What is ThermiTight?
ThermiTight is the most advanced and effective FDA-cleared skin tightening procedure available to reverse the effects of aging. Radio-frequency energy is delivered to the dermis on the undersurface of the skin causing thermal changes resulting in increased dermal collagen, elastin, skin tone and tightness. ThermiTight will also reduce subcutaneous fat more effectively than laser lipolysis devices. Common areas treated with ThermiTight include:
Ideal candidate for ThermiTight
Women and men with minimal to moderate skin laxity of the chin, neck, arms, chest, back, bra rolls, abdomen, hips, flanks, buttocks, thighs, and knees. Patients with severe skin laxity may respond to ThermiTight, but generally require surgical removal of excess skin.
How ThermiTight works
ThermiTight is an office procedure performed using sterile technique under local tumescent anesthesia. It is a painless, micro-invasive procedure, and usually takes less than one hour. The ThermiTight radiofrequency probe is placed under the skin through a tiny incision heating the dermis and fat to therapeutic temperatures. The temperatures are measured under the skin with a probe and on the surface of the skin with an infrared camera.
The procedure is almost painless, with minimal bruising and there is no downtime. Immediately after the procedure, a compression garment is worn for 72 hours. Most patient return to work the next day and may exercise 1 week postop. The skin begins to tighten within 6-12 weeks and will continue to tighten over the next 1-2 years. Skin will remain tighter for many years, but depends on the patient’s age, weight, skin quality and genetics.
ThermiTight Before and After
*Comprehensive Thermoregulation for the Purpose of Skin Tightening Using a Novel Radio Frequency Treatment Device: A Preliminary Report. Douglas Key, MD, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, February 2014.
Courtesy Karen Harkaway, MD
What to expect after treatment
Patients may experience slight swelling and redness and are usually able to return to normal activity within 24 hours.
How long do the results last?
ThermiTight is a single treatment solution and the effects have been shown to last several years.
Can ThermiTight be combined with Liposuction?
Yes, liposuction is a very common procedure performed on patients with undesirable subcutaneous fat and skin laxity. Next to surgical excision of skin and fat, thermi skin tightening combined with liposuction and will offer the best results.
Multiple areas can be performed at the same time under local tumescent anesthesia in the office. This procedure is very safe and patient satisfaction is very high. Dr. Dahan will limit the number of areas in older patients or in patients with health limitations.
Gentle liposculpture is performed with fine cannulas to remove unwanted fat followed by skin tightening with the ThermiTight probe. A compression garment is worn for 3-6 weeks postop since fat was removed. There is minimal downtime, bruising or discomfort.
Schedule a consultation
For more information about ThermiTight, call (775) 826-4477 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dahan. Our practice serves Reno, Carson City, Sparks and surrounding areas.
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