One of the first places to show signs of aging is the neck area. Sagging skin is a dead giveaway of our age and almost impossible to fight with over-the-counter products. This is often most obvious on the jawline and upper neck. As the dreaded jowls and turkey neck become more obvious, many people choose to go down the surgical route in order to fix this issue, but this comes with risks, and is also too expensive for many people’s budgets. But now there is an effective alternative to tighten and lift neck – our new ThermiTIGHT a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that Dr. Wright now offers at Skin MD and Beyond.
Dr. Wright’s Tip:
Loose neck skin is one of the most obvious signs of aging. As we age our skin loses the elasticity that it had in our younger years, and this causes it to become loose and appear saggy. To find a solution, my patients today are demanding faster, less invasive procedures with little, if any, downtime that can reduce those pockets of unwanted fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, and tighten loose sagging skin. And now I am excited to announce the newest advancement in tissue tightening and non-surgical fat reduction for face, neck and body contouring — ThermiTight, using exclusive ThermiRF technology.
Traditionally, the only sure way to tighten neck skin has been to go in for time-consuming and invasive neck-lift surgery. A full-on neck lift is an aggressive surgery with increased risks of nerve damage, numbness and blood clots, not to mention the three months needed to recuperate.
ThermiTIGHT skin tightening is arguably the most exciting new tool to emerge in the aesthetic medicine field in the last few years. Although the technology itself is not new, the application of this new device allows physicians to use radiofrequency energy in a variety of innovative new ways.
The biggest distinction between the ThermiTIGHT device and previously available treatments is that instead of delivering the energy on top of the skin, the radio frequency energy is delivered directly under the skin, effectively reaching the deep dermal skin. When the deeper skin is heated, the body senses this as an injury and the healing response is triggered. An intense production of collagen helps generate new collagen resulting in new elastin and firmer, tighter skin.
ThermiTight® accomplishes this skin tightening via a tiny probe, thinner than a ballpoint refill, which is inserted through a little stab wound, to target the deepest layers of the skin without damaging the surface – moving the probe around in an organized pattern until the internal temperature averages 50 – 65 degrees Celsius, and at the same time, keeping the external skin below 42 degrees Celsius to avoid external burns. Significant skin shrinkage occurs over a four month period following the treatment. Excellent skin tone will accentuate the improvement – this treatment will not help someone with very poor tone and a very significant skin excess. This treatment can be done in conjunction with a liposuction if an excess of fat is present, or as a solo procedure if excess fat is not an issue.