Cellulite Treatment Rochester NY

Best Cellulite Treatment for Skin Tightening

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Acoustic Wave Therapy Cellulite Treatment

Vibrating waves are produced with the Acoustic Wave Treatment handpiece. Acoustic Wave treatment stimulates and accelerates the metabolism which has a positive impact on the lymphatic flow- accelerating the elimination of waste products.  Additional benefits of Acoustic Wave Therapy include;

► Stimulates your metabolism
► Accelerates natural healing
► Feels relaxing

—AWT Cellulite Treatment Option

Acoustic Wave Therapy for Cellulite, unlike many cosmetic procedures, does not harm tissue, instead allowing the body’s natural healing mechanism to speed up recovery from the multi-faceted issues that contribute to Cellulite.  Many clinicians have reported AWT demonstrating a 98% success rate, with effects lasting over twelve months before considering further limited maintenance sessions. Scar tissue and stretch marks can both benefit from Acoustic Wave Therapy, along with many physiotherapy and functional pathologies.

Madonna, a world-famous singer, was so enamored with the treatment outcomes that she bought her own treatment equipment. (To Read Full Article, Click Here)

Acoustic Wave Therapy is performed at Health Expressions using the same SWISS technologies, a state of the art pulse activating applicator from Storz Medical (Tägerwilen, Switzerland) that uses high energy acoustic sound waves that are introduced into the patient’s body in the form of high-frequency pulses. 

QWO Cellulite Treatment - Demystified

QWO (collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes injection) is the newest generation prescription injectable medication for the treatment of cellulite.  The QWO injection enzymatically dissolves the dense fibrous septae that cause the dimpling of cellulite.

The very same enzymes that make up the 24 to 36 QWO injections placed in each treatment area, are the same ones in Xiaflex , which have been used since 2010, for the treatment of the penile curvature of Peyronie’s Disease (PD) with significant risks. 

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of QWO:

  ➤ hives   ➤ swollen face
  ➤ trouble breathing   ➤ chest pain
  ➤ low blood pressure    ➤ dizziness or fainting


Does QWO Cellulite Treatment Actual Work?

According to the board of American Cosmetic Surgery, “…there is no data that looks at how long QWO’s smoothing effects last…” “…published studies have not followed QWO patients’ results longer than 90 days.” (Source: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery)

Why Cellulite Happens

Cellulite develops when fibrous bands known as septae, which connect the skin to the underlying muscle fascia, tighten unevenly, drawing the skin down, and/or break down, allowing the typical layer of fat beneath the skin to rise upward. The puckering or wrinkling when sitting is the result of this connective tissue problem. 

Cellulite May Be Caused By:

Quick Facts About Cellulite

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Unfortunately, there is no single hormone or cause of cellulite, thus a thorough diagnostic is required before treatment. Hormones are thought to play a role in the formation of cellulite. Cellulite is caused by hormones such as estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin. Estrogens, which are important for the arrangement of fatty tissue, are primarily responsible for the development of cellulite. The amount of food consumed has no effect on the formation of fatty tissue in women. Abnormal hormone levels can cause weight gain, water retention, and the formation of cellulite in some people.

Poor Diet

Those who consume too much fat, carbs, and salt while consuming too little fiber are more prone to develop cellulite. Cellulite is more frequent in those who are overweight, but it appears that cellulite is more strongly linked to chronic blood flow restriction, which can develop after consuming specific foods that your body cannot digest efficiently.


Cellulite development can be influenced by several factors, including your genetics. Cellulite formation necessitates the expression of certain genes. The speed of a person's metabolism, the spread of fat under the skin, ethnicity, and vascular levels can all be connected to genetic factors.



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Cellulite In The Body

Cellulite can be found on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs in about 90% of adult women. As skin loses elasticity and is less able to resist the uneven stress caused by the fibrous bands, the aging process can exacerbate the appearance of cellulite. While cellulite is more noticeable in overweight people, it can also be found in very thin women, and reducing weight seldom makes a noticeable difference. 

Where Is Cellulite In The Skin 

It’s a normal pattern of fat for people of all shapes and sizes. The dimpling of cellulite, or gynoid lipodystrophy as it’s medically known, is caused by alterations to the layer of fat beneath the skin, known as subcutaneous fat. Cellulite can be hard, soft or edematous (swollen).

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What Cellulite Feels Like

Cellulite might appear as a dimpled or unraveled area on the body, and feel that way too. Those who have cellulite may describe having a “spongy” sensation under the skin that is sensitive to touch.

Can Cellulite Be Painful?

Cellulite, whether it is Stage I or Stage II, is rarely painful. Cellulite and fat can both ache to the touch in the most severe Stage III occurrences of lumpy cellulite.

