Collagen is the substance which gives our face volume, making us look young and healthy. As we get older, however, our body begins producing less collagen. Without this volumizing substance, faces can begin to look old, with saggy skin and drooping contours. Over the years, patients have turned to cosmetic dermatology to help restore their appearance of youth, and thanks to the advent of ThermiSmooth, patients now have access to a non-invasive procedure that tightens skin and restores beauty!
What is Thermi-Smooth?
Thermi-Smooth is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure that can be used on the face, neck, and jaw lines of patients. The procedure works by stimulating the natural production of collagen beneath the skin. When skin is heated to temperatures above 40C, a process is initiated in which the skin begins to tighten and new collagen is produced. After a simple and quick treatment, patients can enjoy a face that is supported, tight, and healthy looking!
How Does Thermi-Smooth Work?
Thermi-smooth uses targeted heat and radio-frequency to tighten and firm the skin. The Thermi-smooth system is unique in its ability to constantly sense and adjust to the temperature of your skin. When your skin’s collagen reaches around 104ºF, it reacts by shrinking. This shrinking effect is what causes the skin to naturally tighten, smoothing skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. And at the same time, your skin’s natural inflammatory response to the heat is to produce new collagen, furthering the beneficial effects of the procedure.
Who is a candidate for Thermi-Smooth?
Almost anyone including patients with fat loss on their neck, jaw, or neck are perfect candidates for a Thermi-Smooth procedure. Additionally, Thermi-Smooth has been shown to be effective on treatment areas elsewhere on the body, such as the eyelids, chest, and arms.
How many Thermi-Smooth treatments are required?
Ideally, 4 treatments with 21 days between each treatment.
Thermi-Smooth treatments are repeated several times until the desired result has been achieved. Because every patient is unique, it’s impossible to say exactly how many treatments each patient will need. During the procedure, our Medical Aesthetician will use her expert judgment and guidance to help patients gain the results they want.
How soon will I see results?
After 2 – 3 treatments but it all depends on how many Thermi-Smooth treatment options are required, patients can expect to see full results within three to six months after the procedure.
What can I expect during the procedure?
During a ThermiSmooth treatment, our Medical Aesthetician will apply glycerin to the targeted treatment area. Once set to a specific temperature, the handpiece is moved in a circular fashion over the skin’s surface, gently heating the skin and adjusting the temperature based on the skin’s feedback. After about five minutes, the procedure is done! Though full results won’t occur until months after the treatment has been performed, patients can expect to see some results after their first Thermi-Smooth treatment.
What needs to be done to prepare/is any preparation needed?
How much discomfort will I experience during and after?
No pain or discomfort is associated with this treatment
How quick is the recovery time? How much downtime is needed after?
Immediate. No downtime.
How soon will I be able to return to work?
You can return to work the same day. You may have some redness.
What are the post procedure instructions?