Sagging tissues and excess fat around the face and neck can have a negative effect on your self-esteem. These areas can be difficult to nearly impossible to treat with diet and exercise, leaving plastic surgery as an option. Dr. Brian Maloney at The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can help target these areas using a new procedure called ThermiRF® Skin Tightening, a selective heating method to tighten the skin tissues. Compared to previous technology, ThermiRF® is very different. Until now, radio frequency, as well as light and laser devices have been used on the surface of the skin. These devices’ energy passes thru the skin until it reaches the underlying supporting layer. The challenge with this approach is that if too much energy is delivered, the skin could suffer a burn.
A minimally-invasive procedure, ThermiRF® helps tighten skin tissue of the face, neck and jowls while removing excess fat without passing energy through the surface of the skin. ThermiRF® uses radiofrequency technology to heat the underlying, supporting skin tissues (from under the surface of the skin) and has been deemed safe by the FDA. ThermiRF® is able to adjust its temperature settings to pinpoint specific areas of treatment.
Skin Tightening Procedure Details
A small, high technology probe is used under the skin and a gel is applied to the skin. The hand piece works to deliver the radio frequencies, heating up the tissue and stimulating collagen. A special heat sensing monitor is used to track the skin’s temperature assuring that there is no damage or burning of the outer skin. Fat is melted off with the heat produced while the collagen stimulation works to counter the skin laxity effects. With the adjustment of the heat, safety and comfort is maximized. Most procedures take about 20 to 30 minutes. One or more treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results. Results are seen slowly over the next three to six months, lasting one to two years. To find out more about the ThermiRF® procedure and to see if it is right for you, contact the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery for a consultation today.
Candidates for ThermiRF®
ThermiRF® is an innovative way to smooth wrinkles, tighten skin and battle the signs of aging. If you’re interested in determining your eligibility for the procedure, talk with Dr. Maloney and schedule a consultation appointment to discuss your goals and your options.
Benefits of Skin Tightening
There are many benefits to the ThermiRF® procedure as an option for our clients, such as:
- Improvements can last one to two years after treatment
- ThermiRF® can help eliminate fat, stimulate collagen and tighten skin
- Ablility to treat many areas of the face
- Able to combine the procedure with facial liposuction and other treatments to maximize benefits and provide maintenance
- Results evolve over three to six months, for a subtle look
- In-office, minimally invasive procedure
- Limited downtime and no bulky bandaging