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Cellulite Removal with SmoothShapes
Relaxed Expressions

SmoothShapes represents a significant breakthrough in how quickly and easily cellulite can be treated!

Cellulite, which is often described as looking like “cottage cheese,” is a common issue that affects millions of women and men. It is often found on the backs of the thighs, or buttocks. The underlying causes of cellulite include edema, impaired blood circulation and decreased metabolism.

My typical patient has a pretty high fitness level. We’re not talking about people who have let themselves go for years, and all of a sudden want the latest ‘quick fix.’ Patients often come to me after trying various exercise programs, biking, running, weights, etc. Cellulite is one of the most difficult body issues to fix, and exercise alone is rarely an effective control measure.

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Lasers Reduce Swelling

The use of lasers in cosmetic surgery has revolutionized the way both surgical and non-surgical treatments are delivered, increased the quality of the outcomes, and helped decrease recovery times.

I recently read an interesting study in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery that draws the conclusion that lasers, at least certain types, also help reduce bruising.

The study focused on the Vbeam Laser by Candela, and the results were actually stunning. In fact, the study showed as much as a 63% improvement within 24 – 72 hours in the type of bruising that occurs following a cosmetic procedure. These are dramatic results!

Many of the surgical and non-surgical procedures we perform at The Adams Center have bruising as a side effect. That bruising will usually go away within two weeks for a surgical procedure, often in less time for a non-surgical treatment.

To be able to reduce the swelling and recovery this much is a tremendous advantage, and will allow patients to be back to their daily activities more quickly.

Combination of Facial Treatments Produce Results

Our face is the most visible thing others see on a daily basis. As we age, our face is often the area that looks oldest first. But, what contributes to premature facial aging and what makes us look old? More importantly, can we reverse the process?

Several things can contribute to facial aging. The obvious answer is “age”. While that’s very true, environmental factors, diet, chemicals we use on or around our face, whether or not we moisturize, weather, smoking, and a host of other factors also contribute. So what makes us look old? Wrinkles around our eyes, mouth, forehead, etc. are often cited, but some of the other signs of an aging face include sagging skin, age spots, redness, and more.

The good news is that these things can be treated, and in many cases largely reversed. Patients come to me with the idea that they want a facelift (either a mini-facelift, or a full facelift). But, a facelift only corrects part of the issue. It’s like providing half an answer on a test. We’re discovering that a . . .