Victoria’s introduces the Z-Wave cellulite treatment technology.
This new product from Zimmer Aesthetics treats cellulite with high-energy radial shockwaves. This technology is known as Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) and was designed purely for the treatment of diminishing cellulite.
How does it work?
The Z-Wave delivers a dose of high-energy radial shockwaves. This has been scientifically proven to adjust the structure of collagen as well as the connective tissue of the skin. The Z-Wave technology stimulates collagen formation and assists to improve:
- Lymphatic drainage
- Blood circulation, which helps to improve skin firmness and elasticity.
The Z-Wave produces radial waves, which provide pulses to squeeze the surrounding tissue and molecular grid structure. This is then followed by a small tensile wave, which leads to the collapsing of gas bubbles and ultimately destabilizes surrounding fat structures.
How many sessions are required?
Patients typically receive about 10 treatments each lasting about 15-30 minutes, depending on the areas treated, to maximise the benefits of Z-Wave therapy.
What areas can be treated?
In most occasions, cellulite occurs primarily in the arms, buttocks, thighs and abdomen; the Z-Wave is most commonly used in these areas.
When will you see results?
Most patients will notice skin tightening and improvement in the appearance of cellulite after just a couple of treatments. The smoothing and tightening continue with each successive session until maximum results are achieved.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the name that is given to the fat deposits under the skin that cause it to have a lumpy and dimpled appearance. Other names like cottage-cheese and orange-peel skin have also been given to the condition. While cellulite affects both men and women, the condition is far more prevalent in women. The reason for this is that the bodies of men and women have developed differently, with the female body commonly having a predisposition for a higher fat content than their male counterparts, who are biologically more inclined to have more muscle than fat.
Why do women get cellulite more than men?
Almost all women will experience some form of cellulite in their lifetime. Women are more likely to get cellulite because of how their bodies store fat in comparison to that of men. The ratio of muscle, fat and connective tissue is different in females than it is in males. Males predominantly carry their excess fat in their abdominal region whereas females carry and store fat in their lower abdomen, hips, bottoms and thighs. This physiological difference dates back to the Stone Age, when women needed the excess fat in order to keep warm and bear children, and men needed the muscles to hunt and protect.
Is all cellulite the same?
The short answer is no, there are 3 different types of cellulite.
Adipose: this type of cellulite is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, especially due to an unhealthy diet and a lack of exercise. You can only see this cellulite when the skin has been pinched.
Aqueous: this cellulite type is caused by water retention in the body. This is the type that is commonly paired with the orange-peel appearance of skin and is found throughout the body.
Fibrous: this kind of cellulite is extreme, caused by previous cellulite remaining untreated. This cellulite may feel hard, and painful, when touched. It mainly appears as visible lumps on the hips and thighs.
For more information on the Z-Wave Pro technology, or to book, contact us today on 03 6331 0377