Dr. Hernberg on the Utility of Z Wave, an “Outstanding Tool” for Practices that are Serious about Non-invasive Body Contouring

– A to Z News Video + Bonus Interview

“It is an outstanding tool. I think that anybody who’s serious about non-invasive body contouring that is using any of the current leaders in the marketplace – CoolSculpt and HIFEM – definitely needs to have this in their practice. It shows to your patients that you invest in the practice, that you invest in their business. We use it as a market differentiator in our practice and it really helps us when we treat patients and they compare their treatment to others.”

Read the article and Q&A below and then scroll further down for the video by Dr. Scott Hernberg of Tomorrow’s Wellness Center

By Regina West; April 2, 2022

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Dr. Scott Hernberg spoke about the utility he has gotten over the past nine years from Z Wave Radial Pulse Technology by Zimmer MedizinSystems. He designated it as a personal favorite among medical devices in his practice, Tomorrow’s Wellness Center. After treating with the Z Wave Pro for seven years, the center was among the first in the USA to upgrade to Z Wave Q, the newest model in the Z Wave line.

“It is just a wonderful tool. I use it in all our non-invasive body contouring procedures,” said Dr. Hernberg. He discussed some of the common treatments with which he integrates Z Wave. “It’s particularly great for CoolSculpting, also for EMSCULPT® neo HIFEM [High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Field + RadioFrequency] procedures.” Numerous medical studies have shown that Z Wave’s soft shot radial pulses (AKA: shockwaves or ESWT) enhance the results and speed recovery for a variety of non-invasive and surgical body sculpting procedures. Tomorrow’s Wellness Center applies the Z Wave treatment directly after EMSCULPT® neo sessions, like those commonly performed for muscle building and fat burning on the buttocks and abdomen. Z Wave increases metabolic activity, lymphatic drainage and blood circulation to the areas, which enhances EMSCULPT® neo results.

Z Wave’s utility goes even further, according to Dr. Hernberg. “It’s also an excellent, excellent tool when you have any nodules from fat necrosis, to help dissolve them. I’ve used it for scars, post-surgical procedures… I’ve even used it to facilitate… quicker turnover time of tattoo removal.” Recent clinical studies have found that when used in conjunction with laser tattoo removal, Z Wave accelerates the ink elimination process. Some of the studies on these and other applications for Z Wave have been compiled on the Zimmer MedizinSystems Aesthetic Division website.

“It is an outstanding tool,” concluded Dr. Hernberg. “I think that anybody who’s serious about non-invasive body contouring that is using any of the current leaders in the marketplace – CoolSculpt and HIFEM – definitely needs to have this in their practice. It shows to your patients that you invest in the practice, that you invest in their business. We use it as a market differentiator in our practice and it really helps us when we treat patients and they compare their treatment to others.”

Read the below A to Z News follow-up interview with Dr. Hernberg for more on his treatment protocol and experience with Z Wave.

A to Z News Interview with Dr. Scott Hernberg of Tomorrow’s Wellness Center

A to Z News:     What do you believe to be one of the best benefits of pairing Z Wave treatments with CoolSculpting?

SH:     The primary benefit is an enhanced outcome of the procedure. Faster fat reduction and apparent increase in fat reduction area.

A to Z News:    When pairing Z Wave Q with CoolSculpting, can you estimate the typical improvement in percentage fat loss and/or healing time? How are results enhanced, as compared to procedures you’ve performed without Z Wave?

SH:     We always use Z Wave, so I have nothing to compare. I believe it is an essential part of the underlying treatment. Not using Z Wave seems to be underserving the patient.

A to Z News:     In the video, you mentioned that after using the previous generation of Z Wave for many years, you upgraded to the newest model, the Z Wave Q. Was it easy for you and your staff to make the transition between the two models? What was the greatest benefit of the upgrade?

