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Body Contouring

Body Contouring at our clinic utilizes Acoustic or Radial Wave Therapy, formally known as EPAT (extracorporeal pulse activated treatment). This evidence-based treatment induces long-lasting change using your body's own collagen production, and it doesn't require surgery, anesthesia, or pain medication!

What to expect

Treatment sessions generally take about 30 min depending on the size of the area to be treated. Treatments have three steps. The V-Actor readies the area for treatment. The Acoustic Pressure Waves then treat the area. The V-Actor is passed over the area after the treatment to reduce any edema or swelling in the area to speed healing.

Treatment areas include stomach, upper arms, gluteal region, and thighs. Treatment indications are loose skin, cellulite, and stretch marks.

Recommended treatment length is at least six but 12 treatments are ideal. In a pilot study, patients noticed an improvement in their skin after 2.5 sessions.


Skin - contouring and shaping

Fat loss - increased blood flow, activation of metabolism, stimulation of lipolysis

Connective Tissue - stimulation and activation of collagen formation

Lymphatic System - improved circulation and drainage

Muscle - normalization of muscle tone


Frequently Asked Questions

Avoid NSAIDs such as Tylenol and Motrin for 48 hours before and after treatment if possible. The goal of this treatment is to create inflammation to allow for healing and these medications will decrease this reaction.

Blood thinners are not contraindicated but large areas of bruising can develop. This will go away but is expected after this treatment.

Therapy is tailored to each patient. Areas that are more bony may experience more pain. Adjustments in delivery of therapy can be made to accommodate for pain.

This treatment is contraindicated with some medical conditions such as cancer or with blood clots in the area. If you have any concerns, please speak to the treatment provider. Click the link below for other common questions:

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