How It Works
SmoothShapes XV treats the underlying causes of cellulite through a proprietary technology called Photomology®
SmoothShapes’ 915nm laser penetrates into tissue and is preferentially absorbed by lipids1causing a thermal effect. The device’s vacuum component positions the skin for optimal laser and light penetration.
650 light has been demonstrated to affect permeability of the adipocyte (fat) cell membranes2, allowing treated fat to move into the interstitial space, evacuating the expressed fat and fluids into the lymphatic system.
A 915 nm laser penetrates into tissue and is preferentially absorbed by lipids, causing a thermal effect. The temperature inside the adipocyte is slightly elevated.
915 nm laser is one of the four wavelengths identified to be absorbed by lipids at a higher rate than water.
650 nm light modifies the permeability of fat cell membranes, allowing treated fat to move into the interstitial space. This change does not damage the adipocytes.
SmoothShapes XV has created a scientific approach to cellulite treatments that practitioners and patients can trust for results. The SmoothShapes XV System effectively treats cellulite through proprietary technology called Photomology. Photomology restores enlarged cells through a unique mechanism of action that combines light and laser energy with mechanical manipulation (vacuum and massage) to specifically target problem cellulite. Treatment results: tighter, smoother looking skin.
- The lightweight, handheld roller glides over the treated area, creating a gentle massage-like sensation.
- A vacuum component positions the skin more effectively for optimal light and laser penetration.
- The contoured rollers assist in moving the evacuated fat and fluids from the interstitial space into the lymphatic system.
- A combination of light and laser energy penetrates into the tissue causing a thermal effect and increasing cell permeability.
- Fat molecules migrate from the adipose cells to the interstitial fluid.
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1 Anderson RR, et al. Selective photothermolysis of lipid-rich tissues: A free electron laser study. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2006;38:913-919. 2 Neira R., et al. Plastic Reconstruction Surgery Sep 1; 110(3):912-922.