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Acoustic wave therapy

Acoustic wave therapy tightens and tones your skin to reduce cellulite.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

Acoustic wave therapy tightens and tones your skin to reduce known as cellulite. The dimpled appearance of cellulite is caused by fat poking between the fibers that give structure to the skin (men have a different skin fiber pattern, so they are less prone to the condition).

Acoustic wave therapy uses a paddle called a D-actor to mechanically stimulate the skin.

By manipulating the interconnected fibers and fat clumps, acoustic wave therapy firms the skin's connective tissue by encouraging collagen and elastin production (both of which make the skin stronger and better-able to hold back emerging cellulite).

What It's Good For

Acoustic wave therapy reduces the appearance of cellulite. Acoustic wave therapy may be used anywhere on the body where cellulite is present.

Recommended Uses
Name Description Cost
Cellulite Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) is a nonsurgical procedure that reduces cellulite. AWT uses mechanical vibrations to destroy the connective tissues that trap fat cells in dimply clusters under...more AWT costs about $150 to $300 per session. Over time, AWT will cost between $900 and $3,000.

Who it works for: The procedure works best on people who are within 20 percent of their ideal weight.

Recommended age range: Acoustic wave therapy can be used on anyone with healthy, elastic skin. Slack skin may not be able to manufacture enough collagen to make the procedure worthwhile.

When will I see results?: You may begin to notice improvement in your skin after about three weeks. The best results are seen after six to 10 treatments.

How long it lasts: Scheduling appointments every one to three months after your intial series of treatments can help extend the joy of reduced cellulite. Avoid gaining weight.

Key benefits of acoustic wave therapy: Acoustic wave therapy is non-invasive, relatively pain-free, and cost-effective.

Licensed uses: Acoustic wave therapy was previously used to treat poor circulation and stiff joints. It is currently approved for skin tightening and cellulite reduction.

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