Inflammation is the most common cause of pain, and cellulite/fat pain is no exception. 

Regardless of whether the pain is severe, dull, aching, searing, stabbing, numbing, or tingling, it is all caused by inflammation and the inflammatory response. One of the most prevalent causes of CELLULITIS is water retention caused by retained, unflushed toxins and waste materials, which produces inflammation, tension, pressure, and pain.

The following factors induce (or aggravate) pain on skin afflicted by cellulite / excess fat accumulation on the legs, buttocks, arms, stomach, and back: Inflammation of adipose (fat) tissue: fat tissue is well-known for being a pro-inflammatory tissue, in which fat cells release inflammatory chemicals known as adipokines. Poor circulation / water retention is always accompanied by increased inflammation, since waste materials and toxins do not get eliminated from tissues, creating localized irritation / more inflammation (vicious loop) and discomfort. Inflammation and pain are often caused by oxidative damage and glycation.

Fibrosis: the connective tissue fibers that adhere to the cellulite globules are overstretched and then contracted (fibrosis), causing irritation and pain throughout the process. The uncomfortable, lumpy cellulite is explained by all of these tissue alterations.

Cellulite Severity Scale:

The regions with the most fat storage, such as the buttocks and thighs, the flanks, the belly, and the legs, are all afflicted. Cellulite can be caused by a variety of circumstances, and some exacerbating conditions, such as obesity, localized fat, and flaccidity, may play a role. Cellulite is traditionally divided into four clinical stages or degrees based on clinical changes noted while the patient is at rest and when the pinch test or muscle contraction is applied. This categorization, which ranged from 0 to III, is useful for general diagnostic purposes that are prerequisite to selecting the appropriate method of treating cellulite and skin deformations.

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When standing, the skin is smooth, but when sitting, it has an orange peel aspect.

When standing and sitting, the skin exhibits an orange-peel aspect.

When upright, the skin exhibits an orange-peel look with deep elevated and depressed patches.

Cellulite Treatments: What Really Works?

You are not alone if you are tired of living with cellulite. Over the last century, the common desire to eliminate cellulite has resulted in the development of several complementary therapies. It’s hard to ascertain which treatment is the most effective when there are so many options.

Cellulite cannot be totally eliminated, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, there are several therapies that may help to minimize its appearance. Working with a knowledgeable and experienced specialist to determine which therapies are suited for you. At Health Expressions, you will receive a custom-tailored therapy plan focused on your goal to minimize the appearance and symptoms of cellulite. We have found that the cellulite treatment plan that consistently works well is a combination of treatments that target any underlying causes of cellulite skin dysfunctions- starting with a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, family genetics and your lifestyle. Keep reading to better understand all available options to treat cellulite and call the experienced care staff at Health Expressions to get answers to any of your specific questions. Call or Text Us at 301-244-4717

✤ Cellulite Massage

A good massage will help initially, and the more your masseuse makes you cringe, the better. Deep-tissue massage helps to clear inflamed lymph nodes, giving your skin a smoother appearance for a short time.

✤ Suction Cups

Cupping, also known as vacuum massage, is a holistic treatment that has been used for many years to treat a variety of ailments. Variations in treatment duration, amplitude, and frequency have a significant impact on collagen restructuring and reorientation, showing that mechanotransduction pathways may have beneficial effects on healing capability. The mechanical stress associated with scar retraction may be relieved by vacuum massage, causing myofibroblasts to die.

✤ QWO Cellulite Treatment

QWO injections work via a mechanism called Enzymatic Subcision and Remodeling (ESR). The 2 enzymes (Aux-I and AUX-II) in the injectable formulation dissolve the thick collagen cords that make up the fibrous bands of cellulite dimples. Injected into the areas just beneath the dimples, QWO specifically targets Type 1 and Type 3 collagen within the thickened fibrous bands, to release the tethering and create a smoother skin contour.

✤ Low-Level Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a painless, advanced treatment that uses a sophisticated combination of technologies to target cellulite and fat on a deeper level. Radiofrequency is utilized to stimulate the generation of new collagen, which tightens and firms the target area of skin and smooths out cellulite. The stubborn fat areas on the body, such as the stomach, arms, thighs, and buttocks, are subsequently targeted with cold laser therapy. After just six treatments, you can expect visible improvements.

For cellulite and skin tightening, there are three types of lasers: hot lasers, which are high energy/thermal lasers; cold lasers, which are low energy lasers and are also known as low level laser treatment / LLLT; and surgical lasers. When the laser is activated, it breaks away the stiff bands beneath the skin that cause cellulite to appear. This therapy has the added benefit of thickening your skin. Cellulite causes the skin to thin. The appearance of cellulite can be reduced by thickening the skin.

