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ThermiTight Specialist

ThermiTight® is a highly effective and entirely non-invasive way to tighten the skin in the lower face and neck areas. San Francisco, California area residents who need fat reduction beneath the chin, jawline or neck contouring, or facial skin tightening may find ThermiTight at San Francisco Cosmetic Laser Institute to be the perfect solution. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Evan Ransom.

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ThermTight Q&A

by Evan Ransom, M.D.

What is ThermiTight?
ThermiTight is a non-surgical way to tighten and smooth the lower face and neck. The ThermiTight tool uses radiofrequency energy to deliver tremendous results in 3 different ways. First, it tightens the neck and jawline. Next, it can reduce fat in areas like the jowls, and finally, it can smooth wrinkles and ablate the nerve branches that cause wrinkles.
How does ThermiTight work?
Only local anesthesia is needed for the ThermiTight procedure, so patients are awake for the whole treatment. Patients aren’t in pain during the procedure thanks to the anesthesia. Once the patient is numb, a small needle-sized incision is created to insert the radiofrequency delivery catheter. Incisions are usually made just under the earlobes and beneath the chin, so there aren’t any visible scars. The radiofrequency energy is then precisely delivered to the subdermal connective tissues, muscles, fat cells, and the nerve branches that control wrinkles. Through the whole treatment, Dr. Ransom carefully watches the temperature of the skin and the subcutaneous tissues through a military-grade heat-sensing camera. After the treatment, Dr. Ransom applies dressings, and the patient can return home.
How long does ThermiTight treatment take?
The ThermiTight treatment takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and how many areas are treated.
How many ThermiTight treatments are needed?
Only 1 ThermiTight treatment is needed in the majority of patients.
Is there any downtime required after ThermiTight treatment?
No, there isn’t any downtime required with ThermiTight treatment. Many patients opt to take the day of the procedure off work and go back to their regular routine the next day. There may be some mild swelling and bruising, but that can be concealed with makeup and is generally resolved in just a few days.
How long does it take to see results from ThermiTight?
ThermiTight works deep within the skin to stimulate new collagen growth, so it takes time to see the full results of the treatment. Most people see a change within a month or so, and improvement will continue over the coming months. After around 6 months, most patients can see the full results of the ThermiTight treatment. The improvement can continue for up to a year.
How long do results last?
ThermiTight is considered a permanent treatment, but patients will still age at the standard rate.


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