Service Spotlight: Thermi

If you’re in medical aesthetics, how many of your patients come in asking for results along the lines of smoothed wrinkles, skin tightness, renewed firmness? 

My guess would be those results are what almost 100 percent of your patients are looking for! If you agree, I know you’re going to love today’s Service Spotlight highlighting Thermi. 

Thermi is the world leader in minimally invasive thermistor-regulated energy solutions for aesthetics, dermatology, and women's health and there are a variety of applications of the technology all aimed at producing rejuvenating, tightening, and smoothing results through dermal heating. 

In this week’s dose of inspiration, education, and encouragement, we’re covering all the bases on what you need to know about Thermi and a variety of modalities of this treatment, specifically ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight, and ThermiVa.  
Even if you do not work in a medical environment or perform these types of treatments, knowing other treatments within your industry is what allows you to stand out as a trusted source of information with your clients. 

And the more helpful you can be with recommendations, references and teaching your clients and patients, the more you’re building your credibility as an aesthetic expert. 

Now let’s get into it. 

All of the Thermi modalities use radiofrequency or RF to heat the tissue and cause subdermal collagen stimulation. This collagen stimulation is what smooths out fine lines and tightens the skin. With thermismooth, on the face, we use a wand like applicator that moved continuously across the area being treated for a set amount of time. The concept is to heat the skin to somewhere between 42 - 45 degrees celsius and maintain that temperature for a set amount of time to reach the desired clinical endpoint. You’re able to treat the eyes, forehead, cheeks, mouth, and neck.  

For best results with ThermiSmooth a series of 3 to 6 treatments received in 1-2 week intervals is recommended.  

Let’s move on to ThermiTight. ThermiTight is an injectable RF. A tiny probe is injected into the area being treated by the physician and actually heats the tissue internally. The most common areas to be treated are the neck, breast, arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees. Because the tissue is being heated under the skin you get a greater response and ThermiTight produces a greater firming than ThermiSmooth.  

In the majority of cases, a single treatment of ThermiTight is sufficient. The physician performing the treatment will do a consult with the patient ahead of time and will advise the patient on the best treatment plan for their specific needs. 

Alright, now we are going to finish up this treatment spotlight with ThermiVa. The Va in ThermiVa stands for vaginal so ThermiVa uses radiofrequency for vaginal tightening. ThermiVa is one of the less-talked about modalities but is one I think is extremely helpful to know about, especially if you perform services such as laser hair removal in the bikini area and have patients who ask for your opinion on vaginal rejuvenation/tightening. 

With ThermiVa a small wand is interted into the vagina to internally heat the tissue and stimulate the collagen production.  This tightens up the vaginal tissue which is a welcomed benefit from women who have given birth and feel that “it’s just not the same down there”.  The increased blood flow to the area after a ThermiVa treatment has also helped several women who struggle with reaching orgasim. 

For optimal results with ThermiVa a series of 3 treatments received in 4 week intervals is recommended. 

Have any questions about Thermi or have your own experiences performing the treatment to share? 

Let me know in the comments or start a discussion in the Aestheticians Connect Facebook group.

Until next time, keep making the world a more beautiful place, inside and out!