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ThermiTight Skin tightening procedure

SKIN TIGHTENING WITH THERMITIGHT

ThermiTight is a skin tightening procedure that utilizes the power of the heat delivered by a radiofrequency generator probe inserted during surgery directly under the skin in order to achieve a lifting, toning and firming effect of the skin at the level of the jaw line, neck, breasts, arms, abdomen.

The slim probe will deliver radiofrequency which is a powerful energy that when applied to the skin, produces heat that has the effect of tightening and lifting of the tissue in the treated area.

The temperature of the skin is carefully monitored by an infrared camera real time in order to avoid overheating and injury.

The skin that has been stimulated with the heat will start producing collagen and elastin with the effect of rejuvenating the tissue over time.

The entire process will take about 8 weeks where the skin will look more toned with improved laxity and less sagging.

The results will last about 7 to 10 years.

In extreme cases the treatment might be repeated one more time after six months.

The skin tightening procedure only requires local anesthesia, the patient will experience a warm sensation during the procedure which is very comfortable.

Most common side effects are bruising and swelling that occur typically for the first two days after the procedure.

The patient can drive herself at home after the procedure and she/ he can resume work the day after.

Pain medications other than Tylenol are not usually required in the post-op period but it also true that every patient has a different threshold for pain.

Max results are achieved 8 weeks after the procedure but some improvement will be seen up to six months after.

When ThermiTight is applied to the breast it produces up to 2 inches of a lift and it will improve the contour of the breast as well.

Breast implants with a surgical lift are not necessarily an answer to the problem of sagging of the breast especially after having a baby.

The foreign implants can produce serious long term consequences on the patient’s health that will need to be taken into consideration.

In the presence of large breasts the ThermiTight can produces some reduction of the fat that can be melted at higher temperature.

Another very popular application of the procedure is to reduce the jowls and to tighten the loose skin of the neck.

Some of the results are seen immediately after but the final effect is produced typically 8 wks after surgery.

Liposuction of the sub-mental area can be added to the procedure in order to reduce the fat pocket under the chin, when indicated.

The results are quite astonishing with very little down time.

ThermiTight is an effective, minimally invasive procedure that can bring solutions to those patients who want to improve their look without the need for surgery.

Author
Dr. Lucia Cagnes Dr. Cagnes is a double certified Ob/ Gyn doctor in Europe as well as in the USA. She has been in practice in the US for more than 23 years.

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