Shockwave Therapy

by Storz Medical at Surface Clinic

Reshaping the body with the latest technology.

How it works?

Acoustic Wave treatment uses the natural repair mechanisms of the human body. The stimulus produced by the Acoustic Waves is transformed into chemical-biological activity, a phenomenon known as mechanotransduction.

The propagation of Acoustic Waves takes place according to acoustic-optical laws. A variation in acoustic properties, such as sound density or sound velocity of the interfaces between various tissues (skin, fat cells or muscles), creates a jump in acoustic impedance with a consequent release of energy. This phenomenon produces biomechanical effects such as the contraction of lymphangions and improved permeability of the cell membrane with temporary increase in local blood circulation.

In medical equipment, the synergy between Planar and Radial Acoustic Waves is exploited.

Planar Acoustic Waves are produced by high-tech generators and can work deeply over large parts of the body. By applying a special focal spacer to the handpiece, it is possible to work in a targeted manner on particularly fibrotic areas.

Radial Acoustic Waves, on the other hand, are generated mechanically by a projectile repeatedly subjected to acceleration by compressed air. Upon impact of the bullet with a transmitter, energy is inserted into the tissue. Various types of transmitters enable different structures to be treated.

Face Treatments

Anti-Ageing Face

The skin is a fundamental organ for our organism and the skin of the face is even more so. Exposed to many strains, stresses and environmental factors, the skin of the face is subject to premature ageing. To treat facial skin and restore its youthful and healthy appearance, tailor-made protocols have been created using AWT Acoustic Waves to counteract the signs of ageing such as loss of tone and elasticity, loss of firmness, wrinkles on the face and in more sensitive areas such as the area surrounding the eye The anti-aging action with AWT Acoustic Waves is obtained thanks to the stimulation of fibroblasts that reactivate the production of collagen and elastin fibres. This action promotes cell renewal, improving skin density and elasticity for a really deep restructuring at the dermal level. This treatment improves tissue microcirculation and oxygenation, providing a more even and radiant complexion. AWT® Acoustic Waves make the skin immediately more toned and firm, relaxed and raised, lifted and with more defined contours. In a word, naturally gorgeous!

Plus
• Safe and non-invasive treatment
• Results visible immediately
• Long-lasting effects

Benefits
• Relaxes and smoothes out wrinkles
• Improves tonicity and firmness
• Deeply restructures the dermis
• Redesigns the contours and redensifies the skin

Skin Toning & Firming

Skin ageing is a complex and gradual phenomenon that involves changes at different skin levels: such changes not only cause the skin to sag and “structurally collapse”, but also result in the formation of wrinkles.

With advancing age, the epidermis becomes thinner, cell renewal slows down, and it becomes harder to retain moisture.
In the dermis, the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen fibres and elastin (substances which help maintain skin tone, firmness and elasticity) gradually decreases.
The hypodermis, meanwhile, undergoes profound alterations, generating a loss of volume and a “hollowed out” effect that mainly affects the cheeks.

AWT Acoustic Waves intervene on problems resulting from ageing with a regenerating and restructuring action by stimulating and accelerating cellular metabolism and the production of new supporting fibres. This is a treatment that essentially redensifies the skin, restoring tone and firmness, and enhances and brings back shape to facial outlines, perfectly harmonizing the volumes of the face.

The results
Toning
Firming
Regenerating
Harmonizing (in terms of both volume and firmness)
Anti-Age
Improved skin texture

Face Wrinkles

There are numerous causes that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles, folds and creases on the skin of the face. Treatment with AWT Acoustic Waves has been specifically designed to target these facial imperfections in a peculiar and unique way.
The restructuring action of acoustic waves acts directly on the dermal level, stimulating the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which, then in turn, contributes to the gradual reduction and lifting of wrinkles: results are visible from as early as the first treatment session!
This treatment is designed to fight all wrinkles on the face and forehead.

The results
– Reduction of wrinkles
– Restructuring
– Firmer texture
– Restored glow
– More smooth and even skin relaxed

Eye Area

The delicate area that surrounds the eyes, is treated with a specific protocol which decreases and smoothens out the so-called expression lines one by one. Thanks to the activation of microcirculation, along with the draining and reoxygenating actions that AWT, Acoustic Waves is able to produce, imperfections such as bags and dark circles under the eyes can be reduced. By focusing treatment on the eyebrow arch, the upper eyelid is raised: this gives the area a lifting effect and a more open gaze.

The results
– Reduction of wrinkles
– Lifting
– Re-oxygenating
– More open gaze
– Upper eyelids raised

Lip Contour

Wrinkles that look similar to ‘bar codes’ can be treated with AWT Acoustic Waves by restructuring the skin tissue, both in depth, and on the surface, thus resulting in a ‘filling’ effect; consequently, lips will appear plumper, more voluminous and will have better defined lip contour.

