Can cellulite be treated with low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy?
The results of this study suggest that low-energy defocused ESWT is effective in treating cellulite through the remodeling of skin collagen. This effect can be corroborated by measuring the microstructure of the skin using high-frequency ultrasound (Collagenoson®) as well as by the subjective comments of the subjects. The data also suggest that improvement from treatment may have a latent period of from 2 to 6 months.
Research Shows Shockwave Therapy May:
- Increase skin elasticity
- Stimulate blood and lymph circulation
- Increase membrane permeability
- Remodel collagen within the skin
- Improve skin tone, elasticity, and skin thickness by collagen stimulation
- Decreasing the subcutaneous fat cell size by lipolysis, and thus decreasing the fat pockets causing cellulite
- Improve local circulation and lymphatic drainage to decrease swelling and inflammation
- Stimulate healing and collagen production
Shockwave Therapy: Effective treatment for cellulite
Shockwave therapy is a device used by many disciplines in medicine such as orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, and even veterinary medicine. It has been used by healthcare providers for many years to treat chronic pain and to restore mobility. It is an effective non-surgical treatment to speed up recovery for people suffering from acute or chronic pain.
Other than treating chronic pain, ShockWave Therapy has been studied and shown to be effective for cellulite treatment. Undergoing shockwave therapy disrupts the fibrous tissue responsible for the uneven appearance of the skin. Repeatedly applying constant pressure on the affected area, improves the stimulation of blood flow and lymph circulation.
The increase in the exchange of blood lipids stimulates the metabolism of fatty deposits. In addition, the treatment triggers the skin to produce more collagen and elastin fibers.
Clinically validated Cellulite Shockwave Therapy is one of today’s top non-surgical solutions for cellulite.
If you are ready to reduce the appearance of cellulite, Shockwave Therapy may be the fast, powerful solution you’ve been seeking. Schedule your consultation today with our highly skilled, experienced, and compassionate therapy providers. 321-431-0824
How is Shockwave Therapy Performed?
ShockWave Therapy (or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)) targets fat fibers with powerful sound waves in much the same way it’s been breaking up kidney stones for years. Our highly skilled practitioners use an FDA-cleared soundwave device to direct vibrating waves against your fibrous tissue, shattering it, so your body can safely expel it.
First, you will have a consultation with our shockwave therapy provider. During your consultation, you will discuss your medical history, current cellulite concerns, medications you are taking, and your expectations. Our cellulite therapy provider will answer any questions you may have and recommend treatment options, and pricing, and discuss a protocol that is right for you.
On the day of your procedure, you will lie down on a comfortable treatment table. Your dimpled treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Your specialist will then administer the Shockwave Therapy device over your treatment area. A typical session lasts no longer than 15-20 minutes.
Our shockwave is delivered by placing a probe up against the areas of cellulite, as it passes over the area it emits radial waves through the skin. The treated cells are then flushed away through the body’s natural removal process and continue for up to 3 months.
How long is a Treatment Session?
A typical EPAT/AWT Shockwave Therapy session takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes. First, we apply a conducting gel to the area you want to be treated. Then we move the acoustic wand over the skin’s surface, administering a strong, vibrating pulse. Pressure, length of session, and intensity will depend on your particular treatment areas, the severity of your cellulite dimpling, and therapy tolerance.
Do I need anesthesia for the therapy?
ShockWave Therapy is done in a comfortable treatment room in the office without any need of anesthetic or pain medication.
Is Shockwave Therapy painful?
For most areas, such as the thighs and buttocks, the discomfort is minimal. You will feel a strong vibration during the procedure, but there won’t be any major discomfort.
The tenderness felt during or just after completion of the treatment may be moderate, but typically passes in 48 hours or less. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce the level of discomfort until it passes.
What will I experience during the treatment session?
The treatment itself is quite noisy, making a loud knocking sound. We suggest you bring headphones to block out the annoying sound. You will lie down on the treatment table and relax.