What is ThermiTight and How Does It Work?

ThermiTight before and after pictures

What is ThermiTight?

ThermiTight™ is a non-surgical, minimally invasive alternative for skin tightening. It uses radio frequency to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin, which improves sagging and smooths out texture.

How Does ThermiTight Work?

ThermiTight™ is formally described as “thermistor-controlled subdermal skin tightening,”* which basically means that regulated heat is targeted at the collagen layer of the skin. To get under the skin, the ThermiRF™ system is used along with a tiny probe, called the SmartTip™ thermistor probe, which is inserted just below the surface. (Don’t worry, before any of this happens, the treated area will be injected with a small amount of anesthetic solution.)

An example of ThermiTight's Thermal Image GuidanceThe doctor delivers radio frequency energy into the area through gentle movements, which heats the subdermal tissue to a specific internal temperature. The doctor uses the Thermal Image Guidance™ (see left) to monitor external temperatures and ensure the safety of the skin. Most procedures last last less than an hour, and are followed up with a gentle wrap. As for downtime post-ThermiTight treatment, you should be able to resume normal activities as early as the next day.

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*Comprehensive Thermoregulation for the Purpose of Skin Tightening Using a Novel Radio Frequency Treatment Device: A Preliminary Report. Douglas Key, MD, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, February 2014.