ThermiSmooth: Is it Painful?

What does ThermiSmooth feel like? Is it painful? 

Doctor Answers 4

ThermiSmooth is definitely not painful

ThermiSmooth is definitely not painful, nor should it be.  The procedure uses a smooth metal tipped hand piece with a coupling gel to deliver the radiofrequency energy, which causes the results.  It feels like a warm massage

ThermiSmooth for skin tightening feels like a deep thermal massage in my NYC practice

ThermiSmooth external radiofrequency, gently heats the skin and the technique once mastered by the provider, can feel like a thermal massage to the patient.

Some of my patients feels like they could sleep during the procedure.  No anesthetic is needed.  There is a mild redness that turns to pink and is gone in minutes to an hour or less for most patients.

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Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Is ThermiSmooth Painful?

ThermiSmooth does not hurt. It has been described by a few of our patients as comparable to a hot stone massage. Warm, but not uncomfortably so. It is actually rather relaxing according to most of our clients.

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Is ThermiSmooth painful?

ThermiSmooth is a radiofrequency device that works by heating the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and skin tightening. During the procedure, you feel a progressive warming sensation in the treated area that most patients tolerate very well. Each area takes about 10 minutes each to treat and the downtime associated with it is extremely minimal, with many going back to work or their daily activities. 

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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