What is ThermiRase?
ThermiRase uses radio frequency to soften the appearance of lines on the forehead and neck. The treatment works by weakening the nerves responsible for creating the repetitive muscle movements that produce unwanted wrinkles on the face.
Whenever you raise your eyebrows, frown, or move the direction of your head, specific muscles are put to use that allow you to make various facial expressions. Over time, muscle contractions begin to produce lines, which age the skin.
To limit muscle movement, the nerves that signal your muscles to contract need to be blocked. Botox, Dysport and Xeomin injections all serve to inhibit neurotransmitters and reduce muscle movement; however, their effects are temporary, which may be inconvenient to some patients.
ThermiRase typically involves one treatment session, performed by Dr. Williams’ nurse, Nicole, that permanently blocks the nerves from stimulating the muscles. As a result, glabellar lines (known commonly as “elevens”) and bands around the neck diminish.
What Happens During ThermiRase Treatment?
The first step to receiving ThermiRase treatment is determining whether the procedure is right for you. Upon examination of the lines and wrinkles around your forehead and neck, Nicole can decide whether ThermiRase is beneficial.
Before applying the radio-frequency energy, Nicole locates the nerves being treated. She must also identify the nerves that don’t require treatment to prevent any surrounding tissue or nerve damage.
ThermiRase begins with a local anesthetic for your comfort. Next, Nicole will create small punctures within your skin to give her access to the nerves. She will insert a radio-frequency probe into your skin, which will begin heating and weakening the nerves. When the procedure is complete, your results will be noticeable immediately.
Because ThermiRase treatment is minimally invasive, there is little downtime afterward. You may experience some swelling, bruising or numbness from the anesthetic, but any side effects will subside within a few hours.
If you would like more information about ThermiRase, or to find out whether the procedure is right for you, contact Dr. Williams at 702-259-3223 and schedule a consultation.