By transmitting radiofrequency energy as controlled heat into the dermis (the lower layer of the skin), ThermiSmooth causes the skin’s foundational collagen protein fibers to contract and triggers a natural inflammatory response that accelerates cell re-generation.
Collagen provides the skin with structure and elasticity, but its production slows with age, so skin becomes thinner, looser, and more crepey. Heat-based energy treatments like ThermiSmooth target collagen fibers and the cells that produce them (called fibroblasts). Skin becomes tighter, smoother, and more supple.
The collagen in skin shrinks when heated to a sustained temperature greater than 40°C. When the skin is heated to this level, this creates a physiologic process that stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen over time.
Boosting collagen production is a gradual process, and it takes weeks, if not months, to see noticeable effects from new protein fibers and renewed cells.