ZWave® is an exciting body contouring treatment from our medical spa in San Antonio, offering patients a completely non-surgical technique to smooth the skin and enhance their body contour. Statistics show that over 90 percent of women develop cellulite at some point in their lives, a very common condition in which the skin appears bumpy or dimpled. ZWave® by Zimmer® Aesthetic Division is an innovative technology designed to deliver radial shockwaves into the skin tissue to smooth cellulite, enhance the skin’s collagen structure, and generally tighten the skin in the treated areas.

How Does ZWave® Work?

The ZWave® procedure is designed to use Radial Pulse Therapy to improve your body contour without the need for surgery, incisions, or downtime. Through a handheld device, high-energy radial shockwaves are emitted to the regions planned for treatment. As the energy penetrates the skin tissue, blood circulation is improved while the underlying collagen structure and connective tissue is strengthened. This can improve the look of cellulite, stretch marks, and scarring for a highly effective and virtually painless treatment. Whether as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with fat reduction techniques, such as CoolSculpting® or liposuction, ZWave® can help smooth the treated area(s) and create tighter, healthier-looking skin.

What Can ZWave® Accomplish?

ZWave® can be used on the abdomen, upper arms, legs, or buttocks. With the ability to regenerate and repair the collagen structure, ZWave® can achieve an array of aesthetic goals, including:

  • Reducing cellulite
  • Tightening loose skin
  • Improving skin firmness and elasticity
  • Enhancing the appearance of scarring and stretch marks

This minimally invasive treatment also requires no downtime after the ZWave® session, giving you the freedom to return to your daily routine as soon as you leave our offices.

How Does ZWave® Get Rid of Cellulite?

ZWave® takes advantage of acoustic wave therapy to improve the look of skin dimpling, which is considered the most effective technique to reduce cellulite according to the American Academy of Dermatology. As the radial shock waves emitted by the handheld applicator permeate the skin, the energy works to break up the fibrous tissue involved in the formation of cellulite, and the connective tissues are strengthened. The high-energy radial waves can also increase blood circulation, thus improving the tone and texture of the skin for a firmer, smoother skin surface.

What Results Can I Expect From ZWave®?

Results from ZWave® are typically visible after two to three treatment sessions, with most patients undergoing six to ten treatments to achieve an optimal outcome. No downtime is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately after your ZWave® session. A healthy lifestyle consisting of regular exercise and good dietary habits can help ensure a long-lasting outcome. If you would like to enhance your results, touch-up treatments are available upon request.

Questions? If you want to learn more about ZWave®, please don’t hesitate to contact Ayala Plastic Surgery today for more information.