Extracorporeal Shock Wave Cellulite Treatment in Tampa, FL
What is Cellulite?
As many as 90% of women report having cellulite at some point in their lives, with the most commonly affected group of women in the postpubescent stage. Cellulite is the development of fat beneath the skin that is dimpled or lumpy in appearance. It is not exclusive to people who are overweight and/or old; those who are thin and young can also have cellulite issues. It’s not a condition that is harmful; rather, it's more of a cosmetic flaw. Cellulite forms well below the epidural surface of skin in one of the deep sub layers called the hypodermis. This sub layer includes connective tissue, fat cells, blood vessels and nerves. The cellulite forms in the connective tissue via fibrous strands that allow for areas of fat cells to develop. The cells then grow until they cause bulges in the skin that create the lumpy effect. The areas most typically affected are hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms.
Some of the causes of cellulite include:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Underclothing that limits or constricts blood flow
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Cellulite Treatment
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT), also known as Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT), is a painless and non-invasive treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite. Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment uses ultrasound waves as a means to break up the connective tissue and improve circulation for the purpose of enhancing collagen production. This in turn enhances the development of thicker and more elastic skin that might be stubborn to exercise.
Typical results that many women experience include:
- Reduced appearance of cellulite
- Strengthened connective tissue
- Tighter and smoother skin
- Slimmed body regions where treatment is applied
Results vary and your healthcare provider will discuss the number of treatments it may take in order for you to experience similar results. Typically, the treatment takes place over the course of several weeks, with each session taking 15-30 minutes. Your healthcare provider may also discuss methods to optimize your results with ESWT including diet and physical activity. ESWT is an outpatient procedure and does not require anesthesia. There will be a follow up visit three months after your treatment to assess your results.
Reason to Consider Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment
Many women who suffer with cellulite feel self-conscious about their appearance. Unsightly cellulite can cause you to avoid wearing swimwear and discourage you from enjoying visits to the beach or other summertime activities. It can even impact your clothing decisions so that you avoid wearing shorts or short skirts and, in some cases, short sleeves.
Extracorporeal shock wave treatment is a safe and low-risk treatment for women who want to regain lost confidence and is approved by the FDA for cellulite treatment.
If topical creams, diet fads and exercise have not improved the appearance of your cellulite, extracorporeal shock wave therapy could be the solution to restore your confidence! Request more information about acoustic wave therapy for your cellulite today. Call (813) 536-3212 or contact Dr. Christopher Van Benschoten online.
Address4691 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
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