Why the 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatment protocols for classic cellulite and linear cellulite differ

Woman evaluating her cellulite to choose 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatment protocols

We feel comfortable saying that all practitioners recognize the dimples and lumps of classic cellulite.  But only an elite group of body contouring professionals possess the know-how to identify and treat the crepey, wrinkly appearance of linear cellulite.  To deliver the results your clients deserve, it’s imperative to utilize the appropriate protocols.  So, in this article we’re arming you with the know-how to identify the particular cellulite condition and select the appropriate treatment protocol.  Read on to learn about classic cellulite, linear cellulite, and the differences in the 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatment protocols for classic cellulite and linear cellulite.

Reliable advice from years of experience

Our advice about the 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatment protocols comes from years of experience as body contouring practitioners and business owners.  We’re Shannon and Kay, medspa owners since 2006.   


And for many years, via the Body Contouring Academy, we’ve provided online body contouring certification courses to help others grow their businesses. 


We’ve authored books and we host a podcast for body contouring providers and business owners helping them to expand their knowledge and grow their businesses. 

And we share free advice via our regularly published blogs (like this one!).  

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Thank goodness for the relatively new development of multi-technology machines, machines that house multiple technologies on a single platform.  Not only do these multi-technology machines treat more than one body concern, they also provide an easy and affordable means to combine technologies to deliver the very best results.   


You can do so much with the 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatment protocols.

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With the 6 in 1 cavitation machine, you can  

  • Minimize both classic and linear cellulite 
  • Reduce unwanted fat
  • Fade stretch marks
  • Tighten flaccid skin

And the technologies used in the 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatments:

  • Ultrasound cavitation
  • Lipo Laser (LED)
  • Radiofrequency skin tightening
  • Vacuum Therapy

Have been proven both safe and effective.  

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Why use different 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatment protocols for classic cellulite and linear cellulite?


The answer to this question lies in a review and understanding of cellulite basics…as well as advanced body contouring knowledge.  Let’s break it down.


How clients with either of the two cellulite conditions present 


Classic cellulite 

  • Presents as lumpy, bumpy, dimpled skin.
  • Is typically seen in women from puberty to menopause.


Linear cellulite 

  • Presents as crepey, wrinkly skin.
  • Associated with aging and photodamage and is typically seen in women in their forties and older. 


PRO TIP:  It’s possible to see a combination of classic cellulite and linear cellulite.

The 4 causes of cellulite

  1. The skin cells have become malnourished and/or damaged;
  2. Small bands of fibrous tissue (collagen) have become damaged, hard and rigid;
  3. Blood and lymphatic circulation has slowed down; and
  4. Fat cells have begun absorbing excess fluids and enlarging.


How cellulite develops

  • There are small connective fibrous bands that run perpendicular to the top layers of the skin.  
  • Subcutaneous fat cells lie in between these fibrous bands.  
  • The fibrous bands run from deep under the skin and connect the surface skin tissue.  
  • As the skin becomes damaged and cannot withstand the pull of each of the fibrous bands without dimpling (and the fibrous bands become more rigid and do not give way), the ‘valley’ of each dimple is created.  
  • Things worsen as excess fluids collect within the subcutaneous fat cells (from the slowing of circulation) creating swelling and enlargement of the fat cells, which creates the ‘peak’ of each dimple.



Dimples, lumps, crevices.  This sounds like Classic Cellulite.  

What happens differently with Linear Cellulite, which presents as crepey, wrinkly skin?


Just as with Classic Cellulite (as stated above), Linear Cellulite includes 

  • Damage to the skin cells
  • Damage to the fibrous bands  
  • Impaired lymphatic and blood circulation 


→ But…because the client has lost subcutaneous fat in the area (usually due to the aging process), she is left with the ‘valleys’ from the rigid fibrous bands, but without the ‘bulges’ from enlarged fat cells.


→ And…because of the skin damage (due to normal aging and photo damage in many cases) and a loss of volume (usually from the aging process), the client is left with loose, crepey-looking skin.


Which brings us to the differences in the 6 in 1 protocols for classic cellulite and linear cellulite.

6 in 1 Cavitation Machine Treatment Protocols for Cellulite


Each of the following 6 in 1 cavitation machine treatment protocols combines multiple technologies because you need multiple non-invasive body contouring technologies to treat the multiple causations of cellulitehttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16020202/


Classic Cellulite Treatment Protocols

With Classic Cellulite, you need to treat all 4 causes of cellulite:

  1. Ultrasound Cavitation to break down the fat and reduce the fat
  2. Vacuum Therapy to eliminate excess fluids and toxins from the body 
  3. Radiofrequency to tighten and tone the skin 
  4. LED to increase collagen production and heal the skin cells


Linear Cellulite Treatment Protocols

With Linear Cellulite, you do not need to address fat, but you do need to address the other 3 causes of cellulite:

  1. Vacuum Therapy to eliminate excess fluids and toxins from the body
  2. Radiofrequency to tighten and tone the skin

LED to increase collagen production, improve skin elasticity and heal skin cells

You can become an expert in cellulite treatments 

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  • Protocols
  • Consent Forms
  • Treatment Forms
  • Pre/Post Treatment Instructions

Final Thoughts


Just about everyone knows classic cellulite when they see it.  But some body concerns are more difficult to identify.  Like linear cellulite.


Identifying body concerns and applying the correct treatment protocol is paramount in the successful  practice of non-invasive body contouring.  


  • Education is critical.  
  • You took a step forward by reading this article. 


Now consider the next step by enrolling in the Body Contouring Academy’s 6 in 1 Masterclass.