ThermiTight delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. The non-surgical and micro-invasive treatment is ideal for patients who want fast and long-lasting results with little or no downtime. The injectable RF treats skin laxity and helps sculpt the area of concern. The heat emitted from the radio frequency energy only targets the deep tissues within the dermis, leaving the surrounding skin and tissues unharmed. ThermiTight stimulates the production of new collagen which aids in tightening of the skin over time. Machines that use radio waves or sound energy to tighten loose tissues have been around for a long time. You’ve all heard about these devices in the past, like Thermage™, TruSculpt™, and Ulthera™, but a new device, ThermiRF tightens the loose skin of the face, neck, arms, and abdomen with the ThermiTight attachment. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, we can now achieve amazing results that were not possible before with heat energy delivered only to the surface of the skin at our many offices in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
"I have been frustrated about a saggy neck but did not want to pursue a surgical procedure. I inquired about Kybella, but did not seem to be a good candidate because my problem was muscle tone and not fat. I met with Dr. Sternberg and decided to pursue ThermiTight since it did not require anesthesia and provided a quick recovery. When I arrived for the procedure, I have to admit I was very nervous but he and the staff (Lisa) quickly put me at ease. First and foremost, there was no pain or discomfort. I had considered taking a sedative, but it was not warranted at all. I thought my anxiety would overtake me, but ThermiTight was as easy as any injectable I have taken. My neck was numbed, and I felt only a little pressure in the areas he was treating. About 90 minutes later I was driving home and feeling fantastic. I followed his post-op instructions carefully and had no obvious swelling. No bruising! The three small insertion points were not visible that evening and a week later at my follow-up, he said all was well. I am looking forward to seeing the maximum results in the coming months. The bottom line to all is to consider ThermiTight (and Dr.Sternberg) as a viable and easy option to a surgical intervention. Thanks, doc!"- P.L. / Office Visit / Dec 19, 2016
ThermiTight is performed using local anesthesia during a short, single treatment session. The doctor will insert the probe carefully into the tissue of the area being treated, such as the neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees. The probe temperature is controlled by the computer to ensure the tissue is heated to the needed temperature without burning the patient. Once all of the areas have been treated, the patient will be gently wrapped to improve blood flow and healing before they are allowed to leave and continue their normal activities.
Patients may experience slight swelling, bruising, or redness, but they can resume normal activities right away and exercise after 24 hours. The ThermiTight results will be visible immediately, but they will still improve over time. A single treatment can produce a three-dimensional improvement in the appearance of skin looseness and the effects have been shown to last several years.
Plan Your Procedure
ThermiTight is safe and effective for problem areas of the face, neck, tummy, arms, thighs, and other tissues (e.g. bra fat, love handles). Skin looseness in this area of the body can result from factors such as significant weight loss and aging. With this treatment, loose sagging skin can be reduced significantly without any surgical scars.
- Abdomen: ThermiTight is a great procedure for women who have had children and retained fat, stretch marks, or any post-pregnancy skin changes around the abdomen.
- Face and Neck: The minimally-invasive procedure can tighten any loose or sagging skin in the lower face or neck area. The ThermiTight treatment can be combined with liposuction if excess fat is also a problem. It is the right choice for patients who want to see improvements with minimal downtime.
?ThermiRF is a temperature controlled radiofrequency device used to tighten, smooth, and sculpt the skin. Radiofrequency is a type of electrical energy that can be controlled and thereby stimulates collagen production in the targeted area(s). This device addresses body contouring, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction with both non-invasive and minimally invasive applications.
?Most patients will see their ThermiTight results last for 2 – 4 years if they maintain a healthy, stable weight. Significant weight fluctuations can alter the results. When the patient feels their results are fading, they should schedule a consultation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery to discuss another ThermiTight treatment or surgical options.