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Because this is not a surgical procedure and the tightening of the soft tissue is the result of collagen formation by your body, I tell my patients to anticipate to begin to see improvement after 6-8 weeks, and not before that time. Most patients have very nice improvement by 4 months with maximal improvement up to 6-8 months. Some patients continue to have gradual improvement and tissue tightening up to a year after treatment. In most patients I see some improvement by 1 month in the photos but it is not dramatic at that point. It is important however that you make sure with your doctor that you are a good candidate for the procedure. Not everyone will benefit to the same degree from this technology so your doctor should be able to let you know, in your case, what you can expect.
ThermiTight works by delivering radiofrequency (RF) energy to the collagen in the skin via a small probe. This stimulates the production of new collagen (neocollagenesis) plus tightens the collagen that is there already. Some patients may see a difference shortly after the procedure, particularly if they simultaneously have had fat removed with liposuction. However, neocollagenesis is a slow, yet ongoing process. Most patients begin to notice a difference after a month and then continue to see further tightening for up to a year. Please find a board-certified dermatologist to be evaluated for ThermiTight.
ThermiTight works by heating the skin and deeper tissues. This induces your body to create tightening in those areas. Most patients start to see results in 30 days after the procedure but the results will continue over the next several months. In about 3 months most of the results are seen, but they can continue to improve for about one year after the procedure.
I have had some patients start to notice tightening of their skin one month after ThermiTight. Results continue to improve for even up to 18 months.
ThermiTight does not
produce immediate results; the benefits occur as a result of collagen
stimulation by the radiofrequency energy, and this takes some time. Generally,
patients begin to see results around 4 to 6 weeks after, with full results
appearing after around 4 to 6 months. Improvement may continue to for up to a
Thermitight is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed in the office. The results are impressive but take at least three months to be seen. The skin tightening effects and collagen remodeling take time. Improvement in skin tightening will be seen through 12 to 18 months post procedure.
It can take up to 6 months to see maximal results with the Thermitight. Many patients will say that they feel that their skin is tighter much earlier than this. If you are planning to see results for your reunion, I would consider doing this at least 7 months prior so you can get the maximal effect.
It takes up to 6 months to see final results with Thermitight. Some patients may see results sooner. I just saw a 3 month follow-up from ThermiTight to the lower face and neck this morning who already has a great result.
Thank you for the question. As with many of the non-surgical treatments, there are tissue changes that take place gradually over time in order to achieve the desired changes. In the case of ThermiTight for the neck and jowls, the initial results are seen in about 6-8 weeks. However, the full correction is generally not apparent until 4-6 months. In cases with more fatty tissue, this may be even a little longer. It is easy to get frustrated or impatient, but the results are definitely coming! It takes time for the collagen and connective tissue to remodel.