ThermiTight® – Controlled subdermal tissue heating for skin tightening
How does it work?
During the ThermiTight® application, a tiny probe is used to gently heat specific tissues to a selected therapeutic temperature. The hand piece gently heats under the surface of the skin using radiofrequency technology to stimulate production of collagen and elastic fibers, which may give the appearance of lifting or tightening. After the application, you may resume normal activities the next day.
What areas of the body does ThermiTight work on?
Typically used on the neck for the submental fat under the chin. Other target areas are the breasts, arms, abdomen, thighs and knees. This procedure is great for someone experiencing skin laxity.
What can I expect the prior to and the day of treatment?
ThermiTight is a minimally invasive/nonsurgical procedure, and has manageable downtime. Results can be seen with one application, however, clinical results may not be fully apparent for 6 to 12 months after the procedure.
- All jewelry and makeup (including eyeliner and eye shadow), including lotions, should be removed from the treatment area prior to the procedure.
- With your consent, a series of before photos will be taken upon arrival.
- The area(s) will be cleansed and prepped with Hibiclens.
What can I expect during treatment?
Slight discomfort such as a sharp pain and/or burning may be experienced while undergoing treatment, specifically during the numbing process. Typically the discomfort is mild and temporary during the procedure and localized within the treatment area.
During the treatment you should feel warmth and mild pressure. You will provide ongoing feedback to the healthcare provider performing the treatment. Treatment time is approximately 60 minutes.
What can I expect after treatment?
You may experience temporary redness and bruising of the treated area. Mild swelling and/or some swelling may occur. Bruising and swelling typically lasts up to 5-7 days. For head and neck procedures, elevate the head while sleeping the first 72 hours to minimize swelling. Post-treatment care guideline will be provided following treatment. Please schedule your follow-up appointment in one month.
Important ThermiTight® Safety Considerations
You should not do this procedure if you are pregnant, have a fever, or skin infection in or around the area of application.