ACOUSTIC WAVE THERAPY (AWT) FOR BODY AND FACIAL TREATMENTS
The good news is that according to case studies, it has been medically proven that a treatment therapy known as Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) has been shown to reduce and improve the appearance of cellulite.
This treatment option was originally used to treat chronic pain in joints, muscles and other painful injuries. Those suffering from these chronically painful injuries received AWT and most reported that after only a few treatments, there was marked improvement in mobility, healing and pain management.
After further testing, AWT has shown exciting evidence towards demonstrating real, measurable improvement in the treatment of cellulite reduction.
After a series of treatments, the positive results from AWT may help:
CELLULITE AND LOCALISED ADIPOSITY
The Acoustic Wave used for cellulite and local fat reduction treatments act on these causes in a precise manner, resulting in a biological effect that promotes vascularization, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, oxygenates the tissues, and activates the processes responsible for cellular metabolism by encouraging and increasing lipase (a natural slimming mechanism).
SKIN TONING AND FIRMING
The mechanism of action of the Acoustic waves therapy increases the cohesion of the cortex and connective tissue by stimulating the production of fibroblasts, elastin fibers and collagen, and the skin becomes more toned, compact, tighter and rosier, even after the first treatment All areas of the body can be treated when necessary: inner arms, inner thighs, abdomen, buttocks, legs, knees, hips, with long-lasting results.
TREATMENT OF SCARS AND STRETCH MARKS
Acoustic Waves Therapy can also treat stretch marks and promote the qualitative recovery of the skin, thus reducing scars and stretch marks over time. All of this occurs due to the ability of sound waves to stimulate the regeneration and repair processes of all the tissues throughout the skin structure.
REMODELING TREATMENT, PRE AND POST LIPOSUCTION TREATMENT
Acoustic Waves Therapy is an ideal support to treat post-Liposuction areas in order to reactivate all reparative and regenerative processes, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, oxygenation of the tissues and, above all, recompact the remaining visible imperfections, thus restoring homogeneity and firmness to the tissue, improving the restoration of all the physiological functions of the treated area.
The treatment with acoustic waves is also recommended before undergoing Liposuction to prepare the skin and to make the fat softer, more fluid, thus avoiding any remaining anti-aesthetic accumulation and loss of elasticity of the skin.
Acoustic waves can be used to treat all the areas of the body affected by fat accumulation and loss of tone.
ACOUSTIC WAVES IN COMBINATION WITH FACE/BODY MESOTHERAPY
It has been noted that combining mesotherapy and acoustic waves in one protocol provides greater results thanks to the ability of acoustic waves to increase tissue circulation, microcirculation and oxygenation, promoting more and better diffusion of the substances introduced through mesotherapy into the treatment area. The combination of these two techniques improves the effectiveness of mesotherapy and therefore achieves the desired results in terms of time response and the quality of response of the treated tissue.
Acoustic wave therapy combats the signs of aging such as loss of skin tone and elasticity, loss of firmness, wrinkles on the face and more sensitive areas such as the area around the eyes.
The anti-aging effect of acoustic wave therapy is due to the stimulation of fibroblasts, reactivating the production of collagen and elastin fibers. This action promotes cell renewal, improves the density and elasticity of the skin and carries out a real deep restructuring in the dermis. This treatment improves the microcirculation and oxygenation of the tissues, resulting in a more even and radiant complexion.
SKIN TONE AND FIRMING
Acoustic wave therapy intervene in a regenerative and restructuring way in the problems caused by aging by stimulating and accelerating cellular metabolism and the production of new supporting fibers. It is a treatment that essentially re-enforces the skin, restores tone and firmness, and enhances and restores the shape of the facial contours, perfectly harmonizing the volume of the face.
Acoustic wave therapy is specifically designed to address these facial imperfections in a peculiar and unique way.
The restructuring action of the sound waves acts directly on the dermis, stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which then in turn promotes the gradual reduction and lifting of wrinkles: the results can be seen as early as the first treatment session!
