How it works: Dimpled or uneven skin is a nagging problem for millions of women, including those who work hard to keep fit. With Acoustic Wave Therapy™ (AWT) women can achieve a long term solution for smoother skin in the areas where skin dimpling commonly forms — the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and arms.
Akin with many great inventions AWT was discovered by accident and is adapted from European technology originally designed to ease the pain associated with poor circulation and stiff joints and torn or damaged muscles.
It was during a treatment process for female athletes in the German Olympic Team that the improvements in cellulite appearance were discovered by accident. A number of female athletes were undergoing treatment for torn and strained hamstrings with Acoustic Wave Therapy and despite the original complaint being successfully resolved the patients kept returning for further treatment, it was during these follow up sessions that it is was revealed to the practitioner that they were noticing a remarkable improvement in the appearance of cellulite and skin tightening.
As a division of the Karl Storz company founded in 1945,Storz Medical Ag, have been the world market leaders in the supply of and development of technology in the shock wave field since 1987. Their multi million dollar Lithotripsy equipment for the treatment and disintegration of kidney stones can be found in many major hospitals throughout the world. After painstaking clinical research the technology has been adapted to treat the complex problem of Cellulite on all three levels.
Genetics and lifestyle lead to a reduction in circulation and eventually a reduction in elasticity or “hardening” of the connective tissue which is responsible for the “pulling”effect in Cellulite and through AWT this is destroyed much in the same way as Kidney stones in Lithotripsy, allowing the bodies natural healing process to take over and, fresh new elastic tissue to grow.
The surrounding fat cells responsible for the “push” effect (which causes the “push/pull” or dimpled effect of Cellulite.) are sufficiently disrupted to cause increased permeability and leakage, which is then carried away via the lymphatic system.
Simultaneously, vibration is induced in the connective tissue by delivering acoustic pulses to the treatment area which ultimately leads to increased vascularisation and the creation of a new, thickened band of collagen in the upper and mid portions of the skin, which also restricts the bulging of fat cells on the skins surface and negates the “push” effect.
The result of this treatment is restored elasticity in connective tissue, and noticeably smoother skin. Noticeable improvement typically occurs between the third and fourth treatment. Patients are offered this quick, painless and affordable treatment typically twice per week for four to six weeks depending on the individual.
The process is also gaining widespread acceptance in the treatment of other common complaints such as “Love Handles” “Saddle Bags” “Muffin tops “ & ” Batwing Arms”together with stretch marks and scars.