Can SmoothShapes really zap that cellulite? Read on!
Ever had one of those days when you put on a pair of shorts or a swimsuit, looked at yourself in the mirror and thought “ugh, that could be toned, that should be gone, and that just isn’t right.” I know I have. When I have those days, I tell myself that I will go to the gym and get toned up, but that never happens. I’m either too busy or too lazy and let’s face it, there are so many other ways to occupy time that don’t involve sweating and working your butt off. Fortunately, I found a solution to that doesn’t involve an ounce of work!
The solution lies within a gem in the heart of Glendale — Abloom Med Spa. Abloom must be the best kept secret in the Valley, and despite wanting to hog all of their services for myself, I’m doing the right thing and sharing this secret with you.
When I arrived at Abloom Med Spa I couldn’t help but feel relaxed. Cookies were laid out for my enjoyment along with water with fresh lemon slices. The décor consisted of warm, calming tones, accented by colorful pictures and an array of small fountains placed strategically throughout the building.
I was greeted by Juanita, an aesthetician and experienced laser technician, with whom I immediately felt at ease. I was glad to find comfort in her presence because I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about my procedure: SmoothShapes — a non-invasive procedure that uses a proprietary technology called Photomology that combines dynamic energy (laser and light) with mechanical manipulation (vacuum and massage) 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. The process works by minimizing the underlying causes of cellulite such as edema and impaired blood circulation. The name sounds harmless enough but from all of the rumors my impression of the procedure was brutal. I was expecting pain, and a lot of it. I thought I would leave crippled and covered with bruises. Fortunately, this was far from the truth.
Juanita led me into the SmoothShapes room and asked me which area of my body I wanted to improve. I immediately said “thighs.” While in the past I’ve gotten compliments on my legs, I can’t help but have a self-image complex. Juanita instructed me to put on a wrap and get comfortable on the table. I told Juanita that I was nervous so she started me out on the lowest voltage. After a couple of pain-free seconds I asked her to crank it up. She did. Still no pain. I was ecstatic! Just out of curiosity I had Juanita put the machine at full power to see if I could find the cause of all of the nasty rumors about this treatment. Still no pain! If anything the SmoothShapes machine felt amazing! It was like getting a hot stone massage that reduces cellulite. I didn’t want her to stop, but when she did I got another pleasant surprise. My jeans were loose around my thighs! Not only was I expecting bruises I was also skeptical that the treatment would work at all since I had read online that it takes several treatments to see results.
I didn’t think that my day could get any better … but it did. Juanita led me to the facial room and preformed a SkinCeuticals Calming Facial on my dry, sun-damaged face. I was so excited about my SmoothShapes results that I rattled on during the facial. I got to know Juanita a little better and found out the reason behind her career choice. “I love what I do because I help people feel good about themselves,” said Juanita in full earnest, and I believed her, not only because she made my legs look amazing and was doing her magic on my face, but because she seemed like a genuine person whose heart was really set on helping people. Our conversation flowed so easily that I hardly noticed the masks and antioxidant serums going on and off my face and in no time at all (or at least it seemed that way) we were done. I looked in the mirror and noticed that my wrinkles were less visible and my skin had a smoother appearance. I may have to get some SkinCeuticals products to keep in my secret stash at home!
I was almost sad to leave. I wanted Juanita to do another round of SmoothShapes. I think I may be hooked. And now that you know the secret, you may soon be hooked as well. Just don’t hog up all of the appointment time!