DR HESKETT'S INSIGHT
I am always on the lookout for the best technologies to solve the problems my patients are dealing with. I have been waiting for many years for a great solution to loose skin cellulite and crepey skin. Finally, I have found it in the Thermi 250. My patients are thrilled to tackle some of the toughest problems in such an easy, enjoyable and affordable way. And only once a month treatments to boot! It’s almost a miracle!
Thermi 250 is the newest, most powerful FDA approved technology to tighten the skin without discomfort or downtime. It’s almost a miracle.
Clinical studies show that the collagen in skin will shrink when heated to a sustained temperatures in excess of 40°C. Further, it has been shown that when the skin is heated to this level, an inflammatory process is engaged which can stimulate fibroblasts to produce new collagen over a period of time. When new collagen is formed, your skin gets tighter. The Thermi250 does exactly that. This technology can be applied to any part of the body that is suffering from loose skin. Many people have cellulite that is a result of the loose skin on their thighs or buttocks. When that skin tightens, the cellulite is reduced. Additionally, many women complain about thin, crepey skin on their body, and until the Termi 250, it has been very challenging to treat with mixed results. The ability of the Thermi 250 to target that very thin layer of skin with accuracy makes it a very effective choice for crepey skin.
ASK THE DOCTOR
How is this different than other radio frequency technologies?
The Termi 250 is different than other rf technologies in its efficiency and ability to specifically target the layers of the skin that are the root of the problem. Previous technologies merely heated up the skin all over and it was difficult to get an amazing result for all types of loose skin., particularly that very superficial crepey skin and the heavier loose skin on the body. Now we can.
Who is this treatment for?
The Thermi 250 is for anyone of any age who wants tighter skin, in particular someone with thin crepey skin and cellulite that is caused by loose skin. It can work on the face or the body and any skin type is treatable.
How many treatments do I need?
Eveyone has a specific protocol, depending on their individual needs, however, in general the protocol is once every 3 weeks for 4 treatments.
Are the results permanent?
Unfortunately, technology cannot yet stop the aging process. Dr. Jamé will advise you of how to take care of your body and skin to maximize its vitality, but regular maintenance treatments are recommended. Doing a single treatment twice a year should keep up your results, but the best recommendation is to come in as often as you can afford, even if it is only for a single treatment once a year and to continue with your wellness practices to decrease the aging process.
What will happen during the treatment?
After applying a small amount of gel, the hand piece is applied to the skin’s surface. The system is set to a specific target temperature depending on the individual’s needs. The hand piece is gently moved in a sweeping or circular fashion while gradually heating up the skin surface. As the skin’s temperature rises to the targeted temperature, the computer automatically adjusts the energy output to ensure precision of heating. A small zone is treated for about 5 minutes to achieve the goal of sustained heating to the target tissues.
Is there anything I have to do while I am getting the treatments done?
Dr. Heskett will advise you of the best anti-aging practices to have the most optimal and lasting results. In general, it is recommended to take a micronutrient healing supplement that supports collagen growth, as well as a potent anti-oxidant to prevent the loss of collagen over time. These supplements are part of the treatment package price for the Thermi 250.
How soon will I start seeing results?
There will be some immediate improvement with the restructuring of your old collagen, and therefore, it is an advisable treatment to do just before a vacation or a special event. However, longstanding results will start to be visable approximately 3-4 weeks after the treatment because that is how long it takes for cells to regenerate.