Lower elasticity and collagen production as we age can lead to fine lines and sagging in certain areas of the face, including around the eyes and mouth. This can leave you looking tired, unhappy, or simply aged. While surgery remains the most effective way to tighten loose skin, more subtle tightening or lifting of the brow and eyelids, or smoothing of crepey or wrinkles skin, can be achieved nonsurgically with radiofrequency skin tightening. ThermiSmooth in particular offers a slim handheld tool that can effectively treat the tissue around the eyes and small areas around the mouth.
ThermiSmooth® Face Skin Tightening is an effective and non-invasive method of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the upper lip and mouth area. The treatment is also highly effective for providing a lift to the brow and tightening the brow and eyelid areas.
First, the skin is cleansed and a gel is applied to safely conduct heat. The treatment uses a handheld, radiofrequency device applied to targeted areas, which penetrates below the skin to increase collagen production and regenerate tissue by stimulating the body’s own natural healing processes. This tissue regeneration results in a smoother, tighter, more youthful-looking surface.
One treatment can achieve visible results, while multiple, targeted treatments can more dramatically rejuvenate the appearance and feel of your skin. Full effects will be seen in 3-6 months.
ThermiSmooth Face is performed using a slim designed hand piece, which delivers radiofrequency energy to treat the tissue through a series of gentle treatments over as little as 4-6 weeks. Patients often say it feels like receiving a warm massage, with an occasional tingling sensation.
Clinical studies show that the collagen in skin will shrink when heated to sustained temperatures in excess of 40°C.
Further, it has been shown that when the skin is heated to this level, an inflammatory process is engaged which can stimulate fibroblasts to produce new collagen over a period of time.
Therefore, the goal is to deliver radiofrequency energy sufficient to create just the right amount of heat, within a target range that is continually assessed during the treatment, to deliver results while minimizing discomfort.
Collagen and elastin are proteins found in our tissues, and both collagen and elastin fibers contribute to the strength and elasticity of our skin. As we age, we produce less collagen and elastin, and that shows up as a decline in the integrity of our skin.
Radiofrequency energy delivered to the skin results in thermal energy (heat), and this heat can can change collagen by:
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During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn about your concerns and aesthetic goals, and discuss treatment options in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam to determine the best plan to reach your goals and make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment.
First, the skin is cleansed and a gel is applied to safely conduct heat. The treatment uses a handheld, radiofrequency device applied to targeted areas.
You may return to your normal activities post-treatment.
There are a number of procedures that you can undergo to tighten the skin around the eyes, from nonsurgical to surgical options. Dr. Anita can discuss all available options with you during your consultation.
ThermiSmooth is a system that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten skin. The most popular areas on the face are the brow, eyes, and around the mouth. For full face radiofrequency, we combine the ThermiSmooth with another powerful RF system for cheeks, lower face, and even the neck.
ThermiSmooth® Face Skin Tightening is an effective and non-invasive method of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the upper lip and mouth area. The treatment is also highly effective for providing a lift to the brow and tightening the brow and lid areas.
The treatment is pain-free. The main sensation felt will be warmth. Tingling or twitching sensation during treatment is also normal.
Results from a series last for approximately one year. Regular maintenance appointments will extend results.
ThermiSmooth is a system that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten skin. While it can be used all over the face, the main advantage is the slim design of the handpiece can reach areas around the mouth and eyes which larger RF equipment cannot reach.
The cost of ThermiSmooth will vary depending on how many areas are treated and whether purchasing a package or single sessions. The pricing begins at $500 and up.