The key to supple, firm, and smooth skin is having an adequate amount of collagen in the skin. Unfortunately, the amount of collagen in the skin drastically drops as a result of the natural aging process. This is one of the reasons why ThermiSmooth treatments at MKE Aesthetics & Wellness are so effective for skin tightening and skin smoothing.
This is a non-invasive energy-based treatment that utilizes the power of radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin. Radiofrequency generates heat or thermal energy that seeps into the skin to increase blood circulation and stimulate the body’s regenerative abilities. These regenerative properties include the production of collagen, elastin, and other structural supports that tighten, lift, and smooth the skin.
Face Skin Smoothing
On the face, this radiofrequency treatment can be used to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth, and eyes. This treatment can also increase collagen production in the mid-face to improve the appearance of hollow cheeks.
Body Skin Tightening
This treatment is also effective when used on the body. Increasing collagen production in the skin can significantly improve the tightness of the skin in areas such as the chest. arms, breasts, stomach, back, hips, buttocks, thighs, and lower legs. The increase of collagen in these areas can improve skin tightness, as well as improve the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
As a radiofrequency treatment, the only preparation you will need to make for this treatment is to avoid any activity that could potentially trigger melanin production. You should avoid activities such as sunbathing, tanning beds, self-tanning skin products, and unprotected sun exposure during outdoor sports. If you are outside, be sure to use SPF protection.
On the day of your treatment, you should arrive at your appointment without any makeup or skincare products such as lotion. Providing a smooth canvas for your treatment will make your treatment more effective and will minimize skin irritation. You should also remove all facial and body jewelry in any area that will be treated.
What Is Your Recovery Like?
After your treatment, you will be able to return to most of your normal daily activities including work, errands, and moderate to light exercise. You should only wash your skin with warm water and gentle cleansers to avoid skin irritation. You should avoid hot water, steam, saunas, and hot tubs for at least 24 to 48 hours to prevent inflammation or skin irritation.
It’s also a good idea to use ceramide-based lotions or other gentle moisturizers. If you want to wear makeup after your treatment, you’ll need to wait at least 24 hours. For other skincare products, such as retinoids and chemical exfoliants, you should also wait at least 24 hours before application. When you plan to be outside, you should use SPF 30 to 50 to prevent sun damage.
How Quickly Will You See Results?
Most people will be able to see the results of this treatment after several weeks. It will take some time for collagen production in the skin to show any noticeable effects. The collagen maturation process usually takes about four weeks, so you may only notice results about one month after your first treatment.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment will last for at least six to 12 months. The longevity of your results will be determined directly by how well your body holds onto new collagen in the skin. Younger people may notice longer-lasting results while mature people who have more severe skin laxity concerns may need to have additional treatments every six months to maintain desired results.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
Maintaining results can be done by attending all of your regular treatment appointments, which are usually scheduled once or twice a year depending on your unique skin needs. However, there are other ways you may be able to maintain your results, such as avoiding sun exposure and using certain skincare products.
Unprotected exposure to the sun is known to cause a vast majority of skin aging concerns, particularly skin laxity from collagen breaking down prematurely due to UV ray exposure. Using high-quality anti-aging skincare products on the face or body can also promote collagen production and keep the texture of the skin firm and supple.
Is There a Best Time for This Treatment?
Yes, there is a best time to have his treatment. Ideally, you should schedule your appointment one to three weeks before any important events. This will ensure that your skin has adequate healing time.
Some people may find it easier to have radiofrequency treatments during the colder months of the year, particularly if you need to have multiple appointments. This is because it’s easier to avoid unprotected sun exposure during the autumn and winter months.
Are You a Good Candidate?
In general, most people are good candidates for radiofrequency treatment. People who are not eligible for this treatment include women who are pregnant, women who are trying to become pregnant, people who have cold sores or fever blisters within two weeks of treatment, people who are using certain oral medications, and people who have cardiac devices.
ThermiSmooth for Skin Tightening and Skin Smoothing
The key to smooth and firm skin is having enough collagen in the skin, but the natural aging process makes it difficult to maintain collagen production and retention. A treatment like ThermiSmooth is ideal for skin tightening and skin smoothing since it naturally increases collagen production and can produce results that last for up to 12 months at a time. Contact us at MKE Aesthetics & Wellness today to schedule your consultation.