ThermiSmooth® Face is a non-invasive treatment for skin laxity, wrinkle improvement and smoothing for different areas of the face and neck. ThermiSmooth™ is temperature controlled radio frequency that heats the dermis to promote immediate contraction and stimulation of collagen, collagen remodeling and elasticity, and long term production of new collagen. Therefore it is used for treating fine lines, skin laxity and smoothing of the skin. Areas that can be treated are the forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth and neck.
Q: What is RF energy?
A: RF (Radio Frequency) is a type of electrical energy that can be specifically controlled and thereby be delivered very accurately. RF energy has been used in medicine extensively, including treatments of the heart, nerves in the back for pain management. With ThermiSmooth®, a specifically designed thermistor-regulated hand piece is used to target and treat the desired areas precisely and safely.
Q: What can I expect the ThermiSmooth® Face treatment to feel like?
A: During the treatment you should feel warmth and heat. There could be some temporary localized slight discomfort but let us know if you feel any and we can adjust the treatment for your comfort.
Q: What do I need to do before the treatment?
A: Jewelry and make-up need to be removed from the treatment area prior to treatment. The patient needs to hydrate very well prior and post procedure.
Q: Is there any reason I shouldn’t have the ThermiSmooth® Face treatment?
A: People who are currently pregnant, have cardiac devices such as a pacemaker or defibrillator, mechanical valves, electrical device or cochlear implants should not have the treatment. The treatment is also not done over an active skin condition. Breast feeding is still okay to be treated.
Q: Will I need a numbing cream or anesthesia?
A: No anesthesia or numbing cream is required.
Q; How many ThermiSmooth® Face treatments will I need for results?
A: We recommend a minimum of four treatments per area. Treatments should be spaced about two weeks apart.
Q: How long will the ThermiSmooth® Face treatment take?
A: The treatment time will vary depending on how many areas you have treated. Average treatments are 30 minutes.
Q: How long do the results of the ThermiSmooth® Face treatment last?
A: Clinical research has shown the effects last 9-12 months on average, but results vary.
Q: What can I expect after the ThermiSmooth@ Face treatment?
A: The skin will likely appear pink in the treated area and you may have some mild swelling and redness. This typically subsides within 2-24 hours. You may resume normal activity immediately after the treatment is completed, except no sweating for 24 hours.
Q: Are there any preparation or pre-treatment requirements prior to treatment?
A: Stay well hydrated for at least two days prior to treatment, day of, and next few days for optimal results.
Q: How many ThermiSmooth® Face treatments do I need?
A: For optimal results patients should repeat their treatments every 1-2 weeks for 4 treatments minimum.
Q: What are the recommended post treatment instructions?
A: Typically, you may return to your normal activities after the ThermiSmooth® treatment as this treatment does not cause photo sensitivity. Avoid showers, sweating, jacuzzis, sun exposure, and any active products for 24 hours. Makeup (preferably mineral-based) may be applied immediately post treatment.
Use a sun block with an SPF of 30 or greater.