Whether you have bags under your eyes (thanks for those genetics, mom!), or all the squinting and frowning at your computer all day is catching up with you, or your not-so-good friend “Time” is making herself a little too at home, fine lines and wrinkles are not a welcome sight. As we age, our collagen production slows down, and we begin to lose the collagen we do have. But, thanks to Thermi’s radiofrequency technology, there are ways to fight this downside to getting older.
What is THERMIsmooth?
ThermiSmooth is a non-surgical radiofrequency treatment for skin laxity, wrinkle improvement, and smoothing. The treatment is administered using a specifically-designed, temperature-controlled hand piece that gently heats the skin’s surface using dermal heating. This heating stimulates collagen production, which diminishes fine lines and wrinkles and gives you a more youthful appearance.
Who Should Get THERMIsmooth?
People who have mild wrinkles and laxity and who are searching for a non-invasive, natural softening of fine lines and wrinkles should consider THERMIsmooth. The treatment may also be used to prevent wrinkles.
What Should I Expect During the Procedure?
A trained THERMI nurse will begin your treatment by discussing your specific concerns with you. She will then apply a layer of gel over your treatment area to protect your skin and keep the hand piece moving easily. The hand piece will be set to the needed temperature, and she will move it over your treatment area using sweeping or circular movements. This process will last anywhere from a few to 15 minutes per area. The temperature may be raised or adjusted based on your comfort level. You will feel warmth and heat during the treatment, so you must provide ongoing feedback to your nurse so that she can keep you as comfortable as possible
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Most patients require between 4-6 treatments to achieve their desired results, and maintenance sessions are recommended a year or two after your final treatment. While you may see improvement following the third treatment, full results will not be visible until about six months after your final treatment. In fact, you may feel improvement before you see it as your skin becomes tighter.
Each treatment takes about 15 minutes, and there is no downtime following the procedure. Mild redness and swelling may occur following the procedure, but both generally go away with 2 to 24 hours. Patients may return to normal activities immediately.
For additional information, call our ThermiSmooth counselor, Gabby Rivera, at 804-897-2100 ext. 1188.