The results
– Reduction of wrinkles
– Plumper, more voluminous lips
– Better defined lips contour

Cheek Bones & the Oval of the Face

Thanks to AWT Acoustic Waves, you can restore and improve the volume of the cheekbones, raising them and obtaining a lifting and ‘filling’ effect. The oval of the face can once again be characterised by its well-defined and uniform contours, while the skin regains its natural firmness. All this is possible thanks to the reactivation of regenerative skin processes at the dermal level: this is where the stimulation of collagen and elastin fibers and hyaluronic acid (substances which essentially maintain skin firmness and turgidity) takes place.

The results
– Raised cheekbones
– Lifting
– Volumising
– Well defined and uniform contours
– Natural firmness and turgidity
– Reduction of wrinkles
– Plumper, more voluminous lips
– Better defined lips contour

Double Chins & Sagging

The double chin deforms and weighs down the facial features. AWT Acoustic Waves work on the two fundamental aspects of this imperfection: it reduces fat accumulation under the chin and restores skin tone. By reactivating the metabolic processes, the accumulation of fat is reduced; at the dermal level meanwhile, the synthesis of fibroblasts and supporting fibres, such as collagen and elastin, is restored. The contours are thus lifted and better defined, restoring turgidity and firmness to the skin.

The results
– Accumulation of under-chin fat is reduced
– Better defined outlines
– Turgidity and firmness
– Restructuring
– Remodeling

Eye Area

The delicate area that surrounds the eyes, is treated with a specific protocol which decreases and smoothens out the so-called expression lines one by one. Thanks to the activation of microcirculation, along with the draining and reoxygenating actions that AWT, Acoustic Waves is able to produce, imperfections such as bags and dark circles under the eyes can be reduced. By focusing treatment on the eyebrow arch, the upper eyelid is raised: this gives the area a lifting effect and a more open gaze.

The results
Reduction of wrinkles
Lifting
Re-oxygenating
More open gaze
Upper eyelids raised

Body Treatments

Cellulite & Localised Adiposity

Cellulite and localised adiposity are imperfections that affect many women regardless of their age. These imperfections are characterised by a slowing of the circulation system together with a lymphatic stasis that causes the malfunctioning of all cellular activities, in particular those of the adipose cells (which become hypertrophic).
Numerous clinical studies show that AWT Acoustic Waves used in treatments to reduce cellulite and localised adiposity act in a precise and accurate manner on these causes, thus producing biological effects that promote vascularisation, improvement of blood and lymphatic circulation, oxygenation of tissues, activation of the metabolic processes responsible for cellular metabolism by encouraging and increasing lipase (a natural slimming mechanism).

Synergistically, connective tissue stimulation takes place with evident revitalizing and toning effects, improving the firmness and texture of the skin, thus visibly reducing the ‘orange peel’ effect.
A real process of harmonization and body remodeling.

The treatment can be performed on all areas of the body where imperfections are normally present. Even the most difficult areas can be treated, such as arms, knees and hips. The treatment is customizable and is indicated to anyone who needs to reduce excess adiposity or improve their physical appearance and/or treat imperfections resulting from the accumulation of fat, regardless of age and gender.

That’s why AWT acoustic waves are an ideal support for the safe treatment of annoying imperfections and sculpting the silhouette of women and men.
Choose AWT acoustic waves and customize your treatment!

Skin Toning & Firming

As times goes on, the skin begins to lose its normal elasticity and firmness. Often this problem manifests itself also due to rapid slimming. Other factors such as excessive exposure to the sun, smoking and more generally a poor lifestyle may have an effect. Thanks the AWT acoustic waves mechanism of action that acts by stimulating the production of fibroblasts, elastin fibres and collagen, increasing the dermo-epidermal and connective tissue cohesion, the skin becomes more toned, compact, firmed and redensified, even after the first treatment sessions! All areas of the body can be treated where necessary: inner arms, inner thigh, abdomen, buttocks, legs, knees, hips, with long lasting results.

Plus
• Safe and non-invasive treatment
• Results visible immediately
• Long-lasting effects

Benefits
• Reduction of adiposity and cellulite
• Improvement of haemolymphatic circulation
• Remodeling
• More toned and harmonious body

Treatment for Scars & Stretch Marks

The skin is a very important organ for our body and at the same time very delicate (especially if we are talking about women’s skin). Often, during the various stages of life: adolescent development, pregnancy and breastfeeding, hormonal changes, diets, intense sports activity, etc. …, the skin undergoes stress that causes the onset of annoying scarring, and so-called “streaks”, more commonly known as stretch marks.

We know that stretch marks and scars are two imperfections that are difficult to treat because the skin structure is modified and loses its original conformation.

Thanks to the acoustic waves we can also treat these imperfections, promoting a qualitative recovery of the skin and thus decreasing scarring and stretch marks over time. All this takes place thanks to the ability of acoustic waves to stimulate all the regenerative and reparative processes of the tissues that take place throughout the structure of the skin.

