What is ThermiTight™?
Reverse the effects of aging with a non-surgical, single treatment solution for skin laxity. ThermiTight™ is the first aesthetic procedure that delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. It is a non-surgical, painless, micro-invasive procedure. A tiny probe is inserted under the skin after it has been numbed. Then, radio frequency energy is applied directly to the target tissues on the underside of the skin causing shrinkage or contracture. ThermiTight™ is great for problem areas of the neck, face, arms, tummy, thighs, and other tissues. Results begin immediately and improve for the first 6 months after treatment.
What are the Pro’s and Con’s of ThermiTight™ compared with surgical alternatives like face/neck lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, etc.?
ThermiTight™ is a cost effective alternative to surgical options for skin tightening that is done in the office under local anesthesia, has minimal risk, and minimal or no downtime. Patients, however, must have realistic expectations for the degree of skin contraction possible with this non-surgical approach. This depends greatly on the age and elastic capacity of the patient’s skin. In general, the degree of contracture is not as great as with other surgical procedures like facelift, neck lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, etc., but is an excellent alternative for some patients where the scars, downtime, expense, or risk of surgery are prohibitive.
Our plastic surgeons, Dr. Kelly and Dr. Forsberg, will assess your skin character at the time of consultation and help give you an assessment of the degree of change expected with each procedure option.