If you’re getting ready to hit the beach this summer, you may not need to worry about cellulite or those stubborn inches. The SmoothShapes body contouring procedure is a non-invasive treatment designed to tighten, tone and firm the skin. The procedure uses heat and laser technology to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and may just help you get that beach body for the season. Here’s a close look at the benefits of the SmoothShapes body reshaping procedure, and how it can get you in shape for summer:
How SmoothShapes Reduces Cellulite
The SmoothShapes system is designed to break down the fatty tissues and congealed fatty fibers that are located directly under the skin. The device is designed with innovative Photomology technology which restores enlarged cells using a combination of laser and light energy, and vacuum and massage. The laser and light wavelength penetrates deep into the tissue and is absorbed by the lipids. The heat energy helps to liquefy the lipids and these are drained out of the body through the lymphatic system.
Most people need to undergo a series of eight treatments in order to see a noticeable difference in the appearance and tone of their skin. The laser wavelengths are powerful enough to facilitate the release of fat from the cells while maintaining the integrity of the cells and the surrounding tissues.
The SmoothShapes device can target several “problem areas”, including the upper abdomen, the lower abdomen, anterior thighs and lateral thighs. It can also be administered to the upper back, lower back, buttocks, posterior thighs and lateral thighs. Most medical practitioners will work one area at a time to produce significant results.
Benefits of SmoothShapes for Body Contouring
The SmoothShapes body contouring procedure is non-invasive and is performed on an outpatient basis. Most people can undergo these painless treatments over their lunch hour. Some of the key benefits SmoothShapes for body contouring include:
No incisions required
Can be performed under an hour
Painless and relaxing
No medications or drug therapy involved
Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure
No skin preparation needed
Can be performed on all skin types, including tanned skin
Helps reduce or eliminate cellulite
May help reduce inches
The treatments is relatively comfortable and is similar to a deep tissue massage. The skin may appear slightly pink and warm for up to two hours after treatment, but the redness and tingling disappear completely within two hours after treatment.
Medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers offering the SmoothShapes procedure may offer a discount o a package of treatments. The treatment protocol consists of two treatments a week for four weeks, for a total of eight treatments. Most people will see a noticeable change in the texture and firmness of their skin after the second week or four treatments.
Learn more about SmoothShapes in our body contouring procedures guide, or visit a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for this minimally-invasive procedure.