Cellulite Reduction with zWave
zWave is a revolutionary cellulite treatment that is comfortable, effective, and offers long-term results.
If you struggle with cellulite and are looking for a cellulite reduction method, learn more about the zWave technique today.
What Is Cellulite?
There seems to be confusion surrounding exactly what cellulite is. Many people think it’s the result of fat — and while that’s partially true in some cases, that’s not the full truth.
Cellulite is a common skin condition that results in lumpy-textured or dimpled skin. It usually appears on the buttocks, thighs, hips, and abdomen. In most cases, it affects women, although men can also have cellulite.
Underneath your top layers of skin, you have fibrous cords of collagen pulling down. When fat deposits build up, they push up against your skin. The contradictory push-pull of the fat deposits against the cords creates the dimpled, uneven appearance of cellulite.
So while gaining fat can cause cellulite to become more apparent and visible, fat gain isn’t technically the cause of cellulite. After all, people with very low fat percentages can also have cellulite.
The medical term for cellulite is oedematous fibrosclerotic superficial panniculitis. This essentially translates as an inflammation of your fat cells combined with hardening of connective tissue, plus water retention.
Although cellulite is a cosmetic concern, and not a medical condition, there are many patients who find cellulite distressing, uncomfortable, and even painful. For these patients, our treatment providers may suggest zWave cellulite treatments.
Types of Cellulite
There are three types of cellulite. Knowing the type of cellulite you have helps inform the best cellulite reduction treatment options for you. For example, the zWave is especially effective for treating hard cellulite, one of the most common forms.
The first is known as soft cellulite. It’s also sometimes referred to as flaccid cellulite.
Soft cellulite is found in areas of your body where fat accumulates. These areas are typically the stomach, hips, arms, buttocks, and legs. Soft cellulite is usually associated with sagging skin and is more visible when you are at rest.
Although soft cellulite is not painful, the affected skin can feel gelatinous instead of firm.
The most common causes of soft cellulite include weight gain, lack of muscle tone, or a combination of both.
Professionals typically recommend diet and exercise for soft cellulite, although cosmetic cellulite treatments like zWave can be helpful as well.
Next is hard cellulite, which is the type of cellulite that the zWave is specifically designed to treat.
Hard cellulite is probably the most common type since it affects people with all body fat percentages.
You’ll know you have hard cellulite if your skin has the “orange peel” effect. Hard cellulite is characterized by blemishes or depressions on your hips, glutes, and thighs.
In severe cases, hard cellulite can be painful when pressure is applied.
Treating hard cellulite is an ongoing process. This is because if you have hard cellulite, you’re likely genetically predisposed to it. So without ongoing maintenance using an effective cellulite treatment, you will not be able to permanently rid your body of hard cellulite. Fortunately, zWave cellulite treatment can produce long-term results!
Edematous cellulite is the last and rarest type. This type of cellulite is also known as poor circulation cellulite and is associated with exactly that — poor circulation. If you suspect you have edematous cellulite, consult with your physician to determine the best course of treatment.
Grades of Cellulite
After learning about the types of cellulite, it’s important to know which grade of cellulite you have. This helps determine the aggressiveness and frequency of cellulite treatment you might require. Depending on the way your cellulite is classified, our skilled providers may recommend one or more zWave treatment sessions.
Grade 0 is when cellulite isn’t visible yet. Just because it isn’t visible, however, doesn’t mean that the structure of your dermis isn’t compromised. If you have a family history of cellulite, it’s quite possible you have Grade 0 developing before you know it.
At Grade 1, your skin’s texture starts to change. When you pinch it, you’ll notice an orange peel effect.
Grade 2 is when the bumps and lumps of cellulite are sometimes visible. They may become especially apparent when you’re standing or moving.
Cellulite at Grade 3 is visible constantly. This is when some forms of cellulite can become painful to touch.
Causes of cellulite vary and may include age, genetics, hormones, and diet. While you cannot control your age, genetics, and to some degree, your hormones, you can still treat the appearance of cellulite with new, cutting-edge technology like the zWave.
What Is the zWave?
The zWave is a cellulite reduction treatment that uses the technology of acoustic wave therapy. The acoustic waves drive sound waves into your skin, which results in tighter, smoother, healthier-looking skin.
How Does the zWave Cellulite Treatment Work?
Acoustic wave therapy disrupts the fibrous cords that pull down tight on your skin. Since these cords have become hardened, acoustic wave therapy helps loosen them, giving your skin its natural elasticity back.
Acoustic wave therapy also helps stimulate collagen, which makes your underlying skin thicker. Thicker skin helps prevent lumpy skin from reappearing.
Acoustic wave therapy can also help break down fat cells. As new collagen forms, it reduces the appearance of fat cells protruding beneath your skin.
Throughout this process, your blood flow to the treated areas improves as well.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
For the most effective treatment, you’ll likely need anywhere from four to six initial treatments. These treatments can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the treatment site.
zWave cellulite treatment is painless, requires no downtime, reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and tightens sagging skin.
How Long Do Results Last?
The length of time your results last will depend on your age and body type. During your zWave consultation, we will be able to gauge your maintenance treatment schedule to set you up for success.
Get Started with zWave in Dallas, TX
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