Remodeling Treatment, Pre and Post Liposuction.
Acoustic waves are also widely used in the field of aesthetic medicine and surgery because of their ability to repair and regenerate tissues, promote blood and lymphatic circulation, normalise all physiological processes of the body and skin, stimulate and recompact both deep (adipose and connective tissue) and superficial tissues (all layers of the skin). Often, after standard liposuction treatment (suction of excess fat through a cannula), the area under treatment may be non-homogeneous and with the presence of residues of subcutaneous non-compact fat accumulation, resulting, to the naked eye and to the touch, as decidedly unaesthetic and unpleasing. In this case, acoustic waves are an ideal support as well as an indispensable tool to treat post-Liposuction areas in order to reactivate all reparative and regenerative processes, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, oxygenation of the tissues and, above all, recompact the remaining visible imperfections, thus restoring homogeneity and firmness to the tissue, improving the restoration of all the physiological functions of the treated area. At the same time, the stimulation of fibroblasts, collagen fibres and elastin takes place, which promotes the restoration and improvement of skin tone and the dermo-epidermal junction. The treatment with acoustic waves is also recommended before undergoing Liposuction to prepare the skin and to make the fat softer, more fluid, thus avoiding any remaining anti-aesthetic accumulation and loss of elasticity of the skin. Acoustic waves can be used to treat all the areas of the body affected by fat accumulation and loss of tone.
Acoustic Waves in Combination with Face/Body Mesotherapy

Today aesthetic medicine offers various solutions for treating imperfections of both the body and the face, including mesotherapy.

It has been noted that the combination of mesotherapy and acoustic waves in a single protocol offers greater results thanks to the ability of acoustic waves to increase the circulation, microcirculation and oxygenation of tissues, promoting a greater and better diffusion of substances introduced through mesotherapy to the treated area. The combination of these two techniques increases the effect of the mesotherapy and, consequently, the desirable results both in terms of temporal response and in terms of quality of the response of the treated tissue.

Myofascial Relaxation Treatment

To treat contractures and tense body areas that cause discomfort, sometimes pain and an uncomfortable sensation, some of the transmitters available with our AWT equipment can be used.

For example, all our equipment is equipped with a V- Actor® handpiece which delivers vibratory waves.
An indispensable aid in all protocols in combination with acoustic waves, this handpiece can be used individually on tense and contracted areas. The vibratory waves stimulate the neurotransmitters which act on the muscles like a muscle relaxant, relaxing the muscles and relieving tension. They create an effect of well-being and increase blood and lymphatic circulation.

Another handpiece that can be used to relieve tension, reactivate oxygenation, blood and lymphatic circulation and restore well-being is the Vacu-Actor® handpiece that uses the principles of the ancient Chinese cupping technique by reactivating the tissues through the vacuum. This handpiece is useful in various protocols and can be used along with our AWT® equipment.

Often, after standard liposuction treatment (suction of excess fat through a cannula), the area under treatment may be non-homogeneous and with the presence of residues of subcutaneous non-compact fat accumulation, resulting, to the naked eye and to the touch, as decidedly unaesthetic and unpleasing.

In this case, acoustic waves are an ideal support as well as an indispensable tool to treat post-Liposuction areas in order to reactivate all reparative and regenerative processes, stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation, oxygenation of the tissues and, above all, recompact the remaining visible imperfections, thus restoring homogeneity and firmness to the tissue, improving the restoration of all the physiological functions of the treated area. At the same time, the stimulation of fibroblasts, collagen fibres and elastin takes place, which promotes the restoration and improvement of skin tone and the dermo-epidermal junction.

The treatment with acoustic waves is also recommended before undergoing Liposuction to prepare the skin and to make the fat softer, more fluid, thus avoiding any remaining anti-aesthetic accumulation and loss of elasticity of the skin.

Acoustic waves can be used to treat all the areas of the body affected by fat accumulation and loss of tone.

Health – Beauty – Wellness. With this technology, you restore harmony to the body by contrasting cellulite, localised fat and skin laxity with ad hoc paths designed according to the customer’s needs. But not only that, you can give youth and tone to the face in a personalised way with our anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, firming and lifting treatments.

Visit our amazing clinics and feel the difference. Book your treatment or consultation at:

Our Saltaire Clinic

01274 579612

51 Bingley Road, Saltaire, Bradford, BD18 4SB
We are open from Monday to Saturday.

Please note due to Covid-19 our opening times vary. We have reduced our treatment capacity to ensure client and staff safety. All visits to the clinic require an appointment.

Experience the difference at our lovely Saltaire Clinic which is situated in the heart of the World Heritage site of Saltaire.

Our Riddlesden Clinic

01535 279006

243 Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, BD21 4AW
We are open from Monday to Saturday.

Please note due to Covid-19 our opening times vary. We have reduced our treatment capacity to ensure client and staff safety. All visits to the clinic require an appointment.

Our new Riddlesden Clinic elevates the clinic and treatment experience to another level.