Shockwave Treatment

Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is the delivery of acoustic waves.

Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is the delivery of acoustic waves.

Shockwave Treatment For Cellulite & Fat Reduction

The shockwave therapy is clinically proven to enhance and support the effects of body contouring treatments, such as cellulite and fat reduction.

Shockwave is the delivery of acoustic waves into the body, creating vibrations in the soft tissues. It is a non-invasive, fast and painless treatment that can target and rejuvenate the skin and soft tissues. Shockwave Therapy has also been proven to accelerate and enhance the results achieved when combined with other fat reduction treatments such as 360 Fat Freezing.

8 weeks ago I had the pleasure of contacting RT Aesthetics for my Shockwave Treatment. From the first phone call to my consultation the care and honesty was great. The shockwave is very effective and in as little as 2 treatments I could see that it was working well.

The Benefits

Shockwave Treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical fast, painless treatment that can target and rejuvenate the skin and soft tissues.

Shockwave is one of our most powerful techniques specifically for cellulite and works by stimulating fat breakdown, collagen synthesis and lymphatic drainage.

There are little to no side effects associated with this procedure and has been clinically proven for its effects.

Clinically proven to enhance and support the effects of body contouring treatments, such as cellulite and fat reduction.

Procedure Need To Knows:

Procedure Time

15 - 30 Minutes

Full Recovery


Potential Risks

Mild Bruising/Redness

Results Duration

2 - 4 Weeks

Number of Treatments

6 - 12


Mild Sensitivity


Prior to treatment advice:

  • Drink plenty of water (Recommended 2 – 3 litres).
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet, including at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol for 48 hours prior to your appointment.

Recommended aftercare following your treatment are as follows:

  • Drink 2 – 3 litres of water daily, keep a large bottle with you at all times and infuse with lemons and limes for flavour. This will flush out the crystallised lipids (dead fat cells) out of your body through the lymphatic system.
  • Follow the diet plan we issue and reduce your intake of alcohol and carbohydrates.
  • Reduce your intake of caffeine to no more than 1 cup a day.
  • Exercise vigorously after treatment to help stimulate lymphatic drainage (the body’s process of the removal of fat).
  • Regular body brushing at home, this is a great way to stimulate the lymphatic system to naturally eliminate the fat cells.
  • Avoid hot baths or showers, steam or heat treatments for 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol for 48 – 72 hours.

If you have any of the following health conditions you cannot have the Shockwave Therapy treatment:

  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Heart or lung conditions
  • Persons with metal plates or joint implants (in the treatment area)
  • Sites of prior cosmetic surgery (area specific only)
  • Pregnancy & immediately following birth (3 months’ natural birth, 12 months C-Section)
  • Thrombosis, or taking an anticoagulant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Cancer
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypoproteinemia or hyperproteinemia (high or low levels of protein in the blood)
  • Sufferers of physiological hypotonic (lacking in muscle tone/muscle or tissue wastage)
  • Cardiovascular or cerebral diseases (issues with blood flow to heart or brain)
  • Immune system disease (including AIDS or HIV) or Urticaria
  • Raynaud’s disease or other vaso constrictive disorders
  • Umbilical hernias, hernias or weak stomach muscle walls (past or present – abdominal treatments only)
  • Severe diabetes, elderly infirm or young children
  • Post invasive surgery (in the treatment area – wait at least 12 months and avoid any scar)
  • Artificial implants, bone, (in the treatment area)

If you have any of the following health conditions, you will need a letter of consent from your GP or medical practitioner:

  • Scarring history, fibrosis or seborrhoea
  • Hyper or Hypotension (High or Low Blood Pressure)
  • Severe skin disorders
  • Under 18
  • Haemophiliacs or hemorrhagic disorders
  • Certain immune disorders
  • Persons who have donated or received organ transplants
  • After recovery from cancer, must have been off medication for 12 months and have GP approval prior to treatment.

Shockwave treatments are effective at targeting:

  • Cellulite
  • Loose Skin
  • Stretch Marks
  • Fatty Deposits
  • After Fat Freezing Treatment
  • After Ultrasound Cavitation Treatment

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Shockwave Treatment For Cellulite

Shockwave works by stimulating the fat break down, collagen synthesis and lymphatic drainage. Shockwave is delivered by placing a probe up against the areas of cellulite, as it passes over the area it emits Radial Waves through the skin. A course of treatment is typically 6-12 individual 15 minute sessions and results are seen as quickly as 2 weeks after starting the course. If you exercise and increase how much water you drink you may see even better results. 90% of women who took part in a clinical study would recommend this treatment.

Powerful shock waves cause fat cells to be mobilised by the body as triglycerides are released and circulate within the body results in the reshape and reduction fat accumulation. Shock waves also act on microcirculation by stimulating tissue oxygenation, as the problem of cellulite stems from fluid retention and fibrosis.

In short, more oxygen in the area allows the removal of toxins and cellulite build up. The treatment is painless and consists of weekly sessions (usually 6 – 8) that are 30-45 minutes long. There are no side effects associated with this procedure and has been clinically proven for its effects.

RT Aesthetics shockwave therapy is delivered by placing a probe up against the areas of cellulite, as it passes over the area it emits radial waves through the skin into the targeted area. The treated cells are then flushed away through the body’s natural removal process (lymphatic system) and continues for up to 3 months after treatment.

