SmoothShapes Cellulite Treatment
Cellulite affects 85% of women. The SmoothShapes® Laser by Cynosure is dedicated to providing market leading technology in all areas of cellulite reduction.
How Smoothshapes® Work
Cellulite is a common skin condition known for its dimpled appearance caused by enlarged fat cells trapped in an inflexible network of fibrous septae located in the subcutaneous layers of skin. It affects 85-98% of post-pubertal women. For years it was thought that cellulite occurred primarily due to obesity, excessive weight gain, lack of exercise and poor diet, but in actuality, this is not the case. The formation of cellulite is actually due to several genetic and physical factors that include hormones, vascular changes and connective tissue changes.
Based on many years of scientific development, SmoothShapes® featuring Photomology® technology is designed to offer a new and innovative way to treat cellulite, safely and effectively, and achieve long-lasting results. The pain free treatment uses dynamic laser and light energy to liquefy fat in the enlarged cells and repair brittle collagen. During treatment, collagen is remodeled in order to restore fat cells and smooth and tighten skin. Also, circulation is improved and metabolic processes are restored. The contoured rollers and vacuum massage assist in moving the liquefied fat out through the lymphatic system and improve the appearance of skin. Treatment results: tighter, smoother looking skin.
What can I expect for results? How long do results last?
SmoothShapes® represents a significant improvement in the way cellulite is treated. After treatment, you will feel smoother and tighter skin in the treated area and can expect lasting results.
Is the Smoothshapes treatment uncomfortable?
The treatment is comfortable and no preparation is needed. You can expect the following:
- Warming of the skin
- A feeling similar to a very deep tissue massage
Can dark skin types or tanned skin be treated?
The SmoothShapes® system can treat all skin types and tanned skin.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Thighs, buttocks, back, arms and abdomen.
How many treatments are needed to see results?
We recommend a series of 5-10 treatments once or twice per week. This will yield smoother, firmer skin in the treatment area with lasting cellulite reduction results. Many patients experience changes in their skin texture and firmness after as little as two treatments.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Following the procedure, you can resume normal activity without any restrictions. Some things you may notice after treatment are:
- Skin may appear slightly pink which resolves itself anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours after treatment
- Skin may feel slightly warm, which resolves itself within 30 minutes after treatment