Effortlessly Erase Signs of Aging with ThermiSmooth™ Treatment
Patients who want smoother skin and fewer wrinkles, but are not ready for cosmetic facial surgery, can now turn to ThermiSmooth™. This innovative technology heats deep layers of the skin to encourage collagen production, the protein that allows for supple, youthful-looking skin. ThermiSmooth™ is a simple, non-invasive treatment that delivers gentle heat on the surface of the skin for a more even texture and younger look. To find out more about ThermiSmooth™ at our Manhattan practice, schedule an appointment with Dr. Craig Foster today.
A Convenient, Comfortable Procedure
ThermiSmooth™ is an extremely convenient therapy, and only takes about five minutes to apply to each treatment area. During treatment, Dr. Foster uses the ThermiSmooth™ hand piece to heat the epidermis to a precise temperature, using a special gel to help glide the device smoothly over the skin. In fact, treatment is so comfortable that many patients compare their ThermiSmooth™ session to a warm facial massage.
How ThermiSmooth™ Works
When the skin is heated to about 107 degrees, a unique process is triggered. Heating your deep epidermal layers causes minor inflammation, which stimulates fibroblasts to create more collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that is vital to the beauty of your skin, giving it plumpness and elasticity, and making it supple. As we age, collagen production decreases and even breaks down, causing us to lose that fullness in our skin that is characteristic of a youthful appearance. Since ThermiSmooth™ stimulates collagen production, your skin will appear more vibrant, and fine lines will be reduced or completely smoothed away. Patients may elect to receive several treatments in the same area to gradually create natural-looking, comprehensive results.
Advanced Technology for Your Safety
During your treatment, Dr. Foster will use the advanced ThermiRF™ system to monitor the temperature of the heat as it is administered. The technology senses very small temperature changes within the layers of your skin, and intuitively adjusts the radio frequency to ensure your comfort and even results. As an additional precaution, Dr. Foster can monitor the safety and success of each patient's treatment with an infrared camera. The innovative Thermal Image Guidance™ shows Dr. Foster the distribution of heat across the skin. This allows him to adjust his movements with the handheld device as needed.
Candidates for ThermiSmooth™
ThermiSmooth™ is a great non-invasive treatment option for virtually any patient who wants to minimize or eliminate sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. ThermiSmooth™ is often a preferred alternative to cosmetic facial surgeries, such as a facelift, that offer similar, though more comprehensive results. Patients should keep in mind that while ThermiSmooth™ can deliver smoother skin, and create the appearance of lift, it cannot address weakened tissue beneath the skin that cause the face to droop. A mini facelift, lower facelift, or full facelift may be a more suitable choice if you have extensive sagging, and want to achieve a more lifted appearance.