Clinical Solutions for Cellulite Dimpling and Skin Tightening in San Antonio, FL

Cellulite Science

What Is Cellulite And Why Does It Happen?

Cellulite can occur in both men and women, though it is much more common in women due to the fact that women have a higher percentage of body fat percentage. As you age, you are likely to see a slight increase in the appearance of cellulite due to a decrease in skin elasticity. Additionally, certain medical conditions, medications, and unhealthy lifestyle habits can make cellulite more likely to appear. The best ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite include healthy diet, exercise, and skin-care regimen. But when the basics aren't getting you the results you want, the doctors at Diamond Medical Clinic are available to help resolve cellulite and improve the health of your skin.

Different Stages of Cellulite Progression

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Your skin is smooth when you stand up, but mild dimpling appears when you sit down. (Cleveland Clinic)
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Your skin has moderate dimples when you stand up or when you sit down. (Cleveland Clinic)
grade 3 cellulite
Your skin has severe dimples when you stand up or sit down. (Cleveland Clinic)

Both men and women can have cellulite, but it’s much more common in women. Up to 90 per cent of women have cellulite following puberty, whereas less than 10 percent of men have it. Contributing factors include a high-fat diet, physical inactivity, smoking, drinking, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.

It typically affects people who are overweight or obese, though it can happen to anyone. Cellulite can happen at any age, but it most often starts around puberty, when estrogens drop and androgens rise. Its cause is debated, but it’s likely a combination of factors. Genetics and diet are believed to be major contributors.

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*No one should ever feel ashamed of having cellulite.

Cellulite Treatment Options

Several modalities have been explored to reduce cellulite, with varying degrees of success. Treatments can include:

  • Vacuum therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Deep massage
  • High-intensity ultrasound
  • Cryolipolysis
  • Subcision
  • Medicated creams
  • And more…
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Does Acoustic Wave Therapy Actually Work?

Clinical studies have demonstrated that shockwave therapy is a successful way to reduce cellulite without the need for medications or surgery. By utilizing high-pressure acoustic waves over a limited time period, the therapy causes cavitation, resulting in an increased diffusion of cells, an increase in permeability of cell membranes, and disruption of the cytoskeleton, which leads to fat cell lipolysis and/or death. In addition, shockwave therapy promotes better blood circulation, increases cell metabolism, and encourages the lymphatic system to do its job. The therapy also improves skin elasticity as it prompts fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin.

Combining Exercise With Acoustic Wave Therapy >

In general, exercise has a number of beneficial aesthetic effects  such as;

A study was conducted to test how combining exercise with shockwave therapy could be beneficial for cellulite. Forty-five females aged 18-32 were divided into three groups, with one group only doing aerobic exercise, another combining the exercise with shockwave therapy, and the last being a control group. After, researchers applied the Cellulite Severity Scale, as well as measuring height, body composition, skin temperature, and subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness, to assess the results. (, 2o13)

Upon conclusion of the studies conducted on acoustic wave therapy for cellulite treatment, it was determined that the severity of cellulite had reduced significantly for the patients involved.

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A Revolutionary New Treatment For Cellulite and Body Sculpting

Advanced Cellulite Treatment With Sound Waves

Acoustic Wave Therapy Results For Your Skin


What results can I expect with acoustic wave therapy for my skin?

Acoustic wave therapy results in skin tightening, better skin structure and contour. ( 2021)


What results can I expect with acoustic wave therapy on dimpling?

Acoustic Wave Therapy increases blood flow, activates your metabolism, stimulates lipolysis and reshapes your body. ( 2020)

Connective Tissue

What results can I expect with acoustic wave therapy on connective tissue?

Acoustic Wave Therapy stimulates and activates collagen formation. ( 2021)

Lymphatic System

What lymphatic system results can be expected?

Acoustic Wave Therapy improves circulation and drainage of the lymphatic system. ( 2020)


What results can be expected for my muscles?

Acoustic Wave Therapy results in normalization of muscle tone. (2018)