Thermismooth uses targeted radio frequency energy to heat your skin and fat helping to improve the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite by stimulating skin fibroblasts to produce more collagen and reducing fat through an inflamatory process.
ThermiSmooth® is one of the most advanced radiofrequency (RF) treatments in the world. This technology gives our aesthetic professionals the ability to tighten skin, soften wrinkles and even eradicate fat and cellulite. In as little as three months, you could regain your confidence by sculpting your body and tightening loose skin.
The Benefits of Non-Invasive Body Contouring
It was not many years ago that surgery was the only way to address many of the most common cosmetic problems we deal with as we grow older. Options such as tummy tucks and arm lifts can be quite effective, but they are not right for everyone.
Body contouring is the process of tightening and toning the skin by taking advantage of the body’s natural healing process. Instead of making incisions and removing soft tissue, radiofrequency pulses are used to heat the skin and promote the production of collagen. Over the course of a series of treatments, this technology can actually reverse some of the signs of aging on your body.
Who is a Candidate?
One of the biggest benefits of ThermiSmooth® is the fact that it can be used to treat cosmetic problems throughout the body. Whether you are struggling with loose skin around the neck or excess fat along your midsection, ThermiSmooth® might be the right solution. Even if you feel relatively healthy, our team will still need information on your medical history and any health issues that you are currently dealing with to make sure you are the right candidate for treatment. In order to be satisfied with the results, you should also have realistic expectations about what this technology can and cannot do.
What Does ThermiSmooth® Feel Like?
The RF energy used by ThermiSmooth® feels like a warm stone massage at the treatment site. This technology is so comfortable that many of our patients use their phone or even take a nap during these sessions. Depending on the treatment site, the procedure ranges from 15 minutes to one hour. The vast majority of our patients head right back to work or their other daily errands after their appointment.
The Long-Term Results of ThermiSmooth®
Everyone’s skin is slightly different, and that is why there is no guarantee regarding when you will see the results. After a series of treatments, most patients begin to notice improvements to their skin, but that depends on what exactly is being treated. The full results won’t become apparent for at least three to six months, but they generally last for a year or longer.
Frequently asked questions
RF Heat generates a focused wound healing response that realigns and regenerates collagen in your skin to replace aging, sagging skin with fresher, younger skin (a form of Collagen induction therapy).
The Monopolar handpiece allows deep controlled penetration of RF energy and treats cellulite symptoms by three main mechanisms:
- tightening of the underlying tissues, which in turn causes a production of new collagen and collagen remodeling
- increased blood circulation to the area being treated and drainage of the fatty deposits to the lymphatic system
- fatty acid decomposition or breakdown and heat-induced fat cell death
It is important to note that although ThermiSmooth® 250 can lead to superficial and volumetric changes in your tissues and therefore a reduction of size in a given area, ThermiSmooth® 250 is not a weight-loss program and it will not significantly alter your weight.
The number of collagen stimulating treatments can vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. You may begin to see slights improvements after a couple of treatments, but at least 4-6 treatments are recommended, spaced 1 to 3 weeks apart, to achieve optimum results. Full benefits will likely not be accomplished if a full series of treatments are not performed.
Generally, treatments take about 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Your skin should be clean and dry, free of make-up, creams, oils, or other skin products. The treatment are should not be exposed to sunlight, tanning booths or self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Generally speaking there is no downtime with this treatment and you could return to your normal activities the same day. You may however find the skin appears pink or red that should subside within 2-4 hours; however this is generally quite mild.
Depending on the area treated you may experience some mild “achiness”, similar to a muscle ache after a workout. This should resolve in 2-3 days. If it does not, please contact our office.
In general we recommend that you drink at least 8-10 cups of water for the first three days following the treatment. In order to avoid overheating the treated skin tissue at depth, you should not wash the treated area with hot water for 24 hours and avoid hot baths or saunas for three days after the treatment.
For the same reason, it is also recommended to avoid excessive exercise for a couple of days after the treatment as this can increase your skin temperature
Due to the ageing process as well as various other factors such as genetics, diet, smoking, sun exposure, alcohol consumption, etc. ongoing maintenance will be required more frequently for older people and for those with poor skin quality to begin-with. Use of sun protection and other proper skin treatments will also help maintain skin tautness.
For body contouring applications, the improvement in the skin quality is said to be long lasting, similar to the facial tightening results; however keeping the body contours in check is also subject to a person’s diet, calorie intake, exercise and lifestyle. Furthermore as we continue to age and loose elasticity in our skin, diet and exercise certainly have a huge impact on our body. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are crucial and imperative to maintain improvements in cellulite and fat reduction and to keep our body contours in good shape.