Imagine if just the right amount of heat applied to the skin from the inside could replenish the skin’s collagen and restore its elasticity. How exciting it would be to tighten and smooth away the appearance of loose, sagging skin on different parts of the body with a procedure that is almost completely non-invasive! Thermi Radio Frequency (RF) is a revolutionary way to do just that — to tighten skin, no matter how thick or thin, and it really works!
Scott Newman MD, FACS is the first plastic surgeon in Westchester and Long Island areas of New York to have a Thermi device in his office. This groundbreaking technology makes it easier and less invasive to treat skin laxity, melting away fat and delivering results that patients love with very little downtime.
What Is ThermiRF™?
ThermiTight™ is a very safe and effective type of injectable radiofrequency used to smooth and tighten the skin in as little as one single treatment. ThermiTight can contract and tighten excess skin around the bra area of the back, it can smooth and slenderize the neck, the face, and even the thighs. It can lift the upper arms, and tighten the skin on the tummy. ThermiTight procedures may be a suitable alternative for those considering a facelift or a necklift. Just about any common problem area on the face, neck, and body facing sagging skin can be improved with the radio lift technology of ThermiRF tightening.
ThermiRF™ is a piece of medical equipment that delivers radio frequency skin treatments using a needle-sized probe called a thermistor to monitor and control temperature in plastic surgery and dermatology procedures. The probe has two tips, one that operates as a thermometer, and the other a radiofrequency generator. Think of Thermi as a new skin tightening technology that improves the skin’s appearance by contracting and tightening the skin from the inside rather than the outside. It is a complete game changer in the world of plastic surgery technique.
How Does ThermiRF Work?
The Thermi RF equipment allows an experienced plastic surgeon to insert the thermistor under the skin, delivering controlled levels of heat to the tissues from the inside, causing slight changes to those tissues so that the body lays down new elastic collagen, making the skin smoother and more flexible. The Thermi process requires only local anesthesia, lasts typically less than one hour, and patients can often resume their daily schedules without missing a beat.
Following numbing with local anesthesia, Dr. Newman will make a very small incision to introduce the Thermi electrode beneath the skin. The thermistor is just the size of a small needle, so no scars or stitches will result. During treatment, safe levels of radiofrequency energy are provided to the tissues, heating them just enough to cause contraction and coaxing the desired tightening results. The temperature of the tissues inside the skin is measured by the tip of the Thermi device in real-time while the surface of the skin is also monitored by an infrared camera component to ensure safety at all times.
Patients and surgeons alike have been very happy with the results of Thermi tightening. Some results are visible immediately while the most noticeable improvements can typically be seen three to six months following the Thermi skin tightening procedure. Depending on the areas being treated, patients may or may not require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results, but once achieved, results are typically long lasting.
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