Cellulite Treatment in Metro Detroit Michigan
ThermiSmooth 250: What to Expect?
ThermiSmooth 250 targets the area under the skin and is used to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. ThermiSmooth® Body will also tighten and firm loose, sagging skin. ThermiSmooth 250 is performed using a handheld device that is applied directly to the skin’s surface. It is gently moved in a sweeping or circular fashion while gradually heating up the skin surface. This electrode uses controlled radio frequency energy that targets areas under the skin to reduce the visibility of cellulite. As the targeted skin with the cellulite rises in temperature, the radio frequency energy adjusts for precision heating. The targeted skin area is treated for about 20 minutes to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Our patients will undergo a series of these treatments over a 6 to 8 week period.* The number of treatments you receive will be determined based upon your personal cosmetic goals and body and degree of cellulite.
As we age and possibly go through multiple pregnancies, our skin and body change.
This all takes a significant toll on our skin. When your skin begins to look like it has dimples, depressions in the flesh, or lumps, that is known as cellulite. Cellulite is an embarrassing yet very common esthetic problem for many of our patients, mostly women. It is most common on the thighs and buttocks, but it can be found on the breasts, lower abdomen and upper arms too. Cellulite in the thighs and buttocks can be unsightly and can cause embarrassment, especially during the summer when patients want to wear bikinis or shorts. Your heredity, skin thickness, gender, age and how much fat and where it’s located on your body are all factors involved in whether you may get cellulite or not. Dr. Mariam Awada and the Staff at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery offers ThermiSmooth® Body for a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment to tighten loose skin and reduce cellulite on the chest, legs, arms, abdomen and more.
What is Radio Frequency Energy?
RF (Radio Frequency) is a type of electrical energy that creates heat in the target tissue through resistance. Due to its controllable properties, the energy can be applied precisely for depth and temperature.
Is the ThermiSmooth™ 250 Body treatment painful?
Most people tolerate the treatment very well, and have little or no discomfort. Patients often say it feels like receiving a warm hot stone massage and enjoy the treatment.
How many ThermiSmooth 250™ body treatments will I need?
Most people undergo a series of 6-8 treatments spaced approximately 2 weeks apart.
How long can I expect the ThermiSmooth 250™Body results to last?
Clinical studies have shown that the effects of the procedure can last 12 months or more. Results may vary and maintenance visits every year can keep your results looking their best.
How soon will I be able to see results from the ThermiSmooth 250™ body treatment?
This varies from person to person however you may see some results after just 1 treatment. For optimal results a series of 6-8 treatments is recommended.
What pre and post care do I need to follow?
Prior to treatment, all metal objects should be removed including all jewelry and piercings. Patients should hydrate well before and after treatments for optimal results. You should avoid exposure to direct sunlight and tanning beds for 24 hours before and after treatments. Soothing, non-irritating creams and moisturizers may be used after treatments.
How soon can I return to my normal activities after the treatment?
This treatment has no down time. You may immediately resume your normal daily activities following treatment.
What can I expect after the ThermiSmooth 250™ body treatment?
Patients can experience warmth and mild redness to skin that usually dissipates about 30 minutes after treatment, but can last up to 2-4 hours. Your treated area may be mildly swollen immediately after treatments. Depending on the area treated you may experience some mild “aching”, similar to a sore muscle after a workout. This should resolve in 24-48 hours. Heating of the skin promotes 3 different kinds of effect. Some of those effects are immediate, such as contraction of collagen, collagen remodeling and increased elasticity. With time and a series of treatments, further tightening of the skin is apparent due to the stimulation of fibroblasts which leads to new collagen production over the long term. Continued improvements may be seen post treatment over 6-8 months following your last treatment.
Am I a good candidate for the ThermiSmooth 250™ body treatment?
If you have cellulite, laxity and unwanted fat anywhere on the body- from head to toe, you are a good candidate. This treatment is good for all skin types.
Are there contraindications to the ThermiSmooth 250™ body treatment?
Some of the contraindications that will exclude you from being a good candidate are: Implanted devices such as, but not limited to, pacemakers, defibrillator, cochlear ear implant or any other implantable mechanical device affected by radio frequency and Pregnancy.