Thermo-Lo is a radiofrequency current that is attracted to the water in various skin conditions. It uses a tiny probe on or just under the surface of the skin to dehydrate the problem area, causing the body (over a few days) to exfoliate the dried skin that removes and clears the skin of the condition.
The procedure is minimally invasive, is virtually painless and requires no down time.
What is the procedure like?
The probe is applied precisely to the area to be treated. Most clients experience a warm pricking sensation. This is more noticeable in sensitive areas around the lips and nose. A topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort.
How long is the treatment?
The length of time often requires 15-20 minutes preparation with a topical anesthetic applied to the skin in the areas to be treated. The amount of skin conditions to be treated determines the length of time required for treatment.
What results can you expect?
Results can be seen with a single treatment and in most cases are immediate and are often permanent. When treating acne scarring, the results may take 8 to 12 weeks to allow new collagen to form.
How many treatments are needed?
Typically one to two treatments are necessary. This varies depending on the condition being treated
Is there any downtime?
There is very little downtime, and side effects are very minimal and very manageable. You will notice some fine scabbing after a few days in the area treated, at this time can be covered with makeup. This will resolve in about 7-10 days, it is ideal to combine this treatment with CO2 Laser Treatment, allowing the patient to recover at one time and gain the benefits of both treatments for optimal results!
Milia are common non-cancerous skin findings in people of all ages. Milia formed directly from sloughed-off skin are small, fluid filled lesions (cysts) usually found on the face, while lesions formed indirectly are small cysts found within areas of skin affected by another skin condition.
Milia are formed when skin does not slough off normally but instead remains trapped in a pocket on the surface of the skin. An individual milium is formed from a hair follicle or from a sweat gland. In primary milia in infants, the oil gland may not be fully developed. Secondary milia often develop after injury or blistering of the skin, which disrupts and clogs the tubes leading to skin surface. Secondary milia can also develop on the sun-damaged skin of middle-aged and older people.
Sebaceous Hyperplasia Removal
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a disorder of the sebaceous glands in which they become enlarged. These glands are located within the skin and are responsible for secreting an oily substance named sebum. They are commonly associated with hair follicles but they can be found in hairless regions of the skin as well. Their secretion lubricates the skin, protecting it from drying out or becoming irritated. Sebaceous hyperplasia generally affects middle-aged to elderly adults. The symptoms of this condition are 1-5 mm papules on the skin, mainly on the forehead, nose and cheeks, and sebarrhoeic facial skin. The papules may be cauliflower-shaped. Acne is also a symptom of this glandular disorder. It differs from the type of acne that affects adolescents and young adults, in that it is more of an abnormally discolored patch that is not cured by topical treatments alone. The radio frequency works on these while the laser will not because the lasers needs to see a color target - (blood or melanin).