ThermiTight uses the same targeted radiofrequency energy of its sister procedure, ThermiSmooth. However, the big difference is in the method of delivery: ThermiTight involves the use of a tiny probe, underneath the skin in the fatty layer of the target area.
This probe is inserted via needle prick and cannula after local anesthetics are applied. The probe is used to precisely heat the deep layers of the dermis. While the probe heats the deep tissue, a specialized infrared camera monitors the temperature of your skin, making sure to stay in the optimal range of between 50-65ºC.
At this temperature range in the deep dermis, collagen production in your skin is dramatically increased. Collagen is part of the support structure of the skin, and new collagen production firms and tightens aged, sagging skin. The results are firmer, tighter, more youthful skin.
Areas that can be treated with ThermiTight:
The ThermiRF system is so great because it can be used almost anywhere on the body. The ThermiTight procedure works very well on several areas:
- Face and Neck
- Upper Arms
Candidates for ThermiTight
Many patients are candidates for ThermiTight. If you’re starting to show signs of aging but aren’t quite ready for the more intensive surgical procedures ThermiTight might be right for you. We can guide you through the procedure and help you decide what the best course of action is for you.
The ThermiTight procedure is generally very fast. Most sessions last less than an hour, depending on the areas being treated.
Recovery & Results
The side effects for ThermiTight are very minimal, considering the excellent results that the procedure offers.
Swelling and redness may occur, and the area may be sensitive following your treatment. Most patients feel great within 3-5 days and opt to return to work. Some patients experience swelling that lasts up to 10 days.
Patients may experience some immediate results, with effects improving over a period of one to two months. The results of ThermiTight are mainly gradual, as the collagen in your skin is produced and strengthened over a period of months. The effects of the procedure may continue to benefit the skin for years afterward.
Generally, ThermiTight is not a multiple treatment course but depending on the individual and the target area, an additional treatment session may be recommended in order to achieve the best results.