Does Acoustic Wave Therapy cause any down time i.e. swelling, pain, and can the patient exercise after a treatment?

Doctor Answers 3

Z Wave Therapy

Z Wave, also known as Acoustic Wave Therapy, does not require downtime.  There is no swelling or pain following treatments.  For fat reduction, we combine the use of radiofrequency devices with the Z wave.
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Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

There is no down time with Acoustic Wave Therapy.

We use it in conjunction with Radio Frequency for best results. The Radio Frequency device we use is the Vanquish and Exilis by BTL technologies. I have found that the combination of these three modalities give us our best results. 

Stephen P. Beals, MD
Paradise Valley Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Acoustive Wave Therapy without downtime

There is no downtime with Acoustic Wave Therapy which makes it so attractive for patients. It is a hammer-like effect of breaking down hard fibrous strands to smooth out the rippling effect of cellulite.
We encourage exercise and plenty of water to increase blood flow.

David P. Melamed, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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