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How Acoustic Wave Therapy Works

Cellulite, meet your match. Here at The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge, Acoustic Wave Therapy has been the secret weapon for stubborn cellulite and fat for many years. Check out some of the advantages of acoustic wave therapy below, and learn if this treatment is right for you!


What Is Cellulite?

As the years pass, it’s common for most women to experience dimpled or uneven skin—even if you’re fairly fit. The condition is known as cellulite, which occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue deep beneath the skin.

About 80 to 90 percent of women will experience cellulite in their lifetime. The condition can affect men too, but it’s more common in females, due to the way their bodies distribute fat, muscle and connective tissue. Female bodies layer fat cells and connective tissue vertically. If fat spills over into the layer of skin, cellulite appears. In the male body, the tissue is arranged in a crisscross structure, so they are less likely to develop cellulite.

Doctors have produced dozens of remedies to combat cellulite, yet none of their results come close to what’s possible with acoustic wave therapy.

What Is Acoustic Wave Therapy?

During acoustic wave therapy, a process known as lipolysis is triggered, which boosts production of new collagen. The applicator tip is passed over the treatment areas and emits acoustic waves through the skin. The acoustic waves generate a buildup of heat energy in fat cells and collagen strands, ultimately destroying them. Next, the body starts the healing process, naturally passing fat cells out through the lymphatic system. Collagen strands are slowly reconstructed, and the skin becomes smoother, tighter and firmer in the treated area.

Life After Treatment

Side effects of acoustic wave therapy are minimal. Some patients report feeling mild discomfort 24-48 hours after treatment, including muscles soreness or tenderness. Your specialist may recommend over-the-counter painkillers if the pain is severe.

Two to three weeks after treatment, patients begin to see significant results. Most report a decrease in fat and cellulite appearance, as well as firmness in the treatment area.

Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge today to schedule an Acoustic Wave Therapy consultation and begin your journey to be cellulite free!