Treatment for Cellulite – AWT
AWT stands for Acoustic Wave Therapy. This science has been used for years to treat a variety of issues including cellulite. Cellulite is an alteration of the skin surface that is poorly understood but is known to be related to multiple factors including vascular changes, estrogen effects, and the alteration of normal fibrous tissue septae that compartmentalize the fat cells. AWT works by sending ballistic pulses through the treated area that will disrupt the fibrous septae, improve circulation, and alter fat cells. The result is a smoother skin surface.
Treatments are painless and take about 15-20 minutes. There is no down time, and patients can return to normal activity after treatment. Areas treated with AWT are thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
The treatments are performed twice weekly for three weeks. 25% of patients see results with the first treatment but improvement continues for several weeks. At six weeks after the first treatment, the patient is re-evaluated for need of further treatment. At the six week mark, 70-82% of patients are happy with results.
Because results of all non-surgical cellulite treatments are temporary, maintenance is necessary. I recommend a maintenance session every two months after the initial series.
Mack Stewart, M.D.