Smartlipo - laser-assisted lipolysis

Smartlipo is the industry’s leading laser-assisted lipolysis system designed to disrupt fat cells and coagulate tissue, resulting in tissue retraction.1 It is the ideal system for treating localised fat deposits on the face and body.

Why Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is the market leader in laser-assisted lipolysis. In a market projected to grow 12.3% per year through 2017, Smartlipo provides you with the technology you need to meet patient demand.1 Designed with the 1064 nm wavelength for procedure efficacy, Smartlipo includes the ThermaGuide and SmartSense delivery systems, which provide real-time temperature and motion-sensing feedback.

Cynosure offers three distinct Smartlipo workstations, with technology and power tailored to your needs.

Smartlipo advantages

  • Minimally-invasive procedure
  • Promotes tissue retraction through soft tissue coagulation2
  • Less trauma and faster healing times compared to traditional liposuction
  • Treats highly fibrotic areas easily
  • Consistent and reproducible patient outcomes
  • Provides a quick return on your investment

Smartlipo research and development

  • Clinical support: Smartlipo technology claims are supported by over nine years of clinical studies and evidence-based science.
  • Smartlipo intelligent delivery systems: only Cynosure offers ThermaGuide and SmartSense intelligent delivery systems, which can help you treat patients to specified clinical endpoints with a single integrated temperature and motion-sensing handpiece, as well as prevent over-treatment.

1Medical Insight Inc. Medical Insight, Inc. “Global Aesthetic Market Research Report January 2013.” 2013.
2Intended for the surgical incision, excision, vaporization, ablation, and coagulation of soft tissue

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Clinical Data

The performance of the Smartlipo family of products is driven by over nine years of clinical study, and our laser-assisted lipolysis is backed by numerous peer-reviewed clinical publications.

  1. Anderson RR et al. “Selective Photothermolysis of Lipid Rich Tissues: A Free Electron Laser Study.” Laser in Surgery and Medicine. 38:913–919 (2006).
  2. Apfelberg DB et al. “Progress Report on Multicenter Study of Laser Assisted Liposuction.” Aesth Plast Surg. 18:259–264, 1994.
  3. Badin AZED, Gondek LBE, Garcia MJ, do Valle LC, Flizikowski FBZ, de Noronha L. “Analysis of laser lipolysis effects on human tissue samples obtained from liposuction.” Aesth Plast Surg. 2005;29:281–286.
  4. Badin AZED, Morales LM, Gondek L, Chiaratti MG, Canta L. “Laser Lipolysis: Flaccidity Under Control.” Aesth Plast Surg. 2002; 26:335–339.
  5. Caplin DA, Perlyn, CA. “Rejuvenation of the Aging Neck: Current Principles,Techniques, and Newer Modifications.” Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am 17 (2009) 589–601.
  6. Collawn SS “Skin Tightening with Fractional Lasers, Radiofrequency and Smartlipo.” Annals of Plastic Surgery. Volume 64 Number 5 May 2010.
  7. DiBernardo BE, Reyes J, Chen B. “Evaluation of tissue thermal effects from 1064/1320nm laser assisted lipolysis and its clinical implications.” Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 2009; 11:62–69
  8. DiBernardo BE, Reyes J. ”Evaluation of Skin Tightening After Laser Assisted Liposuction.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. October 2009; 29:5: 400–407.
  9. Goldman A. “Submental Nd:YAG laser-assisted liposuction.” Laser Surg Med. 2006;38:181-184.
  10. Goldman A, Gotkin RH, Sarnoff DS, Prati C, Rossato F. “Cellulite: A New Treatment Approach Combining Subdermal Nd:YAG Laser Lipolysis and Autologus Fat Transplantation.” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2008 Vol.28 Number 6: 656–662.
  11. Goldman A, Gotkin RH, “Laser-Assisted Liposuction.” Clinical Plastic Surgery. 36(2009) 241–253.
  12. Goldman A, Schavelzon DE, Blugerman GS. Laserlipolysis: liposuction using Nd-YAG laser. Rev Soc Cir Plást. Jan/abr 2002;17(1):17–26.
  13. Goldman A, Wollina U. Subdermal Nd-YAG laser for axillary hyperhidrosis. Dermatol Surg. 2008;34:1–7.
  14. Goldman A, Wollina U “Lipoma treatment with Subdermal Nd:YAG laser treatment.” International Journal of Dermatology. 2009: 48, 1228–1232.
  15. Ichikawa K, Miyasaka M, Tanaka R, Tanino R, Mizukami K, Wakaki M. Histologic evaluation of the pulsed Nd:YAG laser for laser lypolysis. Laser Surg Med. 2005;36:43-46.
  16. Ichikawa K, Tanino R, Wakaki M. Histologic and photonic evaluation of a pulsed Nd:YAG laser for ablation of subcutaneous adipose tissue. Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 2006;31(4):136–140.
  17. Katz B, McBean J. The new laser liposuction for men. Dermatol Ther. 2007;20:448–451.
  18. Katz B, McBean J. “Laser-assisted lipolysis: A report on complications.” Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. 2008;10:231–233.
  19. Katz B, McBean J. “A pilot study of the efficacy of a 1064nm and 1320nm sequentially firing Nd:YAG Laser Device for Lipolysis and skin tightening.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 41:779–784 December 2009.
  20. Khoury JG, Saluja R, Keel D, Detwiler S, Goldman MP. Histologic evaluation of interstitial lipolysis comparing a 1064, 1320 and 2100 nm laser in an ex vivo model. Laser Surg Med. 2008;40:402–406.
  21. Kim KH, Geronemus RG. Laser lipolysis using a novel 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
  22. Leibaschoff G et al. “A double-blind, prospective, clinical, surgical, histopathological and ultrasound study comparing the effectiveness and safety of liposuction performed using laser lipolysis (Smartlipo) and Internal Ultrasound (Vaser) method, and assessing the evolution in patients.”
  23. Mordon S, Eymard-Maurin AF, Wassmer B, Ringot J. Histologic evaluation of laser lipolysis: pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser versus CW 980-nm diode laser. Aesth Surg J. May/June 2007;27(3):263–268.
  24. Prado A, Andrades P, Danilla S, Leniz P, Castillo P, Gaete F. A prospective, randomized, doubleblind, controlled clinical trial comparing laser-assisted lipoplasty with suction-assisted lipoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. Sep 15 2006;118(4):1032–1045.
  25. Resko AE, Magro CM, Diktaban T, Sadick NS “Histological Comparison of 1064nm Nd:YAG and 1320nm Nd:YAG Laser Lipolysis Using an ex vivo Model.” Journal of Drugs and Dermatology. Vol.8 Issue 4, April 2009.
  26. Saluja R. “Dual Wavelength Laser lipolysis treatment of Lipomas: A Case Report.” Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. April 2010 Volume 9 Issue 4 pg.387.
  27. Woodhall KE, Saluja R, Khoury J, Goldman M. “A comparison of three separate clinical studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of laser assisted lipolysis using 1064nm, 1320nm and a combined 1064/1320nm multiplex device.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 41:774–778. December 2009.

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