ThermiSmooth Face Treatment
ThermiSmooth face treatment is a procedure designed to improve the appearance of aging skin by tightening and increasing collagen production over a given period of time. It is a non-invasive facial treatment that uses target heat to smooth and firm areas of the face.
ThermiSmooth is highly effective at increasing the production of fresh, new collagen, which is the fundamental protein of the skin. Collagen production slows down as you age, which is what causes sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. This is why the production of new collagen is effective in tightening the skin to create a more youthful, smoother appearance, diminishing signs of age.
ThermiSmooth treatments can take as little as 30 minutes and are a desirable alternative to more invasive procedures or plastic surgery. ThermiSmooth effectively treats many different parts of the face and is particularly well suited for the areas around the mouth and under the eyes.
How does ThermiSmooth work?
During your in-office appointment, the procedure starts by setting the ThermiSmooth system to a specific target temperature. The temperature-controlled setting depends on your aesthetic goals and how you’d like the result to affect your facial skin, the skin around the eyes, and the skin’s surface in general.
A small amount of gel is applied, and then the ThermiSmooth handpiece is moved in a circular motion around the skin’s surface. It gradually heats the skin’s surface until it rises to the desired temperature. Each zone is treated for up to 15 minutes to achieve sustained heating of the target tissues.
By heating skin to this level, an inflammatory process is started that stimulates skin cells to start producing new collagen over a given period. While some patients initially feel like the probe is hot, we guarantee that it is set to a safe temperature. Your skin gradually adapts to the warmth of the handpiece, and the temperature is never high enough to burn the skin.
How long does it take to recover and see results?
Many patients begin to see results following their very first treatment. Sometimes multiple treatments may be needed, and full results should develop over three to six months.
The number of appointments needed varies depending on your skin condition and desired cosmetic result. For instance, older or more sun-damaged skin tends to do best after four treatments. In general, treatments are spaced every three weeks.
The process itself is like getting a warm massage. While it may take a moment to adjust to the temperature, for most it is a very relaxing and comfortable procedure. There may be redness that appears in the treated area, but it should quickly dissipate after about 15 minutes. The treatment itself does not affect your daily life.
To maintain the best results, we recommend patients return every four to six months following their initial appointment. While you may see immediate results, maximum benefits are increased incrementally over time.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our office via phone, email, or schedule an appointment online.