RESONIC™ FAQs

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions for all things RESONIC

RESONIC™ FAQs

Explore our Frequently Asked Questions for all things RESONIC

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How does tattoo removal work?

Tattoo removal is the process of breaking down the particles of ink underneath the skin. Commonly, this is done with a laser alone, but this can be a costly and time-consuming process. Read more about it here.

What is RESONIC?

RESONIC is the only FDA-cleared medical device that uses sound in a new and innovative breakthrough technology to remove tattoos faster than ever before. It is indicated for use as an accessory to the 1064 nm Q-Switched laser for black ink tattoo removal in Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-III patients. This technology is called Rapid Acoustic Pulse™, and healthcare providers can use it as a part of the laser tattoo removal process.

How does RESONIC help remove a tattoo?

RESONIC uses the high-frequency sound waves of its proprietary Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology to alter the way your skin responds to the application of a 1064 nm Q-Switched tattoo removal laser. It allows your healthcare provider to make multiple laser treatment passes in a single office session, while reducing the total number of sessions you need to undergo. The device is placed on top of your skin right after the laser is used, and, while in operation, non-invasively causes 3 major effects under your skin. The Rapid Acoustic Pulse device disperses microscopic particles of ink, disrupts the macrophages, and breaks apart the vacuoles that form under your skin as the laser is applied. By clearing away these cellular barriers, Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology allows you to receive more applications of a tattoo removal laser in one session, without needing to wait for your skin to heal before performing the next pass. This process elevates regular laser tattoo removal by making it faster, less painful, more effective, and less time-consuming. Watch our How It Works video to learn more.

How is RESONIC used as an accessory to laser therapy?

Your physician will use a laser to treat the tattoo, then use a RESONIC Rapid Acoustic Pulse device to disperse the initial vacuoles, ink particles, and macrophages. Your body will naturally begin to remove the dispersed particles, through the lymphatic system. You will repeat this multiple times in one session, based on the physician’s treatment plan. See the results you can expect with RESONIC here.

How is tattoo ink removed from the body?

The lymphatic system is part of the body’s natural immune response, and one of its primary functions is to remove foreign particles from the body. After the ink particles are dispersed by the tattoo removal laser and Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology, they are engulfed by fibroblasts, macrophages, and mast cells that gradually remove the ink and clear the tattoo.

I'm getting a large tattoo removed. How much of it can RESONIC treat during a session?

Typically, large tattooed areas are divided into multiple treatment sessions. The amount of surface area treated for tattoo removal in one session is dependent on your personal tolerance to the process. Individual treatment programs will vary, and it is best to consult with your physician.

How quickly will RESONIC remove my tattoo?

Tattoo removal with RESONIC can be possible in as few as 3 sessions.* Independent clinical studies have demonstrated that 10+ sessions are required, on average, with laser-only removal treatment. Patients have reported experiencing visible results after a single session, with clearance occurring after as few as 3 sessions. Still, ink particle size, tattoo color, depth of ink particles, tattoo age, and location all play a role in the speed of clearance and the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results.

After treatment with RESONIC, how long will it take for the skin to be ready to be tattooed again?

The recommended length of time is dependent on the healing process of the region of skin that was treated. If you wish to receive a new tattoo on an area of skin that you treated with a Q-Switched laser and Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology, it is best to consult with your physician.

Is RESONIC safe?

Yes. Rapid Acoustic Pulse is an FDA-cleared technology that does not cause any additional effects to the skin, beyond what a standard 1064 nm Q-Switched Laser tattoo removal process does. In fact, adding RESONIC to your tattoo removal journey will decrease the total amount of time that the tattoo removal process takes. If you have specific questions about the safety of RESONIC for you, it is best to consult with your physician.

What are the possible side effects from RESONIC?

RESONIC is a non-invasive treatment with Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology that generates breakthrough results without breaking the skin. It is specially engineered to avoid heat, cavitation, or collateral tissue damage. After receiving local anesthesia for the laser, patients have indicated that RESONIC did not cause any incremental pain to the laser tattoo removal procedure.

What are the aftercare instructions following a treatment with RESONIC?

Tattoo removal with Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology does not necessitate additional aftercare procedures, beyond what laser-only removal therapy requires. Typical guidelines include the following:

  • Wash a treated area gently, with soap and water. Do not soak.
  • Avoid shaving the treatment area if crusting is evident.
  • Avoid contact sports, or other activities that could cause injury to the treated area.
  • Avoid sun exposure of the treated area.
  • Avoid scratching or rubbing the treated area.
  • Avoid immersing in water.
  • If irritation occurs, apply a thin layer of Aquaphor®

However, individual recommendations will vary on a case-by-case basis. For a comprehensive aftercare plan that meets your specific needs, it is best to consult with your physician.

How much does a RESONIC treatment cost?

Costs and financing options vary by practice. In addition to any potential direct savings from the practice, a RESONIC course of therapy can save you money in the form of less time spent commuting, and less time waiting for your skin to heal. Consult with a physician now to find out how much better your own treatment could be with RESONIC.

How do I know whether RESONIC is right for me?

Consult with your physician to see if you’re a candidate for RESONIC. You may also take our interactive quiz to see if you qualify.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a common skin condition that affects more than 82 million women. It is characterized by an uneven dimpling in the skin, and often occurs in the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms. The appearance of cellulite is caused in part by fibrous septa, which pull the skin in the regions that it dimples.

Harmon K. Is cellulite forever? Scientific American. May 4, 2009. Accessed February 3, 2021. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-cellulite-forever/

What are fibrous septa?

