Age, long days spent in the sun, There are many different reasons why women and men develop wrinkles or lax skin on the face, as well as cellulite, droopy skin, or fat deposits on certain areas of their bodies. These concerns can, unfortunately, lead to self-consciousness and poor body image. But now with the help of ThermiSmooth, women and men have the opportunity to rid their skin of those pesky signs of aging and, in turn, shed years off of their appearance.
This highly effective non-invasive treatment can be used to help an array of cosmetic concerns. Contact our office today and set up a consultation with Dr. John Quinn. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What is ThermiSmooth?
ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive treatment that tightens and improves the appearance of the skin with radiofrequency energy. A ThermiSmooth treatment can soften wrinkles and fine lines, slim and contour the body, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. This can all be accomplished with different area-specific applicators, ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiSmooth Body, which Quinn Plastic Surgery is proud to offer. With the use of the different handheld devices, ThermiSmooth can provide customizable results depending on the areas of concern.
If you are looking to improve the overall appearance of your skin, we encourage you to contact our office today and schedule a consultation to find out how this treatment can help you obtain your cosmetic goals!
The Science Behind ThermiSmooth
ThermiSmooth uses targeted radiofrequency energy to smooth the appearance of imperfections on various areas of the face and body. Radiofrequency energy heats the collagen in the skin, causing two rejuvenating actions to occur. First, when the collagen is heated to a certain temperature, the cells actually begin to shrink. This aspect of the treatment is what minimizes the effects of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and lax skin by thickening the skin. Second, the radiofrequency energy causes the skin’s natural recovery mechanism to come into play; creating new collagen that will keep skin looking more youthful even after the treatments are finished. Integrated temperature control allows the ThermiSmooth expert to appropriately adjust and regulate the energy emission. ThermiSmooth is painless and provides long-lasting results.
Where Can It Be Used?
As the names imply, ThermiSmooth Face is used to treat the face, and ThermiSmooth Body can treat multiple areas of the body.
Around the mouth
ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiSmooth Body are both non-surgical treatments. This means there is no need for incisions, anesthesia, or lengthy downtime. You can get right back to your busy lifestyle without missing a beat. Additionally, ThermiSmooth provides lasting results. This is because the body’s natural healing response jumps into action once the radiofrequency energy makes contact with the skin. The body recognizes the ‘wound’ and begins to heal it. The healing process includes the heightened production of collagen growth. And once initiated, this biological process will continue on; several treatment sessions will help ensure this.
Women and men considering ThermiSmooth Face or ThermiSmooth Body treatments should be of good health, non-smokers, and have no underlying skin conditions.
Those enquiring about this treatment should be looking to reduce the inevitable signs of aging on their face and body, including wrinkles, skin laxity, uneven texture, and cellulite. It is best if you have medium-thick skin. This treatment may not be the best option for those with thinner skin. If you have thin skin, we’d be happy to offer alternative treatment options. Women who are interested in this procedure should not be pregnant or looking to become pregnant in the near future, as it can negatively affect the final outcomes of the treatment.
For those who are looking to address severe skin laxity, Dr. Quinn may suggest a surgical procedure instead, such as a facelift or a tummy tuck. If you desire dramatic facial contour, he may recommend dermal fillers in conjunction with ThermiSmooth Face for a smoother, more defined visage.
During the initial consultation, the ThermiSmooth expert will listen to your cosmetic concerns and what you hope to achieve from treatment. They will then perform a physical examination of the face and/or the body to take a closer look at the concerns that were discussed. The expert will then review medical history, previous surgeries, and medications that you are currently taking. This will assist the expert in determining candidacy and ensuring that this treatment will be the best option for you. If he determines that you are a good candidate to receive ThermiSmooth treatments, the last step of the consultation will be to create an individualized treatment plan to address your specific concerns.
With the use of two different modalities, ThermiSmooth provides optimal smoothing and tightening results to both the face and the body. Procedure for facial skin treatments is different from those that focus on smoothing and tightening the skin on lower regions of the body. Below are descriptions of the two different procedures.
The ThermiSmooth expert begins ThermiSmooth Face treatments by applying a product to the treatment area. This will help the ThermiSmooth handheld device glide easier across the face. This particular handheld device is smaller in size than that used for the body so it can precisely reduce even the smallest of fine lines.
Once the gel is applied, the thermal camera will show the optimal areas to heat with the radiofrequency energy. This is performed by making circular motions across the particular areas of treatment until the skin is heated enough to stimulate the production of new collagen and shrink the existing cells. This is what leads to the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. The energy is controlled with integrated temperature control technology so the ThermiSmooth expert always knows the exact temperature at any given time and can adjust it according to the exact treatment location. Treatment on the cheeks will be slightly different than for under the eyes or around the mouth. This is what makes this treatment so great; it is completely customized to the individual.
The procedure steps of ThermiSmooth Body are similar to that of the facial treatment; however, the applicator and technique are slightly different. Dr. Quinn QPS STAFF starts by marking the specific areas of treatment and applying a gel or menthol-based cream to these regions. This will allow the handheld wand to smoothly pass over the treatment area until the area is heated to the optimal temperature. The initiation of collagen production provides not only improvement in the tightness of the skin but also a reduction in stretch marks and decrease in the appearance of cellulite. This is because the newly produce collagen will fill in the dimples and depressions, and the tightening effect overall smooths the target area. Patients often treat the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, but just about any part of the body can be treated by ThermiSmooth.
Recovery and Results
Results can be long-lasting if you maintain overall good health and exercise regularly.
The great thing about this non-invasive treatment is that it requires no downtime and allows you to return back to your daily activities immediately. You may experience slight swelling and redness following treatment but these effects will subside within a couple of days. Often times, you will be able to see results shortly after treatment but it is recommended by Quinn Plastic Surgery to finish the full 4-6 treatment sessions in order to receive the most out of the procedure. The full results will be visible within 3-6 months as the body continues to stimulate more collagen and repairs the targets cells.
Our patients have been very pleased with the amazing results that ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiSmooth Body provide. We encourage men and women who are looking to address signs of aging on either their face or body to contact our office today to request a consultation.