Shockwave (Acoustic) therapy is nothing novel. It is a multidisciplinary treatment with applications ranging from sports medicine, physiotherapy, urology (kidney stones), and more. At VITALAGE, our X-Wave Shockwave device comes from BTL, U.K. – a renowned developer and manufacturer of medical devices. X-Wave is designed for local reduction of cellulite and fat. During treatment, the kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator, delivering acoustic waves into the body. As such, loud noises can be heard during treatment, other than that, patients report no uncomfortable sensation. The acoustic waves are non-focused sound pulses directed at the connective tissue of the treatment area. The energy stimulates blood supply and lymphatic drainage to remove excess fat and toxins from the body. It also aids in stimulating microcirculation and collagen production for skin that appears smoother, healthier, and more youthful.
This safe and FDA-cleared1 procedure targets and rejuvenates the skin and underlying soft tissues to smooth out cellulite, tighten loose skin, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. 89% of users are willing to recommend this treatment to others2. At VITALAGE, BTL X-Wave is used in combination with fat reduction & contouring devices for optimal body treatment results.
1. According to U.S. Food & Drug Administration on 10 October 2016, Vibrator, Therapeutic is classified as Class I device.
2. Clinical efficacy of Acoustic Wave Therapy and its effects on skin elasticity and cellulite. Elena Furdeckaja, M.D., PEM Clinic of Plastic Surgery, Prague