SmoothShapes® Cellulite Treatment
The vast majority of women develop cellulite at some time in their lives – often starting during adolescence. Fortunately, recent medical advances have made this condition much more manageable. For women in and around San Jose and Palo Alto, effective cellulite treatment with SmoothShapes® is now available at the practice of Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman, a board-certified plastic surgeon. This non-surgical treatment reduces the lumpy, dimpled appearance of cellulite on the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks.
SmoothShapes uses laser, LED light, massage and vacuum technology to treat the outer dimpled appearance of cellulite by addressing the subcutaneous fat cells and brittle underlying tissue that cause it. The heat and light created by the SmoothShapes XV device liquefy the fat inside these enlarged cells, and the pressure from the rollers and vacuum massage motion expels the liquid fat, allowing the lymphatic system to flush it from the body. As a result, the overlying skin becomes smoother and less dimpled.
Dr. Hoffman is happy to discuss your many treatment options with you, and to share his expert opinion as to which treatments are the most beneficial for you. To meet with Dr. Hoffman and discuss your goals, request your consultation online or call us at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 292-1118 (Los Gatos) to schedule an appointment.
Before & After Photos
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SmoothShapes is a comfortable, non-invasive treatment that requires no needles, no incisions, and no anesthesia. Patients have compared the treatment to a deep-tissue massage. Sessions last an average of 20 minutes per area of the body – typically the hips, thighs and buttocks. Improvement of cellulite appearance generally requires 8 treatments, 2 times a week for 4 weeks with 2 to 7 days between sessions.
Recovery and Results
SmoothShapes requires no downtime, and patients can resume their daily routines right away. Patients may experience some skin redness, mild tingling and warmth, increased urination on the day of the treatment and, in rare cases, bruising. Visible improvement of cellulite appearance will usually begin after 6 treatments, depending on the severity of the cellulite.
Patients cannot be sunburned or have tanned or used tanning lotion for at least 2 days before treatment, and tanning lotion residue must be minimal. Patients' skin must be evenly tanned without blotchiness.
Dr. Hoffman also offers Cellulaze™, a minimally intrusive, laser-based cellulite treatment that can eliminate the appearance of cellulite for a year following only 1 session.