We've been looking for real option to consistently having to come back for Botox and right now there is a permanent or long-term solution to this using radio frequency to create little lesions, in other words interruptions in the nerve that supplies the muscles that cause frowning or caused a little funny nose, wrinkles, and sometimes the nerves coming up along the brows to allow the eyebrow to raise up. The way this is done is using the Thermogen radio frequency and it's called Thermoblock [SP]. For precisely this reason, it’s design with a very small cannula which is one tip needle that's really very small and has a little nerve stimulator on the end so we know we're right at the nerve and radio frequency which essentially means heat is applied just to that little spot and, and causes the damage. Now we do this under local anesthetics so that it's not a painful operation.

And by stopping that nerve from being able to send it's impulse to the muscle, all the muscle just sits there because it doesn't know that it's supposed to move and if it's sitting there it doesn't cause a wrinkle. Radio frequency has been around for decades and it's very safe as long as the heat is monitored and controlled. The advantage of the ThermiRF is that the Thermistor that is the point that measures the heat that's generated by the radio frequency is right at the tips so you know exactly what the temperature is, where that tip is. So you can heat up the tissues where you want to address to an exact temperature, say 60 degrees Celsius or something like that and you cannot go pass that. The machine will absolutely stop. We also monitor externally with an infra-red camera that's precise right down to a 10th of a degree to make sure that the skin temperature never goes up beyond say 42, 43 degrees Centigrade which is very safe and just makes it warm.

Radiofrequency Treatments as a Non-Invasive Alternative to Botox

Injectibles such as Botox and Dysport, which work to paralyze certain facial muscle groups to combat wrinkling, are still very popular, but what options are available to individuals who are wary of injecting their face?