Skin laxity is an unfortunate byproduct of aging, leading to sagging skin, facial hollowing and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Now, you can nip that problem in the bud, with a nonsurgical treatment known as ThermiSmooth. By applying precise levels of heat to the internal dermal structure, we can tighten tissue and stimulate collagen production for benefits now and later. New Reflections Plastic Surgery offers ThermiSmooth to patients wanting to reverse early signs of aging for nearly any area of the face or neck.
What is ThermiSmooth?
ThermiSmooth is a noninvasive treatment that delivers targeted heating via radiofrequency energy to the underlying dermal layers. The heat can be controlled to a precise temperature that will produce desired results without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue. The energy is administered by a handheld applicator that runs across the skin’s surface without penetrating the surface in any way.
The heat targets tissue underneath the skin, shrinking it to create an immediate tightening effect. It also triggers the body to produce more collagen, a protein that supports the skin’s structure and gives you a smooth, supple appearance. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to skin laxity and wrinkles. Restoring collagen levels reverses the effects of aging on the skin from the inside out.
Best Candidates for ThermiSmooth
ThermiSmooth works on nearly any skin type and tone and is particularly effective at reversing early signs of aging. It can also smooth away texture irregularities to create a more even complexion. The procedure can be used on any or all the following areas:
- Forehead and brow line
- Above and below the eyes
- Cheeks and midface
- Nose, mouth and chin
- Neck and chest
The gentleness of this treatment makes it a particularly good option for the delicate area around the eyes and mouth, where is can reduce the appearance of fine lines and provide subtle skin tightening.
If you have more advanced aging symptoms, ThermiSmooth may not provide you with satisfying results. However, Dr. Patel has numerous treatment options at New Reflections Plastic Surgery to turn back the clock and will recommend the best treatment option for you based on your precise needs and aesthetic goals.
What is the ThermiSmooth Treatment Like?
A ThermiSmooth treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete, and you will not require any anesthesia beforehand. As the applicator is run across the skin, you may feel some mild warmth as you would during a hot stone massage. However, there is no real pain associated with this procedure. In fact, many of our patients find the treatment to be quite relaxing.
Expectations after ThermiSmooth
You will be able to resume your schedule immediately after your ThermiSmooth procedure without any residual pain or signs you just had a cosmetic procedure completed. Your skin may be sporting a healthy glow and look slightly tighter right away, but your full outcome will take some time to develop. There won’t be any special instructions after treatment, although we do recommend using high-quality skin care to support and enhance your results overall.
Optimizing Your Results
Although you will see positive results after just one treatment, most of our patients will schedule multiple sessions to see the best outcome. Dr. Patel recommends three or four treatment sessions, spaced two to four weeks apart. Final results will develop within about six months after your last treatment session. At that point, a touch-up treatment every year or so should be sufficient for maintaining your refreshed appearance.
If early signs of aging are affecting your confidence, now is the time to contact New Reflections Plastic Surgery at 732-354-3792 to find out if ThermiSmooth is the right choice for you.