Get a Refreshed Look
Even though our practice has "Plastic Surgery" in the title, we know that sometimes all a patient wants is to get a refreshed look from a simple, noninvasive treatment. That's why Dr. Brad Bengtson brought ThermiSmooth® to Grand Rapidsí Bengtson Center.
The treatment is ideal for lax skin due to collagen loss, which leads to the development of fine lines and mild laxity. ThermiSmooth® remodels existing collagen while rekindling production of new collagen in the skin to lift drooping tissue and help smooth fine wrinkles, all without incisions or injections.
How Does ThermiSmooth® Work?
The ThermiSmooth® device delivers mild heat in the form of radiofrequency energy that moves past the outermost layer of skin to generate heat farther down where collagen sits. The applicator tracks internal temperatures two separate ways to ensure that the heat is delivered safely and effectively to produce consistent results.
Once heated, the collagen already in place reorganizes to become more structurally supportive, even as new collagen begins to form. Because of this, ThermiSmooth® is ideal for treating signs of aging on very visible parts of the face. Dr. Bengtson is also expanding its use in other areas, especially around the mouth and forehead, eye area, and neck. We are also beginning to treat skin on the chest, arms, abdomen, flanks, back, hips, buttocks, thighs, and legs to evaluate the technology of firming up sagging tissue in these areas.
Session times will vary depending on the regions selected for treatment, but patients can expect a session focusing on the face and neck alone to last about an hour. Eyes or the mouth area can be treated in about 30 minutes per session. During this time, a member of the Bengtson Center team will apply a gel to the treatment area, move and activate the device over the skin, then wipe the gel off once the treatment is complete. It's that simple.
A ThermiSmooth® treatment requires no down time afterward, though patients may notice that the targeted skin has a more pinkish color to it. This will fade within minutes. Makeup can be applied immediately, and sunscreen is encouraged to prevent damage from ultraviolet radiation. Each treatment is fast, easy, and doesn't involve any recuperation.
Beyond ThermiSmooth® in Grand Rapids
The same technology that powers ThermiSmooth® can benefit other parts of the body, too. ThermiVa® is designed for feminine rejuvenation, restoring healthy, tissue-tightening collagen to the most intimate of areas.
Patients looking for more cellulite specific options should consider Cellfina®, which reduces the unwanted dimples for smoother skin that lasts for years. The non-surgical treatment has a stellar satisfaction rate and immediately noticeable results.
If fat is the main cosmetic problem, Bengtson Center patients can talk to the team about options ranging from liposuction, to the injectable Kybella® for treating submental fullness, to CoolSculpting® that destroys fat by cooling it down.