Shockwave works by stimulating the fat breakdown, collagen synthesis and lymphatic drainage. Shockwave is delivered by placing a probe up against the areas of cellulite, as it passes over the area it emits radial waves through the skin.
For cellulite, sound waves stimulate the microcirculation within the fat layer, increasing the metabolic function of the area and increasing cellular membrane permeability. Free fatty acids and glycerol are released from the fat cells and sit in the intercellular space. Lymphatic movement and increased blood supply remove these waste products from the body.
For skin tightening, sound waves stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation within the area. They also stimulate the connective tissue and septa mobility, giving the skin a firmer tone and reducing the dimples within the skin.
Shockwave can be performed on many areas of the body including the outer and inner thighs, knees, arms, hips, buttocks and stomach.
A course of treatments is typically 8 – 10 individual 30-minute sessions.
Results will be seen as quickly as 2 weeks after starting the course. If you exercise and increase your water intake you may see even better results. 90% of women who took part in a clinical study would recommend this treatment. Out experienced aesthetic practitioners will be able to tailor an individual shockwave treatment plan to meet your desired goal.
Many people who undergo shockwave choose to combine it with other procedures. We would advise that you speak with one of our aesthetic practitioners prior to the commencement of shockwave treatments to discuss your previous treatments and your treatment goals.
The treatment itself is quite noisy, making a loud knocking sound. Shockwave is a comfortable treatment and feels like a tapotement massage.