This treatment is designed to combat all wrinkles on the face and forehead.
Acoustic Wave Therapy are performed in specific protocols around the subtle areas of the eyes, reducing and smoothing out so-called expression lines one by one.
Blemishes such as bags and dark circles can be reduced thanks to the activation of microcirculation and the draining and reoxygenating effect that sound waves can produce.
By concentrating on the arch of the eyebrows, the upper eyelids are elevated: this gives a lifting effect to the area and opens up the gaze.
Wrinkles that look similar to “bar codes” can be treated with acoustic wave therapy to restructure the skin tissue at depth and on the surface, resulting in a “filler” effect; as a result, the lips will appear fuller, more voluminous and have a better lip contour.
CHEEKBONES AND THE OVAL OF THE FACE
Acoustic therapy can help you to restore and improve the volume of your cheekbones, raising them and obtaining a lifting and “filling” effect. The oval shape of the face can once again be characterized by its clear and uniform contours, while the skin regains its natural firmness.
All this is due to the reactivation of the skin’s regenerative processes in the dermis: this is where the stimulation of collagen and elastin fibers and hyaluronic acid (the substance that mainly maintains the skin’s firmness and fluidity) takes place.
DOUBLE CHINS AND SAGGING
A double chin can distort and weigh down facial features. Acoustic therapy works on two fundamental aspects of this defect: it reduces the fat accumulation in the chin and restores the skin tone.
By reactivating the metabolic process, fat accumulation is reduced; at the same time, in the dermis, the synthesis of fibroblasts and supporting fibers, such as collagen and elastin, is restored.
As a result, the contours are lifted and more defined, restoring the mobility and firmness of the skin.
How AWT Works
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), also commonly referred to as Shockwave Therapy, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) and Extracorporeal Acoustic Wave Therapy, is an out-patient treatment used to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Shock Therapy refers to the energetic, acoustic waves which create vibrations that positively impact the underlying connective tissue, cells and ultimately, the skin itself.
The term “extracorporeal” refers to the method by which the shock waves are transmitted through the skin. In this case, the shock waves are delivered externally through a pad and into the skin.
Along with treating cellulite, the therapy will also help to stimulate collagen production, rejuvenate connective tissue, improve elasticity of the skin and give skin an overall firmer, smoother and tighter appearance.
What is really happening during the ESWT process is that shock waves cause micro tears in the connective tissues while breaking down the fatty deposits (cellulite). When the minor tearing (injury) occurs, the body automatically increases the amount of collagen to the affected area as a means of healing.
When the collagen goes to work and restores/heals tendons and tissue, the treated/injured tendons and tissue are replaced with a denser, rejuvenated frame (collagen fibers) and from there, firmer and tighter tendons and tissue. From the outside, the visible result is lifted, firmer, smoother skin.
The shock waves are transmitted via handheld treatment device which delivers a series of acoustic (similar to sound) waves directly into the deep connective tissue of the affected area. Acoustic waves generate strong, energized pulses which send vibrations directly to the skin and tissue.
By using a handheld device, “shock” (or radial/acoustic pressure) waves target enlarged fat cells and break them down.
The procedure starts by covering the area to be treated with an antiseptic gel (much like the gel used during an ultrasound).
The handheld device is moved in either a grid-like pattern both vertically and horizontally across the treatment area. Another method is to move the device in a series of wavy (or “snake”) lines in the treatment area in both a vertical and horizontal direction.
Based on individual evaluation and desired results, the appropriate pressure, number of shocks and intensity of shocks will be determined by the clinician.
The tip or head of the shockwave therapy device treats the entire area. By applying the correct amount of pressure and executing a number of shocks at frequent intervals, the underlying tissue can be regenerated once the enlarged fat cells (cellulite) are broken down.
The level of pain 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 pain or discomfort until it passes.
A success rate for achieving noticeable improvement in smoother, firmer skin with less visible cellulite is as high as 75% or more for patients treated. The results have been documented in extensive scientific case studies.