Acoustic wave therapy is a non-invasive cellulite treatment that uses acoustic pulses to create smoother and younger looking skin. During the treatment, a handheld device is used to emit pressure waves. These pressure waves stimulate the body's production of collagen and elastin. Acoustic wave therapy is ideal for problem areas like the thighs, buttocks and love handles. Although acoustic wave therapy is considered a safe procedure, it is not ideal for everyone. Here are some things to consider when determining if the treatment is right for you.
Healthy Body Weight and Lifestyle
Acoustic wave therapy is not a weight loss treatment. It is intended for individuals who are close to their ideal body weight, but have not been able to get rid of dimpled skin with their current diet and exercise plan. If you are generally in good health and maintain a healthy lifestyle, then acoustic wave therapy may be what you need to reduce the appearance of unsightly cellulite.
Blood Clotting Disorders
Only about 5% of patients who receive the treatment experience any side effects. However, if you have deep vein thrombosis or other blood clotting disorders, you should avoid acoustic wave therapy.
The treatment has not been tested on pregnant women. Therefore, if you are expecting, it's best to avoid the procedure until after you deliver.