SmoothShapes is another non surgical liposuction alternative (and also a decent cellulite treatment option) developed by Cynosure (manufacturer of Cellulaze, CelluSmooth and SmartLipo) which uses a combination of laser energy and massage in order to impinge on the tissue which is responsible for the appearance of cellulite, thus eliminating it and rendering a smoother skin. Its device has been approved by FDA for the U.S. market while it has been also CE marked for the European Union market.
Table of Contents
How Does SmoothShapes Work?
SmoothShapes has been designed to emit laser (find how laser disrupts fats right here) in order to unobtrusively penetrate the skin and target at the fat cells located in the subcutaneous layers of skin, which are to blame for the forming of cellulite. This harmless laser “attack” reduces the size of the fat cells – albeit not destroying them –, and translates to the walls of the fat cells being ruptured and hence the fat being liquefied; afterwards, the fat is drained and disposed through the body’s lymphatic system. To increase the removal of the fat, SmoothShapes features mechanical massage rollers which are designed to force the liquefied fat through the lymphatic system (providing what we call lymphatic drainage massage), and eventually out of the body, delivering a tighter, sleeker skin texture.
Depending on the size of the area receiving treatment, a typical SmoothShapes session lasts between 15-45 minutes. A total of 8-10 visits (dispersed in a 2-3 months period) are expected to be sufficient for a solid, yet not permanent, improvement. After each session, the patient is free to resume his / her daily routine right away.
The creators of SmoothShapes have especially developed this product to render some of the following merits:
- Non-invasive and pain-free procedure
- Smooth, rejuvenated skin with reduced “orange peel” appearance
- More tightened skin with increased elasticity thanks to the triggering of collagen production
- Upgraded blood circulation and metabolic process, which together enable the results last longer
- Almost enjoyable procedure
- Ideal for men and mainly women who cannot get rid of cellulite through normal dieting and exercising
- Zero downtime
Principally, SmoothShapes is a safe method with predicted and marginal side effects. Still, there may be redness, swelling, bruising and bumps after the procedure, which nevertheless tend to fade soon afterwards. Fortunately, no medication is normally needed after the procedure whereas the deep tissue massage feels actually pleasurable. For the chances of confronting more serious post-treatment side effects to be minimized, a potential SmoothShapes user is advised to opt for an accredited physician, who will securely carry out the sessions.
Areas To Be Treated
The sophisticated technical specs of SmoothShapes make it possible for application on precisely targeted body areas. Therefore, abdomen, waist, thighs, hips, knees, calves, buttocks and arms can be efficiently treated by this non-invasive technique.
The final expenses of a cosmetic operation are determined by various factors, so extensive research is needed in order to determine the total cost for a SmoothShapes series of treatments. In any case, this will be considerably more affordable in comparison with the solutions which necessitate surgery. That been said, the average cost for SmoothShapes displayed on Realself.com is $1,550; however, even that may have to be recalculated if, for example, additional sessions have to be performed so as to make the results last longer.
SmoothShapes boasts of its outstanding performance in terms of body contouring and cellulite eradication. In spite of this, the actual amount of its pleased users is not enormous. This does not imply that SmoothShapes is an underperforming cosmetic solution, but definitely additional feedback is needed for a more thorough assessment of its true potential. For example, while most customers seem to endorse the method’s massaging sensation (owing to the rollers incorporated) and the soothing heat coming from the laser emission, there are complaints for a number of side effects (see section above) which may spoil its overall performance. In addition, quite a few SmoothShapes users claim that they had expected more in terms of cellulite addressing (for instance, dimpled skin is not always effectively tackled), while others comment negatively on the need for additional treatments so as to maintain or ameliorate the initial outcome.
For a list of the testimonials we received in our Contact Form click here!
Before and After Photos
Going over the aforementioned facts, it firstly becomes evident that SmoothShapes addresses to women and men who are harassed by cellulite – that means it is not a weight-loss method. That being said, and judging by the limited customers’ feedback, SmoothShapes is a reasonable body contouring method with detectable results in terms of tackling modest and midrange cellulite issues – however, the person receiving the treatment should bear in mind that the outcome will not be permanent, and that extra sessions may be needed after 1 or 2 years, coupled with balanced nutrition and mild physical exercise. In addition, for more severe cases, perhaps patients should turn to other options, such as Cellulaze, at least until more solid evidence on SmoothShapes’ effectiveness becomes available.