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RESONIC uses the power of sound to safely and comfortably treat the skin to improve the appearance of cellulite.

  • Downtime: very minimal
  • Pain Level: very Minimal
  • Results Duration: Long-Lasting



Side Effects:



Legs, thighs, buttocks

Follow Up:

Patients usually achieve positive results in a single treatment session

How Performed:

A handheld applicator delivers shockwave pulses


Topical anesthetic is available

Procedure Type:

Acoustic wave therapy

Expected Outcome:

Reduction in dimpling associated with cellulite


Single treatment produces results that improve over time

What is the RESONIC Device?

Resonic device used for cellulite treatment in New York City, NY

RESONIC is a Rapid Acoustic Pulse (RAP) device developed by Soliton, Inc. that utilizes a unique, rapid pulse of shockwaves to break apart the fibrous septa bands beneath the skin that cause cellulite. This is the only medical device that uses RAP to be FDA-cleared as a non-invasive treatment option for patients seeking a non-surgical approach to improving cellulite’s appearance. The board-certified dermatologists at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York’s Manhattan location are one of the first 15 practices in the country to offer this new, revolutionary treatment, as well as one of two practices in New York offering it to patients.

Acoustic Shockwave Technology

Shockwaves and ultrasound are different technologies, each having distinct functioning principles and outcome efficiency. While sound waves are like ripples that form when a pebble is dropped in water, shockwaves move faster, resembling the V-shaped bow wave of a traveling boat. Ultrasound has a limited bandwidth and typically consists of periodic oscillations, while shockwaves are single pulses that are followed by small wave components. Shockwaves are also able to penetrate at any depth without losing energy—a contrast to ultrasound that produces heat but loses energy along the way to the targeted tissues.

How RESONIC Works on Cellulite

Cellulite primarily forms due to the presence of sclerotic septa, which normally provide structure to the skin. Over time, septa can lose their uniformity and become stiff with larger pockets of subcutaneous fat in between. When fat increases, it can push up against the dermis, causing bulges between the septa, leaving ridges and dimples on the skin.

Soliton’s RAP device delivers rapid, high-pressure shockwaves at a rate of up to 100 pulses per second to effectively break apart the fibrous septa bands beneath the skin that contribute to dimples in cellulite. Its repetition rate and very short rise times can induce mechanical disruption to targeted tissue at the cellular level, without damaging the skin. The result is the dimples’ release and smoother skin. Our doctors may also combine a skin tightening treatment with RESONIC to remove the typical “cottage cheese” appearance of cellulite.

Resonic cellulite treatment results in NY, NY

Benefits of RESONIC Treatments

RESONIC can offer numerous benefits for patients looking for a non-invasive method of treating cellulite, including:

  • Quick treatment that does not require anesthesia
  • Dramatic improvement in the appearance of cellulite
  • Targets the root cause of cellulite for long-lasting results
  • Clinical trials showed no bruising, bleeding, or post-treatment discomfort or downtime
  • Safe to use on all skin types

Do RESONIC Treatments Hurt?

RESONIC treatments are well-tolerated, with an average pain score of 2.4 out of 10. It is a non-invasive treatment that requires no anesthesia.

When Will I See Results?

The device may provide efficient results in a single 20-minute procedure. Patients begin to see improvement after the treatment, but the full results will most likely become evident in the weeks following the treatment. Based on research, clinical improvements were seen for up to 12 months, and more studies are being conducted to determine if those results can last even longer.

How Long is Recovery?

Patients have virtually no downtime after a RESONIC treatment. The treatments do not cause swelling or bleeding. RESONIC for cellulite usually does not cause bruising. You may resume your normal activities
after treatment.

cellulite treatment results from Resonic device in NY, NY
before and after image of a cellfina treatment to improve the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks

Other Cellulite Treatment Options At Our Skin Care Clinic

We offer the following treatments for cellulite at our Manhattan and Southampton skin care clinics:

  • Cellfina™: uses a technique known as subcision to release the fibrous bands and smooth away cellulite’s dimpled appearance on the buttocks and thighs. Treatment results can be seen in a matter of days to weeks and have been shown to last for years.
  • Thermage ® CPT: uses radiofrequency energy to smooth, tighten, and contour the skin, temporarily reducing cellulite’s appearance. It works by heating the dermal layers, resulting in collagen creation. The new collagen makes the skin look firmer and tighter, improving overall skin texture.

Schedule Your Cellulite Consultation Today

Our board-certified dermatologists stay abreast of the latest dermatological technologies, so we can offer our Manhattan and Southampton patients the most effective cellulite treatments available. Contact our skin care clinic today to schedule your consultation.

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