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Temporary Reduction of Cellulite
By using the Thermi250® device, ThermiSmooth® Body is performed by targeting the areas under the skin, providing a temporary reduction of cellulite. There are a series of applications over 6-8 weeks that are gentle, and patients often say it feels like receiving a warm massage.
What is the ThermiSmooth® Body Thermi250®?
ThermiSmooth Body Thermi250 is a Body Contouring with a revolutionary non-invasive aesthetic device that tightens skin, recontours the face and body and reduces cellulite (Orange Peel) using advanced Radio Frequency (RF) technology, ThermiSmooth® 250 Body. The treatment method is simple, comfortable, pain free, can even be done during your lunch hour and you may return to work immediately following the treatment.
Body contouring after major weight loss, improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin.
Following weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues, often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a result, skin that has been severely stretched now is unsupported:
- Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full
- Abdominal area may extend around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang
- Buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause hanging pockets of skin.
How does the ThermiSmooth® Body Thermi250® work?
Similar to the ThermiSmooth® Face treatment, the ThermiSmooth® 250 electrode is applied to the skin’s surface and the device is set to a specific target temperature (i.e. 43C-45C). The electrode is gently moved in a sweeping or circular fashion while gradually heating up the skin surface. As the skin’s temperature rises to the target temperature, the radiofrequency output automatically adjusts to ensure precision of heating.
A targeted zone is treated for approximately few minutes to achieve the clinical goal.The first device of its kind, the ThermiSmooth® 250 is a unique, Radio Frequency (RF) based platform for the non-invasive ThermiSmooth Body treatment of wrinkles, rhytides and the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite that is virtually painless. ThermiSmooth® 250 combines two radio frequency modes – BiPolar and Monopolar using separate headpieces that provide therapeutic heat at different tissue depths within the body.
What does The ThermiSmooth® 250 platforms offer?
- Non-invasive solutions in one device
- Easily temperature control monitoring for consistent, more reliable results
- Treatment potential over the entire body
- Consistent delivery of results regardless of climate or season
- Remarkable breakthrough system virtually painless and requires no anesthesia.
- ThermiSmooth® 250 treatments can be performed rapidly with no downtime
As we age we lose volume in our face, primarily fat. As a result skin can hang down as gravity acts on it creating droopiness, wrinkles and bands. This can be thought of as excess skin. In cases where you have a significant amount of this loose skin, you may find other options like non-invasive treatment of wrinkles, rhytides and the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite that is virtually painless other than plastic surgery (e.g. facelift, body lift, arm lift, etc.) which requires underlying muscles needed to be addressed and repositioned causing a significant amount of downtime and expense.
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.