Anti-Cellulite Skin Treatments in Portland Arrive for the Holiday Season

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Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine®, a leading laser skin care center in Portland, Oregon, is the first practice in the area to offer the exclusive SmoothShapes® System from Elemé Medical.

Douglas J. Key, M.D., of the Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine® ( is pleased to announce that the practice will be the first treatment center to offer SmoothShapes® cellulite treatments in Portland, Oregon for long-lasting correction of cellulite. "I am excited to be able to bring this groundbreaking technology to the women and men in Portland who need skin treatments to enhance their skin tone," says Dr. Key. "I am also dedicated to remaining an innovator in new treatment technologies - particularly ones that produce such satisfying results for my patients."

Dr. Key decided to begin offering SmoothShapes treatments after evaluating the technology and studying the clinical results. There are a number of at-home and clinical treatments for cellulite on the market today, but he was focused on carefully evaluating cellulite skin treatments for Portland residents before selecting SmoothShapes.

Cellulite is a common cosmetic concern for women of all ages. In fact, some sources estimate that between 85% to 98% of women have some degree of cellulite, or the dimpled, bumpy skin texture that commonly appears on the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite is caused by enlarged fat cells being trapped in a lattice-like network of collagen located in the hypodermis. Cellulite can't be controlled or improved by diet or exercise, which makes effective medical treatment that much more important.

Lasting treatment of cellulite requires highly advanced technologies, and it remains one of the most difficult cosmetic challenges facing women. "SmoothShapes works because it is more advanced than other cellulite technologies in many respects," says Dr. Key. "The manufacturer of SmoothShapes technology has spent the time and money necessary to perform scientific validations of its efficacy. In my view, the science behind SmoothShapes is sound, and the ultimate proof of that is in the quality of results patients achieve at my laser skin care center in Portland, Oregon."

SmoothShapes achieves smoother and tighter skin without downtime, discomfort or significant aftereffects. The treatment uses two energy sources, combining laser and dynamic light therapy to target the structures below the skin that can cause cellulite and poor skin tone. In addition, the device applies contoured rollers and gentle suction to the skin's surface to provide longer-lasting cellulite reduction without the need for monthly maintenance as is the case with other treatments currently available.

SmoothShapes is designed as a completely non-invasive way to provide lasting improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Demand for an effective solution is one of the main reasons why Dr. Key, a dermatologist in Portland, has kept close watch on innovations in this area of medicine.

"More and more women are coming into the Key Laser Institute wanting to know how they can improve the appearance of cellulite," adds Dr. Key. "Five or 10 years ago, I would have said that their options are limited, but today I am excited to be able to address the growing demand by offering an innovative technology like SmoothShapes. The treatment protocol can be completed in only four weeks, so it is the perfect way to look super for the holidays and into the New Year."

The Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine® ( is a practice devoted solely to cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures. Founded by Dr. Douglas Key, the practice is at the forefront in providing men and women with next generation skin treatment options. As a dermatologist in Portland, Dr. Key shares his knowledge and experience with other physicians and is a frequent speaker at professional symposia around the world.


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