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SmoothShapes is a non-invasive skin tightening device that smoothes the undesirable dimples known as cellulite.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

SmoothShapes is a non-invasive skin tightening device that smoothes the undesirable dimples known as cellulite. SmoothShapes uses a diode laser, LEDs, and a massage head with rollers. The makers of SmoothShapes calls this fusion of features "photomology."

The diode sends long waves deep into the tissues of the skin to heat fat cells, melting the contents inside. Meanwhile, small holes are created in the membrane of each fat cell, making them permeable so that fat can be easily released. Once it escapes the cell walls, fat is flushed from the body by way of the lymphatic drainage system.

What It's Good For

A series of SmoothShapes treatments can reduce cellulite, tighten the skin, and slim the circumference of thighs. Men and women may use SmoothShapes on the buttocks, thighs, hips, back, and abdomen.

Who it works for: The ideal candidate wants to reduce small pockets of excess fat and cellulite for their body. SmoothShapes is ineffective for the overweight and the lazy.

The full potential of SmoothShapes treatments can only be met if a patient pledges to eat well and exercise regularly. All skin types can be treated with SmoothShapes.

Recommended age range: Cellulite begins to affect women - and a few men - after puberty. If you have cellulite, then you may be treated with SmoothShapes.

When will I see results?: Cellulite reduction is a slow and gradual process. It takes between eight and 12 treatments, but with each session, your skin should feel slightly tighter and smoother. Results tend to show by the fourth or fifth appointment.

How long it lasts: SmoothShapes is not permanent, and cellulite will return once treatments stop. Maintenance appointments can be spaced four to eight months apart to help reduce cellulite for longer. Your doctor can provide a better estimate based on the quality of your skin.

Key benefits of SmoothShapes: Cellulite reduction may be achieved with continued and frequent SmoothShapes treatments.

Licensed uses: SmoothShapes temporarily reduces cellulite and improves blood circulation. The device also relieves minor muscle aches, pains, and spasms.

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