First developed for those suffering from kidney stones, Shockwave treatments were created to help break down the kidney stones into small pieces, allowing them to pass through the urethra easily.
Years later, it was found that Shockwave treatments were beneficial for cellulite treatments and other medical applications such as shoulder injuries, Achilles tendonitis, and any pain of the muscles.
Cellulite is caused by a layer of fat that snuggles underneath the skin. Fat cells structure are accumulated and attached to each other, giving them a more lumpy look as opposed to our skin, which is more smooth. With the Shockwave treatment, acoustic energy is generated and breaks down the fat cells, helping to break down the accumulated fat cells into smaller groups – giving way to smoother looking skin.