The step-by-step patient experience.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology’s website, the bottom line with Acoustic Wave Therapy (or Z wave) is that “Studies show that this treatment can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Several treatment sessions are needed to see a reduction”.
When will I see results?
Patients begin noticing shrinkage and a tightening of skin after a couple of treatments, and the smoothing and tightening continue to improve with each successive treatment until maximum results are achieved.
Before your treatment, you will be assessed by our Body Contouring specialists to ensure you are a candidate for Z Wave therapy in Cincinnati. Initial photos will be taken of the area(s) to be treated.
Z Wave uses a hand piece that is placed on the skin delivering pulses of energy. There may be a noise associated with each pulse, but it’s completely painless! Although painless, the Z-Wave pulses are powerful enough to break down cellulite’s fibrous connective tissue, thereby expediting the extrusion of fatty acids into the blood for natural elimination. The energy addresses the appearance of cellulite by improving blood circulation and lymphatic flow in the treatment area, its also disrupts the fibrous tissue bands which cause cellulite to appear and encourages skin elasticity and firmness.
Relax during the treatment
Depending on what area is being treated, you may be positioned lying flat on your back or abdomen. Most patients read, listen to music, work on their computer, or simply sit back and relax and watch a movie during their 5 minute treatment session.
This non-invasive, pain free procedure has no downtime and no recovery time. Since its non-surgical, you can stop in at any time throughout your day and return to your normal daily activities, including exercise.
The number of treatments required will depend upon the nature and severity of a patient’s condition. To maximize the benefits of Z-Wave therapy, patients typically receive 10 treatments of about 5-10 minutes each.