Turn Up the Heat: What You Need to Know about Thermi Procedures

Turn Up the Heat: What You Need to Know about Thermi ProceduresAre you looking for a way to turn back the clock without surgery? Thermi RF may be the solution you have been looking for. This cutting-edge technology effectively firms and tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles in a single, comfortable treatment. With a variety of applications to choose from, Dr. Andrews at Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery has found Thermi RF to be the non-surgical treatment many of his patients are looking for.

What is Thermi RF?

Thermi RF utilizes radiofrequency energy delivered directly into the underlying dermal layers by a small radiofrequency probe. The RF probe heats the tissue producing long-term rejuvenating changes in the skin. The heating action is controlled to a specific temperature to provide tightening effects without damaging surrounding tissues. The heat remodels the collagen in the deep layer of the skin creating a tighter skin texture. Thermi RF also stimulates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin inducing long-term skin rejuvenation.

Thermi RF is appropriate for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity. The procedure can treat different areas of the body. A number of applicators are available to deliver the RF energy safely and effectively for a range of purposes. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, some requiring no anesthesia and others using only local anesthesia injected into the area of treatment. Most patients are back to their regular activities a day or two after their procedure.

Options in Thermi RF

Dr. Andrews offers different treatment options using the Thermi RF technology:


ThermiTight is specifically designed to smooth and tighten skin on any area of the body. The procedure is particularly effective on the following areas:

  • Chin and jowls
  • Neck
  • Bra rolls
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Knees

ThermiTight can be an efficient way for patients that have recently had a modest weight loss to tighten up loose skin so that it conforms more smoothly to the new body contour. In addition, the procedure is an effective anti-aging tool on the face and neck, tightening skin for a more youthful profile while decreasing the appearance of facial lines and creases.

A ThermiTight procedure may take about one hour to perform and is done under local anesthesia. There is some swelling after treatment, but most patients are back to their regular schedules within a day or two. The results of ThermiTight become evident within weeks and will continue to improve in the following months. Most patients will enjoy the results of their ThermiTight procedure for a number of years before any touch-up treatments are required.


Thermi RF can also be used to reverse the changes to the vagina the frequently occur as a result of childbirth and the normal aging process. As vaginal tissue becomes lax, the area can become painful and dry, affecting a woman’s sex drive and her general comfort level. ThermiVa restores moisture to the vaginal area, lubricating the vagina and tightening tissue for a more comfortable look and feel. ThermiVa also tightens the tissues around the urethra which improves mild to moderate stress incontinence (urine leakage with activity). Because it tightens the vaginal vault, ThermiVa can also improve sexual stimulation for both the patient and her partner.

ThermiVa requires no anesthesia and patients can return to all of their normal activities immediately after the procedure. The results of ThermiVa can also last for many years after a single treatment.

Thermi RF has brought new options to patients looking for ways to firm skin and reverse signs of aging without surgery. To learn more about these procedures, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 855-338-0261.

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