26 Oct Shockwave Therapy – Your Cellulite Enemy
Exercising and eating a clean, balanced diet is essential in achieving the “dream figure” that you desired. However, many people find it difficult to lose stubborn fat from certain parts of the body. It can be very frustrating when your body store fat easily, especially when you are already practicing exercises and healthy diets.
In the past, surgical liposuction used to be the best option to get rid of stubborn fat deposits from the body. Nowadays, with the advancement in technology applied into body aesthetics, there are non-invasive and non-surgical body contouring treatments options that can help men and women to get rid of stubborn fat without going under the knife, anesthesia or down time.
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What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition where the skin presents with a dimpled, bumpy, lumpy appearance due to fat deposits pushes up the connective tissue under the skin which causes the surface to dimple. It is also known as “orange peel” effect.
The likelihood of women developing cellulite are higher as compared to men. This is because of the connective tissue and fat cells are arrange vertically rather than in a criss-cross pattern. As women age, their ability to produce collagen is reduced, cellulite will be more visible as the weakening connective tissue allows more of the fat cells to push upwards.
Where do Cellulite appear?
While it is usually found on the buttocks and thighs, cellulite can also occur in other areas, such as, arms, abdomen, etc.
How do Shockwave therapy help with cellulite?
Shockwave therapy is widely used in the medical industry to enhance healing of cells, tissues and bones. In the aesthetic industry, Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment which stimulates lymphatic drainage, encourages the breakdown of fat cells, cellulite fat reduction and induces skin tightening.
Acoustic wave therapy is a safe, non-invasive, FDA approved technology that uses radial shockwave to destroy diet-resistant fat cells permanently.
The radial shockwave energy penetrates deep layers of epidermis and subcutaneous tissue, breaking down fat cells and at the same time stimulating the growth of new blood and lymph vessels that help drain the waste products formed from the breakdown of fat cells. This effect combined with tightening of skin and connective tissue remodeling results in optimum body contouring.
Shockwave treatment can be done at areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, legs, arms and etc.
What are the benefits of Shockwave therapy?
The effects of shockwave therapy on biological tissues are to stimulate microcirculation and to improve cell permeability. The oscillating waves generated are able to penetrate into deep layers of epidermis and subcutaneous tissue to help in:
1. Increased blood supply
It promotes neovascularization and increase microcirculation, oxygen supply and metabolic rate in the treated areas.
2. Collagen remodeling
The acoustic pulses stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts which leads to collagenesis (a new, thickened band of collagen).
Mechanical stimulation of lymphatic vascular system helps to reduce edema and enhance elimination of lipids from the subdermal cells.
Initially shockwave therapy was used for medical purposes. Hence, apart from breaking down fat cells, Shockwave therapy is also widely used for:
- Fragmentation of kidney stones
- Fast pain relief for chronic pain problems
- Mobility restoration – maintain and repair processes of damaged tissue
- Sexual health – increase blood flow into penis and enhance erection
- Stimulate production of collagen, and many more
Is there downtime?
As mentioned, shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment, there will be no downtime for this treatment. Most patients can get back to their daily activities and work as usual right after the treatment.
Can combine shockwave therapy with other treatments?
Yes, it can be combined with other slimming devices and treatments such as cryolipolysis, laser lipolysis, HIFU and mesolipolysis to enhance and their fat elimination, and at the same time promoting elasticity to the skin.
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Why choose Ozhean AM Clinic?
- We are a registered aesthetic clinic with qualified doctors –
We are a LCP certified, registered aesthetic clinic and all our doctors are qualified and experienced doctor.
- We have individual private room –
Patient can have their own personal space while doing treatment.
- We have well trained doctor staff –
All staff have gone through multiple training and are able to perform the procedure well.
- We have strategic locations –
We are in Bukit Jalil and Bangsar! Our Bukit Jalil clinic is located just next to Pavillion 2, while our Bangsar branch is located near Bangsar Shopping Centre.
- We have multiple treatment packages –
We offer different treatment packages that suits different body shape.
- We are using Korea’s popular and proven treatments –
With years of experience in Korea’s aesthetic industry, we adapted the most effective treatment methods to our Malaysia’s clinic.