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.
Elemé Medical developed SmoothShapes based on their proprietary technology known as “Photomology.” The Photomology process works by combining laser and light energy with contoured rollers and a vacuum system to reduce the appearance of cellulite. SmoothShapes remodels your body’s natural collagen to help smooth and tighten the skin long-term.
The SmoothShapes procedure is actually very pleasant. It feels like a deep tissue massage with a slight warming to the skin. Best of all, there’s no downtime. While some patients see an improvement after one treatment, 6 or 8 treatments are usually recommended.
Another non-surgical procedure that shows promise in body-contouring is Zerona, by Erchonia. Zerona utilizes a low frequency laser scanner to help liquefy fatty tissue under the skin, which then gets passed through the body during the detoxification process. This laser device has been used for years to help break up fat cells prior to a traditional Liposuction.
I’ve recently begun using Zerona on its own to perform body contouring – no surgery required. Clinical testing of Zerona as a stand-alone procedure has shown that patients treated with the system averaged a loss of 3-4 inches, with some losing as much as 9 inches. Additionally, Zerona uses a low level laser that produces no heat, making this a comfortable procedure for patients with no down time.
I like to combine procedures to produce maximum results for my patients. SmoothShapes is a great procedure to combine with either Zerona non-surgical body-sculpting procedure, or a traditional Liposuction for an overall lower body reshaping.
The rapid developments in effective non-surgical procedures to do things that used to require a surgical procedure have been amazing.
Contact me by e-mail, or by calling me at The Adams Center in my Peabody office at 978-531-0550, or 617-262-2208 in my Boston office for more information on this post, or any other information in my Blog.
Dr. Bill Adams is a greater Boston area board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field.