“Thermi-RF is both an evolution & revolution for non-invasive/minimally invasive skin rejuvenation & “permanent” Botox option. There is no other treatment quite like Thermi-RF!”
What is Thermi-RF?
Thermi-RF in Syracuse is a unique treatment that has the potential to lift and smooth sagging skin almost anywhere on your body. There are two modes: one on the skin’s surface and one acting below your skin.
Thermi-RF utilizes thermistor-controlled radio frequency. The simple description is that it offers very localized controlled heating of your skin and subcutaneous tissue. With continuous temperature monitoring, the risk of unplanned injury is minimized.
Probe temperature is controlled and monitored to minimize risk of unplanned injury. Thermi-RF can be divided into ThermiSmooth (surface tightening), ThermiTight (deep tightening), ThermiRaise (“permanent” Botox), & ThermiDry.
As part of a comprehensive aesthetic plan, Thermi plays a role for soft-tissue support and localized skin tightening. For soft-tissue support, no other treatment offers the same level of control for the depth and uniformity of tissue effects.
ThermiSmooth is a series of skin-surface treatments that gently tightens your skin to reduce lines and wrinkles by tightening collagen in your skin. In addition to skin tightening, it may be possible to see reduction of unwanted volume, as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Each treatment area takes 5-20 minutes. The treated areas are pink after treatment, similar to a light sunburn. Results accumulate over time. For most areas, 4-6 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart are suggested. Almost any area of your body may be considered for treatment.
ThermiLift/ThermiTight creates soft-tissue tightening by delivering energy at the site where you want to see the tightening. Usually, treatment will be done in two layers, a deeper layer and a layer just beneath your skin. The major risk is that of a burn to your skin. By using real-time thermal imaging, this risk is kept to a minimum.
While some improvement may be seen immediately, your results will evolve over 3 weeks to 3-6 months. Final results may take up to one year. ThermiTight can be used to treat almost any body area. Common sites include your jawline, tummy, knees, and arms.
Actual surgical result: Results Will Vary
ThermiRaise offers the same effect as Botox, but as a more permanent effect. Where Botox blocks the nerve impulse to the muscle, ThermiRaise damages the nerve stimulating the muscle. Because this can be expected to be a permanent effect, this is best for patients already comfortable with the results of Botox.
ThermiDry can be part of the solution for those suffering from excessive sweating.
Am I a Candidate?
Anyone looking for smoother, tighter skin may be a candidate for Thermi. Any treatment has some risk. During your consultation, your unique treatment plan will be created. It will balance your goals of treatment, an assessment of the balance between risk & benefit, time of recovery, and your budget.
Thermi may be used alone or integrated with other treatments or surgery. To develop realistic expectations in terms of results, look over the Thermi-RF before and after photos in our gallery.
Come to your treatment bare: no lotions, make-up, jewelry, or hair-care products. Wear loose-fitting clothing.
ThermiSmooth: Ultrasound gel is applied to the treatment area. Energy is applied, warming your skin. Once the target temperature is reached, thermal imaging is used to monitor uniform heating for the duration of treatment, which last 3-5 minutes per area. In general, pain is minimal. Temporary redness will usually resolve within minutes, but can last several hours. A series of 4-6 treatments is typical.
ThermiTight/ThermiDry treatments are done under your skin. Several small access points are used, which are numbed with local anesthetic. The access point is a puncture about the size of the needle used when donating blood. A dilute anesthetic solution is injected into the treatment areas. Two layers of treatment are done, with thermal imaging used to monitor temperature, help ensure a uniform, safe result.
ThermiRaise stimulates the target nerve. Once the nerve has been identified, selective heating is done to damage the nerve. The effects are almost immediate. I don’t recommend ThermiRaise if you have not already been using Botox.
After treatment, there is usually minimal discomfort. Prescription pain meds are rarely needed. For ThermiTight, I recommend you wear the support we give you for 12-18 hours per day for the first 3 days.
While you may start to see results at any time, your results will accrue over 3-6 months. Results can continue to accumulate for up to a year.
The price of Thermi-RF treatments varies from practice to practice. Thermi-RF cost is dependent on the number of treatment sessions required to achieve each patient’s unique aesthetic goals.
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