SmoothShapes® – Reshaping Your Look and Your Life
There’s a reason you have had so much trouble smoothing out that discouraging, dimpled cellulite from your legs, thighs, and even arms. Treatments are only effective when they can address deep-tissue layers — in-home treatments and even a healthy diet and exercise just aren’t able to create a smooth look. Today, people are even turning to surgery with Cellulaze™ laser surgery. Fortunately, New Radiance MedSpa of Palm Beach now offers SmoothShapes®, a revolutionary new treatment that dynamically corrects the appearance of cellulite through combined light, laser, and massage therapies.
Women and men in the Palm Beach choose the Radiance MedSpa for cutting-edge treatments that integrate laser, light, and ultrasound-based therapies to improve skin and body health while renewing and revitalizing your look.
Correct Cellulite at the Source
SmoothShapes® has become one of the biggest names in cellulite reduction for good reason: unlike “typical” treatments, SmoothShapes®’s unique technology combines a variety of noninvasive approaches to treat cellulite directly, at multiple levels. SmoothShapes® is a top choice in cellulite reduction because it fosters the natural processes that not only give you a dramatically smoother, firmer look, but encourage healthy skin and a healthier, more confident you.
SmoothShapes® Radiance MedSpa in Palm Beach Gardens effectively removes cellulite by treating the factors behind your lumpy, bumpy look. Highly precise pulses of laser and light energy target and liquefy fat, while the vacuum massage enables the liquefied fat to move out of the fat cells, and be transported to the body’s lymphatic system. Fat cells become smaller, collagen is rejuvenated, and there is better circulation throughout the treatment area. The result is smoother, tighter skin. See what to expect from the treatment with the video above.
Your procedure will involve some mild discomfort comparable to what you might experience in an intensive massage, but most patients find the warmth and pressure relaxing. The treatment may take no more than half an hour per area, and skin warmth and reddening will disappear within hours, so you can get back to your typical activities immediately.
Your individualized treatment plan will require separate sessions spaced out over a few weeks for optimal effect. The number of sessions will depend on the individual and will be determined during your free consultation. You will typically see your belly or thighs continue to smooth over the following weeks, as your skin continues to remodel collagen and more efficiently manage fatty deposits.
The FDA approved SmoothShapes® treatment protocol consists of 1 to 2 painless treatments for a total of 8 sessions. Many patients experience changes in their skin texture and firmness after as little as two treatments.
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 due to several genetic and physical factors that include hormones, vascular changes and connective tissue changes. Based on six 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.
Cellulite is caused by the lessening elasticity of cells. Women, whose fat layers are separated vertically, as opposed to criss-crossing in men, allow for the herniation or dimpling. The SmoothShapes® process affects the mechanism of cellulite by combining Laser, Vacuuming and Rollers. This combination directly affects the permeability or sponginess of the cells allowing for the movement of fat to the lymphatic system.
* SmoothShapes® addresses the subcutaneous fat layer directly
* Non-Invasive, Dual Wavelength laser
* Deflates fat cells safely and painlessly
* Predictable results
SmoothShapes® vs. VelaShape™
SmoothShapes® is gentle and non-destructive. It combines the best of multiple (4) technologies (650 nm low intensity level light, 915 nm laser, massage and vacuum). VelaShape™ causes bulk heating which results in a more painful treatment. VelaShape™ may produce minor lipolysis related to the heat, however their primary endpoint is based on temporary tissue contraction. The technician knows when the VelaShape™ treatment is complete when there is sustained erythema (swelling with redness).
The results of SmoothShapes continue to improve for three to four months after the end of the eight session treatment and stabilizes for 6 months to over a year. The results are documented and Before & After photos and can be seen in many studies. VelaShape™ offers peak results immediately after the last treatment and maintenance treatments are recommended quarterly.
SmoothShapes® is relaxing and feels like a deep tissue massage with minimal pain. Since VelaShape™ utilizes bi-polar radio frequency, studies have shown that bruising or intense pain can occur in 25 to 50% of their patients. Bruising and pain are dependent upon the capabilities and technique of the technician. If the technician pulls the VelaShape™ away from the skin, the energy must go somewhere and this technique can cause severe skin burns.