Of all the skin conditions out there, cellulite may be one of the most frustrating conditions to experience. Although harmless, it causes lumpy skin that takes on the texture of cottage cheese or orange peel and that’s something we could all do without!
Fortunately, there are a plethora of treatment options available for dealing with cellulite and one of the most effective is shockwave therapy.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what shockwave treatment is and how it can reduce the impact of cellulite.
Shockwave Therapy Explained
Also known as radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment (RESWT), shockwave therapy uses extracorporeal shockwaves on the skin. This energy comes in acoustic, high-pressure pulses and they are transferred via a device.
The treatment originated in the medical field and was created to break down kidney stones. Over the years, research revealed that acoustic shockwaves were beneficial for improving the elasticity of connective tissues in the body.
Shockwave therapy works via a mechanical effect, meaning that it mobilises connective tissue. The tissue flexes and loosens up, while becoming stronger at the same time. The result of this is stronger elastin in the body, which ultimately improves the flexibility of the skin.
How Does Shockwave Treatment Reduce Cellulite?
The therapy treats cellulite by targeting the fat and toxins beneath the skin that are responsible for cellulite forming. During treatment, the shockwaves break down the cellulite through the sheer force of the energy that’s being transferred into your connective tissue.
Once the connective fibers have been broken down, the toxins and fats are released. This is also known as lymphatic drainage and you’ll see your skin gradually return to its natural state.
What Are The Additional Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy?
Treat Various Conditions
Shockwave therapy is a versatile treatment that can be used to treat cellulite, remove stretch marks, tighten up the skin and tone the body.
Your needs will be different based on the type of condition you’re looking to address, and we recommend consulting a professional before having shockwave treatment.
Improve The Tone Of Your Body
As part of the acoustic waves interacting with the body, you’re likely to experience a slimming effect. This is because the vibrations of the shockwave machine transfer to the muscles, causing them to resist and contract.
Increase Blood Flow
Another benefit is that blood flow will increase in the treatment area. The reason for this is the high pressure involved with the therapy and having better blood flow improves the size of your blood vessels.
Also known as neovascularisation, improved blood flow increases oxygen to the area that’s been treated and you’re sure to benefit in the long term.
Book Your Shockwave Treatment With Omniya Clinic
As specialists in skincare treatment, we provide an extensive shockwave therapy service that takes your needs into consideration. The treatment is non-invasive, efficient and there is no recovery time needed.
Book a consultation today and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.