Zimmer Z Wave

Dermatology & Laser of Alabama offers ZWave acoustic wave therapy to get the most out of your body contouring and cellulite reduction treatments.

Body contouring is one of our specialties at Dermatology & Laser of Alabama here in Birmingham, Alabama.  And we offer some of the best technologies for fat reduction like Coolsculpting and Vanquish, which dramatically decrease fat.  But we enhance the results by using ZWave radial pulse wave therapy to flush fat quicker and more efficiently.  ZWave is a treatment that uses powerful sound waves to target problem areas, disrupt the fat cells and eliminate the dead cells and toxins expeditiously.

Patients who have used ZWave with other fat reduction treatments like Coolsculpting and Vanquish have diminished cellulite and lost more of the circumference from their waistlines than when they used Coolsculpting or Vanquish or alone.  It’s ideal for treating cellulite, stretch marks, scars and unwanted pockets of fat located on the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, hips and buttocks.  Patients who receive the ZWave report that their skin problems are dramatically reduced.  Their skin looks healthier, feels smooth and is noticeably firmer.

Although patients are eager to minimize the stubborn bumpy, dimpled tissue that won’t diminish with diet and exercise, there are some common questions and concerns that are often posed prior to the procedure.

Call us to talk about ZWave and see if it or any of our other cutting edge treatments could address your goals.

What is ZWave radial pulse therapy and does it work?

It’s a radial pulse therapy that treats cellulite with sound waves that disturb fat cells and eliminate them quickly to display tight, smooth skin.

It’s especially recommended for areas that are overcome with severe hanging and dimpled skin.  The ZWave system uses powerful pulses of energy to target problem areas of fat deposits and cellulite.  The pulses break down the fat cells in the connective tissue, which accelerates the expulsion of fatty acids into the blood, so it can be naturally removed from the body.  The treatment triggers collagen formation, which will eventually reveal a new smoother skin.  Patients should expect to see the treatments produce remarkable results.  Depending on the amount of cellulite present on the patient, there should be a noticeable appearance of firmer skin.

How long does the treatment take and how many treatments are required to see results?

One treatment will normally take about 10 to 15 minutes. Patients should see noticeable results in about 2 treatments.

The average patient will receive 6-10 treatments to complete the series of sessions for maximum results.  Each patient is unique and will have varying levels of unwanted fat deposits and cellulite on their bodies.  The severity of the condition will determine how many treatments will be required.  It will also depend on how many areas will need to be treated.  The more treatments the patient needs will determine how long it will take to see results.

The typical patient should notice the fat begin to shrink, the cellulite minimized and the skin tightened in just a few sessions. After each session the skin will continue to improve, until the skin has reached the maximum level of treatment results.

How long do results last after the ZWave treatment?

Results are long lasting, but cellulite may return, depending on the patient.

Because fat and cellulite can be reoccurring, it may be necessary to have periodic treatments of ZWave to control new fat deposits that may develop.  Some patients have hormonal and genetic factors that will consistently cause their skin to dimple and ripple from fat deposits, so it’s important to incorporate a healthy low fat diet and regular exercise to prevent cellulite from returning to the previous extreme condition it was in before ZWave.  Following these recommendations will contribute to maintaining long-lasting results.

Is there any pain or downtime after the ZWave treatment?

The treatment does not involve any pain or downtime.

The ZWave treatment is comfortable and relaxing for the patient.  Because there is no pain involved, the patient can return to their normal activities right after the procedure.

What areas can be treated with ZWave Radial Pulse Therapy?

The most common areas that patients have treated are the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and hips.

Cellulite can appear on many parts of the body, but there are typical areas that normally develop these fat deposits like the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen and hips.

What is cellulite and what causes it?

Cellulite is a collection of bumpy deposits of fat that are commonly found on the thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms and abdomen.

 Cellulite is contained in the fibrous connective tissue and appears as topical crinkles.  Over 80% of women will normally develop cellulite after puberty and first notice it on the abdomen, limbs and buttocks. It’s often very difficult to eliminate through conventional efforts like diet and exercise.

To shed fat, exercising and consuming less oily dense foods is the recommended solution, but some fatty tissue is resistant to this regimen. The result is skin that appears dimpled and rippled, which disturbs the even texture it once had.

There are many reasons for cellulite development, but it’s difficult to pinpoint.  It depends on the individual and a multitude of factors relating to hormones, genetics, metabolism, physiology, predisposition, lifestyle and stress.

For women, estrogen can be a specific hormonal culprit, as well as insulin, although it’s not a proven claim. Some people are just hormonally and genetically susceptible to developing cellulite, regardless of how moderate their diet is or how much exercise they do.  Unfortunately, it will continue to appear. ZWave radial pulse therapy is a painless treatment that can keep cellulite at bay and keep skin tight and smooth.