What You Need to Know about ThermiTight

thermiTight-procedure-patientIf you are looking for a way to repair moderate skin laxity without surgery, ThermiTight may be the right choice for you. This revolutionary procedure uses focused thermal energy to firm and tighten skin, reversing some of the most common signs of aging. ThermiTight is now available by Dr. Andrews and his staff at Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. We are now able to offer our patients yet another option in anti-aging therapy.

What is ThermiTight?
ThermiTight is a minimally-invasive procedure that delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy underneath the surface of the skin via a very small catheter. The RF energy heats underlying tissue to a safe temperature, causing the tissue to contract and shrink. This in turn improves skin laxity that commonly occurs in the middle to later years of life. ThermiTight is a good option for patients that have mild to moderate skin laxity and want to achieve dramatic results without the risk or downtime of surgery.

ThermiTight can be used on areas of the face or body, including:

  • Lower face
  • Neck
  • Breasts
  • Upper Arms
  • Tummy
  • Back
  • Thighs/Knees

ThermiTight is an effective method for reducing jowling and the double chin appearance that often make patients look much older than they feel. It can be performed alone or in conjunction with liposuction to produce even more dramatic results.

What is the Procedure Like?
ThermiTight is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Dr. Andrews and his staff use a small cannula approximately the size of a needle to penetrate the skin and deliver thermal energy to the tissue below. Because the device is very small, there is no visible scarring after the procedure. Most treatments take one hour or less and patients are usually able to return to regular activities immediately following the procedure.

What can I Expect from My Results?
With a ThermiTight procedure skin will appear firmer and some facial lines may be visibly reduced. Results will continue to improve in the 3-4 months following the procedure as the skin conforms to the new contour. Most patients will achieve desired results in just one treatment session and the results may last for many years.

ThermiTight is an innovative option for patients looking to turn back the clock without surgery. The procedure is now available at Dr. Andrews Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. To learn more about this procedure, contact our office at 319-800-6877.

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