period of training and sometimes months of practice are required, as the provider needs to create the muscle memory of the correct pressure, angle of approach, and speed of moving the device.
Treatments for wide areas, such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs, can be long and very tedious as well.
This is why CellSound developed the Autonetix AI. Autonetix AI is a fully automated, self-rotating, patented transducer that does much of the work for providers.
The Autonetix AI is able to produce the precise and optimal:
All of which reduce strain on the provider and provide more consistent and reliable treatment. This means that even after a relatively short training period, providers can achieve immediate great results!
Another substantial benefit of Autonetix AI is that the clinic or practice can easily train more people, quickly and easily, without being dependent on lengthy and expensive training processes.
With a larger pool of available providers, there is no concern about needing to delay treatments – if one trained provider is unable to perform, another can easily be waiting in the wings.
Many existing providers that offer energy-based body contouring treatments are terrified at the idea of measuring a patient for results following every treatment.
Measuring by hand using a measuring tape is very difficult. It can take hours of training and many months of practice to achieve competence and is still never fully reliable.
This is why CellSound developed the Photo Fact Center.
With a CellSound Body (abdomen, flanks, and thighs), one can expect a reduction in inches.
Based on Israeli military technology, CellSound developed a fully integrated digital documentation system that takes before and after measurements using the CellSound System’s software and screen.
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