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Z Wave Q

"Catch the Z Wave"

Mode of Action

The Zimmer Z  Wave Q transmits powerful sound waves into the tissue. The energy then spreads out radially to enhance the treatment effect.
The body responds to the Z  Wave sound waves with increased metabolic activity in the form of lymphatic drainage and increased blood circulation. The end result is an improvement in the appearance of cellulite and other body contouring procedures.


F=ma: Soft Shot Technology

Zimmer electromagnetic technology uses a projectile that has a 5 times greater mass than pneumatic systems. This makes for equal Force using 5 times less acceleration. Less acceleration means a softer, more comfortable pulse on the surface of the skin. We call this Soft Shot Technology.

Be sure to view our Z  Wave Before/After Photo Gallery for visible results and before/after scientific imaging.

How Z Wave Works

Z Wave & Cryolipolysis Enhanced Results

Thanks to Z Wave, it is possible to significantly enhance body contouring results with CryolipolysisTM and RF treatments.
Various studies have shown its effectiveness with body contouring treatments.

Medical Studies

Numerous papers and articles have been published about the treatment success with Z Wave. Below is a selection of titles. Many of these studies require subscriptions to view and/or are copyright protected. Zimmer is not able to republish them for the public.  However, we would be happy to share all of the details of these studies with you. For more information, please contact us.

Z Wave and Cellulite
  • Asthetische Dermatologie 3.10; Shockwave Treatment for Cellulite; Dr. med. M. Steinert, Biberach a.d. RiB
  • Cosmetic Medicine 4.12; Comibination of Shockwave Therapy With Cold and Heat in Cellulite Treatment; Klaus Fritz, Melten-Onder, George-Sorin Tiplica
  • Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy; Efficacy and Safety of Shockwaves Combined With Microwaves in the Treatment Against Cellulite; Steinert Markus, Ruff Heike
  • EADV Goteburg; Extracorporeal Shock Wave Bodycontouring Comparison of 25 mm Versus 40 mm Application Head; Klaus Fritz, MD, Germany
  • Prime Europe; Shockwave Therapy to Treat Cellulite; Pablo Naranjo Garcia
  • Cosmetic Medicine 4.10; Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT)for Cellulite; Karin Kunzi-Rapp, Klaus Fritz, Markus Steinert
    Results of Shockwave Therapy for Body Contouring in Cellulite; Klaus Fritz, Meltem Onder, Markus Steinert, George Sorin Tiplica, Karin Kunzi-Rapp
  • PR Web; San Diego Plastic Surgeon Offers New Non-Invasive Cellulite Treatment
  • DERMAforum; Stobwellentherapie bei Cellulite Dr. med. Markus Steinert, Biberach
  • Treating Capsular Contracture and Cellulite with Z Wave; Anna Buinewicz, MD January, 2020
Z Wave and RF
  • Selective Radiofrequency and Radial Pulse Wave Therapy; Chris Bailey, MSD, CLT
Z Wave and Capsular Contractures
Z Wave after Cryolipolysis
Z Wave and Accelerated Tattoo Removal

Application Range

Cellulite Treatment and Enhanced Body Shaping

Z Wave is used as a "stand-alone" application or in combination with body contouring treatments. As a "stand-alone" application, the focus is on improving the appearance of cellulite.


Patient-friendly Application
Radial Pulse Technology has the Following Advantages:
  • now with Z Wave Q quietest operation
  • gentle, painless and quick treatments
  • no disposables
  • no down time
  • non-invasive treatment
  • visible results
  • versatile
  • easy to operate
  • superior alternative to hand massage post body sculpting
  • consistently reproducible results

Hand Piece Characteristics

  • efficient energy transfer from hand piece to deep tissue structures up to 35 mm
  • treatment is comfortable for both patient and technician
  • hand piece is controlled via foot switch
  • each Z Wave Q comes with 1 water-cooled hand piece
  • each Z Wave Pro comes with 2 hand pieces
  • each hand piece is warranted for 2,000,000 pulses.
  • enhanced patient comfort due to longer rise time (pulse width) without the need for unpleasant high peak energy


What is the difference between Z Wave Q and Z Wave Pro?
Z Wave Q is equipped with innovative new water-cooled hand piece technology. This makes the unit 50% quieter and eliminates switching hand pieces during longer treatments.

Is the Z Wave treatment painful?
No, quite the contrary. Many patients comment that the Z Wave treatment feels similar to a relaxing massage.

How many treatments will I need?
For cellulite treatment: Visible changes may be seen as soon as during your second week of treatment. Your skin will get smoother and noticeably firmer. Recommended treatment is a minimum of 10 sessions within a 3-4 week period. The number of treatments you need may depend on the severity of your cellulite.

For enhanced body contouring: It depends on your specific condition. For example, Z Wave after Cryolipolysis® typically requires only one treatment, instead of massage. The Z Wave treatment takes about 4 minutes per treated area.

What kind of results can I expect?
For cellulite treatment: At a minimum, an improvement of one grade of cellulite. (E.g., improvement from Grade 3 to Grade 2.)

For enhanced body contouring: Z Wave will enhance the experience and outcome of your contouring procedure.

How long will the effects of my Z Wave treatment last for the treatment of cellulite?
Z Wave practitioners have reported that the effects have lasted a year or more.

What are the advantages of Z Wave?
For cellulite treatment: Z Wave is an effective treatment for cellulite that is gentle, quick, and noninvasive with no down time for the patient.

For enhanced body contouring: Z Wave is an effective treatment to enhance body contouring results, can shorten recovery time and minimize the occurrence of side effects.

How does Z Wave compare to hand massage after a body contouring procedure?
Z Wave lends consistent therapy for the entire treatment, removing the subjectivity of hand massage.


Z Wave Q
  • Technology Compressor-free ballistic Radial Pulse Technology system with electromagnetic generator as a projectile accelerator. 1-22 Hz, 60-185mJ
  • Programs 3 recommended application presets
  • Controller 12" color touch screen for all software operations.
  • Knobs for full range control of energy and frequency. Foot switch control for hand piece.
  • Memory and Update SD card for custom programs by user/error log/firmware updates
  • Voltage 110 volts, 60 Hz
  • Dimensions & Weight   Weight: 46.5 lbs. (without handpiece).
  • Warranty 2 years of limited warranty on system; 2,000,000 pulses on hand piece