Today, many women and men would like to enhance their appearance without surgery. While Dr. Arthur Cambeiro is an accomplished board-certified plastic surgeon, he is committed to offering both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Dr. Cambeiro is pleased to provide a range of improvements using the advanced Thermi system at his Las Vegas practice. Through precisely controlled heat and specialized applicators, these treatments can tighten the skin, soften wrinkles, and reduce small areas of fat.
How Does Thermi Work?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy firms and tightens the skin by renewing the production of collagen through gentle heating. The Thermi system emits and continuously monitors the level of RF energy either on the surface of this skin or just beneath the surface, depending on the treatment.
This completely noninvasive option tightens and smooths the skin. We use ThermiSmooth Face on the face and neck, and ThermiSmooth Body for the rest of the body. We have various handpiece sizes to accommodate these different areas.
- Treatment areas include: the forehead, around the eyes, cheeks, around the mouth, and neck
- Treatment protocol: a series of 3 to 6 treatments
- Treatment areas include: the arms, abdomen, hips, back, buttocks, knees, calves, and ankles
- Treatment protocol: a series of 4 to 6 treatments
After the targeted area is prepared with a cooling gel, the ThermiSmooth handpiece is moved back and forth over the skin and RF energy is emitted at a specific temperature. Patients describe these treatments as warm, comfortable, and relaxing. Once an area is treated for 15 minutes, we move to the next area, until all targeted areas are treated. Because the surface of the skin is not affected, there is no recovery needed after ThermiSmooth.
This minimally invasive option is used to tighten lax skin and reduce small pockets of fat on a variety of areas, including:
- Neck and jawline
- Upper arms
ThermiTight treatment times vary with the size and number of areas targeted, but typically take an hour to complete. First, the area is numbed with a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort. Next, Dr. Cambeiro inserts the ThermiTight probe just beneath the surface of the skin. He moves the probe carefully as RF energy is emitted at a controlled temperature. While experiences vary, areas are usually firmer right after treatment and continue to improve as new collagen develops for about 6 months.
ThermiRase, a longer-lasting alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, smooths out frown lines between the eyes and vertical neck bands. As with BOTOX, the wrinkles treated with ThermiRase are dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated muscle contractions.
By zapping specific points of the nerves that cause these muscles to contract, a process called nerve ablation, the muscles are temporarily paralyzed. Patients typically notice improvement right after treatment, and little to no downtime is needed. While BOTOX usually lasts months, ThermiRase may last up to 2 years, although experiences vary.
To learn more about skin tightening and wrinkle treatments in Las Vegas with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cambeiro, request a complimentary consultation or give our office a call at (702) 734-4100.