If you have unwanted cellulite on the body, you may want to consider a SmoothShapes® treatment at Anh Vu, M.D. SmoothShapes® is the most advanced cellulite treatment available, offering better and longer lasting results than other treatments. We offer SmoothShapes® and other body sculpting procedures to residents of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach.
What is SmoothShapes®?
SmoothShapes® is a safe, comfortable procedure providing long-lasting reduction in the dimpled skin known as cellulite. SmoothShapes® is also recommended post-operatively for liposuction patients to enable more comprehensive results. This treatment uses a unique combination of light energy and massaging to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. SmoothShapes® involves no incisions or surgery, offering patients a quick and comfortable way to improve their appearance.
How is a SmoothShapes® Treatment Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every SmoothShapes® procedure begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient’s aesthetic goals. Body sculpting procedures can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during the procedure, which involves using the SmoothShapes® device to deliver two different wavelengths of light to the targeted areas. At the same time, a vacuum component gently pulls on the skin. This process liquifies fat and pushes it through the lymphatic system, where it is naturally eliminated from the body. SmoothShapes® can cause a warming sensation in the skin, but is a generally comfortable experience for the treatment time, typically between 20-30 minutes.
What Can I Expect After My SmoothShapes® Treatment?
Since SmoothShapes® is non-surgical, there is rarely any downtime after the treatment. In fact, many patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after their appointment. Some patients may experience redness or swelling in the treated areas, but this typically fades within a few days. It can take a few weeks for the body to process and eliminate the treated fat, so results aren’t seen until about four weeks after treatment. Results will continue to improve for up to six months after your SmoothShapes® procedure. Most patients will need to have multiple SmoothShapes® sessions to achieve their desired results.
How Long Do the Results from SmoothShapes® Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from SmoothShapes® can last for years and look completely natural. However, this treatment does not prevent cellulite from developing in the future, so many patients will have to maintain their results by having regular treatments, typically yearly.
Am I a Good Candidate for SmoothShapes®?
If you would like to reduce the appearance of cellulite and achieve a smoother, more contoured figure, you may be a good candidate for SmoothShapes®. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. SmoothShapes® is considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that it is not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
To learn more about SmoothShapes® or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. At Anh Vu, M.D., we offer SmoothShapes® and other body sculpting procedures to help patients achieve the figure that makes them look and feel their best. We welcome patients from the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas.