ThermiSmooth™ Skin Tightening

What is ThermiSmooth?

ThermiSmooth is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of aged skin by naturally increasing collagen production over a period of time. ThermiSmooth uses radiofrequency (RF)energy to heat the skin and stimulate the patient's natural production of collagen. An infrared heat-sensing camera is also used as part of the process to monitor skin temperature and patient comfort. With ThermiSmooth, patients have access to a noninvasive procedure that tightens skin and restores beauty.

The ThermiSmooth device is the first aesthetic therapy with temperature control to effectively heat collagen under the skin and stimulate production. This initiates a process where the skin begins to tighten and the effects of aging are reduced. The ThermiSmooth handpiece delivers heat in a controlled manner to maximize patient comfort, and it delivers the desired therapy without risk of burns - improving both safety and effectiveness.

How Does ThermiSmooth Work?

Studies have shown that when the skin is heated to certain targeted temperatures, it stimulates production of new collagen, creating substantial improvement in the skin's overall appearance. Collagen gives the face volume, which helps individuals look younger. As we age, the body begins producing less collagen, and without this protein, the skin can begin to look aged and become saggy with drooping contours.

To begin the procedure, the physician will cleanse the area being treated and apply coupling gel to the skin. The ThermiSmooth handpiece is then run in a gentle, sweeping or circular motion over the skin's surface. A small area is treated for about 8 to 12 minutes - the entire procedure takes about 30 minutes. During the procedure, heat travels into the deep dermal connective tissues, causing the tissue to shrink and tighten.

To help avoid excessive heating during the procedure, an infrared heat-sensing camera continuously monitors the skin's surface temperature. Normal body temperature is 98.6°F, but during a ThermiSmooth procedure, the skin is warmed to about 113°F. The number of ThermiSmooth treatments received varies from one patient to another. Typically, the best results are achieved when they're performed every three weeks over the course of six months.

Who is ThermiSmooth For?

ThermiSmooth is best suited for patients with mild amounts of loose or sagging skin and works best on the forehead, eyelids, neck, and areas under the eyes and around the mouth. Results are significant for patients who are experiencing early or mild aging effects. Patients enjoy immediate improvement in the skin's tightness with no downtime and no known side effects.

The ThermiSmooth treatment is totally pain-free, and the feeling can be compared to receiving a relaxing hot stone massage. For best results, patients undergo a series of ThermiSmooth treatments that address a variety of skin concerns, the most common of which include:

Request more information about the ThermiSmooth treatment today. Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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