SmoothShapes

SmoothShapes is a cosmetic procedure for cellulite reduction combining laser energy, light energy, vacuuming, and massage for fat cell removal and skin tightening.

SmoothShapes

The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Laser/Light Therapy

Surgical

No

Cost

$2000 - $4000

The Specifics


What is SmoothShapes?

SmoothShapes is a noninvasive cellulite reduction treatment combining multiple modalities for body contouring and reduced dimpling. The SmoothShapes handheld device uses laser and LED energy to melt fat cells, while also stimulating collagen production. The rolling and vacuuming aspects encourage lymphatic drainage and improve circulation. Multiple treatments will be needed to create the desired result, and regular maintenance will be needed for upkeep.

The Anatomy of Cellulite

Cellulite Anatomy Illustration

What cosmetic concerns does a SmoothShapes procedure treat?

  1. Cellulite: SmoothShapes combines the fat cell destroying and collagen stimulating properties of LED and laser energy with the circulation advantages of vacuuming and kneading for fat cell removal, connective tissue fibrous band alterations, less dimples, and skin tightening.

Who is the ideal candidate for a SmoothShapes procedure?

The ideal candidate for a SmoothShapes procedure is in generally good health and is seeking cellulite reduction. SmoothShapes is not recommended for women who are pregnant.

What is the average recovery associated with a SmoothShapes procedure?

There is no downtime associated with a SmoothShapes treatment, and most individuals resume all normal activities immediately following the procedure. Patients are encouraged to stay hydrated to maximize lymphatic drainage.

What are the potential side effects of a SmoothShapes procedure?

Possible side effects following a SmoothShapes procedure include redness, tingling, warmth, bruising, and increased urination. These side effects, however, typically resolve within hours.

What can someone expect from the results of a SmoothShapes procedure?

The results of a SmoothShapes procedure will develop over a series of eight initial treatments performed over the course of two weeks. The results will begin to develop within one to six months. Maintenance treatments are typically needed one to two times a year.

What is the average cost of a SmoothShapes procedure?

SmoothShapes can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000. The actual cost of SmoothShapes is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

Quick procedurenon invasive

Cons

many treatments

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


The SmoothShapes hand piece combines laser and light energy as well as vacuum and massage to target dimpled skin. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a SmoothShapes treatment.

The Takeaway


SmoothShapes is a noninvasive cellulite reduction treatment to destroy fat cells and stimulate collagen production for a diminished appearance of cellulite and body contouring.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise PubMed.gov; 2000-05-01
  2. Paul Cohen, Bruce M Spiegelman Cell Biology of Fat Storage PubMed.gov; 2016-08-15
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