Over the years, our skin starts to lose collagen, elasticity, and plumpness. This causes signs of aging to become visible. Many patients don’t want to undergo extensive surgery with long downtimes which is why more patients are choosing treatments such as ThermiSmooth. At his Riverside office, Dr. Hardesty has been providing patients with optimal care for decades and ThermiSmooth is one of the many ways he does that. He and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery help patients realize their aesthetic goals, leaving them more confident than ever.
ThermiSmooth uses a thermal camera along with radiofrequency energy with a temperature-controlled instrument which helps to smooth out the skin, providing the patient with glowing results. Dr. Hardesty will use small, circular motions on the treatment area to gently heat the targeted areas below the skin. This procedure is safe and has no downtime associated with it.
This treatment improves texture and revitalizes skin in a series of short, comfortable sessions. For the first time, exact control of heat dramatically increases the comfort and effectiveness of skin therapy. Dr. Hardesty can select a precise temperature for stimulating the cells that firm and restore skin, and ThermiSmooth system will reach that temperature. ThermiSmooth system will flutter off and on to maintain that temperature. The instrument will tell Dr. Hardesty the exact temperature the skin has actually reached so that there is no damage to the surrounding skin cells and tissue.
As your ThermiSmooth session begins Dr. Hardesty will gently cleanse the treatment area. A grounding pad with a sticky back will be placed on a muscular area to allow a good flow of treatment energy. A small amount of clear gel will be placed on the treatment area. Dr. Hardesty will set the target temperature on the system. A thermostat will be moved in small circles and then in slow back-and-forth motions as the tissue reaches the target temperature. You will feel a warm sensation as the temperature builds. Many patients say it feels like a warm massage. As the target temperature is reached the system pauses. If it travels over skin that is cooler than the target temperature it starts up again until the desired temperature is reached. While it may feel hot for a moment it is mostly warm and comforting. The treatment ends when the area has reached and maintained the target temperature for 5 to 7 minutes.
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The ThermiSmooth treatment can address multiple areas on the body to help with skin rejuvenation. At the consultation appointment, Dr. Hardesty will go over your skin concerns to determine which areas need to be treated. The treatment areas are:
One of the many benefits of ThermiSmooth is that there is no downtime associated with this treatment. Recovery is immediate. You may be pink in the treated area for up to an hour. Your skin may feel tighter but that is temporary. Lasting changes take days or weeks to begin to be visible. Dr. Hardesty will provide instructions for pre-treatment and post-treatment care.
ThermiSmooth does not remove tissue like laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion; It stimulates tissue. Deep wrinkles are best addressed with more aggressive therapy that requires some recovery time. It can be used on skin of any color. Changes appear gradually and over time but they are real changes and patients are happy!
Controlled heat can treat and beat back some of the outward signs and clinical evidence of aging skin. A series of ThermiSmooth sessions can restore radiance, propel collagen production, and shrink those creepy areas back into plump, radiant, healthy-looking skin! Skin of any color and any age can benefit from the stimulation of ThermiSmooth.
Many patients start to see amazing results after just one treatment. For the best results, we recommend 3-6 treatments per area. Treatments should be spaced between one and three weeks apart.
If you are interested in learning more about ThermiSmooth and skin rejuvenation, then contact our Riverside office today. To make a consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty, call the office today or fill out an online form. The team at Imagine Plastic Surgery are excited to help you with all of your skin concerns.
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