It seems like we have an aesthetic treatment for every concern. Dermal fillers treat fine lines, neurotoxins treat dynamic wrinkles, and facials address superficial concerns. But what can be done about sagging skin and cellulite? At Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, we know that diet and exercise aren’t always the most effective option to contour your body or tighten your skin. Fortunately, treatments like ThermiSmooth can smooth the appearance of your skin and help you look younger all over.
How Does ThermiSmooth Work?
ThermiSmooth is a radiofrequency treatment that is designed to address concerns like sagging, loose skin on the body, and cellulite. The key to this treatment is the gentle thermal energy generated by radiofrequency energy, which stimulates the production of collagen in the deepest layers of the skin.
When blood flow increases in the skin in response to the heat of the RF energy, the body’s natural regenerative properties create more collagen to help the skin heal; with more collagen in the sub-dermal layers of the skin, the texture of the skin becomes firmer and tighter. The thermal energy generated with this treatment system also reduces the appearance of collagen by thickening the skin and filling in the dimples caused by cellulite.
Where Can This Treatment Be Used?
While some radiofrequency treatments are designed to only treat the face or the body, ThermiSmooth is versatile enough to treat both the face and body to correct sagging skin. In fact, this treatment system is so sensitive it can easily be used on the most delicate skin on the face, such as the area around the eyes and the lips.
The temperature control settings for this device gives operators a significant amount of control over the radiofrequency system, which allows this treatment to be customized to your exact needs. This means you can treat large and localized areas of loose skin and unwanted cellulite. Some common areas for treatment include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Laugh lines
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging jowls
- Crepey skin on the neck
- Loose skin under arms
- Dimples on thighs
- And more
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
Energy-based treatments will generally require several treatments to achieve the desired results because each treatment builds progressive results. Most people will need at least three treatments to stimulate adequate collagen production. People who have moderate to severe concerns may need more than three treatments. We will give you a better idea of how many treatments you will need to achieve your results during your consultation.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
This treatment system is generally well-tolerable because it’s a non-invasive treatment that can be customized to your skin tone and type. Even though this treatment uses thermal energy, many patients still consider the treatment comfortable. Your appointments will take about 30 minutes to complete, although if you are treating multiple areas or large areas, your appointments may be longer.
You should prepare for your treatment by avoiding direct sun exposure for at least two weeks before your treatment, as well as any other activity that can darken the pigment of the skin. Both tanning beds and self-tanning products should be avoided. This is because any energy-based treatment can potentially trigger melanin production, so the best way to avoid hyperpigmentation after your treatment is to keep your skin protected before your appointment.
After your treatment, you should be able to return to your daily routine immediately, including work and activities like walking or errands. That said, there are some small restrictions you may want to observe for the first 24 to 72 hours since your skin may be slightly sensitive. Some best aftercare practices include avoiding hot water, sweating, and excessive sweating. You should also avoid sun exposure unless you are wearing SPF 30 or higher.
When Will You See Results?
Most people who use this treatment system will be able to see visible results after their first treatment, although these results will generally be subtle. The final results of this treatment may not be visible until three to six months after your last treatment. This is because collagen production and maturation is a process that may take up to four weeks, so with each treatment, new collagen will be produced to improve the firmness of your skin.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of this treatment will last for about a year or more after your desired results are achieved. For example, if it takes three to six months after your last treatment for your results to peak, then you can expect those results to last for at least another 10 to 12 months. Of course, the longevity of your results will depend on factors such as your age and the condition of your skin. People who have low natural collagen production may not have results that last as long as younger people who have more collagen in their skin.
How Can You Maintain Results?
The best way to maintain your results is to keep up with regular maintenance appointments. Most people will have an annual maintenance appointment once a year to keep collagen production high. Of course, this isn’t the only thing you can do to maintain and prolong your results.
Between treatments, you can use skincare products to support collagen production and strength, such as serums and moisturizers for the face or firming lotions for the body. Keeping your skin moist can also help your skin look younger. Drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet, and leading an active lifestyle will also support the health and tightness of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of ThermiSmooth?
This non-invasive skin tightening treatment has many benefits to consider, particularly for patients who are looking for an all-in-one treatment to address visible signs of aging on the face and body. For example, you will be able to see visible results in as little as one treatment. You will also be able to enjoy the results of this treatment for a year or more with regular maintenance appointments. Some other benefits include:
This treatment does not use any injections or invasive techniques. In fact, this treatment works by taking advantage of your body’s natural regenerative abilities. The natural-looking results of this treatment are created by the natural collagen production stimulated with these energy-based treatments. This has the additional benefit of ensuring your results will not look like you’ve had any aesthetic work or procedures done.
This treatment system was specifically designed to address visible signs of aging, such as sagging skin on the face and body, as well as some visible cellulite on the lower half of the body. Anti-aging treatments are the bread and butter of aesthetic treatments, but this treatment is special because the delivery system works with the body to reverse aging.
Specifically, this treatment focuses on improving the texture of the skin to reduce skin laxity. But did you know radiofrequency treatments can also improve the superficial appearance of the skin? Many patients report an overall improvement in the tone of their skin following consistent treatments with this energy-based system.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most people have considered good candidates for this treatment system thanks to how easily the temperature controls can be customized to meet the exact needs of your skin. All adults who experience visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and skin laxity on the face or body, are potential candidates for this treatment. The best candidates are not pregnant, do not have implantable medical devices, and do not have a history of hyperpigmentation.
You should reschedule your treatment appointment if you have a sunburn or active skin condition, such as psoriasis or eczema. You may not be a candidate if you have rosacea. We will be able to determine whether this treatment is right for your skin during your consultation appointment.
Enjoy Smoother and Younger-Looking Skin
It’s true that there is an aesthetic treatment for every concern – including skin laxity on the face and body. ThermiSmooth is a highly versatile and effective radiofrequency treatment system that can easily stimulate collagen production to improve the texture of the skin and may even be effective for reducing the appearance of mild cellulite. With only a few appointments, you can effectively turn back the clock on the appearance of your skin. Please contact Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your skin-tightening consultation today.