ThermiSmooth at Snyder Dermatology in Austin, TX is a scalpel-free treatment that can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and stimulate the production of collagen for the face, neck, chest, knees, and upper hands. The process works by using radiofrequency energy to penetrate the deep layers of your skin to stimulate the natural production of collagen. This stimulation improves the health of the skin and also works to address areas of unevenness. Considered a safe and effective treatment, ThermiSmooth is recommended by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Renee Snyder because it doesn't require the downtime that is needed for surgical alternatives. Following the treatment, you will be able to resume your normal daily activities.
"I went in for a consultation for a scar I had from a procedure done last year. First off, the office is gorgeous with beautiful art pieces adorning the walls and a wonderful group of staff members that greet you with a warm welcome. I met with Dr. Foley who was kind and attentive as I told her about my nightmarish experience that I had at a med spa in California where I formerly resided. She listened to my concerns and recommended that I start with micro-needling to diminish the appearance of the scarring. This is when I was introduced to the esthetician Robin who was beyond outstanding and patient as she explained in detail each procedure and went over the cost details. I felt so comfortable that I decided to get my first micro-needling session with her on the very same day. I am so glad that I did because she was so gentle and checked in with me during the whole process to assure that I wasn’t uncomfortable or feeling any pain. Honestly, I felt that the micro-needling experience was quite pleasant and therapeutic in the hands and expertise of Robin. Thank you again Synder dermatology for a wonderful first time experience."- A.C. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2022
"I am so grateful to have found this office and the best Dermatologist. I see Dr Elizabeth Foley for my Rosacea. I had been through 3 different Dermatologist who had pretty much given up on me. I was determined to find someone that would help me look myself again.Dr Foley is an amazing doctor. Her bedside manner, the best. I finally felt like someone was listening and understood what I was going through. I can’t thank her enough. I highly recommend her to any/everyone."- R.C. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2022
"Visited their central Austin location. Very pleased with the treatment I received there and their wide range of services. Dr. Parker was very informative and made my experience pleasant."- G.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2022
"I can say that I’ve never been more happy to write a review as I type this!This is based on my recent experience with Dr. Foley for a dermatology appointment for skin & hair. Dr. Foley did 3 things well: Solutions-oriented, Education, & Bedside Manner.Solutions-oriented - I went to a previous "specialist" to get my hair and skin issue resolved. She prescribed me a bacterial medicine and said "There’s nothing we can do." I used the medicine for 3 months with no incremental impact. I decided to go with a second opinion and go to Dr. Foley. She assessed me and quickly came up with 4 solutions for my issues (injections, shampoo, gel, and pill) with the narrative "I like to attack the issue aggressively. And guess what? Dr. Foley’s solutions are working!!Education - Dr. Foley walked me through the science of my issues and how each of her 4 solutions would help resolve the issues. I enjoy knowing HOW things work and Dr. Foley’s expertise in dermatology was very clear - not to mention her ability to simplify her education into lay terms so you understand. When I shared my specialist experience, she said "You don’t have a bacterial issue. That diagnosis was wrong and I’m sorry that person led you in the wrong direction." This is the benefit of getting a second opinion of a true subject matter expert like Dr. Foley.Bedside Manner - First off, Dr. Foley is hilarious! If you like jokes/natural humor, it’s an added plus of seeing her. Throughout the injections, she was extremely patient and continued to check-in - which demonstrated an awareness to the patient experience (vs a simple doctoral transaction). Dr. Foley has me scheduled to come back next month to check on the impact of her recommendations. Not only am I going to be happy to show her the progress, I’m excited to laugh with her. Dr. Foley: Thank you for not only being good at what you do and helping to resolve my issues, but giving me hope again :)"- B.S. / Yelp / Jan 28, 2022
"I had my first appointment today, and it was a great first experience! I was seen on time, the appointment was upbeat and fun (which I didn’t expect), and I was out the door in no time. Dr. Foley and the staff were amazing. Glad that I decided to finally do something about my skin!"- R.L. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2021
The perfect candidate for ThermiSmooth would be anybody looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without having to undergo a major surgery. ThermiSmooth can be performed to help stimulate the production of collagen for several areas of the face and body, which can include the face, neck, chest, knees, and upper hands. ThermiSmooth is best for patients who show signs of aging or have mild to moderate skin laxity.
Performed as an in-office procedure, ThermiSmooth treatments generally take no longer than an hour. The technician will mark the region for treatment and begin the process by gently moving the handheld device over the skin. Most often, our patients describe the sensation of the treatment like a warm facial or body massage. For optimal results, it is advisable that you undergo 3 – 6 treatments scheduled about 1 – 2 weeks apart.
What to Expect
After your procedure, you will be ready to resume your normal daily routine but are encouraged to limit sun exposure for some time. Without any incisions or scarring, you can usually see results in approximately 2 – 8 weeks, depending on the area of the body that was treated. Results can last up to two years, but follow-up treatments are often required to maintain results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do ThermiSmooth treatments cost?
There are many variables at play when calculating the cost of ThermiSmooth treatments at our office. For example, you may require multiple sessions in a series, have multiple areas of concern, or skin with different levels of severity. This will all affect the price range. Please contact our office for more information.
I've lost a lot of weight. Will ThermiSmooth tighten up my facial skin?
If you have loose skin on your face from weight loss, the skin elasticity is likely too severe to correct without surgery. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for the ThermiSmooth treatments is to come in for a scheduled consultation. Dr. Snyder would be happy to discuss with you a strategy to get your skin looking healthy again.
Will I eventually need a more invasive procedure?
The ThermiSmooth technology will give you temporary results only. Even with plastic surgery in the future, your skin will continue to age, sag, and develop wrinkles. If you are looking for longer-lasting outcomes, you should discuss your concerns with Dr. Snyder during your consultation. She may have insight on what you can expect from this type of radiofrequency treatments versus other procedures. Dr. Snyder may also make recommendations on how to best get the results you want now instead of waiting until you are older. We want you to look as young and attractive as you feel.
Is the treatment painful?
No. Some of our ThermiSmooth patients leave our office with a slight red tint to their face or on the area of the body that was treated. The heat emitted will not burn your skin. In fact, there are many safety measures in place to protect your skin, such as our careful monitoring of the temperature while the ThermiSmooth treatment is in progress. You may feel slightly warmer shortly afterward, but there should be no pain during or after your treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Say Hello to Smoother Skin
If you are searching for a nonsurgical way of reducing fine lines and wrinkles, ThermiSmooth could be the solution for you. It can help you achieve tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin for many areas of the body and face by stimulating the production of collagen. To gather more information, contact Snyder Dermatology to arrange your appointment.