STORZ MEDICAL is a leader in the field of shock waves and this technology has been our excellence since 1987. Shockwaves are successfully applied all over the world in different fields of medicine, from urology to orthopaedics, from sports medicine to rehabilitation, from gastroenterology to cardiology. In 2004, STORZ MEDICAL was the first company in the world to modify the physical characteristics of shock waves in order to use them in the form of pulsating acoustic waves and to enable new applications in fields such as dermatology and aesthetic medicine to reshape the body, act on cellulite, firm the skin, act on scars and generate an anti-ageing action on the skin and connective tissues.
Thanks to the non-invasive method of AWT® therapy, the treatment can be tailored to the needs and desires of each patient.
The value and long-term effectiveness of AWT® acoustic wave therapy is proven by a number of scientific studies and clinical. Read the literature
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AWT® 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.
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.