Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite Treatment with ZWave

The Latest in Cellulite Treatment at Sculpt MD – Exilis Ultra + Z-Wave

The basis of cellulite is fat cells caught between columns of connective tissue, leading to the clumping of fat cells and bumpy appearance experienced in an affected area. Reducing the amount of fat and loosening the pockets of fat will lead to improvement in the appearance of cellulite.

Exilis Ultra combines ultrasound and radio frequency technologies to help melt away those fat cells, as well as providing a skin tightening effect. Z-Wave uses energy and acoustic shock waves which leads to loosening the connective tissue that traps those fat cells. At Sculpt MD, we combine these two technologies to address the root cause of cellulite, ultimately improving its appearance. Both treatments involve no downtime and no surgery. We tailor a customized treatment plan for you to reach your desired goals!

Cellulite can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with on our bodies. No amount of dieting or working out seems to get rid of it sometimes. That’s because cellulite is concentrated fat cells grouped together that produce the dimples or lines on our skin. Cellulite treatment using ZWave is one of the most effective, non-invasive procedures to treat cellulite.

What is ZWave?

The Zimmer ZWave uses high energy radial shockwaves to treat cellulite, stretch marks, tighten the skin, strengthen connective tissue, and to be combined with CoolSculpting and radio frequency for better results. ZWave is used as its own application or can be combined with other fat reduction methods. The focus is improving the skin structure and connective tissue. It improves blood circulation, cell rejuvenation, and lymphatic drainage via use of radial shock waves and energy.

By transmitting radial shockwaves into the skin tissue, the energy penetrates the skin and leaves a significant impact on the collagen structure and skin connective tissue. It improves blood circulation, cell rejuvenation, and scar tissue by improving the production of collagen.


How Does ZWave Work for Cellulite Treatment?

Since the cellulite is concentrated fat cells grouped together, the ZWave’s energy blasts through the connective tissues to break up any fibrous connective tissue responsible. Boosting the collagen production to help healthier tissue growth, healthier tissue grows back to replace the formerly grouped tissue. In place of the cellulite, you will see visibly smoother skin without the dimples and lines.


Cellulite Treatment Procedure

ZWave uses a handpiece that is placed on the skin in the treated area, delivering pulses of energy to the desired areas. There may be a noise associated with each pulse, but it’s completely painless! 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. ZWave typically lasts about 20-30 minutes.



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 without having to take any precautions.


Zimmer ZWave at Sculpt MD

The Zimmer ZWave is the latest development in cellulite treatment. It is cleared by the FDA for the reduction of the appearance of cellulite. With Zimmer ZWave, patients can notice visible results after just 2-3 sessions!

ZWave treatments are performed by our experienced physicians and technicians at Sculpt MD in Livermore. Your doctor will consult with you on your needs and where you would like the cellulite treated. Once you’ve spoken with your doctor, you will have determined how many treatments to have and when you’ll be able to come in for your appointment.


Other Treatments to Consider:

If you’re looking for more ways to reduce imperfections on the body like stretch marks or fatty bulges that are hard to get rid of, visit some of our other pages to learn about the procedures we offer.
Microneedling with PRP

Benefits of Cellulite Treatment with ZWave

  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Improve skin firmness
  • Pain-free application
  • Encourage collagen regeneration
  • Improve skin elasticity

Cellulite Treatment with ZWave Used For

  • Upper arm
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Buttocks

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have noticeable stretch marks or are looking to improve your skin elasticity in your upper arm, abdomen, legs, or buttocks, you could be the perfect candidate for the Zimmer ZWave cellulite treatment. Consult with one of our doctors to see if you are the candidate for our procedure.

Not at all! Many patients report that the ZWave feels similar to a massage as you don’t feel the pulses of energy, but just the applicator on your body.

ZWave patients have reported that the effects can last to a year or more! At Sculpt MD, we can guarantee the best treatment to ensure you experience lasting results.

The amount of treatments you will need depends on the area treated and the severity of the stretch marks. Some changes can be seen in as little as the second week of treatment. Your skin will be smoother and noticeably firmer. The recommended treatment is usually 10 session within 3-4 weeks, but the only way to truly know is to consult with our physicians at Sculpt MD.