ESWT – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy – was developed by the Swiss electromedical company STORZ in the late 1980s. These are acoustic waves, created both to disintegrate kidney stones and as a valid therapeutic option for pain and for the treatment of many pathologies. As it has been discovered, in fact, these acoustic waves stimulate the activation of natural biological repair processes.
What Storz shock waves are used for
Their use has also proven to be very effective in aesthetic medicine: due to their renowned anti-inflammatory properties, shock waves are useful in the fight against cellulite in all its stages, even the most advanced, such as fibrous and sclerotic, with the so-called “orange peel skin” condition.
Using two handpieces, one for draining and the other for firming/reshaping, shock wave therapy reduces water retention, improves local blood circulation, and stimulates cellular metabolism.
To enable the handpieces to glide, a gel is applied.
Benefits of Storz shock waves
Shockwave therapy involves the reduction of cellulite and “orange peel skin”, the reduction of water retention, the improvement of blood and lymphatic circulation, and the remodeling of the silhouette.
According to some American studies, more than 90% of patients would repeat the treatment to continue to benefit from its effects (average reduction in leg circumference of 3 cm every two sessions) and more than 89% declared themselves satisfied with the results.
Treatments undergone in synergy with Storz shock waves
Listed below are therapies for cellulite treatment that can be performed at Image Regenerative Clinic. These aesthetic medicine and advanced aesthetic treatments for the body are combined with shock wave therapy to maximize the result:
For whom it is appropriate
Shockwave therapy is indicated to reshape the silhouette and eliminate cellulite, to drain and reduce the circumference of the legs.
Cellulite, laxity, water retention.
From 18 years onwards.
Non-invasive, two handpieces emit shock waves (one emits acoustic waves, one drains).
30 minutes in the case of a limited area, 50 for the whole leg.
Number of sessions and frequency
At least 6-8 sessions.
Drink plenty of water to promote diuresis and the elimination of liquids.
Image team performs shockwave therapy in Milan.
You can view before and after photos of microblading and permanent eyebrow makeup. The material related to previously treated cases allows to evaluate examples of results according to different needs.
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