At Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, we understand how frustrating it is to look older than you feel. For this reason, we proudly offer a number of anti-aging treatments, like ThermiSmooth, to help our clients look as young as they feel. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this skin-tightening treatment, including how long the results last, to help you determine whether it is right for you.
How Long Does ThermiSmooth Last?
You can feel fairly confident that your skin-tightening results will last for at least a year. However, you should keep in mind that individual results vary on a case-by-case basis. If you’re a smoker, your ideal results may only last for nine months. If you moisturize your skin once or twice daily and never forget your sunscreen, your ideal results may last longer.
What Can I Do To Ensure My Results Last As Long as Possible?
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
One of the best things you can do to ensure your ideal results last for as long as possible is to keep your skin hydrated. If your dermatologist has told you that you have dry skin, you will need to moisturize every morning and night. If your dermatologist has told you that you have oily skin, you only need to moisturize once daily. It doesn’t matter whether you moisturize every morning or every night, but you should know that consistency is key.
If your skin type has never been brought up, you probably have normal skin. If you are not sure what your skin type is, we will advise you on your skin type during your initial consultation. If you have normal skin, you only need to moisturize daily. For the best possible results, you should take a cold shower or bath or moisturize after taking a hot shower or bath. Hot water opens up your pores, causing moisture loss.
Keep Your Body Hydrated
It is also very important that you keep your whole body hydrated if you want to enjoy results that last for as long as possible. Your urine should be clear or pale consistently. If your urine is dark, you need to increase your intake of hydrating fluids. Most people reach for a cold glass of water or tea, but you don’t necessarily need to drink anything to improve your hydration. You can also reach for your favorite fruit or vegetable to increase your hydration.
It is important to understand that both tea and coffee are considered hydrating fluids. For a long time, it was speculated that there was enough caffeine in these beverages to have a diuretic effect. However, today, we understand that there is not a high enough concentration of caffeine in these beverages to dehydrate you.
Keep Your Body Properly Fueled
You can also keep your skin looking young and healthy for longer by keeping your body properly fueled. The results of this treatment are derived from the induction of extra collagen production. For your skin to produce collagen, though, it needs several ingredients. Among these necessary ingredients are three amino acids, vitamin C, and water. To get plenty of essential amino acids in your diet, you will need to make sure you get your RDA of protein.
Keep Your Heart In Good Shape
Another very effective step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to maintain the efficiency of your cardiovascular system. According to numerous experts in the field, you should get at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic exercise weekly to maintain the health of your cardiovascular system if you have a normal BMI. If you find yourself struggling to carve out 30 minutes to exercise most days, speak with your primary care physician.
You may be healthy enough to get vigorous aerobic exercise. If your goal is to keep your skin as healthy as possible while dedicating as little time as possible to exercise, then you need HIIT. This acronym stands for high-intensity interval training. It involves brief intervals of intense aerobic activity. If you are healthy enough for vigorous aerobic exercise, you only need 15 minutes daily five days weekly.
You can also help to extend the longevity of your results by avoiding the use of tobacco products, like cigarettes. Consuming tobacco products and smoking cessation tools is a bad idea because these products contain nicotine, a harmful chemical compound that damages the collagen that keeps your skin looking young, smooth, tight, and healthy.
Don’t Drink Alcohol Excessively
Moderating your alcohol intake based on your sex and age will also help you enjoy younger-looking skin for as long as possible. Men over the age of 65 and women should drink no more than one unit of alcohol daily. Examples of one unit of alcohol include 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor,
There are a number of reasons why alcohol consumption should be moderated for the sake of your skin health. One of the most compelling reasons to keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum is that excessive alcohol consumption often leads to dehydration. Another very compelling reason to moderate your alcohol intake for the sake of your skin health is that it increases your blood pressure which decreases your blood vessels’ ability to transport vital nutrients throughout your body.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
The only way to find out for sure whether you are a good ThermiSmooth candidate is to attend an initial evaluation with an aesthetic expert. During this evaluation, we will verify that this treatment will be effective for you by evaluating your concerns and discussing your goals. There is a very good chance that this treatment will be effective for you if you are concerned about sagging, loose skin, wrinkles, or cellulite.
We also need to discuss your medical history and current health to verify that this treatment will be safe for you. If you are free from both chronic and acute conditions, you can feel extremely confident that this treatment will be considered safe for you. If your skin is irritated at the time of treatment, though, your treatment session will need to be rescheduled. Also, we need to verify that you can follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines.
What Medical Conditions Will Preclude Me From Qualifying?
You will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are pregnant. Furthermore, you should not consider this treatment if you have a cardiac implant, like a defibrillator or pacemaker. Similarly, this treatment will be considered a poor fit for you if you have mechanical valves implanted in your blood vessels, cochlear implants, or other electrical devices.
It is worth noting that acute skin conditions may also disqualify you from treatment. For example, if you have a sunburn in your area of concern, your treatment session will need to be rescheduled. Furthermore, we will need to reschedule your appointment if there is an active acne or rosacea outbreak in your area of concern.
What Preparation Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
During your initial consultation, we will advise you on all of the preparation guidelines you will need to follow to qualify for treatment. One of the most important preparation guidelines is extremely simple. You need to make sure that you are hydrated when you come in for your appointment. You also need to make sure that your skin is free from irritation at the time of your appointment. Therefore, you will need to avoid the use of:
- Tanning beds
- Glycolic acid
It is also fairly important that you come in with clean skin that is free from cosmetics or jewelry. Your treatment session will take longer if we have to remove cosmetics from the treatment area. We can give you a good idea of how long you can expect your treatment session to take during your initial consultation. This will depend on several factors, including the severity of your cosmetic concerns, the size of the areas being targeted, and the number of areas targeted.
Make a Change Today
Essentially, ThermiSmooth results generally last for roughly 12 months. However, several factors affect the longevity of your results, including the diet and lifestyle choices you make after treatment. If you think your self-confidence would be improved with tighter skin, we’re here for you. Contact us today at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your initial anti-aging consultation.