FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VACUUM THERAPY FAQ

Is vacuum therapy safe?


Vacuum therapy is a non-surgical body contouring treatment, so there is no danger and no recovery time after your appointment. Not only is vacuum therapy safe, but it also is beneficial, as it stimulates the lymphatic system and helps the body get rid of toxins naturally.




Does vacuum therapy really work?


Yes! Results can be seen instantly, even the first session. You can see some before and after photos here or on Instagram.

For best, long-lasting results, a personalized treatment plan will be recommended to you.




What kinds of vacuum therapy are available?


You can have these vacuum therapy treatments at Beauty Gate Ottawa and Laval:

  • Colombian Butt Lift
  • Wonder Breast Lift
  • Hip Dip Reduction
  • Lymphatic Drainage Suction Massage.




Does a Colombian Butt Lift or Wonder Breast Lift hurt?


It doesn’t hurt, but people often say vacuum therapy feels “weird” or mildly uncomfortable. You may experience a slight pinching sensation when the cups are put on and taken off.

Tip: Women's skin tends to be more sensitive just before their period. You might want to keep that in mind when booking.




Is vacuum therapy good for you?


Vacuum therapy stimulates your muscles and hypodermis, breaks down fat deposits, and activates the lymphatic system, leading to firmer, better toned skin.

By activating the lymphatic and circulatory systems, vacuum therapy can help with weight loss and is very effective for treating cellulite.




When should I NOT have vacuum therapy?


Vacuum therapy is not for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have had recent surgery, have a pacemaker or implants, take blood thinners, or have a medical condition such as diabetes, cancer, bleeding disorder, vascular disorder, high blood pressure, tumors or internal organ disorders.

Also, your appointment should be postponed if you are on your period, or if you have a sunburn, skin wound or recent injury.




Can I have a Wonder Breast Lift if I have breast implants?


No.




Can I have a Colombian Butt Lift if I have butt implants?


No.




Does vacuum therapy help with weight loss and cellulite?


Vacuum therapy is an effective aid in weight loss, as the suction stimulates your circulatory and lymphatic systems, shifts fat cells, and favours the release of toxins and stagnant lymph from the body.




Will vacuum therapy cause my breasts or butt to sag later?


No, it will not. Vacuum therapy increases your skin's elasticity and contours your body naturally. If results are not maintained, your body will simply return to its pre-treatment shape, without any damage or loose skin.




Are there any side effects?


The Colombian Butt and Wonder Breast Lift procedure are non-invasive, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately.

You might have some redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will disappear completely.




Which exercises help maintain vacuum therapy results?


Squats and lunges are good. We recommend you choose – and stick with – a full-body toning activity you like.

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Can I have a vacuum breast lift if I have nipple piercings?


If you have a nipple piercing, you do not have to remove it for the Wonder Breast Lift treatment. The procedure is safe, and there is no significant sensitivity or nipple expansion risk to the piercing.




Does Beauty Gate offer vacuum therapy training?


Yes. Beauty Gate Academy gives courses in Ottawa and Montreal / Laval, and offers vacuum therapy training online.

Training is available in both English and French.




Can vacuum therapy be combined with other treatments?


Yes. If you want visibly enhanced results, we can add wood therapy, ultrasonic cavitation and/or infratherapy to your personalized plan.




How many vacuum therapy sessions will I need?


At your first appointment, we'lll discuss your desired results and establish a personalized treatment plan. In general, a good Colombian butt lift takes 6 to 8 sessions, while Wonder Breast Lift takes 8 to 10 sessions, followed by occasional maintenance sessions.

But every body is different.




How should I prepare for a vacuum therapy appointment?


Here's what to do before your Colombian butt or breast lift, or lymphatic drainage suction massage:

  • Eat and drink. If you have an empty stomach, you'll be hungry and thirsty!
  • Bring a bottle of water with you. You have to drink a lot afterwards.
  • Make sure you have clean skin (no creams, oils...)
  • If you're having butt enhancement, please wear high-cut undies or a thong.
  • Arrive on time.