SmoothShapes is a noninvasive procedure offered by San Francisco, CA board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Leonard Gray. The treatment helps eliminate cellulite, and assists in achieving visible improvement in body shape and skin tone. The treatment utilizes suction and low-level laser energy to massage the tissue, helping move fluid through the lymphatic system, and smooth the appearance of dimples in the skin. It is the perfect treatment for post-op liposuction patients, as well as anyone looking to smooth the thighs, abdomen, or buttocks. The treatment plan consists of 8 sessions, twice a week, for four weeks for beautiful, flawless results.
Through the use of photomology, SmoothShapes uses a combination of laser and light wavelengths to specifically target cellulite. The treatment area will be properly prepped. The 650 NM wavelength will penetrate the fat cell membrane and make it permeable and more accommodating to be effectively removed. Then, the 915 NM wavelength will penetrate deep into the tissue to elevate the temperature, which will liquefy the fat to move it out of the fat cell. Rollers will massage the area and will be combined with suction to move the fat into the lymphatic system to allow the fat to be eliminated from the body. The entire procedure takes around 20 minutes.
After the procedure, a patient will experience no downtime. There might be a slight soreness that should subside within a few hours. No pain medications should be needed. Patients might notice a slight improvement in the treatment area immediately, but full results should be achieved after 8 sessions. Improved skin should be tighter and smoother as a result.
"Wonderful team - The staff and surgeon at bay area plastic surgery are amazing. The office has a very professional, yet very relaxing vibe to it. Dr Gray is very open and honest with you and provides exceptional care. I never once felt rushed through any of the process. His RN, Cherisse is so amazing, she answered all of my questions and continuously helped me find time to come in for my post opp..."- O. / RealSelf / May 09, 2017
"I got my breasts, lips and fillers. Great staff. Amazing outcome! Very happy."- D.C. / Google / Apr 16, 2017
"This was a great, professional experience - Dr. Gray was very knowledgeable and thorough when we came in for the consultation. He explained all of the different breast implant types and what they would look like depending on what was the desired outcome. Great bedside manner an he gave great advice, made us feel very comfortable and we love the results."- A. / RealSelf / Apr 08, 2017
"I was referred to Dr. Leonard Gray by a friend who has had work done and he was the second I went to see for consultation. I booked my surgery day a few days after that day. I'm so glad that I find Dr. Leonard practice! I absolutely love his staff. They are extremely nice, patient and helpful! I'm so thankful and satisfied with his work."- S.Z. / Yelp / Mar 21, 2017
"AMAZING!! Dr. Gray and staff are the best! I had a revision breast augmentation that required the best surgeon to repair. Dr. Gray is that surgeon. The results have exceeded my expectations. Not one bruise...proof that Dr. Gray is meticulous during surgery. The staff is very caring and accommodating, I could not have asked for more. Thank you for taking such great care of me."- D.M. / Yelp / Mar 18, 2017
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $5,500
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 12 Weeks
SmoothShapes can be used virtually anywhere on the body to reduce cellulite. The treatment is most commonly used on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs.
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Since SmoothShapes is noninvasive with no needles or incisions, the procedure should be virtually painless. Most patients experience a warm sensation from the laser, and pressure from the massage. The sensations are comparable to a deep tissue massage. Patients might experience slight soreness afterward that should subside soon afterward.
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Most patients will need 8 treatments to produce optimal results, which are normally performed twice per week.