SmoothShapes is a non-invasive medical laser for cellulite reduction offered first in the greater Houston area at Body BeneFits – and featured first on KHOU’s Great Day Houston! Since opening in 2000, Body BeneFits is still the most experienced and specialized center in cellulite reduction, body contouring, therapeutic massage and lymphatic drainage using LPG equipment. In 2003, Body BeneFits was the only location in Texas chosen by LPG Worldwide to train medical spas and doctor offices in the world patented LPG cellulite reduction equipment. Therefore, we provide the most experienced staff educated in the proper treatment for each client, with advanced protocols and training available through the center.
“SmoothShapes is going to change the lives of many who were once embarrassed to have certain body parts on display,” commented Cheryl Karcher, MD, a New York City dermatologist and nationally recognized expert in aesthetic medicine. “Unlike other systems designed to treat cellulite, SmoothShapes has significantly improved the appearance of cellulite with longer lasting results.” SmoothShapes and Dr. Karcher were featured on The View’s “Beauty and the Beach” segment on April 18, 2008.
“After evaluating the technology and clinical results, SmoothShapes appears to be leaps ahead of other cellulite technology,” said Patricia Wexler, MD, the first New York City dermatologist to offer the SmoothShapes system. “Patients of every age are concerned about this problem, but until recently we’ve seen treatments that require numerous office visits that can cause both pain and bruising.”
Dr. Wexler visited the Today Show on NBC and demonstrated SmoothShapes for Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
Cellulite and skirts – not a good mix. This is especially difficult if you live in Orange County, where skirts and shorts are nearly mandatory. Jeana Keough, former cast member of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County is no stranger to either – OC dress code or cellulite. Jeana talked about her experience with SmoothShapes on the Las Vegas Fox affiliate’s program More in October, 2010 and revealed her results. While SmoothShapes is not a permanent solution, you can help maintain your results with proper diet and exercise. Updates are needed though so you’ll need to return for follow up treatments once a year.
See Body BeneFits, Inc. featured on Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan. Be sure to check out the May, 2009 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine and read the article, The Cure For Cellulite? Seriously?
SmoothShapes System was introduced at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) annual meeting held in San Antonio, February 1-5, 2008. “We are seeing consistent, lasting results from the SmoothShapes treatments. The early results indicate that patients may not need follow-up maintenance treatments for quite some time,” said Klaus Fritz, M.D., Vice President of the European Society of Laser Dermatology and Secretary General of the German Dermatology Association. The SmoothShapes® medical laser system was developed over 7 years ago, undergoing 2 years of clinical studies with proven MRI images to reduce cellulite and fat. This is accomplished through the use of 915nm wavelength laser and 650nm wavelength LED light called Photomology®. The benefits of SmoothShapes include cellulite reduction, fat reduction, reduction of body circumference, an increase in skin tone and radiance, improved scar tissue healing, general improved lymph flow, improved circulation and even relief of muscle aches and pains. But how does Photomology® work? Photomology® is FDA cleared to reduce cellulite and liquefy fat in the engorged cells and repair brittle collagen. Collagen is regenerated, circulation is improved and metabolic processes are restored.
The contoured rollers and vacuum massage assist in moving the liquefied fat out through the lymphatic system and smooth the appearance of skin in as few as 4 weeks. Skin tone visibly improves and feels tighter.
Cellulite is a skin condition marked by engorged fat cells trapped in a fibrotic network of fibrous septae located in the hypodermis. These columns contain engorged cells, and allow herniation to be more visible on the skin’s surface. Several genetic and physical factors contribute to the cause of cellulite such as hormonal imbalances, vascular changes and inflammation. SmoothShapes improves cellulite with thermal, non-destructive Photomology.
The 650 NM Wavelength modifies the permeability of the fat cell membrane to allow the liquefied fat to move into the interstitial space. This transitory change does not damage the adipocytes; the integrity of the cells is safely maintained.
The 915 NM Wavelength penetrates well into tissue and is preferentially absorbed by lipids causing fat liquefaction. The temperature inside the adipocytes is slightly elevated. Contoured rollers move liquefied lipids from the interstitial space to the lymphatic system for dynamic drainage.
A vacuum component positions the skin for the most effective light penetration. SmoothShapes patients experience and feel smoother and tighter looking skin in treated areas and can expect long lasting and improved results after completing a series of treatments.
A multi-center study for MRI validation was performed in which 74 randomized patients were asked to participate in a single-blinded format. Of those participants, 81% of patients showed “significant volumetric reduction in subcutaneous fat” in treated vs. non-treated persons. This finding was based on a decrease in fat area in treated vs. non-treated patients. Thirteen (13) months post-treatment, five patients provided elective MRI’s – of which four patients (4/5 = 80%) maintained the initial results.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Kulick shares the results of a lengthy scientific review of this innovative cellulite treatment and explains in detail how the SmoothShapes® technology works in this interview segment from the 2009 Aesthetic Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Click the player (right) to view.