Acoustic Wave Therapy Skin Tightening

Health Expressions NY is the first to provide Acoustic Wave Therapy – AWT – to the Rochester area for cellulite. It remains one of the most experienced AWT practices in the US and world. This cellulite procedure is performed in our Pittsford and Rockville locations.  Cellulite is a common occurrence that isn’t harmful. It can, however, be ugly, with some people being more impacted than others by dimples. Although there is no known long-term treatment for cellulite, these devices can reduce the appearance of cellulite in a deep-acting manner.  Dr. Miller discusses the discovery of Acoustic Wave Therapy as a revolutionary new treatment option for cellulite available locally in Rochester, NY.

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What is Acoustic Wave Therapy?

Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) represents a unique approach to cellulite treatment. AWT uses pressure waves that impact both of the major causes of cellulite: fibrous septae and protrusion of fat into the lower dermis. The acoustic wave therapy produces a pressure wave that passes through skin and fat to impact the fibrous septae. The pressure breaks up the collagen of the septae and releases the skin, allowing a smoother surface. AWT may also cause the growth of new small arteries over and around the treatment site, which leads to better blood circulation and better tissue oxygenation. 

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Body Treatments Using Acoustic Wave Therapy

The skin is our body’s biggest organ, and it needs more attention and care than it now receives. The skin is exposed to stress at various phases of life and naturally undergoes changes that impact appearance. Many people find the damaging effects of aging difficult to accept, and seek the best treatment options to repair and regenerate themselves in a non-invasive and safe manner.

Our bodies express gratitude for the return of natural health. Acoustic Wave Therapy has rapidly grown in popularity given the numerous bodily treatments that Acoustic Wave Therapy may provide, including:

  • Skin toning and firming
  • Treatment of scars and stretchmarks
  • Remodeling treatments, reshaping and contouring
  • Smoothing of connective tissue
  • Manipulate muscle tone, lift, and shape
  • Reduction of dimpling and the appearance of ‘orange peel effect.’
  • Fat reduction
  • Skin tightening
  • Myofascial release and more

How does Acoustic Wave Therapy Work?

Cellulite is the changes in skin texture that result in an “orange peel” or “mattress” appearance to the skin. Cellulite is much more common in women. Studies show 85-98% of women have some cellulite. See our page Cellulite Treatment. Also, see our blog on cellulite What Causes Cellulite.

Men and women organize their fat differently. In men, the connective tissue fibers that organize and support fat run primarily parallel to the skin. This means that men have minimal pulling down of the skin by fat deposits, and therefore smoother skin. Unfortunately for women, their fat is organized perpendicular to the skin. This results in a pulling down of the skin by the connective tissue support structure and an uneven surface.

Vibrational pressure waves are used in AWT to disrupt the collagen that pulls the skin down. This causes the bands that hold the skin down to relax, resulting in a smoother surface. Additionally, new collagen is generated, which aids in the reduction of fat protruding beneath the skin.

The treatment is non-invasive and conducted directly on the skin. The length of time allocated for a particular therapy is determined by the size and depth of the tissue being treated.

Benefits of AWT Include:

  • Short treatment time
  • Precision application
  • Non-invasive 
  • Drug free
  • Faster, lasting results

Acoustic Wave Therapy Before and After

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How Acoustic Wave Therapy Removes Cellulite

Acoustic Wave Therapy targets fibrous strands around fatty deposits beneath the skin using vibrating pulses of acoustic energy. It’s a method for loosening and breaking fibers, as well as eliminating fat cells, water, and poisons. Simultaneously stimulates the development of new collagen fibers that are extremely active and healthy, gradually restoring the skin’s suppleness and strength. Through waves, blood circulation is accelerated, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach these locations. The ultimate result is skin that is instantly and permanently smoother and firmer.

Does Acoustic Wave Therapy Really Work For Cellulite?

Acoustic Wave Therapy successfully diminishes cellulite as discussed in a number of published research articles dating back nearly twenty years.  However, the precise mechanism by which AWT truly helps cellulite and skin rejuvenation continues to evolve in medical research today. Some believe that acoustic wave therapy can destroy the fibrous tissue septae that cause cellulite’s uneven look. Other effects have been suggested, including enhanced blood and lymph circulation, increased membrane permeability, and promotion of blood lipid exchange. Acoustic Wave Therapy promotes the production of vascular endothelial growth factor, endothelial nitric oxide synthase, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen, which enhances fat cell metabolism.

Another study from 2020 demonstrated a 90% success and satisfaction rate for patients who received Acoustic Wave Therapy as a safe and effective treatment that improved the appearance of cellulite while also reducing body circumferences.

(Source: Acoustic wave therapy for cellulite, body shaping and fat reduction, 2017

Women may now attain tighter, smoother skin in the regions where cellulite occurs — the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen – thanks to Acoustic Wave Therapy.

Best Cellulite Treatment

AWT accelerates and enhances your results when combined with other aesthetic treatments.

Acoustic wave therapy is also a great combination therapy, as it can be used to prepare the skin for other aesthetic treatments like HIFU and Laser Facials, or to help break down fat cells, speed lymphatic drainage, and, most importantly, improve the evenness of fat freezing treatments, which is a common complaint among fat freezing patients. In summary, AWT enhances the outcomes of the various therapies your clinic provides.

How Fast AWT Cellulite Treatment Works

Since each patient has distinctive goals in mind for their cellulite treatment, your care team at Health Expressions will create a cellulite treatment plan to best accommodate your aesthetic needs. Ultimately, results will vary from person to person, which makes providing a competent estimation of how quickly you may see smoother skin during acoustic wave therapy difficult to provide.  

Who may be a good candidate for cellulite reduction?

Cellulite reduction treatment may be an ideal solution for you if you are looking to achieve smoother-looking skin. Additionally, potential candidates for our cellulite treatment:

  • Are not pregnant at the time of their treatment
  • Are over the age of 21
  • Feel that cellulite is making them self-conscious of their appearance

Dr. Miller and her amazing care team will perform a brief evaluation of your medical history during your consultation to best determine if our cellulite treatment may be right for you.

Achieve the smoother complexion of your desires through our cellulite treatment! Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation at your earliest convenience!

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