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FAQsShockwave Therapy FAQ - Harley Ultrasound

February 8, 2019by holly

Shockwave Therapy is a relatively new treatment in the cosmetic industry. Although Shockwave technology is very powerful, it has the ability to both tighten the skin and reduce fat. We answer Shockwave Therapy FAQ to tell you a bit more about the treatment, so you know what to expect.

Is it safe?

Yes. Only trained professionals use the Shockwave technology, and all of our equipment is CE certified.

Is it painful?

No, although some people may find the powerful vibrations a little overwhelming. If this is the case, let your therapist know and they may be able to adjust the power of the sound waves.

How does the treatment work?

In regards to skin tightening, the sound waves increase blood circulation which gives collagen fibres the energy to repair and replenish. The increased blood circulation can also encourage the breakdown of fat cells, producing reductions in fat. For more information on this Shockwave Therapy FAQ, see our Shockwave Therapy Science page.

How long does the treatment last?

Each Shockwave Therapy session lasts around 30 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

This will depend on the area you are treating, and your desired results. Generally, our therapists recommend a course of between 8 and 10 Shockwave Therapy sessions.

When will I see results?

Our clients tend to see results in the fortnight following the procedure. It is important to remember that results vary between clients, so some people may notice results sooner than others.

Are there any side effects?

Shockwave Therapy can be extremely powerful. As a result of this, it is perfectly normal to experience redness of the area both during and after the treatment. You may find that the area feels sensitive, though again this is normal. In very few cases, clients experience bruising of the area, however this fades within a few days.

Do I need to anything after the treatment?

Yes, this is a Shockwave Therapy FAQ you must take note of in order to get effective results. You must consume lots of water both before and after Shockwave Therapy to aid the lymphatic system in removing the broken down fat cells. As well as this, it does not hurt to incorporate exercise into your routine, to help your results last for a longer period of time.

Will I need more than one session?

Our therapists recommend undergoing a course of Shockwave Therapy sessions. This is because not all of the fat or skin may be targeted in one treatment. Therefore, by undergoing a course of treatments, you can see better results that may last longer.

Can I have a Shockwave Therapy after a course of Cryolipolysis?

Yes! Shockwave Therapy is an excellent follow-up to Cryolipolysis. Although Cryolipolysis is a treatment that induces fat, there may be some fatty deposits that cannot be shifted. This is where Shockwave Therapy can help you to get the body you want, as the powerful technology can disrupt the most stubborn fat cells.


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