Medical Conditions and Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic wave therapy can be a cure for stubborn cellulite. The procedure is noninvasive and painless, so many patients have been attracted to it to help diminish cellulite in areas of the body where diet and exercise alone have not helped.

Acoustic wave therapy uses sound waves to stimulate the tightened connective tissues under the skin, which causes the dimpled look of cellulite. The vibrations of the waves trigger an increase in blood flow to the affected area, and they can also increase the production of collagen, which gives the appearance of smoother skin. Over several sessions, this therapy can improve the look of the skin by reducing dimples and unevenness.

Medical Conditions and AWT

Acoustic wave therapy is not recommended for for patients with a blood clotting disorder such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). While no serious complications have been reported in connection with the therapy, the acoustic vibrations could theoretically aggravate such conditions. If you have a medical history of blood clotting disorders, seek an alternative treatment for cellulite.

To be considered for this treatment, you should be in good health generally and close to your ideal weight, and you have not been able to get rid of cellulite through maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Having the treatment done if a patient is overweight or obese will do no harm, but it is unlikely they will see results as noticeable as those seen in patients who are closer to their ideal weight.

There are very few risks associated with acoustic wave therapy. The skin might be slightly reddened directly after a treatment session. Patients may experience bruising or mild discomfort after a session, but these side effects are rare and temporary.

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