Cellupulse – also known as acoustic wave therapy – is a great alternative for cellulite reduction. Unlike traditional liposuction, this procedure does not require surgery, needles or cutting. The procedure uses pressure waves that reduce cellulite by manipulating the connective tissue deep under the skin’s surface using acoustic pulses. These pulses pass through the skin and fat to release the cells causing cellulite – the fat cells that are ‘trapped’ under the skin. The pressure breaks up the collagen of the septae and frees up the skin, thus improving its appearance.
The acoustic wave therapy process works by increasing circulation, collagen production, and tissue elasticity, and the end result is considerably smoother skin.
Cellupulse generally takes less than 45 minutes and typically several treatments (6 to 12) are necessary to see noticeable results. Results tend to be better for those who are near their ideal weight, and follow a reasonably healthy diet and exercise regimen. The procedure is in-office and no anesthesia is required. Some patients have experienced slight discomfort, redness, and/or bruising in the treated areas, though there is no significant recovery from treatments.