Thermi™: Refresh Your Looks with Advanced RF Technology
Dr. Constance Barone is dedicated to staying on the forefront of advancement and offering innovative solutions to treat the various cosmetic needs of her patients. Radio frequency-based treatments are an exciting development in this field, which boost collagen production and skin rejuvenation by applying controlled heat to the dermis. Dr. Barone offers Thermi™ at her San Antonio, TX, practice. It is a group of treatments that uses targeted, temperature-controlled radiofrequency to address different cosmetic issues in the skin. Dr. Barone was one of the researchers in the FDA trials for ThermiSmooth™ and ThermiTight™ and is one of the very first doctors in the San Antonio area to incorporate these treatments into her practice.
How the Thermi™ System Works
The Thermi™ system consists of a radiofrequency machine, specialized SmartTip™ probes that apply radiofrequency and gauge temperatures, and a camera that provides a thermal map of the treatment area. Together, these components provide Dr. Barone a full picture of where the radiofrequency heat should be administered to achieve different results. They also help determine the appropriate level of intensity.
The Thermi™ system incorporates several measures to ensure your safety during treatment. Dr. Barone can set specific temperature maximums for the area she is targeting. The thermistor probes monitor the temperature of the treated tissue and will adjust the level of energy output should the tissue approach a temperature that is too high. The infrared camera tells Dr. Barone what temperature the tissues are reaching.
Dr. Barone is also the first doctor to feature the Thermi250 machine in the San Antonio area. This powerful, FDA-approved technology can tighten loose skin in any part of the body, and can effectively target even crepey skin.
Thermi™ comes with three different platforms for different applications. The degree of heat administered during treatment, along with the different probes, results in different cosmetic effects.
ThermiTight™ is used for subdermal skin tightening. Using thermistor regulation, the ThermiTight™ SmartTip™ probe is inserted just under the skin. Dr. Barone gently moves the probe back and forth, applying heat that tightens the skin.
ThermiRase™ is a Thermi™ application for the reduction of frown lines. ThermiRase™ targets nerves below the skin that have begun to cause lines. Using a specialized probe and a slightly higher level of radiofrequency heat, Dr. Barone creates small lesions in the nerves to reduce their capacity to create repetitive muscle contractions that result in wrinkles.
ThermiSmooth™ is the least invasive application of the Thermi™ system. This skin-smoothing treatment is applied on top of the skin using a specialized handheld piece. It stimulates the generation of new collagen within the epidermis, restoring skin volume and softening facial wrinkles and lines.
Using the ThermiSmooth Face™ device, Dr. Barone can adjust the level of energy output from specialized probes for a variety of applications, including melting fat, smoothing skin, and reducing wrinkles. Patients are in good hands as Dr. Barone was one of the researchers in the FDA trials for ThermiSmooth™, and can ensure the best results for her clients.
Dr. Barone uses the Thermi250 machine to target stubborn areas of the body, including the abdomen, arms, and thighs. This treatment can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite and tighten the skin in those areas of the body that do not respond easily to exercise and diet.
Thermi™ treatments are a great option for patients who are not ready for more invasive procedures such as a facelift, but who want smoother, more youthful skin. Thermi™ treatments are great for patients who are not receptive to injectable treatments like dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic, or patients who want more dramatic results.
Thermi™ treatment can be applied more than once to achieve the desired results. During an initial consultation, you will be able to describe your goals in great detail, and Dr. Barone will recommend a treatment plan to reach those goals.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about any of the Thermi™ treatment options, contact Dr. Barone's office today. Our skilled team can answer your questions and schedule your consultation. We offer several financing options to help our patients place the treatments they want within their budgets.
“Rating our experience with a perfect score is not enough. The care and attention we received from Dr. Barone and her team was as close to perfection as one can ask for.” Jacqueline W.