How does ThermiSmooth work?

Can you please explain the ThermiSmooth procedure, what should I expect?

Doctor Answers 4

ThermiSmooth Device

ThermiSmooth is a radiofrequency device used most commonly around the eyelid and lip areas.  Using the energy to warm the tissues causing a biological response over a period of weeks to months to tighten the skin, increase collagen and improve the look of those areas treated.  The treatment takes less than 30 minuets, requires no anesthesia and uses a gel to massage the areas as radiofrequency energy is applied.  This at most will cause a slight blush to the treated skin. Make-up can be applied right afterwards & Return to full activities. 

How ThermiSmooth Works

Thermi uses radiofrequency to heat the tissue causing just enough injury to the tissue to stimulate collagen production and to tighten the skin. Since the ThermiSmooth is completely external and non invasive, it requires no down time. The "damage" caused is so minimal that is really results in just a pinkness of the skin in the treated area that dissipates within a couple of hours, however this is enough to stimulate that tightening response within the tissue.

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

How does ThermiSmooth Work?

ThermiSmooth is a radiofrequency devices that heats the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and skin tightening. It does require 3 treatments each spaced 3 weeks apart. It does not require any premedication or numbing and produces a warming/heat sensation during the treatment that is well tolerated by our patients. The results take several months to become apparent but most will say that they feel the skin becoming tighter sooner than this. 

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

ThermiSmooth - how it works

ThermiSmooth uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the tissues. This controlled heating results in the skin and other tissue improvement. This is very similar to FaceTite.
I hope that helps and best regards, Dr. Sapijaszko

Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FRCPC
Edmonton Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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