Cellulite is a condition where skin in one or more areas of the body begins to take on a dimpled, bumpy appearance. Cellulite begins to show up as we age, partly due to the decrease in collagen production and loss of elasticity in the skin. Once collagen levels drop, internal collagen fibers loosen and the underlying framework which supports the skin begins to loosen (sag), as well.
Specifically, cellulite is the result of enlarged fat cells that become lodged under the skin. When the fat cells get bigger and get trapped under the skin, the skin begins to bulge outward, which is why the skin takes on that dimpled, bumpy effect. The enlarged fat cells also block and restrict blood flow, which not only present circulation problems, but cause the fat cells to form even more clusters underneath the skin. As the outer skin layer begins to thin out, usually due to age, and the fat cells continue to form clusters, the result once again is an irregular, dimpled or bumpy appearance.
I Feel Like I’ve Tried Everything
Here is a list of some of the “treatment” options most of us have tried to help enhance our appearance.
- Camouflaging affected areas
- Body wraps (herbal, seaweed, mud, coffee)
- Body lotions, lifting/smoothing creams
- Compression gear (support hose, body shapers/slimmers)
- Hydration (drinking more water to plump skin)
- Laser, red or blue light therapy
While some of these methods may improve the appearance of the skin, none are “cures” for removing cellulite. Certainly, exercising, drinking lots of water, increasing a healthy lifestyle and using topical lotions to keep the outer layer of skin moisturized can help the skin to look better. However, the problem with most if not all of these methods is that they do not attack and work on reducing cellulite from a deep cellular level.
Unfortunately, none of these methods offer long-term, dramatic results for reducing or eliminating the look of cellulite either.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Also called Shockwave Therapy, is an out-patient treatment used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Shockwave 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 delivered externally through a pad and into the skin.
These shock waves cause micro trauma in the connective tissues while breaking down the fatty deposits (cellulite). When the micro trauma (injury) occurs, the body automatically increases the amount of collagen to the affected area as a means of healing. At the point, 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.
There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment. However, since the treatment lasts only about ten to twenty minutes depending on the area, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session by adjusting the amount of pressure applied.
The results have been documented in extensive scientific case studies. Such as a study conducted in Switzerland has shown a 110% improvement in skin elasticity in the female patients treated and in many cases, women started to feel softening and smoothing of the skin over the area treated in as little as 3-5 session, while visual changes started to become noticeable after 6-8 sessions.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy gives patients a safe, non-invasive option to treat the unattractive look of cellulite. It is a safe, non-invasive, FDA-approved form of treatment for the reduction of cellulite and other improved body benefits. Most patients need between three to six treatments at a frequency of every three to seven days. A typical session length varies on treatment area. Discomfort during treatment is reported as very tolerable as most sessions last somewhere between ten to twenty minutes. Treatments start at $100. Packages of three treatments are $250, and for six treatments is $450.
All-in-all, the treatment provides effective means of achieving real and dramatic results.
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