New wave treatment for cellulite

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23 June, 2021

Patient Receiving New Wave Treatment

Cellulite may be a ‘harmless’ skin condition, but dimpled hips, thighs and buttocks cause women more psychological pain and suffering than most are willing to admit.

The affliction isn’t new (we’ve all seen Ruben’s paintings); it isn’t rare (more than 80 percent of women have it); and it certainly isn’t desirable (anymore).

For these reasons and more, women have been searching for a ‘cure’ for at least a century.

Before the 1900s, most regarded cellulite as a normal skin condition rather than a pathology.

However, in 1873, the word ‘cellulite’ appeared in a medical text, France’s Dictionnaire de Médecine, for the first time.
The word was then gradually adopted by the country’s beauty spas and salons before making its debut in a mainstream publication, Votre Beauté, in 1933.

Thirty-five years later, in 1968, the word made its first appearance in an English-language publication – America’s Vogue.
Since then ‘cellulite’ has appeared in countless ‘women’s magazines’, and the search for a cure, or at least a treatment to minimise its appearance, has been unrelenting and largely unsuccessful.

Fortunately, in recent years increasing numbers of technology companies have invested heavily in the highly lucrative body contouring market, and there are now numerous non-surgical treatment options available.

For example, Cynosure’s ZWave Pro is a radial pulse technology that delivers acoustic shockwaves to reduce the appearance of cellulite by improving skin structure and connective tissue.

The ZWave Pro transmits radial shockwaves (high-energy sound waves generated electromagnetically) directly to targeted areas where they “improve the skin and connective tissues by significantly increasing collagen regeneration, blood circulation and fat metabolism”.
FDA-approved and TGA-listed, the ZWave Pro treats stage I to III cellulite without any pain (most patients say the treatment feels “similar to a deep tissue massage”) or downtime.
During each 30-minute treatment, a therapist applies the 39mm applicator head to each targeted area for three to four minutes.

Cynosure recommends six to 10 weekly sessions for optimal results but “results are often visible after just two or three sessions”.

The company says the ZWave Pro is “incredibly effective and delivers outstanding results” as a standalone treatment.

It can also be used as a pre and/or post body contouring protocol with other non-invasive body contouring treatments such as laser lipolysis, cryolipolysis, radiofrequency and ultrasound for “improved clearance of destroyed fat cells” to deliver optimal results.

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