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Phototherapy promotes cellular activity, which is a key aspect in cellulite treatment. When NIR and Infrared Light are used with other cellulite treatments like gels, massagers, exercise, and detox, collagen and elastin production is increased (reversing breakdown of collagen typical to cellulite, and fixing damaged skin). Infrared heat increases lymphatic drainage, which is critical for preventing swelling in cellulite treatments. 

Red light waves in the 635nm range have been discovered to trigger fat cells to empty their contents. Fat cells empty after 8 minutes of exposure to red light. What happens to all the fat? The waste is discharged into the interstitial layers, where it can be naturally digested and flushed out by the body. We employ red light treatment in our waves with the following benefits:

  • Increased collagen synthesis for skin rejuvenation; Fast and effective lipolysis of fat cells for fat reduction and detoxification; Reduction of the appearance of cellulite; 
  • Skin brightness and elasticity are improved; 
  • Weight loss can be aided by increased lymph system function. 
  • Increased energy and metabolic activity


Also known as Cryolipolysis, Cryotherapy Treatments to the outer thighs, belly, arms, and back resulted in similar improvements in skin texture and laxity, according to independent assessments by patients and investigators. Cellulite on the outer thighs improved somewhat to moderately.

(Source: Dermatology Surg. 2014)

✤ Liposuction

While one might rightfully assume the highly publicized fat reduction surgery, called Liposuction, can also be used for cellulite reduction.  This is not accurate because the purpose of liposuction is to remove fat, not treat skin.

However,  lipo-laser treatment called Cellulaze is a  technology that uses extremely small incisions to reach fat and cellulite tissues. The laser radiation reduces fat deposits trapped between the connective bands and dissolves the bands themselves, restoring skin suppleness. Cellulaze simply takes a single treatment and a day or two of rest for optimal results. Visit Cellulaze to learn more.

✤ Acoustic Wave Therapy

Commonly called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in various countries in Europe and Canada, Acoustical Wave Therapy – AWT- is the common name for the same treatment in the United States. Focused, Linear, and Radial acoustic waves are the three categories of shockwave energy creation. Although most research studies on the use of Focused Shockwaves for the treatment in aesthetic applications such as cellulite employed radial Shockwaves – which is the same as Acoustic Wave Therapy. Health Canada has approved a device for skin rejuvenation that employs AWT. This sort of treatment has also gained recent approvals by the US FDA for pain management and blood flow improvement.

For a complete list of AWT applications, visit the International Society of Medical Shockwave Online

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Cellulite Treatment Before and After

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Best Cellulite Treatment Rochester NY

As previously stated, there are a number of great cellulite treatments available for you to choose from.  The question no longer appears to be if a cellulite treatment actually works, but rather which of the aforementioned cellulite treatment options will work best for you.  At Health Expressions in Rochester NY, we prefer to customize your treatment plan using our acoustic wave therapy combined with other modern energy based healing therapies based on your medical history.  

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Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) is a revolutionary treatment for cellulite removal. The skin has a “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” appearance due to cellulite. Cellulite-induced bumpy skin is a major cosmetic concern, especially for women. Acoustic Wave Therapy is a non-invasive, painless therapy that results in smoother skin for anyone concerned about cellulite deposits on their thighs, buttocks, or stomach. Acoustic Wave Therapy is a treatment for cellulite that uses acoustic pulses or pressure waves.

A typical acoustic wave treatment session lasts about thirty minutes. After three or four therapy sessions, you will notice a difference. Treatments are normally scheduled in a cycle of 1-2 sessions per week for 6-8 weeks. The outcomes can persist up to three months. Every three months, a follow-up session is recommended. The best outcomes from acoustic wave treatment come from maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in a moderate exercise plan.

Learn more about AWT and watch a video demonstration on our blog post, Acoustic Wave Therapy Skin Tightening

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If you have cellulite that negatively affects your confidence or your lifestyle or just want it gone, Acoustic Wave Therapy may be the answer you’re looking for. And with our affordable prices and free consultations, we will help you find a solution that works within your budget. Getting Acoustic Wave Therapy Cellulite Treatment in Rochester, NY can give you new freedoms to live your life vibrantly, get more opportunities, or just give you a fresh start again. When it comes to getting rid of cellulite, many people think that they’re stuck with it or need surgery. This isn’t the case. Acoustic Wave Therapy is an effective treatment for reducing cellulite efficiently and safely.  The skin care experts at Health Expressions are available immediately to discuss your cellulite reduction goals and treatment costs costs and can provide you with all solutions to help you find the best cellulite treatment  near you.

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