tlo-logoThere are several RadioFrequency and Laser systems available for treating skin imperfections.

The advantage of using the Thermo-Lo is that it only works on the top layers of the skin (epidermis) and the dermal layers of the skin are not affected.

The Thermo-Lo can be applied precisely to the area that you want treated, whereas light therapy cannot be focused on small solar lentigines (sun spots) or telangiectasias (spider veins) without hitting areas that do not need to be treated.

A good analogy for this is that with Thermo-Lo we can “treat the weeds and leave the grass alone”.

The thing to remember about the Thermo-Lo is that we do not go into the deeper layers of skin to remove tissue. We simply touch the epidermis and allow the current to attract the water in the milia, sebaceous hyperplasia, spider vein, cherry hemangioma or acne…to dehydrate the problem area…thus causing the body (over a few days) to exfoliate the dried skin.

With this method, down time is minimal and the treatment can be permanent.

What you will feel during the treatment is no more that a slight heat sensation.  However,– depending on your pain tolerance, I may recommend an OTC (over-the-counter) topical anesthetic before the treatment to desensitize the area. It takes about 15-20 minutes to work.

The Thermo-Lo Advantage:

One of the problems with Lasers treatments or IPL (intense pulsed light) is that they can sometimes hit everything in its path. If the patient/client has competing chromophores (what the laser is attracted to) such as the color of their skin, a tan or freckles – then there may be a chance that a lightening (hypo) or darkening (hyper) condition might arise with lasers or IPL’s.

Electrolysis works into all three major skin layers (epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. Most pulsed light treatments can penetrate both the epidermis and the dermis, which in turn can cause temporary or even permanent damage on the skin. Thermo-Lo machine only works on the epidermis and allows for pin-point precision without affecting surrounding tissue.