More than 85% of women struggle with the skin condition known as cellulite and contrary to popular belief, cellulite may appear despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. Regardless of age, many women are simply predisposed to having cellulite. Genetic make-up, hormones and vascular changes may all contribute to the condition of the skin. SmoothShapes® is a non-invasive, painless treatment designed to promote healthy tissue and to yield smoother skin and lasting results.
The SmoothShapes system is effective because it treats the underlying causes of cellulite. Cellulite appears as changes occur within the hypodermal layer. Fat cells absorb lipids, become enlarged and take on irregular shapes. The collagen in the fibers may lose flexibility and can become rigid and brittle. The stiffer columns pull the skin in some areas while enlarged fat cells push and create bulges in other areas. The result is the dimpled surface we know as cellulite.
The SmoothShapes system featuring Photomology® technology facilitates changes in the skin resulting in an improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Photomology combines dynamic laser and light energy with contoured rollers and vacuum to specifically impact the underlying causes of cellulite.
Each cell membrane is like a fine mesh strainer. Light energy directly increases the permeability of the fat cell membrane. As the light penetrates, the mesh widens. While this light is facilitating change, another laser wavelength is being applied simultaneously.
These wavelengths target fat cells and the lipids within the fat cells causing a thermal effect. With the help of vacuum massage and mechanical manipulation, treated fat is able to move out and be transported to the body’s lymphatic system.
The fat cells become smaller and regain their more uniform shape.
Collagen is rejuvenated and there’s better circulation throughout the treatment area.
This combination of laser and light energy, vacuum suction and mechanical massage represents a significant improvement in the treatment of unwanted cellulite. On average, 2 treatments per week over 4 weeks will be sufficient to yield skin that is smoother and tighter with lasting results.