Center for Plastic Surgery in Annandale and Chevy Chase offers an advanced, nonsurgical skin tightening treatment called ThermiTight. It targets the deeper layers of skin using two advanced methods known as electrocoagulation and hemostasis. Electrocoagulation is essentially short-wave radiofrequency that contracts the skin. As for hemostasis, this application heats the deeper layers of the skin with a small electrode inserted under the skin. This contraction of the skin along with collagen production provides patients with both a tightening and lifting effect.
Who is a Candidate for ThermiTight®?
Most women and men from Washington, DC; Chevy Chase and Bethesda, MD; Arlington and Fairfax, VA; and surrounding areas who are in good health and have realistic expectations are a good fit for ThermiTight treatments. ThermiTight treatments are best for patients that are concerned with skin laxity and are looking for a firmer, more lifted appearance.
What to Expect During your ThermiTight®Treatment
After anesthetic is applied to the treatment area, the small ThermiTight probe is inserted under the skin to deliver targeted heat energy to the fatty tissue. Throughout treatment, skin temperature is closely monitored with a special infrared video camera as we use the proprietary ThermiRF™ technology to deliver radiofrequency energy directly to the target area. With ThermiTight, we are able to gently sculpt your desired shape with small movements of the probe, applying heat to the area proportionately to the level of skin laxity and fatty deposits. This allows for a treatment that is customized to each patient’s unique bone structure and aesthetic goals.
Results & Recovery
The tissue will experience immediate shrinkage, with the appearance of the treated area improving gradually over time. Final results generally appear within 6 months, although experiences vary.
ThermiTight is minimally-invasive, quick, and incredibly effective in restoring a youthful appearance to your skin. Bridging the gap between surgical and nonsurgical treatments, ThermiTight provides surgical-type results without the invasive nature, recovery period, or higher cost. If you are suffering from mild to moderate skin laxity, ThermiTight offers:
- Painless application: ThermiTight can be performed under local anesthesia and you should feel nothing more than a gentle warming of the skin.
- A natural look: the ThermiRF probe allows us to very closely sculpt your contours without the appearance of stretched or pulled skin.
- Single visit: treatment typically lasts 60 minutes and only one visit is required to achieve desired changes for most patients.
No downtime: ThermiTight is a micro-invasive procedure. You may experience very slight swelling and/or redness but can return to normal activity almost immediately.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation
To meet with a surgeon in person, request a complimentary consultation using our online form. CPS has been helping patients feel more confident since 1986. We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable, caring environment for our patients.