ESWT - Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Cellulite

February 24, 2023

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for Cellulite

Medical providers worldwide are increasingly considering Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for treating cellulite. ESWT is a specialized therapy that uses pressure waves to treat various ailments, including cellulite.

It has been used safely and effectively for over 25 years, and the FDA has approved it.

How ESWT Works

ESWT works by sending pulsed acoustic waves of energy into the target area. These waves penetrate deep into the tissues, increasing circulation to the area and stimulating collagen production to reduce the appearance of the dimples typically associated with cellulite.

The procedure is typically done in an office and only takes about 15 minutes. It does not require any anesthesia or incisions, and most patients don’t experience any pain during treatment.

After each session, you can immediately return to your normal activities with minimal downtime.

The best part about ESWT is that it usually requires only one treatment to get results, though multiple sessions may be needed depending on the severity of the cellulite.

Clinical studies have shown that after a single ESWT session, patients experienced significant improvements in their skin texture and had reduced cellulite within 4-6 weeks.

Long-term results depend on many factors, like a healthy lifestyle, exercise routine, and genetics. Still, generally speaking, people who follow the post-treatment recommendations tend to maintain their results for 18 months or more.

ESWT is most effective when combined with other treatments, such as mesotherapy, massage therapy, and cupping therapy. This combination helps stimulate circulation in the treatment area, reducing the fat deposits that cause cellulite while also helping build new tissue.

What Patients Say About ESWT

Many patients have reported significant improvements in their cellulite after treatment. It’s important to note that results vary depending on individual body types — some people may see better results from this treatment than others.

ESWT is considered highly safe, but if you feel any mild discomfort during the procedure, it can be easily managed to ensure a more tolerable experience.

To learn more about the benefits of ESWT and to see if it’s right for you, schedule an appointment today.