Septa are springy bands that connect your skin to the muscle layer underneath. These bands are often surrounded by fat cells, and over time can stiffen due to the effects of aging, weight gain, hormonal changes, or other factors.

What causes cellulite?

As the septa stiffen, they pull against the surface of the skin, creating the puckering and dimpling we call cellulite. Cellulite can happen to any woman at any age, and often has more to do with genetics than weight.

How can I prevent cellulite?

Because there is no consensus on the true cause of cellulite, it’s difficult to say what can actually prevent it. Some things doctors recommend are drinking more water and adding more muscle tone, but these mainly dilute the appearance of cellulite rather than prevent it. Increasing the elastin and collagen content of the skin can help make it thicker and more springy, and may reduce the visible effect of the cellulite itself.

What is RESONIC?

RESONIC is the only FDA-cleared medical device that uses sound in a new and innovative breakthrough technology to non-surgically improve the appearance of cellulite. This technology is called Rapid Acoustic Pulse™.
 

How does RESONIC help reduce the appearance of cellulite?

RESONIC uses the high-frequency sound waves of its proprietary Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology to work with the natural properties of your skin. The device is placed on top of your skin and, while in operation, rapidly cycles sound waves through your skin to non-invasively cause 2 major effects. The Rapid Acoustic Pulse device physically changes the septa that tether the skin down, and also helps restore smoothness to the skin. This process helps free the dimples we call cellulite, allowing the skin to rebound and gain a smoother texture. Learn more by watching our How It Works video.

How quickly can RESONIC reduce the appearance of cellulite?

Rapid Acoustic Pulse technology can improve the appearance of cellulite after just a single session that takes 45-60 minutes.

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How long does a single RESONIC treatment take?

Typical treatment sessions take less than 1 hour. However, timing can vary with the number of areas to which the Rapid Acoustic Pulse device is applied. For a full discussion of the duration of a treatment session, it is best to consult with your physician.

What should I expect after a cellulite improvement treatment with RESONIC?

Skin in the treated area will feel warm to the touch and may tingle slightly. You may also have redness in the treated area for a few hours following treatment. Cellulite results will continue to improve over time, as your skin rebounds from the physical change of the septa.

Does RESONIC completely eliminate cellulite?

After a RESONIC treatment, your skin can become smoother and firmer, with significant improvement in cellulite affected areas. For a better sense of the effects of cellulite treatment with RESONIC, please take note of the before and after photos from real patients.

Does RESONIC help with weight loss?

No. The Rapid Acoustic Pulse device specifically targets the parts of the skin responsible for cellulite, while weight loss is a function of diet and exercise.

Does RESONIC take inches off the thighs, or other treated areas?

No. The Rapid Acoustic Pulse device has been engineered to reduce the appearance of cellulite. However, many patients report that their clothes fit better after treatment, due to the newly recovered tone of their skin. For a more complete understanding of the effects that RESONIC may have on your body, it is best to consult with your physician.

Can I receive treatment with RESONIC while pregnant?

No. Although the effects of the Rapid Acoustic Pulse device can be beneficial post-baby, like other aesthetic treatments it is not approved for use in expectant or lactating mothers.

Is RESONIC surgery?

No. RESONIC is a completely non-invasive, incision-less treatment for reduction in the appearance of cellulite.

Is RESONIC safe?

Yes. Rapid Acoustic Pulse is an FDA-cleared technology that does not cause lasting or unexpected side effects. RESONIC treatments to reduce the appearance of cellulite have minimal discomfort and do not require any anesthesia or downtime. Patients have reported that it feels relaxing, like a deep tissue massage.

What are the possible side effects from RESONIC?

RESONIC is a non-invasive treatment that generates breakthrough results without breaking the skin. It is specially engineered to avoid heat or collateral tissue damage. Based on our clinical trials, patients may experience slight reddening of the skin and/or irritation. Patients have indicated that the effects were easily tolerated without anesthesia, and that they could immediately return to their daily activities.

What body parts does RESONIC work on?

Rapid Acoustic Pulse is currently FDA-cleared for use on the buttocks, outer thighs, inner thighs, and lower thighs. However, RESONIC is continuing to evaluate its safety and efficacy for cellulite reduction on other parts of the body, with the goal of expanding its use. Please stay up to date on our most current safety information, and consult with your physician to determine if RESONIC is right for you.

How should I prepare for treatment with RESONIC?

You must use a body scrub, and shave each target area before each appointment. You must also refrain from using lotions, tanning products, or body oils on your skin. However, this is not an exhaustive or personalized list of guidelines. For a complete list of requirements, it is best to consult with your physician.

How much does a RESONIC treatment cost?

Costs and financing options vary by practice. In addition to any potential direct savings from the practice, your local provider can help in finding affordable financing. Consult with a physician now to discover your options for cellulite treatment with RESONIC.

How do I know whether RESONIC is right for me?

Consult with your physician to see if you’re a candidate for RESONIC. You may also take our interactive quiz to see if you qualify.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

RESONIC™ (Rapid Acoustic Pulse device) is indicated for use as an accessory to the 1064 nm Q-Switched laser for black ink tattoo removal in Fitzpatrick Skin Type I-III patients. RESONIC is also indicated for short-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite. The most common side effects may include mild to moderate temporary redness of the treatment site, mild pain, heat, and pinpoint redness. Your results and experience may vary, so it is important to talk to your healthcare provider about whether RESONIC is right for you. For full safety information, please visit www.RESONIC.com/ISI.

 

*Ink particle size, tattoo color, depth of ink particles, tattoo age, and location all play a role in the speed of clearance and the number of treatments required to achieve optimal results.