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Avoid wasting money on treatments that don’t work! Try shockwave cellulite treatment in Los Angeles.
Millions of dollars are spent on anti-cellulite treatments each year, and that number is expected to surpass $1.5 billion by 2026.
Women are tired of trying to hide their cellulite, so they search for treatment options that will give them the smooth, flawless skin they desire.
Have you tried some of these traditional cellulate treatment options, only to be disappointed with the results?
Stop wasting your money on pills, creams, and treatments that don’t work. At Novus, you can receive a non-invasive cellulite treatment that’s safe and effective – shockwave therapy, the best cellulite treatment in Los Angeles.
The doctors at Novus use a type of SWT called extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), meaning the therapy is performed outside of the body, as opposed to an invasive surgical procedure.
A shockwave therapy device produces an acoustic wave that carries high amplitude energy in the form of pressurized air to a certain body part, like your thighs. The device creates changes in pressure, which can stimulate tissues, promote healing and regeneration, and break up hard and soft tissues.
Shockwave therapy has been used in a variety of settings, including
Back in 2005, the FDA approved the use of shockwave therapy in several orthopedic settings. Recently, researchers have been studying the effects of a shockwave on cellulite – and the results are exciting!
To understand why shockwave therapy is an effective cellulite treatment, you need to know how cellulite is formed.
Cellulite typically affects women, who experience the appearance of puckered skin in the buttock region and back of the thighs. It can, however, occur on the upper arms, breasts, and abdomen. According to the Mayo Clinic, women can start developing cellulite right after puberty.
Women experience this more often due to the way their connective tissue is arranged. Theirs develops a vertical pattern, while men have a crisscross structure.
Fibrosis, the thickening or hardening of the collagen cords under your skin, shortens the cords, pulling down on your skin. Fatty tissue in that area will look as if it’s protruding (herniating) around those cords, thereby resulting in bumpy skin.
Causes of cellulite include:
What type of impact do these factors have?
While cellulite is physically harmless (though in extreme cases become painful due to inflammation, edema, or fibrosis), it’s appearance can make women feel insecure. Few want to invest in painful surgeries, which is why shockwave therapy for cellulite is such an exciting discovery.
Recent studies published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine show that SWT does indeed effectively treat cellulite. In a 2019 shockwave cellulite study, researchers found a significant decrease in cellulite levels in both the buttocks and posterior thighs even three months after the subjects’ treatments had ended.
According to a case study published on ScienceDirect.com, shockwave therapy for cellulite works by:
Taylor & Francis Online shared the results of a review done on 12 research articles about shockwave therapy as a cellulite treatment. They found that this therapy helped to restructure properties of the skin, as well as subcutaneous tissue, thus improving the appearance of cellulite.
Of course, shockwave therapy isn’t the only cellulite treatment in Los Angeles. There are numerous options, like the popular Cellfina and Cellulaze treatments. How do these compare to shockwave treatment for cellulite?
Cellfina is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure. After administering a local anesthetic, a doctor will insert a microblade the size of a needle under your skin. Using a fanning technique, they’ll use the blade to release the fibrous subcutaneous connective tissues.
The Cellfina procedure can cause tenderness, minor pain, and bruising, though these typically go away within a few days.
Cellulaze in Los Angeles utilizes a laser, which uses heat to cut the connective tissues below the skin. Post-procedure side effects are similar to Cellfina treatment.
Shockwave treatment not only treats the tight connective tissue that contributes to cellulite in a minimally invasive way, but it also promotes the health of your tissues.
With shockwave therapy, there’s an improvement in:
Another benefit of shockwave therapy is that overall skin elasticity improves tremendously.
During your appointment, you’ll lay on a comfortable table with the skin being treated exposed. The rest of your body will be covered.
No anesthesia is required. When the procedure begins, you may experience a bit of discomfort, but that feeling quickly dissipates during the appointment. There’s typically minimal discomfort after the procedure. Most patients report no discomfort whatsoever.
You’ll visit the Novus clinic for two sessions per week for four to five weeks.
Noticeable changes in the appearance of cellulite can occur within six sessions (three weeks).
After your treatment, you’ll continue to see results for between three to six months. At that point, you may need to return for further treatments.
Since this is still a new way to treat cellulite, no long-term studies have been conducted. Therefore, researchers cannot yet say just how long the effects will last.
Once you’ve had your shockwave treatment, your Novus medical team will recommend ways in which you can prevent cellulite from reoccurring.
Since hormone levels, diet, and lifestyle are factors in cellulate production, taking steps to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle can help keep cellulite at bay. Your doctor will have some recommendations that are unique to your particular needs, but some fundamental changes to make include:
The best cellulite massager is one that is not just long-lasting but will promote better circulation and lymphatic drainage. Talk to your Novus team for recommendations.
Are you ready to get smooth, flawless-looking legs? If you’re ready to look bikini ready year-round, talk to your Novus team about the best cellulite treatment in Los Angeles – safe, painless, effective shockwave therapy.
Curious if you’re a good candidate for our shockwave cellulite treatment? Contact us today to schedule a consultation!