GRAND RAPIDS, MI--(Marketwired - August 11, 2016) - Dr. Brad Bengtson's philosophy for his plastic surgery practice is to always give patients the best aesthetic results possible based on the most current technology and techniques. It's why he introduced the non-invasive CoolSculpting® for fat reduction when it became available for use, and it's why he's added ZWave to his menu of services in July. The treatment is available in West Michigan exclusively at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.
ZWave uses high-energy shockwaves to stimulate collagen and destabilize fat. It can be used on its own, but its two main benefits mean it pairs well with CoolSculpting®, since the radial shockwaves enhance the destruction of fat cells and the collagen production helps to tighten skin that might otherwise sit loosely over newly slimmed-down areas.
CoolSculpting® works by lowering the temperature of fat until the unwanted cells are damaged, and then eliminated from the body. Post-treatment massage has been shown to amplify the results of that process, and ZWave serves to work the same way, only more so.
Specifically, the energy from a ZWave treatment squeezes tissue that surrounds fat and collapses gas bubbles found throughout fat structures in the targeted area. With cells already damaged by a CoolSculpting® session, the unwanted fat is thoroughly destabilized and ready for removal from the body by natural processes.
ZWave can also reduce the appearance of both stretch marks and cellulite -- two problems frequently cited by people who also want to remove excess fat on their abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and elsewhere. The high-energy shockwaves work to break down connective bands that create the dimpling effect of cellulite, and the rejuvenated collagen production improves the look of treated skin in general, including stretch marks and similar imperfections. Skin with fresh collagen is more elastic and firm, and improved blood circulation further enhances the positive changes.
Similar to CoolSculpting®, ZWave can be safely applied all over the body. A trained and experienced medical professional can further explain the details, as well as help an individual patient to decide whether CoolSculpting®, ZWave, a combination of the two, or a different treatment would best deliver the desired results.
Get more information on both ZWave and CoolSculpting® in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. Plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson and his team are available via phone. Call to find out more information or to schedule a consultation, or reach out online.