How does Acoustic Wave Therapy work?
During the in-office procedure, which usually lasts 15-30 minutes, the practitioner uses the Acoustic Wave Therapy medical device to apply varying degrees of frequency, energy and pressure to the area of concern, sending pressure waves into the skin tissue to improve blood flow, boost oxygen supply, reduce plaque build-up and promote healing.
Patients typically undergo a series of treatments to achieve desired results, which varies based on type and severity of the condition. Most patients experience no pain during Acoustic Wave Therapy.
What are the side effects of Acoustic Wave Therapy?
While side effects are rare, some patients may experience temporary bruising, numbness, tingling, swelling or pain. Over-the-counter pain medication can be used to address swelling and soreness. Side effects typically subside after 1 to 2 days.
How long do the results of Acoustic Wave Therapy last?
After the initial series of treatments, results can last for months and even years but results vary from patient to patient. Some people may require follow-up treatments to continue experiencing the benefits of Acoustic Wave Therapy. Your practitioner can explain what you might expect for your unique situation