Webinar Video – Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf & Carmen Primrose Speak on “The Value of Z Wave in a Cosmetic Surgery Practice”

“I think Z Wave is really like a hammer and you just find different uses for it…It has multiple applications.”

Some of the topics covered by Dr. Bengelsdorf and Carmen Primrose in this webinar are not FDA cleared and are considered off-label use.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the full webinar recording

By Regina West; October 7, 2020

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On September 10, 2020, Zimmer Aesthetic Division hosted a live, 30-minute webinar featuring Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf and Aesthetician, Carmen Primrose. The two utilize the Z Wave device daily at the busy practice of Franklin Skin and Laser. They each gave presentations on “The Value of Z Wave in a Cosmetic Surgery Practice” and then answered questions from the attendees.

Franklin Skin and Laser gets tremendous utility from the Z Wave device. During the Q&A portion of the webinar, the pair were asked how frequently Z Wave is used in the clinic. Dr. Bengelsdorf commented, “It’s every day. I don’t think there’s a day that goes by where it’s not in use.” Ms. Primrose added, “We have two machines and, oftentimes, they’ll both be in use.” This constant use, says Dr. Bengelsdorf, is due to the device’s versatility. “I think Z Wave is really like a hammer and you just find different uses for it. I can tell you that when my wife had some sore muscles, she went into the office and we did Z Wave on her and that was helpful. I can tell you that we’re using it now with tattoo removal. So, it has multiple applications.”

The practice also uses Z Wave as a stand-alone treatment for cellulite, as well as to enhance results in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures. A top CoolSculpting™ practice in the Midwest Territory, Franklin Skin and Laser offers Z Wave treatments post-procedure at an additional charge. They note that their patients always opt to replace the manual massage with a Z Wave treatment. Dr. Bengelsdorf commented, “We actually give the patients, when we do, let’s say CoolSculpting for them, we tell them we can do hand massage mechanically OR we can use Z Wave… We tell them it’s about $100 for an upcharge. And we’ve not had anybody NOT take that.” Ms. Primrose commented that she has heard comments “every single time” from patients who separately experienced both Z Wave and manual massage following CoolSculpting. “I don’t think we’ve had anyone say that they don’t prefer the Z Wave. Most people say it’s night and day difference on the level of discomfort.”

The full video recording of the webinar, including the Q&A portion, is at the bottom of this webpage.

About Franklin Skin and Laser

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Franklin Skin and Laser is located in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville and specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery. The practice offers a variety of non-invasive, laser and conventional surgical treatments and procedures for aesthetic concerns like body contouring, skin tightening, laser hair removal, dermal fillers, microneedling, tattoo removal, scar revision, fat transfer, cellulite reduction, natural breast augmentation and gynecomastia. The practice strives to provide treatments that achieve the look of natural beauty with minimal downtime. It distinguishes itself by providing superior results and by utilizing the most up to date techniques and state-of-the-art modalities. Franklin Skin and Laser website states, “Our practice is not a franchise nor is it a Medspa. Our patients are treated with personal, high quality medical and aesthetic care and are scheduled in such a way to allow ample time for discussion of concerns and questions.”

Managing Physician, Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf, personally trains and supervises a staff of Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Aestheticians. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). At the age of 17, he was accepted into the prestigious Six-Year Medical Program at Boston University. He graduated magna cum laude with honors, earning a combined Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degree. He then completed 5 years in the highly competitive Boston University Surgical Residency Program. Dr. Bengelsdorf is a Board Certified surgeon and has been practicing for over 20 years.

To learn more about the practice and the services offered at Franklin Skin and Laser, please visit www.franklinlaser.com.

About Zimmer Z Wave

The Zimmer Z Wave transmits powerful sound waves into the tissue. The energy then spreads out radially to enhance the treatment effect (Radial Pulse Therapy). The body responds to these sound waves with increased metabolic activity in the form of lymphatic drainage and increased blood circulation. The result is an improvement in the appearance of cellulite and improved results when used with other body contouring procedures. For more information about the Z Wave, visit a web overview of the product. You may also contact Zimmer any time by phone or email.


Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf added Z Wave to the body contouring portion of his practice to enhance results, speed up recovery and minimize procedure pain. What surprised him was how much the device boosted his revenue. In this webinar, learn what Z Wave has done for the patient experience and how this technology has added to the bottom line.


Dr. Bengelsdorf is a board-certified surgeon and the founder of Franklin Skin and Laser, the premier aesthetic center in Franklin, Tennessee. He has been practicing Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology for over 15 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious Boston University Six-Year Medical Program. Graduating with high honors in Anatomy and Physiology, he went on to complete a surgical residency in Boston. Dr. Bengelsdorf is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. Although he is a fully trained surgeon, over the course of his career, Dr. Bengelsdorf has endeavored to benefit his patients by making extensive use of non-invasive technologies. His practice utilizes energy-based devices, injectables and topical agents to provide patients with outstanding, natural-looking results. Multiple media outlets have interviewed and published Dr. Bengelsdorf. Some of these include The Aesthetic Journal, Wired magazine and television’s The DoctorsDr. Bengelsdorf and his wife have lived in the Nashville area for almost 20 years.


Carmen is the Lead Aesthetician at Franklin Skin and Laser. She is extremely proficient at all aesthetic procedures, including energy-based devices. She was personally trained by Dr. Bengelsdorf and has worked with him since 2008. She is currently pursuing a degree in nursing. Carmen’s testimonial videos on Z Wave and Z Cryo have been featured in previous Z News feature articles.

WEBINAR: The Value of Z Wave in a Cosmetic Surgery Practice - Dr. Bengelsdorf 9-10-2020

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