Written by Dr. Halaas
ThermiSmooth250, by ThermiAesthetics, is a versatile temperature-controlled treatment that can tighten skin and contour areas of the body. A non-invasive alternative to injectable fillers and surgery, ThermiSmooth250 uses radio frequency (RF) technology to revitalize the skin’s surface.
ThermiSmooth250 is a unique treatment that can address multiple issues and be performed on all areas of the body. ThermiSmooth250 has been shown to effectively:
On skin. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen, the substance that gives our skin its elasticity. As a result, our skin loses its ability to “bounce back,” leading to fine lines and lax skin. Radio frequency treatment delivers heat to the dermis to stimulate the production of new collagen. When the thermal energy penetrates the tissue, collagen contracts (tightens), encouraging new collagen growth and the rejuvenation of the skin’s structure.
On cellulite. In the case of “orange peel” skin, the dimples we see are the result of columns of “swollen” fat cells. Swollen fat cells inhibit optimal blood flow, leading to a puckering, or surface unevenness. Heat energy from radio frequency reduces the fat cells, thus improving blood flow. The result is smoother, more contoured skin. To treat cellulite, higher temperatures are used.
Because the ThermiSmooth250 is a non-surgical procedure, no anesthesia is needed. Dr. Yael Halaas will prepare the treatment area by applying a lubricating gel to the skin. This enables the specially designed hand piece to glide over the treatment area. Dr. Halaas will then gently move the ThermiSmooth250 device over the surface of the skin in a slow, consistent motion. As this is done, the device will heat the tissue below the skin’s surface. The ThermiSmooth250 device comes with different sized applicator tips, which determine how deeply the radio frequency can penetrate. By choosing the appropriate applicator tip, Dr. Halaas can precisely control the delivery of heat and maximize effectiveness.
The treatment is comfortable and painless; patients often compare the procedure to a relaxing warm massage. Treatment time varies, depending on the area of the body being treated. In general, a single treatment takes about an hour and, in all cases, no downtime is required.
Most patients can see some results within a couple of weeks, but the main results will be visible in about 3 months, after the collagen stimulation process has fully kicked in. For best results, Dr. Halaas recommends having 4 treatments, scheduled over the course of 2-3 weeks.
If you are interested in improving the texture of your skin, contact Dr. Halaas for a full consultation. Based on the overall condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals, Dr. Halaas can recommend the best treatment plan for improving your appearance.