Cellulite, which refers to irregular, “cottage cheese” – like appearance primarily of the buttocks and back/side of thighs, is a condition that is effective between 80-90% of women.
Until now, the only treatments that may produce long term improvement in cellulite are somewhat invasive, and of limited effectiveness. Fortunately, a new cutting-edge FDA-cleared cellulite treatment has arrived. Dr. David P. Rapaport & Coolspa are one of only 18 centers worldwide selected to launch this new treatment. It’s called Resonic. Resonic uses shockwave technology to treat cellulite, and does so non-invasively in an easy to tolerate treatment, with no downtime!
Resonic is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes plasma shockwaves to break up the tough fibrous subdermal tissue that contributes to unwanted cellulite.
Cellulite may be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal fluctuations, genetics, and age-related weight change. These factors can be considered triggers for cellulite, since regardless of the cause, all cellulite shares the same physiology.
In areas of the body affected by cellulite, beneath the skin’s surface is fibrous connective tissue called “fibrous septae.” These columns of tough tissue tether the skin down to the muscles below it. Over time, these columns get thicker and pull the skin further downward, resulting in the dimples commonly seen in cellulite. Concurrently, fatty tissue accumulating between the fibrous connective tissue pushes upward toward the skin’s surface, producing peaks or hills. Finally, the skin tissue in these areas gradually becomes thin, thereby allowing for any unevenness caused by cellulite to appear even more prominent.
Because Resonic is non-invasive, and very well tolerated, and involves no downtime, it is generally the front-line treatment we recommend for cellulite, regardless of severity. The severity of the cellulite will determine the number of Resonic sessions recommended for maximum results.
The Resonic treatment platform emits high-frequency shockwaves that safely penetrate the skin tissue to target the tougher fibrous columns of collagen that are causing cellulite. Resonic’s Rapid Acoustic Pulse generates 100 shockwaves per second to sever the unwanted fibrous septae while leaving the surrounding skin tissue intact and unaffected, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.
The technology behind Resonic is new and unmatched by any other treatment available. The power of the shockwaves produced is around 100 times that of other devices!
This state-of-the-art treatment is not painful. You might experience mild discomfort during the initial phases of treatment, but this goes away as the body becomes accustomed to the shockwaves. Treatment sessions typically take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
Patients will typically require more than one Resonic treatment to obtain maximum improvement in the appearance of cellulite, with treatment sessions completed four to six weeks apart. Cellulite in multiple areas of the body may require treatment over multiple sessions or an extended treatment session of up to 90 minutes.
No downtime or recovery period is required after Resonic treatments. Patients may experience mild side effects, such as redness or tingling in the treated area, that will resolve quickly on their own and will not hinder their ability to perform everyday activities. Compared to other cellulite treatments on the market, Resonic has the fewest side effects, the shortest downtime/recovery period, and is hands down the least invasive.