ThermiTight - Skin Rejuvenation in Danville
ThermiTight uses safe, effective radio frequency (RF) energy to heat tissue underneath the surface of the skin, causing contraction and tightening of lax, loose skin. This procedure is minimally invasive, requires only local anesthesia and poses little to no downtime. In addition to the lower face and neck, ThermiTight is used on areas of the body that can benefit from tightening or lifting. These areas include the breasts (may be combined with breast lipo-reduction), abdomen (to reduce wrinkly skin), and upper arms.
After the skin is numbed with local anesthesia, a tiny incision is made in the skin and the ThermiTight electrode is introduced below the surface. The electrode is the size of a needle so no stitches are needed. The electrode provides RF energy while simultaneously measuring the real-time temperature at its tip. Only enough RF energy is delivered to heat the tissue to a safe temperature. For added safety, an external video camera is used to measure the actual surface temperature of the skin.
Results with ThermiTight develop gradually and are long-lasting. The treatment itself typically takes less than one hour, and poses minimal post-treatment redness and swelling—many patients resume their normal activities right away!
How does ThermiTight work?
ThermiTight works by delivering radio frequency (RF) energy underneath the skin, heating the structural tissue and causing contraction and tightening, which improves laxity and sagging.
What areas of the body can be treated with ThermiTight?
Commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck, the breasts, the abdomen, the upper arms and more. The ThermiTight treatment is often combined with liposuction if excess fat is also a problem.
How long does a ThermiTight treatment take?
The ThermiTight treatment typically takes less than one hour.
How soon will I see the results?
There is often immediate visible tightening, but maximal improvement can take three or four months.
Are there any potential side effects?
Because of the built-in safety features of the ThermiTight RF system, side effects are very unlikely. The device monitors the actual beneath-the-skin temperature, which is kept below the threshold that can cause thermal damage. In addition, an external infrared camera is used to monitor the skin surface temperature.