Painless Skin Tightening
ThermiTight is a new procedure that uses heat to shrink skin and connective tissue in predictable ways. ThermiTight uses the science of heat to transform tissue in desirable ways, to give a leaner look, a tighter jawline, and neck, sleeker arms, thighs, and abdomens. Surgeons use fillers and toxins to reshape the aging face and can now use ThermiTight to inject heat in a similar way and reduce the sagging and skin laxity we all see as we age. At his Riverside office, Dr. Hardesty stays up-to-date on all innovative technology within the cosmetics industry to help give his patients optimal care and results. At Imagine Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hardesty and his team are happy to help you achieve a younger look with rejuvenated skin.
ThermiTight offers real results without surgery. The cells that form new collagen age as we do. Usually, by age 50 we lose about 50% of collagen, which leads to loss of elasticity in the skin. You can get rid of that saggy area under your chin, restore your jawline, tighten up saggy arms, or other areas without surgery in a single ThermiTight session. The sessions are quick, usually taking about an hour. An increasing number of medical studies show ThermiTight is effective and gives patients amazing results.
At the consultation, Dr. Hardesty will want to identify the areas you see as problems and set the correct expectation for the degree of improvement. A sticky pad called a grounding pad will be applied somewhere on your body. Then the treatment area will be cleansed, and sterile drapes will be placed around the treatment site. Dr. Hardesty will infuse a small amount of fluid with numbing medicine under the skin to be treated through a small puncture using a hollow needle. Dr. Hardesty will select the temperature needed to give the desired effect and will gently move another hollow needle called a cannula through the treatment area. A sensor in the cannula limits the heat delivered to the select temperature and an infrared camera monitors the temperature of the surface of the skin. Knowing these two temperatures, Dr. Hardesty can use higher therapeutic temperatures below the skin without damaging the surface of the skin. This then results in smoother, tighter skin that will make you look years younger.
"Doctor Hardesty and his staff are absolutely phenomenal! The care he gives, his knowledge, and his time given is priceless. All of his staff are very caring and professional individuals. Any questions I have had or concerns have been dealt with professionally, quickly, and beyond my satisfaction. I can't say enough about his staff and the caliber of doctor that he is." -Verified Google Review
A good candidate for ThermiTight is a patient who sees laxity or sagging under the chin, in the neck, arms, or other areas. The patient will want to see results but is not ready for surgery. Many men opt to undergo this procedure because of the non-surgical aspect and quick treatment time. By consulting with Dr. Hardesty, he will be able to let you know if this treatment will benefit you.
Dr. Hardesty will provide you with pre-operative as well as post-operative instruction. Each patient is unique so there is a range of healing responses. The numbing fluid will need to be absorbed by the body over the first day or two so you might look a bit swollen. The puncture sites will heal without scarring as any small wound would heal. The treated area will be wrapped to keep it under light compression for 24 hours, perhaps longer if Dr. Hardesty feels you need it. You may be sensitive to heat in the treated area for a few days. There is sometimes tenderness lasting a few weeks and a firmness, called induration, that will fade with time but often indicates an excellent response. Many patients return to daily activities immediately since there is little-to-no downtime associated with this procedure. Most patients start to see results within the first week of treatment, but the optimal results will be seen within a couple months of treatment.
Treatment will not stop the aging process, but good results have been maintained in patients for more than three years after a single ThermiTight session. Depending on your lifestyle and weight-management, a 3 to 5-year expectation is not unreasonable and is supported by patient photographs. You can always repeat the ThermiTight procedure or opt for surgery in the future.
The cost of this treatment depends on the doctor and the treatment area. If you have any financial questions or concerns, our team at Imagine Plastic Surgery can help.
The ThermiTight procedure has been proven to be safe from many clinical trials and patients undergoing the procedure. Dr. Hardesty can monitor the temperatures to make sure he is targeting the treatment area without damaging any of the surrounding blood vessels or skin tissues. Dr. Hardesty will also go over any possible side effects with you.
If you are interested in learning more about the ThermiTight treatment for skin tightening, then contact our Riverside office today. To make a consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty call the office today or fill out an online form. The team at Imagine Plastic Surgery is looking forward to hearing from you.