As the skin on your body loosens and sags with age, you may lose muscle definition along with some of your appreciation for your body. At Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center in Los Gatos, California, dermatologist Monique Wilson, MD, and her team provide therapeutic ThermiTight® skin tightening treatments for your whole body. To discover a more appealing body silhouette with ThermiTight, call Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center or book a consultation online today.
ThermiTight is a treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to tighten and smooth your skin. During a ThermiTight treatment at Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center, Dr. Wilson uses a temperature-controlled handpiece to deliver radiofrequency deep into your tissues without a single incision. Instead, the energy reaches your deep tissues via a tiny needle-like probe
that penetrates your skin. This sets ThermiTight apart from other radiofrequency skin tightening treatments.
The radiofrequency warms your tissues and elicits a rebuilding response. New collagen begins to grow, making your skin tighter and firmer. After your treatment, you’ll see fewer wrinkles and fine lines. You may even look slightly slimmer or see more muscle tone thanks to the tightening, but ThermiTight is not a treatment for weight loss.
One of the best features of the ThermiTight treatment system is that it can successfully target many areas of your body where you see sagging, wrinkles, and general looseness. Dr. Wilson asks you about the areas that bother you and that you may be interested in targeting. Commonly targeted areas for treatment include:
You can choose to treat just one area that bothers you or several for comprehensive bodily improvement.
ThermiTight typically only requires one treatment session for a notable difference in skin elasticity. At Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center, your session takes about 45 minutes in total. While it doesn’t require any downtime or complicated steps in recovery, Dr. Wilson may recommend that you take it easy for about 48 hours following your appointment.
Without any sort of pain management, the ThermiTight treatment would be uncomfortable. However, Dr. Wilson provides you with a local anesthetic to your targeted treatment area prior to the procedure. This allows you to stay comfortable throughout the process.
Once the anesthesia wears off, your skin may feel a bit sore. You might also notice that it feels tighter right away. Despite this sensation, you can expect to see the full effect after about 6-8 weeks.
To learn more about ThermiTight and discuss the treatment with a dermatology specialist, call Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center or request an appointment online today.