How Is ThermiSmooth So Effective?
- Posted on: Mar 1 2020
Are you starting to look older than you really are? Are you bothered by loose, sagging skin and fine lines and wrinkles? If you’re ready to take control of the aging process and put your best face forward, we’ve got a solution for you. ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive radiofrequency treatment that can address a host of age-related skin problems. It can firm up sagging, crepey skin and smooth over fine lines and wrinkles: even the ones in the fragile areas around the lips and eyes. ThermiSmooth is one of the many innovative cosmetic treatments offered at North Dallas Dermatology Associates in Dallas, TX.
Why Is My Skin Starting to Sag?
Loose, sagging skin most frequently appears as part of the aging process. But other factors, some of which we can control and some that we can’t, also contribute to lax skin. Genetics, diet, lifestyle, and a history of sun exposure or smoking can all influence the health of the skin and its ability to remain firm and taut as the body ages. Collagen and elastin are two components found in deeper layers of the skin that play important roles in keeping the skin tight and healthy. Cosmetic treatments sometimes try to address loose skin by building up the collagen and elastin in a patient’s skin.
How Can ThermiSmooth Help?
ThermiSmooth transmits radiofrequency energy to the lower layer of the skin, gently heating it and stimulating the production of collagen. Because it takes time for the skin to generate that collagen, the results will appear gradually. But over a period of a few months, and after several non-invasive treatments, most patients begin to enjoy smoother, firmer, tighter skin. Fine lines and wrinkles will also begin to fade, giving the patient a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. And because the results appear gradually, the improvement looks and feels natural.
FAQ About ThermiSmooth
What Is Treatment Like?
Each treatment is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on the areas of your face where you’re most in need of firming and tightening. We’ll start by applying a gel that will help safely conduct heat. We’ll then rest a handheld device against the skin and sweep it across the treatment zone in gentle circles. It will take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to address each treatment area. The device will be delivering radiofrequency energy through your skin without penetrating the surface of your face.
There is no pain or discomfort associated with this treatment. There is also no need for anesthesia. The temperature of the treatment adjusts in accordance with the temperature of your skin, so you will never feel uncomfortably hot. Most patients describe the sensation as a warm, gentle massage. Depending on the area being treated, you’ll be seated or reclining comfortably. Most patients find the experience to be relaxing, and some even doze off during treatment.
How Long Does It Take?
The entire treatment will last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. After your appointment, you’ll be free to get right back to your regular schedule. Some patients even schedule this treatment for their lunch hour. Most individuals need three to five treatments that are usually spaced a couple of weeks apart.
Will I Have to Wait to Reapply My Makeup?
You’ll be able to reapply your makeup immediately after your treatment, if you wish.
Which Areas Can It Address?
This treatment can be used all over the face, including on the forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, neck, and jowls. It has been effectively used to treat under-eye bags, crepey skin, and the fine lines around the lips and eyes.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Immediately after your treatment, you might notice some initial tightening. This will be because the heat associated with the treatment shrinks the collagen fibers in your skin. But collagen production in your skin will also kick into high gear, and your results will improve as you progress through your series of treatments. It may take up to six months for your full results to become clear. After a patient has undergone an initial round of treatments, we often suggest follow-up treatments every nine to twelve months to maintain results.
Can This Be Used in Combination With Other Treatments?
Depending on a patient’s cosmetic goals. this treatment can be combined with other services our practice offers. Because this treatment primarily addresses the skin’s elasticity and firmness, some patients opt to combine it with dermal fillers, which can improve the underlying volume in the face. Patients also sometimes combine this treatment with Botox injections, which can be used to address very specific lines and wrinkles, or microdermabrasion.
Is It Safe?
This is a very safe treatment. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and has been effectively used on patients all over the country, and world, for years.
How Is This Treatment So Effective?
This treatment is effective because it addresses declining collagen levels, which are the underlying cause of loose, sagging skin, and fine lines and wrinkles. By jumpstarting your collagen production, this treatment is essentially nudging your skin to regenerate and rejuvenate on its own, giving you natural results and healthy, smooth, glowing skin. It’s basically pushing your body to be its best self.
The Advantages of Treatment
There are a number of advantages to undergoing ThermiSmooth treatments, including convenience and the ability to address the appearance of cellulite.
