Nearly all women and a significant number of men experience cellulite on one or more parts of the body. This common concern can make people feel self-conscious in certain types of clothing and may affect their confidence or alter their lifestyle. Fortunately, a non-surgical treatment is now available to smooth the bumps and uneven skin associated with cellulite and help individuals feel a greater sense of well-being about their appearance. Z WavePro is a state-of-the-art technique that uses a form of shockwave to enhance collagen and elastin in the treated area, increasing blood flow and improving skin texture and tone. Z WavePro can also help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, mild skin laxity, and other common aesthetic issues. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Perry, can help you determine if Z WavePro can assist you in achieving your cosmetic goals.
Z WavePro is an advanced method to minimize the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and other skin texture concerns. This treatment can be used on a wide range of body areas, including the arms, stomach, hips, thighs, and buttocks. In some cases, Z WavePro can even be used as a non-surgical treatment for capsular contracture surrounding breast implants. To learn more about this procedure, we invite you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation.
- How Z WavePro Works
- Z WavePro Results
- Z WavePro for Capsular Contracture in the Breasts
- Additional Z WavePro Treatment Options
How Z WavePro Works
Delivered through a handheld device, Z WavePro sends high-energy acoustic radial shockwaves into the treatment area to stimulate a number of effects. This gentle but effective method promotes collagen and elastin production deep within the skin, helping to remodel the skin’s exterior appearance as well as firming the treated area. Additionally, blood circulation increases after the procedure, which provides improvement in the youthful appearance, tone, and quality of the skin. The nature of the soundwaves is also designed to disrupt the taut fatty tissue that contributes to cellulite formation, smoothing the skin and softening the look of stretch marks.
Z WavePro treatment typically takes about 20 or 30 minutes to complete, depending on the number of areas you would like to address and the size of each treatment region. This completely non-invasive technique should not cause any discomfort, and you should be able to return to normal activity immediately following your appointment.
Z WavePro Results
This technology offers gradual, natural-looking enhancement in skin texture and quality. Patients typically see the effects after several weeks. Multiple treatments, usually between six and 10, are recommended to optimize the outcome. During your initial consultation, we will develop a customized program based on your individual needs and expressed goals to determine the number of sessions and the areas of focus. Occasional maintenance may also be necessary to preserve the results long-term. Recovery is usually minimal, and most patients report no side effects. You should be able to return to your regular schedule immediately afterwards.
Z WavePro for Capsular Contracture in the Breasts
In certain cases, Dr. Perry and our aesthetic professionals can utilize the Z WavePro technique for the correction of capsular contracture in patients with breast implants. Capsular contracture is characterized by the development of excessive scar tissue around a breast implant. The condition can cause the breast to feel very firm, even hard, and some patients experience pain, as well. Capsular contracture is most frequently treated with breast implant revision surgery; however, the Z WavePro has shown to provide a non-surgical alternative that may be effective for some individuals who have capsular contracture. By focusing the Z WavePro radial pulse waves on the scar tissue through the surface breast skin, the technique can help soften and break up the scar tissue without surgical intervention. There is typically no recovery time necessary after this treatment.
A series of Z WavePro treatment sessions will likely be necessary for the best results. This technique is usually more ideal for patients who have fairly recently become affected by capsular contracture; individuals with capsular contracture that has been present for a long period of time may not be candidates. Dr. Perry can talk with you about your options during the initial consultation and determine whether Z WavePro may be ideal for your needs.
Additional Z WavePro Treatment Options
Z WavePro can be an excellent modality when used alone or in combination with other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Many patients like to combine Z WavePro with liposuction, CoolSculpting®, or laser skin resurfacing. Talk to us about what you would like to accomplish during your first appointment, and we will help you find the ideal ways to achieve your goals.
Would you like to learn more about Z WavePro? Contact our office with any questions and to schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of our skilled medical professionals.