Why NYC patients are looking younger: Skin smoothing with ThermiSmooth™

Think for a moment about what makes a baby’s cheek irresistibly kissable, or a young adult’s face so perfect for magazine modeling. Their skin is firm and smooth. The only lines are those that define facial features, such as natural contours around the nose. That’s why we associate lines and wrinkles with advanced age, even when they show up prematurely.

I’m helping patients in NYC get tighter, younger-looking and smoother skin with an innovative, non-surgical treatment called ThermiSmooth™. It utilizes the safe radiofrequency technology applied in a special way to firm and smooth skin, lessening the appearance of wrinkles.

Skin is cleansed and prepped with a thin layer of coupling gel. Then I set the FDA cleared ThermiRF™ thermistor handpiece to a precise temperature that warms deep layers of skin without harming the surface. Most patients say it feels like a warm massage. Each area is treated for several minutes. Then the gel is removed and you are on your way, with no further interruption to your busy schedule. You may experience a bit of pinkness or minor swelling in treated areas, but it is temporary.

You may not notice immediate tightening because heat created by the radiofrequency energy shrinks collagen (the mesh of protein fibers that supports skin) and this takes time. Many patients, however, derive a wonderful immediate but temporary tightening from microscopic swelling that is generated from the thermal energy. They purposely desire to come in for a treatment one day before an important social function for their “Thermi Facial”. ThermiSmooth™ also stimulates your body to produce new collagen bundles, so skin smoothing continues for several months and results are long lasting. We don’t expect to see the true results for at least six months after the last treatment. Five to six treatments are advisable for optimal results.

ThermiSmooth™ works well alone, or in combination with other complexion rejuvenation techniques. Are you ready for smoother, more youthful looking skin? Call 212-561-5808 and ask for me by name – Dr. Ron Shelton.

Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly having practiced on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan.


Helping patients in NYC prepare for wrinkle treatment with ThermiSmooth™

ThermiSmooth™ is a member of the ThermiAesthetics™ family of ThermiRF™ FDA cleared aesthetic devices. That’s a lot of “thermis,” but the important thing to remember about ThermiSmooth™ is it’s effectiveness as a non-surgical, non-invasive wrinkle treatment.

This system improves the appearance of wrinkles through controlled radiofrequency (RF) technology. Regulated, precise delivery of RF energy at the surface heats deep layers of skin, shrinking collagen and engaging the body’s natural healing processes – specifically the production of new collagen bundles. Skin becomes firmer right away, and wrinkles continue to smooth for several months.

There’s no downtime following treatment and no specific recovery protocol. However, I like to be sure my patients follow this simple pre-treatment advice for the most satisfying experience and results that are long lasting:

  • Please don’t smoke. Your skin responds better to any type of rejuvenation treatment when it has not been exposed to dehydration and toxic chemicals from smoke. A six week respite is ideal to speed healing from ThermiSmooth™ treatment, and your whole body will thank you for quitting completely.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs and supplements for two weeks. ThermiSmooth™ is very gentle treatment, but aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications and herbal remedies (including fish oil, vitamin D, capsaicin, glucosamine sulfate, and others) increase risk of undesirable side effects from treatment – temporary redness and swelling.
  • Tell me about other medications you are using. Even topical creams can influence the outcome of ThermiSmooth™, so it is important that we discuss any medications you are using, before treatment.
  • Hydrate! Plenty of plain, fresh water before and after treatment helps you feel great and provides hydration your body needs to rejuvenate efficiently.
  • TNS Essential Serum’s growth factors augment the ability of ThermiSmooth™ to stimulate collagen production. Don’t purchase this product from the internet as the source is not reliable. This company does not sell to third parties, and even on “trusted” sites the seller may have stored the product in a hot, non air-conditioned warehouse or truck which deactivates the fibroblast growth factor. Saving a few dollars will, in the end, cost more money if the product is counterfeit or rendered ineffective from inappropriate storage. Our practice dispenses only products that are obtained directly from the manufacturer.

Remember, call 212-561-5808 and ask for me by name – Dr. Ron Shelton.

Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly having practiced on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan.