While a part of the normal aging process, the sagging, loose skin that forms along the jawline and neck can be frustrating for many people. Unfortunately, when coupled with the effects of sun damage, weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and genetic disposition, these signs of aging can become even more dramatic. Fortunately, ThermiTight, from the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, offers an effective, minimally invasive treatment for lax neck skin and protruding fatty tissue.
Developed by renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Leonard Miller, ThermiTight utilizes thermal energy to tighten the skin around the neck, jowls, lower face, and even targeted areas of the body. As one of the country’s most experienced and knowledgeable ThermiTight provider, Dr. Miller consistently helps his patients achieve a tighter and more youthful appearance, without the need for a facelift or other invasive procedures.
ThermiTight is a minimally invasive skin tightening procedure, designed specifically to treat common issues such as protruding jowls, submental fat or the ‘Double Chin’, and lax tissue along the neck. Using innovative radio frequency energy, ThermiTight stimulates the body’s own production of collagen, a vital building block of healthy, taut skin. As ThermiTight kick-starts the body’s natural collagen production, tissues will see their youthful elasticity restored.
Perfect for those not yet ready for a facelift, ThermiTight delivers dramatic skin tightening results without any costly invasive procedures. Patients are back to work and their daily routine in only a day or two. A single ThermiTight procedure will start to improve the look of tissues in just three to four weeks, and results can last for up to five years or longer. Best of all, there is little chance for complications to occur.
ThermiTight Can Successfully Improve:
- “Bra” Fat
- Flanks (Love Handles)
The ThermiTight Procedure
ThermiTight is an in-office procedure, performed in a comfortable, private room at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation. Each procedure will take about one hour, depending on the specific area(s) being treated. Most patients find the ThermiTight procedure is easily tolerated and pain-free, although Dr. Miller will begin by administering a local anesthetic, ensuring maximized comfort.
To start the ThermiTight treatment, Dr. Miller will place a very small probe along the targeted area. This probe includes a tiny, state-of-the-art thermal imaging camera, which is used to carefully monitor the amount of radiofrequency energy emitted deep into the tissues. By meticulously hitting the desired therapeutic temperature, Dr. Miller will maximize collagen rejuvenation. As the bursts of heat energy contract the targeted muscle and skin, pockets of subdermal fat are melted away and collagen production is rejuvenated.
The ThermiTight treatment causes minimal discomfort, has a low risk for serious complications, and is completely safe for all skin types. As Dr. Miller’s ThermiTight procedure is minimally invasive, there is little downtime necessary. To ensure proper healing and optimal results, patients may be required to wear a surgical garment or elastic band for the first 24 to 48 hours. Immediately after treatment, patients may note mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness. However, any side-effects will quickly fade. In just a few days, most patients are back to work, school, and their routine daily activities.
ThermiTight can provide tighter, natural-looking skin along targeted areas of the face, neck, and body. While some patients may immediately note mild benefits from ThermiTight, noticeable results will take from three to four weeks to appear. As the body’s collagen supply increases, and the tissues tighten, the benefits from one ThermiTight treatment may continue to improve for up to a full year. Although the results will vary according to the individual, benefits from ThermiTight can last from three to five years.
The Cost of ThermiTight
The exact cost of each ThermiTight treatment will depend on the targeted area and extent of correction. To find out if ThermiTight is right for your needs, contact the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.735.8735. At this time, Dr. Miller will perform a thorough examination, deciding if ThermiTight can achieve the desired results. If so, a personalized treatment plan will be created, specifying the exact cost. While medical insurance does not cover the price of ThermiTight, the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation does accept cash and all major credit cards. During the consultation appointment, our patient coordinator will review all of your payment options, including medical financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending.
What is ThermiTight?
Developed by Dr. Leonard Miller of the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, ThermiTight is a unique treatment for lax, sagging skin. Utilizing state-of-the-art radiofrequency energy, ThermiTight encourages the body’s production of collagen, tightening and smoothing drooping skin along the jaw, neck, and body.
How long do the results from ThermiTight last?
The results from a ThermiTight session start to become noticeable after three to four weeks, slowly continuing to improve over the next full twelve months. Most patients will note the benefits of treatment will last for three to five years, sometimes longer. Coupled with a healthy diet and exercise routine, the results from ThermiTight can be significant.
Is ThermiTight painful?
ThermiTight is not considered a painful treatment. However, Dr. Miller will apply a local anesthetic, ensuring each patient enjoys optimal comfort both during and after the radiofrequency treatment.
What areas can be treated with ThermiTight?
ThermiTight is designed to improve targeted areas of loose, lax skin. Most often used to improve the appearance of the neck, ‘double chin’, jowls, abdomen, and thighs, ThermiTight may also benefit areas of the body, such as the bra line, buttocks, and the Love Handles (flanks).
What are the risks or complications associated with ThermiTight?
The ThermiTight procedure hold little chance for serious complications. Side-effects can include redness and mild swelling, which may last for several days after treatment. Mild tenderness is also common. However, most patients are feeling well enough to return to work and school in one to two days.