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Shockwave cellulite therapy consists of high-energy acoustic waves applied to the skin in order to reduce cellulite. This treatment reduces the appearance of cellulite by stimulating cellular metabolism and exchange of blood lipids, inducing the production of new collagen and elastin fibers and stimulating blood and lymph circulation. This results in a more defined and reduction of cellulite appearance and smoother skin.

Acoustic waves are strong, non-focused pulses of sound which generate vibrations. When acoustic waves are directed at problem areas of the skin or tissue, they produce a wide range of positive physiological responses within the body. These changes can lead to improved smoothness, texture, elasticity, and tightening of the skin.

Free fatty acids and glycerol are released from the fat cells and sit in the intercellular space. Natural metabolic systems then remove these waste products from the body. At the same time the sound waves stimulate connective tissue giving the skin a firmer tone and reducing dimples on the skin’s surface.


  • What Is Shockwave Therapy?

    Shockwave therapy, also known as acoustic wave is a very deep vibration treatment that has a positive effect on the body. It is clinically prove to enhance our body shaping treatments. Acoustic wave therapy has been used medically for many years to treat various medical conditions from kidney stones to soft tissue injuries and has been clinically proven and is recognised as a very safe and effective treatment.

  • How Quickly Will I See Results After Shockwave Treatment?

    The full effects of the treatment will be seen at the end of the course. Improvements in the skin can continue to increase for the next 2 – 3 months after the treatment began.

  • Does Shock Wave Treatment Hurt?

    Shockwave Therapy is a virtually-painless procedure. The vibrations can feel more intense over certain body areas but most clients say they treatment is comfortable and like a sports massage.

  • Shockwave Therapy Side Effects?

    Shockwave Therapy is very safe and side effects may include redness, swelling or bruising in the area which fades after treatment. Many clients don’t experience any side effects from the treatment. Although its always best to book a face-to-face consultation appointment to learn more about the treatment and ask any questions you have.

  • How Many Shockwave Treatments Will I Need?

    Shockwave Therapy can be used on its own or in combination with our other body shaping treatments, such as 360 fat freezing. For best results we recommend a course of 8 – 10 treatments, twice per week.

  • How Long For Results After Shockwave Treatment?

    In a clinical study, results were seen in as little as one week and continued to improve over time. Best results are seen after 10 weeks of use, 1 session per week. RT Aesthetics encourage all our clients to complete the full course of treatment, or at the very minimal complete 6 full sessions. If you require anymore information then please contact us or book a face-to-face consultation.


From 360 fat freezing to the MED: HIFU Ultra facelift treatment, I really have had many treatments at RT Aesthetics. Each treatment has helped my self-confidence and made me feel great. I first started of with the face-to-face consultation appointment to have my areas looked at to make sure I was suitable for the treatment....

Danielle Jobson


Anthony McGill

I had the 360 fat freezing treatment in September and since had 1 more treatment on my love handles. The treatment has worked well and I’ve been more then happy with my results (better than I imagined). The clinic is extremely caring and attentive and I’ve really enjoyed my experience

Carleigh Knox

I’ve had 2 treatments and both have been amazing. I had the 360 Fat Freezing treatment on my legs followed by the shockwave treatment. The fat freeze helped get rid of all the stubborn fat and the shockwave was great at breaking down my cellulite. Very knowledgeable, honest and caring clinic.

Elizabeth Major

On the day I received treatment Ryan was so attentive and made sure I was comfortable from the outset. I had the cryolypolosis (fat freezing) treatment on my stomach and love handles and have seen such amazing results after only two weeks, even though as standard it is supposed to take up to six weeks for results to show.

Harriet Brown

After learning lots about fat freezing during the consultation and reading lots online I booked in for treatment. I have seen such a big difference around my love handles and stomach area. The aftercare was great, you get a diet plan, email, follow up appointments and if I needed anything they were there for me.

Jill Evans

Amazing clinic and great staff. I really cannot fault the care and support I had throughout my MED: HIFU Ultra treatment. They are honest from the beginning and don’t force you into anything. The pricing is very good and in my opinion they don’t charge enough for the treatments. I have since signed up as a member to benefit from monthly treatments.

Maria Sutton

A huge thanks to Ryan for today at RT Aesthetics for my fat freezing procedure. I was a bit nervous but more because I needed to get down to my underwear in front of you. You made me feel really comfortable and at ease. Everything was fully explained to me and I’am excited for the results.

Rachel Moriarty

I could not be happier with RT Aesthetics. Ryan made me feel at ease from the minute we met. I suffer really badly with anxiety and body dysmorphia so this was a very big deal for me. The attention he pays to detail and his knowledge of procedures is out of this world, he’s a very intelligent and talented individual. There is literally nothing to worry about!

Robyn Hayes

I’ve been to a few clinics this year and I had the HIFU somewhere else and it didn’t work so I was worried to try again with RT Aesthetics. I shouldn’t of been! The results I’ve had from the full face and neck MED: HIFU Ultra has made such a big difference. My jowls have tightened, my skin looks better and the care throughout was great.

Sharna Jackson

Very professional service throughout my consultation and first 360 fat freezing treatment. I just sat and watched Netflix with a cup of tea and a glass of water. They even have iPads and music depending on what you’d like todo but I enjoyed watching Netflix. Results so far have been great and can only get better. All together it’s been a lovely experience