SmoothShapes combines several different technologies to give research proven improvement in the appearance of cellulite. SmoothShapes uses a vacuum/massage, a special LED light and a laser using 915 nm wavelength.
* Results may vary.
Fat absorbs the energy from the laser, causing the fat to warm. The warm fat tends to leak out of the fat cell. The LED light makes the fat cell walls more porous or “leaky” so that more fat leaves the cells. The fat that leaks goes into the space between cells known as the interstitial space. Our lymphatic and venous systems collect the fat in the interstitial space and take it to the liver where it is processed. Using vacuum/massage helps promote the lymphatic and venous removal of the fat.
SmoothShape helps reduce the fat that has erupted from our fat storage areas into the inner part of our skin called the dermis. This eruption of fat into the dermis is one of the two major microscopic skin changes that cause cellulite. (see: Why do I have cellulite?). The other major microscopic skin change that causes cellulite is the hardening and contracting of the connective tissue “pillars” that support and organize our fat. These pillars are made primarily of collagen. The 915 nm laser has been shown to promote new collagen formation. The mild heat from the laser and massage also release contracted pillars and promote new collagen formation.. Studies show 85-94% of patients using SmoothShapes see an improvement in the appearance of their cellulite. Studies also show an improvement of around 75% in the appearance if cellulite. This improvement appears to last for at least 6 months.
For most patients we recommend two 15 minute treatments a week for 4 weeks. We also recommend 2-4 treatments about every 6 months to maintain results. Some patients with only mild cellulite can do an expedited treatment schedule of 3 treatments of 30 minutes on consecutive days. Most patients say SmoothShapes feels like a warm rolling massage. SmoothShapes has minimal or no discomfort. There are no known significant side effects and no downtime, you can go right back to work or home.
SmoothShapes is Innovations Medical newest treatment for the appearance of cellulite. SmoothShapes is our first tool of choice for classic cellulite (round or oval dimples) (see: Cellulite Analysis and Treatment System). We also recommend SmoothShapes as the first treatment for most cellulite on the back of the thigh or buttocks. We chose to add SmoothShapes based on the scientific studies showing its effectiveness.
No one cellulite treatment works on every patient. Many patients benefit from multiple types of treatments. We have developed our Cellulite Analysis and Treatment System (CATS) (see: Cellulite Analysis and Treatment System)to help the greatest number of patients see the best possible improvement in their cellulite. SmoothShapes is an important part of CATS for most patients.
* Results may vary.