Z-Wave in Louisville, Lexington, Kentucky
Z-Wave is a recent addition to our non-invasive methods for reducing fat and treating cellulite. This non-surgical treatment is one of many available, and might be the best option for you if you don’t want a surgical procedure. Z-Wave can effectively reduce cellulite and slim the body, all with no downtime.
What is Cellulite?
Many patients falsely believe a couple things about cellulite, which is that it’s caused by fat and that it can be reduced through diet and exercise. Cellulite is more common in women because of the way that the female body stores fat— the appearance is caused by thin fibers that are threaded through the fat, connecting the top layers of the skin to the tissues underneath. This pulls it downward, creating the telltale dimpling effect. The most effective way to treat this is through severing these fibers through surgical or non-surgical means.
How Does Z-Wave Work?
Z-Wave is an acoustic sound wave generator. When applied to the skin, these radial shock waves have the ability to penetrate into the fat below the skin and loosen the fibrous connections surrounding the fat. This can smooth out the skin that’s prone to cellulite and also break up fat cells so that the body can gradually absorb the contents as waste.
Who is a Candidate?
Most people with a little extra fat and cellulite can benefit from Z-Wave. This treatment can be used on most fatty areas of the body and also in conjunction with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments. To get the best results for your body, you should be at or near your ideal weight.
What Happens During Z-Wave Treatment?
We commonly use Z-Wave after non-invasive fat reducing treatments like CoolSculpting or Vanquish. The radial shockwaves generated by Z-Wave shake the fat cells that have been exposed to either heat or freezing and increase the number of fat cells that are destroyed, therefore increasing the fat reduction in the treated area.
Z-Wave is comfortable and even relaxing, since it can feel like a deep massage as the handpiece is applied to the treatment area. The length of your treatment session can depend on the number of areas being treated, and you’ll most likely require a package of treatments to get the results you want. If you’re also pursuing other fat-reduction procedures, the interval between those treatments can be shortened by a week or two as the fat reduction seems to happen more quickly with the addition of the Z-Wave treatment. You can expect visible results with Z-Wave after 2-3 sessions, and the best way to maintain your great results is through regular diet and exercise.
Z-Wave has been a nice addition to our treatment options in non-invasive fat and cellulite reduction. For more information regarding Z-wave and other laser treatments, visit the Laser Treatments home page.