The answer may be yes for certain areas of the face.
ThermiRase is in an exciting new procedure that is an alternative to Botox. It is proven to be more effective and longer-lasting than the commonly used injectable freezer when treating wrinkles in the face and forehead. Botox has been the go-to cosmetic procedure for addressing frown lines in the forehead and between the eyebrows to smooth skin and reduce wrinkles.
ThermiRase is the newest FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles and frown lines in the facial area. It uses radio-frequency nerve ablation to stimulate the nerves beneath the skin. The overall goal of ThermiRase is to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles in the face, resulting in smoother and younger looking skin.
How Does ThermiRase Work?
ThermiRase uses radio-frequency to ablate nerves. Radio-frequency has been effectively used for years in the fields of cardiology, dermatology, and pain management and now cosmetic dermatology is harnessing its uses and benefits.
The minimally invasive ThermiRase procedure generates heat with radio-frequency, targeting specific tissues in the underlying skin, ablating the motor nerve which causes facial wrinkles. After mapping out the target muscle and nerves, Dr. Honrado will gently insert the tiny, radio-frequency probe beneath the skin and use low-level energy impulses to purposefully disrupt the wrinkle-causing muscles with radio-frequency heat.
Like Botox, ThermiRase prevents facial muscles from full function, but patients can expect results as astounding as they are beautiful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long is the ThermiRase procedure?
A: Generally, a ThermiRase procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform. During this time, patients will be given anesthesia to help them remain comfortable. Once the procedure is over, patients are free to enjoy their new beautiful, smooth skin. There is no down time and results are immeditate.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: ThermiRase results last much longer than Botox, with some patients reporting results for up to two years. In most cases, patients can expect results that last between a year and a year and a half, much longer than Botox, which lasts between two to four months. As a cost-effective and long-lasting cosmetic procedure, nothing comes close to the effectiveness of ThermiRase.
Q: What other benefits does ThermiRase have over Botox?
A: In addition to lasting longer than Botox, ThermiRase is notable for being completely non-toxic.
Contact Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Honrado Today!
If you are interested in eliminating those pesky frown lines in the face and forehead and would like to try ThermiRase, please contact Dr. Honrado today!
Schedule your appointment for ThermiRase with Dr. Honrado, please call 310.286.0043 today!