Tighten Lax Skin with ThermiSmooth™ Face
Do you desire smoother skin with fewer wrinkles, but do not feel ready for an invasive treatment such as a facelift? Dr. Constance Barone now offers ThermiSmooth™ Face epidermal heating at her San Antonio, TX, office for increased collagen production and younger-looking skin. ThermiSmooth Face is one of three Thermi™ treatments Dr. Barone offers, each of which uses radio frequency applied through specialized probes to achieve skin rejuvenation. ThermiSmooth Face is the least invasive of the Thermi™ treatments, administering gentle heat on the surface of the skin.
State-of-the-art Technology for Advanced Treatment
ThermiSmooth™ is a cutting-edge technology and Dr. Barone was on the forefront of this advancement, as she was on the advisory panels in the FDA trials for ThermiSmooth™ and ThermiTight™. She is also one of the very few doctors in San Antonio to incorporate them into her practice, and is the first doctor in the area to offer the advanced Thermi250 machine, which can target loose skin effectively in any part of the body.
How ThermiSmooth™ Face Works
ThermiSmooth™ Face takes just five minutes per area to apply. Dr. Barone uses the ThermiSmooth™ Face handpiece to heat the epidermis to about 107 degrees Fahrenheit. She applies a coupling gel to the treatment area, which helps the hand piece glide smoothly over the patient's skin as she makes circular patterns.
When heated to this precise temperature, a unique process occurs within the skin. Epidermal heating creates inflammation, which stimulates fibroblasts to create more collagen over time. Collagen is a protein that supports the skin, giving it elasticity and making it supple. Over time, collagen production decreases and existing collagen breaks down, reducing the youthful volume of the skin. As this treatment stimulates collagen production, your skin will look more plump, diminishing fine lines to create a smoother, more youthful look. Patients may undergo several treatments in the same area to further stimulate collagen production and gradually create natural-looking, rejuvenated results.
ThermiSmooth™ is a cutting technology and Dr. Barone was on the forefront of this advancement, as she was on the advisory panels in the FDA trials for ThermiSmooth™ and ThermiTight™.
In addition to ThermiSmooth Face, Dr. Barone also offers ThermiRase™, which disables the nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and create deep facial lines and wrinkles, and ThermiTight™, which targets deeper layers of the skin to achieve a tightening effect. To perform different treatments, Dr. Barone uses different SmartTip™ probes and changes the temperature to target different tissues. During a consultation, you and Dr. Barone can decide which treatment or combination of treatments is right for you.
A Safe Procedure
During Thermi™ treatments, Dr. Barone uses the ThermiRF™ device to monitor the temperature of the heat being administered. The SmartTip™ probe uses thermistor technology, which senses temperature changes within patients' tissues and intuitively adjusts the radio frequency to ensure even and safe results. Patients are in safe hands during the treatment as Dr. Barone was one of the researchers in the technology’s FDA trials, and has achieved expertise in the correct usage of the ThermiSmooth™Face technology.
In addition to thermistor regulation, Dr. Barone can further monitor the safety and success of each patient's treatment using an infrared camera. Thermal Image Guidance™ shows Dr. Barone the distribution of heat across the epidermal layer of skin. This allows her to adjust probe movements as well as the level of radio frequency as needed.
Candidates for ThermiSmooth™ Face
Because it is painless and non-invasive, ThermiSmooth™ Face is a great treatment for virtually any patient wishing to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients describe the ThermiSmooth™ Face treatment process as feeling like a warm facial massage. Should patients feel discomfort at any point during treatment, Dr. Barone can reduce the level of radio frequency being administered. We will take every measure to ensure your comfort before, during, and after treatment.
To learn more about ThermiSmooth™ Face and other Thermi™ applications for wrinkle reduction and skin tightening, contact us today.