Now that we have an understanding of the problem we can apply science to a treatment process.”
How AWT Works on Connective Tissue?
Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) mechanically vibrates connective tissue in affected areas of the body, improving the skin’s appearance by:
- Causing the connective tissue to stretch, which increases its elasticity;
- producing increased vascularisation (the organic process whereby body tissue develops capillaries), ensuring a better exchange process to the connective tissue;
- producing an inflammatory reaction that triggers the release of healing mediators, creating fibroblastic proliferation leading to a new, thickened band of collagen being deposited in the upper and mid portions of the skin.
“To understand an effective treatment for cellulite we must first understand what causes the problem.”
“Now that we have an understanding of the problem we can apply science to a treatment process.”
Until recently, very few studies had looked at the cause of cellulite. As a result, theories abounded but answers were few. Recent studies have revealed two major causes of cellulite. The first is a hardening of the connective tissue support system of fat. These are referred to as connective tissue (fibrous) septae. These are made of collagen. Over time, these septae harden and contract. The contraction results in most of the dimpled appearance that characterizes cellulite. Additionally, the contraction leads to a blockage of the blood vessels and lymphatic. The blood vessel blockage further hardens the septae. The lymphatic blockage leads to thick, swollen appearing skin. The second major cause of cellulite is protrusion of fat cells into the lower part of the skin known as the reticular dermis This protrusion results in worsening of the dimpling.
Cellulite is a normal process in women, so for many years medical science was not interested in treating it. Only in the last few years have any studies been done to identify the cause of cellulite. Effective treatments are an even more recent development. Cellulite forms in the superficial fat. All fat is not cellulite, only the part present in this superficial layer. The superficial layer is the last area to be affected by weight loss. Therefore, exercise and weight loss do not eliminate cellulite. Even women who exercise regularly and follow low-fat, nutritious diets may still have cellulite. This makes weight management and cellulite treatment completely different issues.
Enlarged fat cells push the skin up and compress the circulatory system, reducing inflow of nutrients and outflow of waste products.
Diminished exchanges in circulation lead to a gradual stiffening of the connective tissue, pulling down on the skin. The push/pull effect creates the appearance of cellulite.
The mechanical action of AWT:- Disrupts the connective tissue to firm and smooth the skin.
- Causes neo-vascularisation, improving circulatory exchanges (the root cause of the problem).
- Initiates an inflammatory process in the skin, leading to thicker, more elastic skin through collagen production.
The elasticity of the connective tissue is restored and the skin is smoother. The skin is thicker and
more elastic with noticeable improvement in the skin’s texture.
Scientific understanding of how AWT Works on Connective Tissue
Enlarged fat cells push the skin up and compress the circulatory system reducing inflow of nutrients and outflow of waste products. Diminished exchange in circulatory processes leads to a gradual stiffening of the connective tissue, pulling down on the skin. The push-pull effect creates the appearance of Cellulite
The mechanical action of AWT: disrupts the connective skin tissue to firm and smooth the skin; causes neo vascularisation, improving circulatory exchange (which is the root cause of the problem; initiates an inflammatory process in the skin, leading to thicker, more elastic skin through collagen production.
The elasticity of the connective tissue is restored and the skin is smoother.
The skin is thicker and more elastic with noticeable improvement in the skin’s texture.