We are now offering the Z wave procedure for non-invasive cellulite treatment. This is a state of the art treatment which applies external sound waves into the tissue being treated. The body responds to these sound waves with increased metabolic activity in form of lymphatic drainage and increased blood circulation. The end result is an improvement in the appearance of cellulite, skin tightening, and overall more smooth appearing skin.
This is an FDA cleared treatment for cellulite.
WHAT DOES THE Z WAVE TREATMENT ENTAIL?
After consultation and review of which area of your body the Z wave can help you with, the device is used to deliver the external sound waves by a certified and trained technician within our office. The treatment has been proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The device promotes formation of new blood vessels and also the movement of fat cells into the lymphatic system for metabolism and drainage of the cells.
There is no downtime! And again, this is non-invasive! You can go back to work, exercising and your routine daily activities immediately after this procedure.
Also, this is pain-free!
WHAT CAN THE Z WAVE HELP WITH?
- Appearance of cellulite
- Appearance of stretch marks
- Loose or lax skin by providing skin tightening
Z WAVE BEFORE AND AFTER*
*These results are not from patients of Dr. Jennifer Walden
HOW MUCH TIME DOES THIS TAKE TO PERFORM?
This depends on the area of your body and the amount of area that you want to be treated. Typically, each treatment is from 30 minutes to an hour.
IF I HAVE HAD LIPOSUCTION IN THE PAST, AM I STILL A CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROCEDURE?
Yes! The Z wave works great on its own for body contouring but also compliments other body sculpting procedures.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF Z WAVE?
Cellulite is notoriously hard to do much about. While you may have heard commercials touting topical salves for reducing the appearance of cellulite, their results are minimal and typically very short lived. Losing weight doesn’t necessarily help, either, as cellulite is a function of anatomy, namely the bands that connect the skin and muscle.
Women have vertical connective bands. This arrangement traps fat in pockets.
At the spots of the connective bands, the skin is pulled down while fat pushes up around it. This creates the dimpling on the thighs and buttocks commonly associated with cellulite, and this is a problem for nine out of 10 women.
Z Wave has been cleared by the FDA for the temporary reduction of the appearance of cellulite. These treatments send radial pulses of sound wave energy into the tissue being targeted. These sound waves impact the collagen structure and connective bands that are creating the dimpled appearance of cellulite.
The high-energy sound waves break up fat and gas bubbles found in the area with cellulite. This bumps blood flow, metabolism, cell rejuvenation, and collagen production. All of this works together to lessen the dimpling of cellulite and to improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Z Wave does this completely non-invasively. There isn’t any pain or downtime.
These treatments firm the skin in the treatment areas in addition to diminishing the dimpling of cellulite. The skin looks younger and healthier.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM Z WAVE?
At Dr. Walden’s, we look at Z Wave in combination with a healthy lifestyle and continued treatments. This can provide long-lasting diminishment in the appearance of cellulite. It typically takes about two or three treatments to begin to see noticeable results. Treatments are done twice weekly. Optimal results can be seen after six to 10 treatments. From there, maintenance Z Wave sessions maximize your results. Different patients can have different results and different expectations.
ARE MY RESULTS FROM Z WAVE LONG LASTING?
Again, Z Wave needs to be thought of in combination with exercise, balanced nutrition, and regular maintenance/refresher treatments. If you do this, your results can endure.
HOW DOES Z WAVE REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE?
During a Z Wave session, the 39 mm applicator head transmits radial shockwaves directly and with high precision into the tissue. These pressure waves trigger various reactions in the skin that improve skin structure, including the appearance of cellulite.
Z Wave does this in two different parts — positive pressure pulse and a comparatively small tensile wave component. The shockwave squeezes the surrounding tissue and breaks the grid structure of the molecules. The tensile wave leads to a collapse of the gas bubbles within the fat structures, a process known as cavitation. When the shockwaves are completed, the gas bubbles re-expand, and this destabilizes some of the fat cells.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM Z WAVE?
When Z Wave delivers its high-energy radial shockwaves, this has been proven to have a large impact on collagen structure and the skin connective tissue, improving blood circulation. This stimulates collagen formation, which makes the skin firmer and more elastic.
To gain FDA clearance for cellulite treatment, Z Wave had to show significant improvements in skin firmness, skin elasticity, and collagen regeneration. And this combines to lessen the appearance of the patient’s cellulite.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO Z WAVE TREATMENTS?
These are risk-free treatments. They are completely non-invasive, as Z Wave delivers shockwaves down into the skin of the treatment area without any incisions. The only impact is on the collagen and fat under the skin, as the shockwave energy encourages the lymphatic system to destabilize fat cells.
Most treatments only take 10 minutes or so, and you can get right back to work, exercising, or your other normal activities without hesitation. There isn’t any pain or downtime.