I HAD A THERMITIGHT TREATMENT TODAY
Our office is the first to have a new ThermiTight device. We are the only ones in Austin to have this! This thing is so cool, and does so many things. The procedure I got today takes about an hour and is deemed the new non-surgical facelift.
Before ThermiTight, patients really only had surgical options for an aging face and neck. The “Threadlift Facelift” isn’t really performed very often anymore, as it costs about half as much as a full blown real facelift, and has some predictable complications that ride along with it. Most notably, just looking plain weird with a bumpy barbed texture to your cheeks, and broken or protruding threads.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THERMITIGHT
Thermitight is the new way to tighten sagging skin on the face, neck, and body. ThermiTight uses safe, effective radio frequency (RF) energy to heat tissue underneath the surface of the skin, causing contraction and tightening of lax, loose skin.
The device is ONLY sold to Plastic Surgeons and Gynecologists (for the Vaginal Rejuvenation capabilities), so you won’t see this on every Dentist, DO & Chiropractor website as a deal of the month.
This procedure is minimally invasive, requires only local anesthesia and poses little to no downtime. Well, as you can see in my pic, there is a bit of downtime. I did go to Chick-Fil-A like this on the way home, but I won’t be going anywhere else.
In addition to the lower face and neck, ThermiTight is used on areas of the body that can benefit from tightening or lifting. These areas include the breasts (may be combined with breast lipo-reduction), abdomen (to reduce wrinkly skin), and upper arms. Another gal in our office did her arms “bat wing” area. I can’t wait to see her results.
THE THERMITIGHT PROCEDURE
Keep in mind, we are all at work on a Saturday, and yoga pants are perfectly acceptable…
After Dr. Walden numbed the injection points with local anesthesia, a tiny incision was made in the skin and the ThermiTight electrode is introduced below the surface.
The electrode is the size of a needle so no stitches are needed. The electrode provides RF energy while simultaneously measuring the real-time temperature at its tip. Only enough RF energy is delivered to heat the tissue to a safe temperature. For added safety, a fancy external video camera is used to measure the actual surface temperature of the skin. That thing is pretty neato.
Dr. Walden fanned the electrode through the areas we decided to treat. I was most concerned with jowls and under my chin, and those areas were treated easily.
When we were finished I was wrapped in a head wrap (not sexy) and told to apply ice tonight to aid in swelling and to sleep slightly upright. Due to the tumescent fluid used, I could also be a little oozy at my 3 insertion points. Good times.
DOES THERMITIGHT HURT?
Honestly, the hardest part of this whole treatment was the numbing. I didn’t feel anything else after that, except for a little bit of pressure when the cannula was being “fanned” breaking up fibrous tissue in my jowl area, neck and submental (under chin) area. Being a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Walden is a pro (obviously) with a needle, so it could’ave totally been her technique.
For the sake of transparency, I’ll admit I did take half a Xanax. It took the nerves away and I was calm and happy throughout.
HOW LONG DO THE THERMITIGHT RESULTS LAST?
Results with ThermiTight develop gradually and are long-lasting. The treatment itself typically takes less than one hour, and poses minimal post-treatment redness and swelling—many patients resume their normal activities right away!
For some, ThermiTight may put off surgical procedures such as a facelift or a necklift. In certain cases, two ThermiTight treatments may be needed to achieve a patient’s desired improvement.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS WITH THERMITIGHT?
There is often immediate visible tightening, but maximal improvement can take three or four months.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS WITH THERMITIGHT
Because of the built-in safety features of the ThermiTight RF system, side effects are very unlikely. The device monitors the actual beneath-the-skin temperature, which is kept below the threshold that can cause thermal damage. In addition, an external infrared camera is used to monitor the skin surface temperature.
MORE INFORMATION ON THERMITIGHT
Please call our office for more information or to schedule your ThermiTight consultation: (512) 328-4100.