A Breakthrough for Skin Tightening
ThermiTight offers an important breakthrough in the treatment of loose skin on the lower face, under chin, neck and those stubborn body areas – tummy, bra fat, arms, and thighs. The procedure was developed by Dr. Key and uses the precision of radiofrequency heat energy placed beneath the skin paired with Thermal Image Monitoring to enhance safety and effectiveness. The treatment can be performed for skin tightening alone or combined with actual fat aspiration for tightening and fat removal. That’s why we say ThermiTight is Beyond the Lift.
What you can expect with the treatment:
- The procedure takes 1-3 hours depending on the area treated.
- During treatment, local anesthesia is administered for your comfort.
- You may experience mild swelling and tenderness for the first several days of post-treatment. There is no bandage, but a compression garment is used for the first several days after treatment.
- You can resume normal activity following treatment. Many of patients drive themselves home after treatments for the under chin and neck.
- Our patients see results immediately after treatment followed by new collagen growth and tightening slowly emerging over 3-6 months.
How Does ThermiTight Work?
By using radiofrequency technology, ThermiTight generates heat under the skin to promote the strength and production of collagen. Collagen is a structural protein found in various parts in the body but primarily responsible for giving skin its tight and toned appearance.
While the method for producing heat underneath the skin to promote collagen remodeling is nothing new, ThermiTight is a revolutionary new technology that utilizes controlled and measurable temperatures to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin (hypodermis). The resulting collagen production creates tighter, smoother skin.
Until the introduction of ThermiTight, medical professionals were limited to only regulating radiofrequency heating techniques to the top layer of your skin (epidermis). In fact older radiofrequency heating treatments proved ineffective for collagen stimulation.
Using a percutaneous treatment probe (a small needle) to administer radiofrequency directly under the skin, ThermiTight is able to provide safe and controlled heat stimulation more effectively, better increasing the levels of collagen found within the skin itself. The treatment probe allows for real-time temperature monitoring and precise heat generation under the skin’s surface. The device keeps the skin free from any burns or damage.
Why Collagen is important for Youthful skin
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your skin, allowing it to remain elastic and appear fuller and plumper. This protein can be found in other places in the body as well, such as your bones, organs, and muscles; acting as a sort of “glue” holding your cells together, giving bodily tissue its strength.
Collagen is the key allowing your skin to remain youthful and radiant during the early years of your life. Unfortunately, this protein starts to degrade and break down much faster with age.
Several factors besides aging impact collagen production. High sugar diets can lead to the production of new molecules that can damage nearby proteins, making collagen dry, brittle and weak. Smoking introduces thousands of harmful chemicals into the body which can damage both collagen and elastin found in the skin. With subpar collagen production, wrinkes develop prematurely. Even the UV radiation from prolonged sunlight exposure can cause rapid collagen breakdown.
Ideal Candidates for ThermiTight
ThemiTight can be a great option for those wanting to lift and tighten the loose skin on their face, neck, or body (abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks, love handles) but are not yet ready to commit to expensive and invasive surgical procedures.
Ideal candidates are of good overall health, non-smokers, and keep realistic expectations in mind. While ThermiTight provides tighter, smoother, and more youthful appearing skin, results may not be as dramatic as those found with more invasive surgical procedures available. Many patients appreciate the short downtime and recovery periods.
Recovery after Receiving ThermiTight
While considered a minimally invasive procedure, you will experience some bruising, swelling, and tenderness for about week or more (depending on the treatment area) after receiving a ThermiTight procedure.
ThermiTight is completely safe for all skin types and has a low risk of any serious complication. To ensure optimal healing after a ThermiTight procedure, Dr. Key recommends wearing a surgical garment or elastic band around the treatment area for the first 24 to 48 hours. Due to the little downtime investment required, most patients return to work or other daily activities within just a few days after the procedure.
Mild skin tightening will appear immediately after receiving a ThermiTight procedure, with more noticeable results expected to appear in about three to four weeks. Because your body will require time to replenish and increase in collagen supply, benefits from a single a TermiTight procedure may continue for well up to a year, with results possibly lasting between three to five years or longer.
Why choose Key Laser for ThermiTight?
Dr. Key led the development of the ThermiTight and its clinical studies. He published the first peer-reviewed study in The Journal of Drugs and Dermatology. He has personally performed hundreds of ThermiTight procedures.
To as your questions or schedule a consultation in the Portland, OR area, call (503) 291-1953.