What to Expect During Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic Wave Therapy is a non-invasive cellulite reduction treatment that uses acoustic pressure waves to release the fat cells trapped under the skin's surface. This innovative technology reduces the appearance of dimpled skin and smooths the contours of the body. Here are some things to expect if you decide to pursue the procedure.

Preparation and Pre-Treatment

You should discontinue the use of aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and Vitamin E supplements a week prior to treatment. These substances increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.

The Procedure

One Acoustic Wave Therapy session lasts between 15 to 30 minutes. A typical treatment consists of 6 sessions performed over a 3 week period. During a session, you will be asked to lay down on a special massage table. The doctor will apply a handheld device to the targeted areas. This device will emit vibrations that will penetrate and soften the connective tissue that causes cellulite build-up. The vibrations will also improve circulation and stimulate collagen production. The procedure is virtually pain free.


Acoustic Wave Therapy requires no downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately following your treatment session. You may experience minor bruising or swelling, but these side affects should subside after a few days.


You should notice results within a few weeks of the initial session. Acoustic Wave Therapy reduces the appearance of unsightly cellulite and increases the elasticity of the skin. The treatment also improves the skin's texture and gives you a younger, more youthful appearance. However, in order to maintain results, you have to undergo a follow-up session every three months.

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