Am I a good candidate for thermitight on the front of my legs? Right above top of knees and perhaps higher up on thighs (Photos)

I just had cellfina on just back of legs and one dimple on side and now I am looking to tighten skin on front thighs .. Right above knees and maybe higher up on thighs . is thermitight effective in this area or is there a better solution ? The loose skin above the top of my knees is what really bothers me

Doctor Answers 8

ThermiTight/Skin Tightening/High Definition procedures

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Thank you for your question.  I recommend a combination of procedures for optimal results.

ThermiTight utilizes a small electrode inserted under the skin to heat tissue to a selected therapeutic temperature.  Literature has shown that elevating skin to a therapeutic temperature level can contract collagen molecules and stimulate collagen production, which may give the appearance of lifting or tightening.   Fat reduction is rare, unless set to high temperatures and kept at high temperatures for a significant amount of time .

To best answer your question,  it  depends on how much skin laxity you have.   ThermiTight can work well in the thigh area to tighten skin that is mild to moderately laxity.  Surgery may be a better option, if you have excessive laxity.   Results with ThermiTight vary from patient to patient.  You should experience some overall improvement.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



ThermiTight for the Knees?

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ThermiTight is an excellent option for loose skin above your knees.  Aside from direct skin excision or a body lift, to date we have had very few options for addressing loose skin above the knees.  

Now, using a series of tiny insertion points, we can place heat beneath the skin to tighten the skin (ThermiTight) followed by a series of external ThermiBody treatments to create even further tightening.  

I hope that helps!


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Works great for the knees. Obviously not a replacement for removing skin surgically but short of that it's the best treatment for loose skin. 

ThermiTight for the knees.

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Thank you for your question. Yes, ThermiTight is a great procedure to help tighten your knee area.ThermiTight is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes the technology of the ThermiRF device to deliver controlled thermal energy into your treated areas. The ThermiRF device is attached to a small probe that gets painlessly inserted into your skin. Before inserting the probe, we use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Once the probe is in place, the radio frequency energy gets sent into your tissues which stimulate collagen to tighten the skin. ThermiTight also helps to encourage natural collagen and elastin development in your treated areas helping your skin and tissues look youthful and firm.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

ThermiTight To The Knees

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ThermiTight is an excellent option for the area above your knees. It can take around 6 months to see the results, but it is probably one of the best non-surgical options available for this area. Please find an experienced provider.

Cellulite -- Vaser Smooth, ThermiRF, Cellfina, Fat Transfer, Subcision

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We have been using cellfina and thermi in combination in our practice with long term permanent results of improvement. I suggest you see an expert in cellulite and body treatments. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

Thermitight on the front of the legs

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Dear Maria, 
ThermiTight may be a very good option for you here. This is an area where we don't have a lot of options, and ThermiTight could be done under local as an office procedure improving the quality and smoothness of the skin. I don't think you will find something that can completely reduce the cellulite, but this is a reasonable plan for what I see in your photos.

Tighter knees with ThermiTight

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Yes, you are a good candidate to tighten your knees with ThermiTight.  Short of surgery, ThermiTight is the most effective technique for tightening them so far.  You can combine with Thermage for even more improvement.

Lawrence Osman, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon

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