We are glad to announce that our new full-size shockwave cellulite therapy system, with model number BS-SWT2 goes online, and ready for order for our distributors.
Cellulite (gynoid lipodystrophy), the aesthetically disturbing dimpling of the skin commonly occurs on the thighs and buttocks affecting most post-adolescent woman of all races. Incipient cellulite is recognized by an “orange peel” aspect while full blown cellulite is characterized by a dimpled skin surface. Cellulite is uncommon in men, the majority of those affected also suffer androgen-deficiency disorders such as Klinefelter-syndrome, hypo-gonadism or cirrhosis (alcoholic liver disease). While not potentially hazardous to health and even considered normal based upon its frequency of occurrence, cellulite remains nonetheless, an issue of cosmetic concern and may induce negative psycho-social side-effects in those suffering its consequences on their appearance.
The BS-SWT2 system utilizes low-energy defocused extracorporeal generated shock waves, which can be used on biological processes within the tissues.
Biological reactions of liberation of different agents such as VEGF(vascular endothelial growth factor), eNOS (endothelial nitric oxide synthase) and PCNA (proliferating cell nuclear antigen) are reported (Wang et al 2006). Shock waves are also effective as a means to increase local blood circulation and metabolism. These effects are considered responsible for final healing. Additionally ESWT seems to have a high anti-bacterial effect. Because of these diverse effects we tested low-energy defocused ESWT for treatment of cellulite.
Low-energy defocused ESWT is a new approach for cellulite treatment. It represents an easy to handle, non-invasive, side effect free, local therapy type with short application periods. It was found increased concentrations of serum malondialdehyde (MDA) and plasma protein carbonyls in cellulite patients with edematous and lipid enriched dermis resulting from oxidative stress. Concentrations of both these substances decreased after application of ESWT with or without complex physical decongestive therapy (CPDT).
Also lipid peroxidation products were released demonstrating the sclerosis-preventing effect of ESWT and/or CPDT (smoothening of dermis and hypodermis). Expression of factors stimulating angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis was not induced by ESWT and/or CPDT.