I'm so excited to be one of the few practices to offer ThermiTight, ThermiSmooth in the country. And one of the reasons why we brought it on is because we really believe in the technology that Thermi can offer. It's injectable RF or injectable radio frequency.

When I look at my patients, I categorize them into three categories. I look at them if they are my 20-year-old, young patient, I can usually give them some good skin car, sunblock, and they look great. I can't do the same for my 75-year-old patient. When I have a 75-year-old patient, we're talking about a more invasive approach. However, everybody else is the in-between patient, and when you're the in-between patient, those are the patients who are... it's Botox, fillers, and, now, injectible RF. Those are the things that are minimally invasive that are still going to rejuvenate their skin.

I think of it as aging gracefully. You do little things here and there so that when they're 75, you don't have to do everything, and everybody knows that you've done something. We want you to do little things along the way so that you look great and you continually look great. And year after year, you just gain that youthful appearance.

So what ThermiTight does is it uses a probe so we don't cut the skin. There are no scars. We use a needle to create an entry point or we use a probe, and it introduces radio frequency that's heat controlled to then go ahead and tighten the dermal plexus underneath the skin. What that means for us is that over time, that skin tightens so that we don't have that sagginess in our skin anymore. It really tightens up the skin and makes us look more youthful.

The advantage of Thermi is that it really is very painless. We use injectable numbing solution so that it really is very comfortable for my patients. Oftentimes when we're doing this, we're talking to the patient and the patient is talking back to us. They're very comfortable.

In conjunction with that, we'll use ThermiSmooth, which is a non-invasive hand paste. It's often used for the fine lines and wrinkles around our eyes and around our lips, the smoker's lines. They're often very difficult to tackle, and it's, again, temperature controlled to get you the results that you need.

So, initially, we'll go ahead and numb you up so it'll be a little swollen from the numbing. However, the needle isn't much different from a needle going into your arm getting a blood test. And it really does not leave a scar.

ThermiTight is heat controlled. We actually use some fancy, state-of-the-art equipment. We use a FLIR camera, which is an infrared camera, that's directed towards the patient at all times in the area that we're doing ThermiTight. And what it does is it monitors the temperature of your skin on a camera. We also monitor the temperature underneath your skin using the probe. So that's part of the science behind Thermi. We wouldn't do anything that would potentially be detrimental to any patients. It really is very tightly controlled with state-of-the-art technology.

One of the great things about doing this is that most patients don't need to wear some sort of head wrap or compression device. That's something that patients really don't like. Usually with us, patients are swollen from the numbing solution that's used, but they're swollen for a few days and they go back to normal. Again, there's no cutting, so there's no scars. There's really no remnant that you've had anything done. It's just a gradual progression where everything tightens.

What Is ThermiTight? Minimally-Invasive Radiofrequency Treats Wrinkles and Saggy Skin

Dr. Kimberly Lee explains the new technology that promises to promote anti-aging effects over time with a minimally-invasive treatment.