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Acoustic Wave Therapy for cellulite

Did you know that 90% of women have cellulite? That’s right, no matter what you size, shape, height, weight or fitness level, almost all women have cellulite. Right now in the month of March, all of our Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) treatments are 50% off. Call now for details or to schedule a complimentary consultation at 518-383-0022.

What is Acoustic Wave Therapy or AWT?

Acoustic Wave Therapy is a completely non-invasive treatment that uses dual technologies that simultaneously eliminate cellulite, while helping to improve tone, texture and elasticity of the skin.

What is cellulite?

The appearance of cellulite is the effect of collagen bands hardening over time that press down on enlarged fat cells that in turn, push up against the skin. The accumulation of these stubborn fat cells causes the blood and lymphatic supply to the area to slow down, which results in the cellulite appearance worsening. This push/pull effect causes the unattractive rippling and/or dimpling appearance characterized by cellulite. Additionally, these collagen bands run at a 90 degree angle in women which creates a more suitable environment for the fat cells to be trapped and enlarge overtime, whereas in men, the same collagen bands run at a 45 degree angle making it less likely for the fat cells to be trapped. Therefore cellulite only seen in women.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is caused by many different factors, including genetics, hormones, poor circulation as well as dietary influences. Over 90% of women have cellulite no matter their size, shape or level of fitness. Unfortunately, cellulite cannot be eliminated by diet and exercise alone. A healthy diet, in combination with exercise and Acoustic Wave Therapy, can help to target and treat stubborn areas of cellulite. Cellulite tends to worsen overtime due to the continued enlargement of the trapped fat cells and reduction of blood flow to the affected areas. Starting Acoustic Wave Therapy treatment early on can help to correct and prevent the degree of cellulite from worsening.

How does Acoustic Wave Therapy™ (AWT)™ work?

Unlike other cellulite treatments, Acoustic Wave Therapy™ or AWT is an innovative technology that uses gentle acoustic waves and percussion to break up cellulite. Acoustic Wave Therapy works by loosening those hard bands of collagen that are pushing down on the enlarged fat cells while simultaneously breaking up the trapped fat. By manually increasing lymph drainage and blood flow to the treated area, the body is able to naturally rid itself of the cellulite through its lymphatic system. The result is smoother looking skin, an increase in skin firmness, and an improvement in tone and skin texture. Some of our clients notice an additional benefit of a decrease in circumferential size of the treated areas.

What are the treatments like?

The procedure takes about 15 minutes for each area (the back of the thighs would be considered one area) and most treatments take between 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

Warm ultra sound gel is applied to the skin while the technician places a hand piece to the area’s to be treated. A pulsating sensation is felt during the treatment which most clients compare to receiving a “deep tissue massage.”

Before and after 8 AWT cellulite treatments at Advanced Laser Medspa.

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