SH:     The staff found the upgrade simple to use and very intuitive. They relate a significant reduction in noise, faster turnaround on multi-application treatments (Dual & TriSculpting™) and nicer ergonomics of the device. Also, less discomfort is reported by patients with the newer Z Wave.

A to Z News:     You noted numerous non-invasive body sculpting procedures with which you’ve integrated the earlier Z Wave and newer Z Wave Q devices. It sounds like you’ve gotten quite a lot of utility from the device over the 8 to 9 year period! Can you estimate how many treatments you’ve performed with your previous model and your Z Wave Q over that time period? 

SH:      Over the course of seven years, we performed approximately 5,000 individual Z Wave treatments. Over the following two-year period, we performed approximately 1,500 individual Z Wave Q treatments.

A to Z News:    Can you give us a little more detail about your Z Wave Q protocol with the following procedures?

  • CoolSculpting
  • EMSCULPT® neo (HIFEM – High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Field + Radiofrequency)
  • To dissolve nodules from fat necrosis
  • Treating post-surgical scars
  • To accelerate laser tattoo removal

SH:      We use the same protocol for all services: 16 Hz, 120 mJ, 3,000 pulses per site.

A to Z News:     Has your practice also offered stand-alone, non-invasive Z Wave treatments for cellulite and lax skin? If so, how many treatments does it usually take before results start to become visible?

SH:      Yes, we use it for cellulite reduction along with surface Radiofrequency energy. Typically, at least 4-6 weekly sessions with the settings I mentioned.

A to Z News:     How long does a Z Wave treatment take?

SH:     It takes less than 3 ½ minutes.

A to Z News:     Any final comments about the benefits of integrating Z Wave treatments with body contouring procedures?

SH:    It clearly appears to enhance results and is a marketplace differentiator.

Dr. Hernberg provided this video and comments about Z Wave without receiving compensation of any kind.

Scroll below to view the Z Wave testimonial video by Dr. Scott Hernberg.

About Tomorrow’s Wellness Center

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Early in his career, Scott Hernberg, DO earned prestige and took on leadership positions in the fields of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. As he gained extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Hernberg developed a passion to create “a holistic, technologically advanced wellness center that helps individuals feel well and look their best.” In 2004, that vision was fulfilled when he founded Tomorrow’s Wellness Center.

Tomorrow’s Wellness Center is an aesthetic and non-invasive body contouring center, offering solutions to concerns from acne scars to fat reduction to tattoo removal. The center offers procedures such as CoolSculpting for fat reduction and EMSCULPT® neo electro-magnetic (HIFEM + RF) treatments for simultaneous fat reduction and muscle building. Additionally, the practice’s website highlights the benefits of Z Wave, a Radial Pulse Technology device that is FDA-cleared to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Unwanted tattoos and hair are removed via in-office laser procedures. Fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin can be addressed with a variety of treatment options including Botox® and filler injections, fractional CO2 laser, IPL (intense pulsed light) photo facial, ultherapy, and more.  

Dr. Hernberg’s staff includes a team of estheticians and technical assistants. They offer skincare treatments such as microneedling, medical-grade peels, epidermal leveling, and signature facials.

Tomorrow’s Wellness Center is located in Northfield, New Jersey. To learn more about the services offered, visit the website at www.tomorrowswellnesscenter.com.

About Z Wave by Zimmer MedizinSystems

The Z Wave by Zimmer MedizinSystems 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. This results in a reduction of the appearance of cellulite, for which Z Wave is FDA cleared. Additionally, studies and practitioners have found that Z Wave enables improved results when used with other body contouring procedures and devices. Z Wave was also shown to accelerate tattoo clearance when used in conjunction with laser tattoo removal treatments. For more information about the Z Wave, visit a web overview of the product. You may also contact Zimmer MedizinSystems any time by phone or email.

Dr. Hernberg: Z Wave, an “Outstanding Tool” for Practices Serious about Non-invasive Body Contouring