What is Thermitight?
Thermitight is a non-surgical procedure that’s primarily designed to tighten any loose or sagging skin around your body. This procedure is minimally invasive in order to ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible. If you’re living in Beverly Hills and have long been frustrated of having to deal with loose skin around your body, this easy procedure is designed to be an alternative solution to costly and highly invasive surgical techniques that oftentimes come with a lot of risks.
One of the primary benefits of the Thermitight procedure is that it can be used on numerous areas of the body where loose skin is present. This includes the neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, thighs and knees. This procedure makes use of a specialized heating technique that is applied at a sub-dermal level. While Thermitight is the shortened name for this procedure, it’s actually known as the thermistor-controlled subdermal skin tightening treatment.
Why Have a Thermitight Procedure?
There are numerous reasons as to why you should elect to have a Thermitight procedure completed on an area of your body. One of the best reasons is that the procedure is non-surgical and carries practically zero risks with it. By utilizing radio-frequency energy, collagen is naturally produced and any loose skin is tightened up for a more youthful and refreshing look. Loose and sagging skin can make you appear years beyond your actual age.
This simple procedure will ensure that your skin looks as good as possible. It’s also a very short procedure, so you won’t have to miss too much time from work. If you have loose or sagging skin anywhere on your body, the Thermitight procedure is one of the safest ways to tighten up the skin for a lasting solution. You’ll no longer feel self-conscious when looking in the mirror. It’s also a procedure that can be completed in one single treatment, so you won’t have to return to the doctor for subsequent treatments in the future.
The Thermitight procedure is a rather simplistic one that makes use of energy as a means of tightening the skin. First, you will be provided with a local anesthesia that’s administered just under the skin. This helps to eliminate any pain that you would otherwise experience throughout the course of the treatment. Once you’ve been provided with anesthesia, a small probe will be placed right beneath the skin in the area where you suffer from sagging skin. These probes send out radio-frequency energy directly into the sub-dermal tissues. With the application of this energy, the tissues become more compact and any loose skin is tightened.
The shrinkage of these tissues is basically immediate. The length of the procedure all depends on how large the treatment area is. The heat that’s placed on the tissues under the skin is monitored by a nearby computer to ensure that temperatures are at the perfect amount to shrink the tissue. When necessary, these temperatures can be increased or decreased by the computer at hand. This also ensures that the procedure is as safe as possible. Once the treatment is done, the probe is removed from the skin and all that’s left to do is wait for the results.
Are You a Candidate?
Because of the fact that this procedure is a very basic one, most people would qualify as candidates for Thermitight. However, the best candidates involve anyone that’s looking for notable improvements to their sagging or loose skin, but don’t want to undergo surgery. This loose skin can be on the neck, face or body. It’s important that your expectations for this procedure are reasonable.
If you go into it believing that it will help to tighten your skin and make your appearance look more youthful, then you’re taking the right approach to the procedure. However, in most cases, it’s not going to simply shed 15 years off of your appearance. Despite this, the results are typically fantastic. You’ll also be considered an ideal candidate if you’re relatively healthy.
Q: How long will the procedure last?
A: The Thermitight procedure is usually a very quick one, especially in regards to similar surgical procedures. However, the length depends primarily on the size of the treatment area. The more skin that needs to be tightened, the longer the procedure will take. On average, you should expect the procedure to last around one hour following administration of the local anesthesia.
Q: What can I expect after the procedure?
A: Once this procedure has been completed, you will likely experience some initial discomfort for a small amount of time around the area where the anesthesia was administered. While the shrinkage of the tissues just underneath your skin will occur immediately during the procedure, it’s important to understand that you shouldn’t expect to see full results until around 6-8 weeks have passed. This treatment has a very high success rate. While the results of the procedure aren’t permanent, they do last for at least several years in most cases.
Q: Are there risks?
A: As with any procedure, even minimally-invasive ones, there are a couple of risks that you should be aware of. For instance, some people might have a bad reaction to local anesthesia, though this is rare. Swelling and redness will typically occur for a period of two weeks or so following the conclusion of the treatment. These small side effects are entirely normal and expected. It’s possible that the swelling might last longer, but this shouldn’t be the case. A very rare, but relatively minor, nerve injury is a possible side effect to Thermitight. However, its rarity should put your mind at ease.
Q: How soon can I return to work?
A: Due to the simple nature of this treatment, you can return to work in as little as one or two days. Depending on how severe the swelling is, you might want to stay out for a couple of extra days, but this decision is entirely up to you. Normal activity can also be resumed at this time.
Dr. Nassif is one of the premier and better credentialed plastic surgeons in all of Beverly Hills. He’s handled a myriad of Thermitight procedures during his time as a plastic surgeon. Contact us at (310) 275-2467 or visit us at 120 S Spalding DR #315 in Beverly Hills to get started on this procedure.