Shockwave Soft Tissue Therapy

When the pain of an injury slows you down, it can be frustrating and worrisome. Whether it’s muscle, tendon, bone-related, or caused by sports or repetitive motion, the pain of an injury is disruptive and holds you back. If surgery is on the horizon, the worry about recovery can be even worse. Now, there’s Shockwave soft tissue therapy to help you regain your footing, and Balanced Aesthetics Medspa has you covered.


Am I a Good Candidate?

If you’re suffering a sports or soft tissue injury, such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, and more, you may benefit from Shockwave soft tissue therapy. To learn if you’re a good candidate, schedule a consultation with the Balanced Aesthetics Medspa experts. Inform your provider of any prior or current injuries, medical history, and if you are pregnant. Relay what medications you have taken in the past 30-days.

What Results Can I Expect?

Most patients experiencing soft tissue injury and pain require multiple treatments for Shockwave to achieve the full benefit. Most clients average between 3-5 treatments. You may feel significant relief from pain within 6-8 weeks from the beginning of treatment, which peaks at 12 weeks. Be free from mobility issues and the pain that rules your life. Call Balanced Aesthetics Medspa today for information about Shockwave soft tissue therapy.

What is Shockwave Soft Tissue Therapy?

The acoustic energy of a shockwave, when delivered to myoskeletal tissues, can reduce the pain of injury and promote healing. The kinetic energy is created by compressed air and transferred through the Shockwave device’s applicator and into the treatment area.

Here’s how Shockwave works:

• Increases blood flow through new blood vessel formation.

Enhances inflammation to initiate tissue regeneration and healing, then reduces inflammation as healing takes over, halting the inflammatory process before it becomes chronic.

• Stimulates collagen production. Collagen fibers are the body’s most supportive protein, vital to the strength and integrity of ligaments and tendons. More collagen brings steadier joint support.

Dissolves calcified fibroblasts. Fibroblasts are responsible for collagen production, and when trauma occurs to a tendon, these structures can calcify in the micro-tears. Shockwave shatters the calcium buildup so the body can filter it out through the lymphatic system.

Delivers pain management by regulating Substance P, a neurotransmitter to mediate pain. Substance P is associated with intense, persistent, and chronic pain, which it relays through the central nervous system. The less Substance P there is to relay pain messages, the less intense the pain becomes. Shockwave reduces the concentration of Substance P, resulting in pain relief.

Releases trigger points responsible for pain in the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. Taut bands of muscle fibers become extremely contracted, cutting off their own blood supply. Waste products begin to accumulate, which irritates sensory nerves, resulting in more muscle contraction. It’s a cycle of pain called “metabolic crisis.” Shockwave releases these contractions, relaxing the trigger points so the normal blood supply can carry away waste products.

What is an IPL Facial Treatment Like?

After a thorough cleansing, your skin is prepped for IPL light therapy to focus the wavelengths as they penetrate your skin. You’ll be given eye protection for safety. The treatment itself may cause a slight stinging sensation, but it is not significantly uncomfortable. Your treatment should last 30 minutes depending on the size of your treatment area.

The number of required treatments varies from patient to patient based on unique skin composition and aesthetic goals. The majority of patients see results after their first treatment. Continued and consistent monthly treatments are suggested to obtain and maintain optimal results. A customized treatment plan will be determined after your first service with us.

Is There Any Downtime?

Very few side effects are possible, such as minor redness and swelling following treatment. These usually only last a few hours, but in rare cases, can last a few days. Once redness or swelling disappears, the skin benefits in almost every aesthetic way. In extremely rare cases, lightening or darkening of the skin or scarring have occurred.


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