A critical part of any healing process is adequate blood flow; without it, tissues can struggle to repair their important structures. Whether because of injury or a surgical procedure, a speedy and successful recovery is integral to getting back to your regular lifestyle. As regenerative medicine advances, there are more ways than ever to improve your recovery and enjoy great results. Acoustic pressure wave therapy, also known as pulse activation therapy, is one option offered at our Lake Mary practice.

What is Acoustic Pressure Wave Therapy?

Acoustic pressure wave therapy performed at Eterna MD uses vibrating acoustic waves to cause micro-ruptures in the capillaries in your tendons and bones. These ruptures express certain growth factors such as BMP, PCNS, VEGF, and eNOS. These specific growth factors trigger increased blood supply and oxygenation, which allows your cells to heal their damaged tissues quickly and effectively.

This means that acoustic pressure wave therapy comes with a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Reduction in the appearance of cellulite
  • Greater connective tissue repair
  • Improved muscle tone and skin elasticity
  • Improved lymphatic drainage
  • Improved circulation
  • Increased collagen production
  • Reduction in symptoms caused by tendonitis and other musculoskeletal conditions

Who is a Good Candidate for Acoustic Pressure Wave Therapy?

Acoustic pressure wave therapy is a great option for patients looking for the best in regenerative procedures as well as cosmetic improvements to the body. We recommend acoustic pressure wave therapy on patients who suffer from lower back pain, joint pain, and erectile dysfunction. It can also be used to improve recovery and results after minimally-invasive body contouring procedures. During a consultation with our team, we’ll discuss whether acoustic pressure wave therapy is right for you and your goals.

What Happens During the Acoustic Pressure Wave Therapy?

During this treatment, a specialized handpiece is applied to your treatment area over an antiseptic gel (similar to that used during ultrasound screening). Although your treatment timeframe can depend on how large your treatment area is, you’ll simply relax while the acoustic energy stimulates your body’s circulation and regenerative properties in your deep connective tissues. Most treatments take about 30 minutes, after which you can return home.

Can Acoustic Pressure Wave Therapy be Combined with Other Treatments?

We commonly recommend acoustic pressure wave therapy to patients who undergo body contouring procedures like Lipodissolve in order to reduce recovery time and stimulate healing. This treatment option often comes with the benefits of increased collagen production and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, meaning it can provide even better results for your cosmetic goals.

Is There A Recovery Process?

There’s no downtime required after each session, but we recommend you avoid any extensive activity for 48 hours after your treatment. This is especially important if you opt for acoustic pressure wave therapy for injury so you avoid straining your treatment area.

How Many Sessions are Needed for Best Results?

This can vary based on your unique goals for treatment and existing concerns. Most patients require 6-12 treatment sessions for the best results. During your consultation with our team, we’ll create the ideal treatment plan for you.

Schedule a Consultation

At Eterna MD, we offer the best in regenerative medicine. To learn more and create your unique treatment package with the help of our physicians, we invite you to contact us by calling 407-664-1073 or filling out our online form.