ThermiTight is considered a permanent treatment, but patients will still age at the standard rate.
ThermiTight works deep within the skin to stimulate new collagen growth, so it takes time to see the full results of the treatment. Most people see a change within a month or so, and improvement will continue over the coming months. After around 6 months, most patients can see the full results of the ThermiTight treatment. The improvement can continue for up to a year.
No, there isn’t any downtime required with ThermiTight treatment. Many patients opt to take the day of the procedure off work and go back to their regular routine the next day. There may be some mild swelling and bruising, but that can be concealed with makeup and is generally resolved in just a few days.
Only one ThermiTight treatment is needed in the majority of patients.
The ThermiTight treatment takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and how many areas are treated.
Only local anesthesia is needed for the ThermiTight procedure, so patients are awake for the whole treatment. Patients aren’t in pain during the procedure thanks to the anesthesia. Once the patient is numb, a small needle-sized incision is created to insert the radiofrequency delivery catheter. Incisions are usually made just under the earlobes and beneath the chin, so there aren’t any visible scars. The radiofrequency energy is then precisely delivered to the subdermal connective tissues, muscles, fat cells, and the nerve branches that control wrinkles. Through the whole treatment, Dr. Ransom carefully watches the temperature of the skin and the subcutaneous tissues through a military-grade heat-sensing camera. After the treatment, Dr. Ransom applies dressings, and the patient can return home.
ThermiTight is a non-surgical way to tighten and smooth the lower face and neck. The ThermiTight tool uses radiofrequency energy to deliver tremendous results in 3 different ways. First, it tightens the neck and jawline. Next, it can reduce fat in areas like the jowls, and finally, it can smooth wrinkles and ablate the nerve branches that cause wrinkles.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.