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What Is Z Wave Cellulite Removal Treatment?

In modern technology, Z Wave cellulite removal treatment is a surefire way to eliminate cellulite. Prior to Z Wave, patients turned to combination treatments such as devices, fillers, and subcision to counteract unwanted cellulite. 

Until Z wave, or Zimmer Z Wave by Zimmer Aesthetics in Europe, was introduced to the market as an FDA-cleared device. It uses soft pulse technology to send mild, sound wave therapy over a couple of treatment sessions.

These rapid pulses of radial shockwaves break up cellulite without having to be invasive. Mostly where lumpy skin is present, the pulsating waves and energy break up pockets of cellulite and anything else that may cause dimples in the skin. 


What Is Cellulite, Exactly?

Here are the facts: cellulite is a condition where skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled and lumpy appearance. Factors such as UV rays can affect and worsen the appearance of cellulite. 90% of women and 10% of men develop cellulite in their lifetime. Cellulite will begin to appear around the ages of 25 and 35 as estrogen decreases in the body. Exercise does not get rid of cellulite but can only reduce the look and appearance of cellulite on the body. Overall, it does not affect the herniated fibers that cause cellulite. Although, very popular, drug store creams have no shown to have any significant effect to reduce the appearance of cellulite. 


Z Wave for cellulite removal is a patient-friend application with the following advantages:

  • Non-invasive treatment
  • No downtime
  • Versatile
  • Quick and Gentle
  • Simple
  • Visible results


What to Expect During Your Z Wave consultation?

In order to assess if you’re a good candidate for Z Wave treatment, a seasoned professional will examine all problem areas. In order to determine the cause of the cellulite and if Z Wave is the best treatment for a solution. In addition to a physical examination, your doctor will also look over your medical history and overall health.

If all aspects check out, you will be scheduled with your first cellulite treatment. 


How do You Know if You’re a Good Candidate?

As long as you have been assessed by a licensed professional, and your medical history and overall health is good. You could be considered a candidate just for having cellulite. It has been recommended that being used following a Coolsculpting treatment returns great results. Which helps break up the frozen fat cells and speeds up results. 


What Should You Expect?

Z Wave treatments take anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes. A handheld 39 mm applicator wand glides across the treatment area. Since it’s a non-invasive procedure, a gel is applied beforehand to help guide the wand smoothly and comfortable over the skin. 


Is it Painful?

Since this is not an invasive procedure, it tends to be more comfortable. Most patients have referred to this treatment as almost similar to a massage and pretty pleasurable. If you are like most patients, you will find Z Wave relaxing. 


What Areas Can Be Treated by Z-Wave Cellulite Reduction?

The majority of patients receive treatment around their buttocks and thighs. However, it can also be applied to the abdomen and upper arm areas. 


Are there Side Effects with Z Wave Treatment?

Non-invasive treatments are considered very low risk and side effects are very rare. You will be able to continue with the rest of your normal day after your procedure. You will be able to shower and bathe as normal after the procedure. Studies have shown that patients may experience redness in the skin or warm to the touch. For specific questions about side effects, speak to our staff about what to expect following your Z Wave cellulite reduction treatment. 


How long does Z Wave Cellulite Reduction treatment Take to See Results?

It is often that some patients see noticeable improvement after a couple of treatment sessions. Full results are normally seen after six to ten cellulite treatment sessions. It is recommended that treatments start at about ten sessions within the same time range and one month touch ups after that. 


How Long Do Results Last?

Touch-up treatments are always recommended to maintain results. Normally a lot farther apart than the original treatment session protocol. Results are long-lasting but can vary from person to person. 


Can I Combine Z-Wave with Other Sculpting Treatments?

It is very likely that most patients combine Z Wave cellulite reduction with other body sculpting treatments. As mentioned above, CoolSculpting for fat reduction also has been used and highly recommended to speed up the process of eliminating unwanted fat that is frozen following your CoolSculpting treatment. 

It has also been known to be used in conjunction with liposuction and other body contouring fat reduction treatments. 

Here are a few preset treatment recommendations for Z Wave Cellulite Removal:


  • Cellulite
  • Aesthetic Scar Treatment
  • Stretch Marks
  • Combined with Softlaser
  • Combined with radio frequency
  • Skin Tightening
  • Combined with ultrasound
  • Supporting Lymphatic Drainage
  • Combined with Coolsculpting


The Z Wave cellulite removal procedure may also result in skin tightening. This technology helps promote angiogenesis, which reduces swelling. It also speeds up increased metabolic activity in the form of lymphatic drainage and increased blood circulation which helps the body heal better and faster. 

The Z Wave is different from most or other devices. It can be well controlled and tailored to the patient’s needs. Which sets it apart from other sound wave percussive devices. The focus is generally on improving the skin structure and connective tissue. 


Are you troubled by that dimpled appearance on your problem areas? Are you looking for a way to improve the look of fat and cellulite without painful or invasive treatment? If so, the Zimmer Z Wave may be for you. This treatment will gently and gradually provide skin tightening and reduction in the appearance of cellulite. It works by using radial pulse therapy to soften fibrotic structures and strengthen connective tissue. 

Check out the Z Wave Video Demonstration Here 

To explore body contouring options with a board-certified dermatologist in Delray Beach, contact Balshi Dermatology at (561) 272-6000 or send us a message on our Contact Page to set up your appointment.