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.

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