It was during a treatment process for female athletes that the improvements in cellulite appearance were discovered by accident with acoustic wave therapy. A number of female athletes were undergoing treatment for torn and strained hamstrings with Acoustic Wave Therapy and despite the original complaint being successfully resolved the patients kept returning for further treatment. It was during these follow up sessions that it was revealed to the practitioner that they were noticing a remarkable improvement in the appearance of cellulite and skin tightening. Obviously at this stage there was an absence of scientific proof to justify these claims only the assertion of the patients.
The doctors treating the athletes were aware that cellulite is a significant problem for women, which affected them on many levels, including their choice of everyday clothing, beachwear, self-esteem and relationships. We are so excited to offer the ZWave system to our patients for adjunct use with Coolsculpting®, Liposuction, and Cellfina.
Why use the ZWave?
Acoustic Wave Therapy utilizes pressure waves to increase circulation, collagen production and tissue elasticity. When used with Coolsculpting, it has been shown to improve the results by as much as 20%. When used with Cellfina, we are seeing tightening of the skin to augment the results of the cellulite treatment. When used post-liposuction, we are seeing a decrease in swelling and a tightening of the skin.
How does the ZWave work?
Acoustic Wave Therapy treatment is comfortable and very simple. The pressure waves are applied to the surface of the skin to break up the fibrous septae, increase blood flow, and reduce swelling. AWT does not call for anesthesia and Acoustic Wave Therapy patients are able to return to work and other daily activities immediately after the procedure. For best results, AWT is administered once a week for six weeks.
ZWave Recovery, Results and Side Effects
Acoustic Wave Therapy does not require any downtime. During the treatment, patients may experience mild redness and a burning sensation at the treatment site, which subsides rapidly.
Acoustic Wave Therapy offers improved skin texture, skin elasticity and dermal firming. Excellent results can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle and diet.
ZWave Specialist in Beverly Hills
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM, a board-certified Beverly Hills female plastic surgeon and ZWave™ specialist, has completed up-to-date training and certification in this safe procedure to ensure an excellent, long-lasting outcome..
For more information on how the ZWave can help with your liposuction, Coolsculpting® or Cellfina procedure or to schedule a consultation, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 659-0500 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.
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A board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the University of Southern California faculty, Dr. Nazarian is the founder of Nazarian Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Known for her warmth and ability to put patients at ease, she helps patients explore available options to achieve their aesthetic goals.
Alexa Yontz, LE – Aesthetician and Med Spa Specialist
Alexa brings to Nazarian Plastic Surgery broad experience in the aesthetics and med spa industries. She has 25 years of industry knowledge, the last ten of which have been in medical aesthetics. Her additional five years of Coolsculpting® work, combined with her vast understanding in aesthetics, has enabled her to create an ideal, balanced treatment philosophy.
Mastaneh is certified in Coolsculpting, miraDry, Radiofrequency and Z-wave treatments Picosure, BBL, Laser Tattoo Removal, Acid peels, Botox and Dysport Injection as well as all Fillers. She loves to help her patients look and feel their best. She is known for her gentle manner and excellent results.
Sidnia is a licensed aesthetician and the first face you will see when you visit the office. A mother of two beautiful teenagers and a wife of 7 years, she brings efficiency and organization to our office. She is also a closet-makeup-aholic.