ElemÃ© Medical SmoothShapes
ElemÃ© Medical SmoothShapes
ElemÃ© Medical, Inc.,a venture backed aesthetics company, is dedicated to providing market-leading technology in all areas of body shaping. The company's major product: SmoothShapesÂ® with PhotomologyÂ® technology is a CE Marked, FDA-cleared medical device for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
The SmoothShapes system is based on the company's proprietary Photomology platform â€“ a process that treats cellulite and subcutaneous fat by combining dynamic light and laser energy along with vacuum and massage to stimulate the restoration of healthy cell activity. The system addresses both the physical manifestations of cellulite and its underlying causes providing longer lasting results that patients can see and feel.
Our targeted markets include plastic surgeons, dermatologists, OB/ GYN and primary care specialists, medical spas, aesthetic clinics and executive health facilities. According to Global Body Shaping Market Analysis, the Body Shaping market could grow from $4.5 billion in 2006 to $8.1 billion by 2011.
Based on six years of scientific development, SmoothShapesÂ® featuring PhotomologyÂ® technology is designed to offer a new and innovative way to treat cellulite, safely and effectively, and achieve long-lasting results.
The proprietary Photomology technology combines dynamic energy (laser and light) with mechanical manipulation (contoured rollers and vacuum) to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Photomology utilizes specific laser and light wavelengths to address the physical manifestations of cellulite: less flexible collagen and enlarged fat cells. Collagen is remodeled so skin is smoother and tighter and fat cells are restored. Photomology gently stimulates metabolic processes to minimize the underlying causes of cellulite such as edema, impaired blood circulation and decreased metabolism, to restore tissue to a better state.
â€¢ Targets the bumpy appearance of cellulite by restoring enlarged fat cells resulting in smoother skin.
â€¢ Treats the dimpling of cellulite by remodeling collagen for tighter, more flexible skin.
â€¢ How SMOOTHSHAPESÂ® Works
â€¢ Cellulite is a common skin condition known for its dimpled appearance caused by enlarged fat cells trapped in an inflexible network of fibrous septae located in the subcutaneous layers of skin. It affects 85-98% of post-pubertal women. For years it was thought that cellulite occurred primarily due to obesity, excessive weight gain, lack of exercise and poor diet, but in actuality, this is not the case. The formation of cellulite is due to several genetic and physical factors that include hormones, vascular changes and connective tissue changes.
â€¢ Based on six years of scientific development, SmoothShapesÂ® featuring PhotomologyÂ® technology is designed to offer a new and innovative way to treat cellulite, safely and effectively, and achieve long-lasting results. The SmoothShapes system effectively treats cellulite by improving the overall condition of enlarged fat cells and inflexible fibrous septae through a proprietary technology called PhotomologyÂ®. Photomology restores enlarged cells through a unique mechanism of action which combines dynamic laser and light energy with contoured rollers and vacuum suction to specifically target problem cellulite. Treatment results: tighter, smoother looking skin.
â€¢ Photomology technology preserves fat cells while stimulating normal metabolic processes. It uses specific laser and light wavelengths to target the physicalmanifestations of cellulite: enlarged fat cells and inflexible fibrous septae. During treatment, collagen is remodeled in order to restore fat cells and smooth and tighten treated skin. Photomology gently stimulates metabolic processes to minimize the underlying causes of cellulite such as edema, impaired blood circulation and decreased metabolism to restore the tissue to a better state. Two specific wavelengths of light are utilized during treatment.
The 915nm (nanometer) wavelength penetrates well into the 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.
Infrared absorption spectra of water (solid Line) and human fat (dotted line), noting approximate wavelengths of fat absorption maxima. (R.R. Anderson, et al. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 38:-13-919, 2006.)
915nm laser is one of the four wavelengths proven to effectively liquefy fat.
The SmoothShapesÂ® treatment protocol consists of 2 treatments a week for four weeks for a total of eight treatments. Many patients experience changes in their skin texture and firmness after as little as two treatments. The following are before and after photographs of actual SmoothShapes patients. Ask your local physician to see their before and after photographs.
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