This treatment is an easy, convenient way to attacking sagging, loose skin. You won’t have to do anything to prepare for your session. The appointment times themselves are all less than an hour. And you won’t need to set aside any time for recovery afterward. Tightening and smoothing your skin has never been so easy.
Helps With Cellulite
By stimulating your body’s collagen production, this treatment can help fill in the dimples and lines associated with cellulite. This is a major advantage because cellulite can be tricky to treat. Although cellulite is not linked to any underlying medical conditions, many women are eager to get rid of the puckered look it creates on the surface of the skin.
Non-Invasive and Pain-Free
This is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment performed in the comfort of our practice. You won’t have to worry about the headaches associated with anesthesia, bandages, stitches, and scars. All you’ll feel is a little warmth.
This treatment is ideal for patients who prefer a more natural solution. It doesn’t rely on injections or fillers. Rather, the radiofrequency generated by this treatment device encourages your body to begin naturally producing more collagen. This process will give you a fresh, natural, youthful appearance. And because this is collagen generated by your own body, you know it’s safe.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
If you have sagging skin or fine lines and wrinkles that you’re ready to address, you may be a good candidate. There are also several other signs that this radiofrequency treatment, which is safe for all skin types and tones, may be ideal for you:
You Can Wait for the Results
This treatment doesn’t deliver immediate results, so it’s not an ideal choice if you’re looking for a fast fix before a big event like a wedding or graduation. But if you’ve got the time and patience to wait for your results to develop, you’ll be rewarded. This treatment works best for those who incorporate it into a long-term anti-aging strategy.
You’re in Good Health
The best patients are in good overall health and are not pregnant. If the skin in your treatment area is inflamed or has a rash, we may suggest postponing your treatment.
You’re Realistic About the Outcome
This treatment offers a more subtle outcome than surgery or a more invasive procedure. The best patients understand that and have realistic expectations.
How Does It Compare to Other Treatments?
If you’re interested in rejuvenating the appearance of your face, you have a number of different treatment options to choose from. Ultherapy and Botox are two other popular treatments that patients consider. Deciding which one to pursue comes down largely to the specific skin concerns you have.
Ultherapy, a treatment offered by our practice, relies on ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the face, neck, and chest. One of its many advantages is that it involves no downtime. This treatment also penetrates the skin deeply and encourages the development of collagen, meaning results won’t fully develop for several months.
While ThermiSmooth focuses a little more on the surface of the face and works to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Ultherapy works to stimulate collagen deep within the skin, resulting in a lifted and more youthful appearance.
Botox, another treatment offered by our practice, treats the face in a totally different way. Botox works to ease the appearance of specific lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and frown lines. This injectable treatment freezes the underlying muscles, preventing them from fully contracting. By limiting the movement of those muscles, the fine lines and wrinkles that appear with certain repetitive facial expressions become less visible. Botox won’t address sagging or loose skin, but it gives patients a refreshed look by easing the appearance of those fine lines.
How Can I Tell Which Treatment Is Best for Me?
The number of anti-aging treatments that are available seems to keep growing. That’s a good thing for patients because it means they have more options than ever. But some patients find the array of options almost too much to choose from. Fortunately, you don’t have to decide on your own. Our practice can help you determine which treatments will best meet your needs. In fact, many patients reach out to us because there’s something about their appearance that’s bothering them but they’re not sure what treatment to seek out.
If you’re interested in exploring ThermiSmooth or any other cosmetic treatment, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our eight board-certified dermatologists. During this appointment, we’ll review your medical history, the medications you are currently taking, and any underlying health conditions you have. We’ll also talk with you about your cosmetic concerns and goals. We’ll help determine if you’re a good candidate for ThermiSmooth, and whether or not there are other complementary treatments you should consider. After that, it’s just a matter of scheduling your first treatment.
Get Started on a New You Today
If you’re looking for an easy, non-invasive treatment that will gradually firm up your face and smooth over fine lines, our practice can help. We can design a treatment plan for you that doesn’t involve dermal fillers, injectables, or invasive procedures. Call North Dallas Dermatology Associates in Dallas, TX, today and schedule a ThermiSmooth consultation.
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