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Shockwave for Cellulite

Have you secretly Googled “how to get rid of cellulite fast” at the office? Tried cellulite treatment at home locked in your bathroom?

There are gaggles of gurus online with wide-ranging advice on how to prevent cellulite or, if you already have it, how to get rid of cellulite on thighs. You may have discovered that what they aren’t able to do is customize treatment for your specific type, degree, and location of cellulite.

Don’t stop buying bikinis for the beach and barely-there lingerie for the bedroom just yet. Your smooth skin and emboldened self-esteem may be just weeks away.

Clinically validated Shockwave Therapy is one of today’s top non-surgical solutions for cellulite, and it’s available right now in the comfort of our office suite at L.A.’s Novus Anti-Aging Center.

If you’re not ready to give up on that slinky, sexy wardrobe, Shockwave Therapy may be the fast, powerful solution you’ve been seeking. Schedule your personal consultation today by calling our highly skilled, experienced, and compassionate cellulite experts at (310) 954−1450 or contact us here.

Treatment of Cellulite with Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy (or extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)) targets fat fibers with powerful sound waves in much the same way it’s been breaking up kidney stones for years. Our highly skilled practitioners use an FDA cleared soundwave device to direct vibrating waves against your fibrous tissue, shattering it, so your body can safely expel it.

This highly potent but virtually painless procedure can bestow a bevy of benefits for your skin and your self-esteem. Research has suggested that acoustic waves may be able to:


  • increase skin elatisity1
  • stimulate blood and lymph circulation
  • increase membrane permeability
  • remodel collagen within the skin2

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is just fat beneath the skin that appears lumpy because it’s pushing against connective tissue and puckering – that’s why over 70% of women have some, whether they’re heavy or thin.

Some factors that predispose you for cellulite are genetic biotype, heredity, ethnic background, body weight, age, hormonal changes, poor diet, smoking, and lack of physical activity.

Recently, inflammation has been implicated. Research shows it can also contribute to the formation of cellulite on women of all ages.

How is shockwave therapy performed?

First, you’ll discuss your medical history, current condition, medications you’re taking, and expectations with our cellulite specialists.

On the day of your procedure, you’ll lie down on a comfortable table. Your dimpled region will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Your specialist will then administer the Shockwave Therapy device over your body. A typical session lasts no longer than 15-20 minutes.

Unlike surgery or medications, Shockwave Therapy causes few or no side effects. You’ll feel a strong vibration during the procedure, but there won’t be any discomfort. Afterward, you may feel slight bruising, swelling, or sensitivity that should resolve within a day or two.

It often takes 6 treatments to resolve the condition, and we suggest calling a specialist at (310) 954−1450 to discuss the best way to experience the true power and effectiveness of this innovative therapy.

Are you the right candidate?

Is my cellulite a candidate for shockwave therapy?

Most patients with any degree of cellulite are good candidates. However, the following factors may preclude you from Shockwave Therapy:

  • being under 18 years of age
  • having an infection
  • having open growth plates or metal pins
  • receiving treatment for a malignant tumor
  • managing nerve or circulation disorders
  • taking anticoagulants or blood-thinning medications

Be sure to discuss all medications and health conditions during your initial consultation, so you can get the most out of your treatment and minimize your risk of side effects.


international journal of surgery

International Journal of Surgery

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of cellulite – A current metaanalysis

dermatology research and practices

Dermatology Research and Practices

Effectiveness of the Electromagnetic Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Cellulite

journal of cosmetic and laser therapy

Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy

Extracorporeal shockwave: mechanisms of action and physiological aspects for cellulite, body shaping, and localized fat—Systematic review

internation journal of womens dermatology

International Journal of Women’s Dermatology

Treatment for cellulite

clinical interventions in aging

Clinical Interventions in Aging

Can cellulite be treated with low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy?

clinical interventions in aging

Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology

Predictability of the individual clinical outcome of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for cellulite

clinical interventions in aging

Clinical Interventions in Aging

Impact of extracorporeal shock waves on the human skin with cellulite: A case study of an unique instance

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