Thermi procedures are the latest approach to turning back the clock, using radiofrequency (RF) energy to gently and precisely address a host of cosmetic concerns. At PCI Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Andrews and his staff offer a variety of Thermi treatments to help their patients achieve remarkable rejuvenation without surgery. With minimal downtime and long-lasting results, it is no surprise that this method is becoming a go-to anti-aging option for both men and women looking to restore their youthful vitality and appearance.
The Power of RF Energy
Radiofrequency energy has become a popular option for minimally invasive aesthetic improvement as new and innovative devices are being brought to patients with great frequency. Thermi is one of the latest FDA-approved RF devices that is proving to be a game-changer in the cosmetic marketplace. RF treatments tend to be more comfortable for patients than laser procedures, with fewer potential side effects without compromising the long-lasting results you are looking for.
ThermiTight is a procedure that corrects mild to moderate skin laxity for a more youthful facial profile. With ThermiTight, a small RF probe is used to heat the skin’s dermal layer. The controlled healing results in immediate collagen tightening with subsequent formation of new collagen and elastin weeks to months later. The procedure can also be used on various areas of the body to help firm skin after weight loss efforts. Treatment areas might include:
- Chin, jawline and neck
- Upper arms and bra fat
- Abdomen and love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
ThermiTight offers provides results after a single treatment session. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and there is minimal downtime afterward. Results typically appear within a few weeks after treatment, are maximal months after treatment and last for many years.
Relaxing wrinkles around the forehead and eyebrows has traditionally been achieved through injectable treatments like Botox and Dysport. While these medications are effective in smoothing away facial lines, their results are usually short-lived. ThermiRase offers similar results, but those results last for years rather than just a few short months.
ThermiRase can treat the following signs of aging:
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows (known as frown lines or the 11s)
- Vertical laxity in the neck (known as platysmal bands)
ThermiRase uses a small probe inserted directly below the facial muscles that produce to the wrinkles and bands. The RF energy directly weakens the nerves that supply the muscle. The result of the muscle relaxation is the smoothing away of crease and bands without compromising your ability to make facial expressions. The procedure is performed using local anesthesia in the office. Results will be seen right away after just one treatment session.
The face isn’t the only area to show the signs of aging. The vaginal area can also change over time, affecting a woman’s comfort level and her confidence during intimacy. ThermiVa tightens the both the internal and external vaginal areas producing functional change and cosmetic rejuvenation. ThermiVa treatments are also associated with tightening of the tissues around the urethra which improves mild to moderate stress incontinence. Lastly, changes in the internal vaginal tissues seen with ThermiVa also results in increased vaginal moisture addressing the dryness experienced with natural aging and certain medications.
ThermiVa is performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The procedure is very comfortable and patients can return to their regular activities as soon as their treatment session is over. Results improve over time and can be long-lasting.
Thermi treatments using RF energy have become a very popular way to address a number of concerns related to aging without surgery. If you would like to learn more, contact PCI Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 855-338-0261.