Shockwave Therapy for Cellulite

By Enliven Aesthetics. Posted Aug 5, 2022

What is Shockwave Therapy?

A non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that sends a series of pressure waves to the soft tissue of the body, stimulating collagen formation, increasing lymphatic drainage and increasing blood circulation.

So how does Shockwave Therapy decrease my cellulite?

Shockwave therapy relaxes stiff, fibrous tissues right underneath the surface and reduces swelling caused by poor lymph fluid flow, which smoothes out the overall appearance of the skin.

It also supports new, healthier cells by improving circulation, and may cause the stem cells found in fat tissue to regenerate more youthful skin.

The combination of those actions leads to a more even textured skin surface.

What is a session of Shockwave Therapy like?

Lasting no longer than 30 minute per session and requiring no downtime, the handheld device that delivers the series of pulses is moved across the area of cellulite you are wanting to target. While usually pain-free, it can be adjusted if it starts to cause discomfort.

Research has shown that six to ten treatments — with at least five days in between each session — is recommended to see the greatest reduction in the appearance of their cellulite. However, improvement can be seen after just one session.

What research has been done on Shockwave Therapy?

A 2019 study specifically looking at Shockwave Therapy as a treatment for cellulite concluded that there was a significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite on both the buttocks and the back of the thighs even three months after the conclusion of sessions.

In 2017, a paper of over ten peer-reviewed articles stated that Shockwave Therapy helped improve the aspects of cellulite and localized fat due to its, “restructuring of skin properties and subcutaneous tissue.”

While more research is being done even today, results have been shown to last up to a year.

What else can I use Shockwave Therapy for?

A versatile modality, Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be effective treatment for reduction of scar tissue, musculoskeletal pain, urinary incontinence, female sexual arousal disorder, and erectile disfunction.

It is also used as an adjunct to boost the results of body contouring, liposuction, non-invasive lipolysis, and other aesthetic procedures.

How do I schedule a consultation for Shockwave Therapy for my cellulite?

Give us a call at 858-609-0866 to schedule your complimentary Shockwave Therapy consult with a licensed medical provider today!

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