Dr. Marcia Byrd, M.D., at Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Atlanta, GA is pleased to provide a non-invasive skin smoothing treatment called THERMIsmooth® Body. THERMIsmooth® Body uses radio-frequency energy to heat the skin and stimulate your natural production of collagen, the key building block to youthful-looking skin. Crucially, the THERMIsmooth® Body device has temperature controls built in, so that the amount of energy can be precisely regulated to tighten — but not burn — the skin, making the procedure particularly safe and effective. This controlled heat causes contraction of collagen fibers and a tightening of the treated skin. There is also a prolonged increase in the production of collagen to support the skin from within, for overall improved skin quality.
Candidates for THERMIsmooth® Body
THERMIsmooth® Body is a non-invasive way to tighten and tone the skin on the neck, upper arms, abdomen, and thighs. It also improves the appearance of cellulite. This type of advanced technology may help men and women of all ages achieve a smoother, more appealing facial and bodily aesthetic.
- Because the improvement appears gradually over a long period of time, this procedure is not appropriate for candidates who do not want to wait for the final result.
- System equipment may be hazardous to patients with implantable devices, including — but not limited to — pacemakers, embedded defibrillators, Cochlear ear implants, or any implantable medical device.
- The Bipolar hand piece may be used with patients who have pacemakers, if the device is located somewhere other than the treatment area.
- Women who are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant should not have the treatment.
- You should avoid treatments directly over areas containing injectable fillers and toxins for one month.
- If there is nerve insensitivity to heat anywhere in the treatment area, you should not be treated with the THERMIsmooth® Body system.
About the Treatment
THERMIsmooth® Body is performed in an office setting. First, a small amount of topical gel will be applied to the area being treated – Some patients compare this non-invasive skin smoothing treatment to a heated massage! Dr. Byrd will then gently move the hand piece over the surface of your skin in a circular motion, to slowly heat the area followed by 5 minutes of sustained heat. Advanced technology will ensure that the temperature does not get too hot. Depending on the size of the area being treated, each session may take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Slight pinkness and minor swelling may occur following your treatment but will quickly resolve.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Most patients begin to see benefits from THERMIsmooth® Body after the first treatment, and typically 4-6 treatments are necessary to achieve optimal results. Production and strengthening of collagen in the skin, called collagenesis, is a gradual process, so smoothing and tightening changes become more apparent as time goes on, with full results achieved after 3-6 months and lasting one year or longer. Single maintenance treatments are recommended every 9-12 months.
Aftercare and Recovery
In almost all cases, patients who undergo the THERMIsmooth® Body procedure need no recovery time—you can simply get back to your day. In rare cases minor swelling and redness may occur. The THERMIsmooth® Body procedure is usually very quick. Most sessions last about 40-60 minutes every 1-3 weeks with a total of 4-6 treatments. Treatments are gentle, with patients often comparing it to the feel of a hot stone massage. Patients can expect to see improvement for up to 10 months from the last treatment. More invasive procedures such as surgery usually produce quicker and more dramatic results, but this procedure fulfills those requirements for patients who desire no downtime, no incision lines, and no pain.
Dr. Marcia Byrd and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell GA, Alpharetta GA, Milton GA, Woodstock GA, Canton GA, Dunwoody GA, Sandy Springs, GA and more. If you would like more information about THERMIsmooth® Body call (770) 587-1711 and schedule a consultation. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!