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Get help for cellulite with Acoustic Wave Therapy by Lauren Danyluk Phone: 250-382-0018 Website: www.diversifiedhealth.ca

Cellulite is often referred to as orange peel skin and is a problem that is uniquely associated with women. It’s a common condition, so don’t worry, you’re not alone if you think you have it.

What is cellulite? Cellulite is mainly caused by the increase of the fat deposits around your buttocks and thighs. As your skin ages, collagen layers become thinner and thinner – it becomes harder and harder for your skin to keep its shape, resulting in the bumpy texture of cellulite.

It’s genetic, and men don’t usually get it Predisposition towards cellulite is genetic (you can thank your mother!), and is a result of the structure of the connective tissue of women and the higher number of fat cells stored in female fatty tissue. Women have 21 to 22 billion fat cells; men have 20% fewer fat cells.

Another reason why women are more prone to cellulite: the structure and condition of the male and female connective tissue is different. While the “septa” or walls of connective tissue of men run crosswise, the septa of women run almost perpendicular to the surface of the skin.


What causes cellulite? An imbalance between fat production (lipogenesis) and fat breakdown (lipolysis) within the cells leads to the formation of large fat cells that bulge towards the surface of the skin, giving the skin the characteristic dimpled orange peel appearance that is typical of cellulite. In addition to this the often very taut and inelastic septa of women are incapable of accommodating the increase in volume in the surrounding adipose tissue, and thus further accelerate the appearance of cellulite. The enlarged fat cells also increase the pressure in the tissue, thus diminishing local microcirculation which results in decreasing lipolysis. Over time, edema and local inflammations also occur, and the advanced-stage cellulite displays the typical fibrotic nodules.

It’s part of the aging process Due to aging processes the defensive forces of the female skin also decline gradually. Changes in the hormone balance, for example during menopause, can also add to the formation of cellulite. Because the skin, and especially the female skin, is an organ that is dependent on hormones changes in the hormone balance result in changes of the skin structure. In addition to this the changes in the hormone balance accelerate skin aging; the skin becomes more flaccid, is frequently dry and loses freshness and tautness. With the loss of estrogens during menopause, the formation of new collagens also declines and the quality of the newly formed collagens is impaired.

Cellulite can also sometimes be a result of lifestyle Processes such as smoking, stress, poor diet or obesity further accelerate skin aging and the appearance of cellulite. Another factor concerns a reduction in the microcirculation of the skin caused by a mainly sedentary lifestyle. The reduced blood flow interrupts the transport of oxygen and nutrients, fat deposits build up, and, if the procedure continues it leads to visible changes of the skin, such as cellulite.

Treat cellulite with Acoustic Wave Therapy Acoustic Wave Therapy, also known as AWT™, is a modern, highly effective treatment method characterized by the application of acoustic sound waves to the affected body regions. This innovative therapy method is chosen by an increasing number of women as a preventive treatment to reduce their susceptibility to cellulite or to reverse and eliminate visible signs of cellulite. In many cases, women start to feel softening and smoothing of the skin over the area treated in as little as 5 - 7 session, while visual changes start to become noticeable typically between 9 – 12 sessions.


Today, Acoustic Wave Therapy is the anti-cellulite success formula used in over 500 therapy centres worldwide.

What is AWT? What is AWT and why is it effective in cellulite treatment? Acoustic Wave Therapy uses acoustic sound waves which are generated in an application hand piece and gently introduced into the affected body regions. Acoustic waves have been used in medicine with great success since 1980 for the disintegration of kidney stones and since 1990 for the treatment of tendon and muscle disorders. Modern cellulite therapy applies acoustic sound waves to cellulite regions. Upon introduction into the body, the acoustic sound waves propagate over a large area and exert their stimulating and curative action in the skin layers. The results are: -

skin smoothing and rejuvenation breakdown of fat deposits connective tissue tightening and improved retention of fat cells in the subcutis reduced circumference of affected body regions

Measurable and visible results A study conducted in Switzerland has shown a 110% improvement in skin elasticity in the female patients treated. All patients participating in the study were highly satisfied with the Acoustic Wave Therapy. The scope of treatment and therapy procedure are discussed with the patient. Contact gel is applied to the therapy region to ensure that the acoustic sound waves are introduced into the body without energy loss. Treatment may be uncomfortable to some, but is non-invasive and has no known side effects.

Which body regions can be treated? Acoustic Wave Therapy is most effective on women under the age of 50, who are within 15-20 lbs. of their ideal body weight, and who enjoy an active lifestyle. AWT helps the skin regain its natural elasticity and firmness, improves the figure and reduces the circumference of the treated body regions. Treatment areas include: -

buttocks upper arms thighs stomach


Therapy duration and frequency On average, each cellulite therapy session takes 30-75 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated. We recommend 8-14 sessions depending on severity, age and fitness level. We also suggest accompanying Acoustic Wave Therapy with 30 minutes of physical exercise per day, a low-fat diet high in fiber and a body detoxification program prior to starting your treatment to ensure rapid elimination of waste products.

Contact Lauren Danyluk at Diversified Health Clinic and learn more about treating cellulite with AWT Lauren Danyluk is an Acoustic Wave technician at Diversified Health Clinic. She combines compassion with leading edge technology to help you meet your health and wellness needs. Phone: 250-382-0018 Website: www.diversifiedhealth.ca

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