Thermitight Skin Tightening Portland, OR | Key Laser Institute

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.

Discover the many benefits of ThermiTight skin tightening in Portland, OR, by reading on. You can also see what this innovative skin tightening device can do for you by scheduling a personalized consultation at Key Laser today!

Areas of Concern

What you can expect with the ThermiTight Skin Tightening:

  • 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 Skin Tightening in Portland, OR

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 Skin Tightening in Portland, OR?

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. Since its release, ThermiTight has helped countless patients achieve tighter and more youthful-looking skin, which is why there are so many positive ThermiTight reviews!

 To as your questions or schedule a consultation in the Portland, OR area, call (503) 291-1953.


ThermiTight Skin Tightening FAQs – Portland, OR

ThermiTight uses a minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the deep tissues of the lower face and neck.

The ThermiTight technology completely bypasses the outer layers of skin and delivers the RF energy from below. By avoiding any damage to the overlying skin, it can reach optimal temperatures for deeply heating tissues. By using this approach, ThermiTight produces the most impressive non-surgical face and neck lifting results in Portland. 

Although ThermiTight is non-invasive, you may experience some minimal discomfort during the procedure. For your comfort, we will numb your skin before the procedure to ensure a comfortable experience. An infrared camera will also monitor your skin temperature, thus ensuring that your treatment is both safe and effective.

Most patients experience minimal to no discomfort after the procedure. Even if you do, you can treat this with Tylenol (Acetaminophen). Stronger pain medications will rarely be necessary.

The cost of a ThermiTight treatment depends on several factors, such as the size of the treatment areas and how long the procedure will take. Therefore, the only way to get a price breakdown is to schedule an informative consultation with our team. 

Each ThermiTight treatment typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete. The overall time will depend on the area of the body we are treating.

Your recovery period from your ThermiTight treatment will depend on the area and how loose the skin is. In general, you can expect the swelling to last between 3-7 days after the procedure. 

You should start to see results in 30 days after your ThermiTight procedure, and these will continue to improve for about a year. By following a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a balanced diet and exercise, your results can last many years.

You could see dramatic results after just a single ThermiTight treatment. However, if the results don’t meet your aesthetic goals, it can be safely repeated for most patients.

Improvement in lifting and tightening as seen after your ThermiTight treatment can last up to two years or more. However, the aging process will naturally continue, and additional treatments may be required every few years.

Dr. Key looks forward to speaking with you!

The content within this page should not be used in place of direct medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes.

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