As we have learned through years of research and clinical practice, all wrinkles are not created equal. This is why such a wide selection of products and techniques have been developed. Some wrinkles need to be smoothed with volume or surgery while others need to be relaxed by targeting the muscles. Dynamic wrinkles often appear around the eyes. They include frown lines and also a drooping brow line. Historically, these issues have required surgery such as a forehead lift. With the development of Botox, we gained a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive solution. Now, we have ThermiRase, another nonsurgical option that does not involve chemicals to modulate tightened muscles.
Rather than soften muscle contraction with a neuromodulator like the botulinum toxin protein, ThermiRase smoothes dynamic wrinkles by disabling the nerves energetically. Like neuromodulators, ThermiRase allows tissue to smooth over time as muscles lose their ability to contract. Unlike neuromodulators, the ThermiRase technique achieves results that can last up to 18 months.
How it Works
To begin the procedure, a stimulator may be used to map out the nerves that need to be disabled. A local anesthetic is administered into the treatment area before a small laser probe is inserted just beneath the skin. This tiny probe emits low-level radiofrequency energy that affects the targeted nerves without harming the skin or surrounding subcutaneous tissue. The nerves absorb energy, which prevents them from sending signals to the muscles to contract. This process only needs to be conducted once to achieve long-lasting results.
Benefits of ThermiRase™
Patients appreciate the unique advantages offered by ThermiRase, such as:
- Treatment time is limited to about thirty minutes.
- Precision is achieved through nerve-mapping, targeting the nerves that create dynamic wrinkles.
- This minimally-invasive treatment may prolong youthful skin, allowing some patients to postpone more aggressive solutions such as a brow lift.
- ThermiRase has few associated risks compared to surgery.
There is no time like the present to give yourself the gift of enhanced beauty. To learn more about ThermiRase and what how it can rejuvenate your appearance, schedule a consultation in our Louisville office. Call 502-425-5200.