In the last decade several new exciting technologies have emerged that can potentially change the way we think about aging. One of these new technologies is ThermiRF. This is based upon radio waves which heat the tissues. When the tissues are heated to 40-45 degrees Celsius, proteins begin to denature, unfolding slightly, activating the bodies repair system. This in turn causes collagen growth and remodeling of the tissue. Over the course of 6 months the skin will thicken and tighten. At higher temperatures, fat cells can be heated leading to slow resorption of the fat or nerves can be temporarily paralyzed to create a similar effect to botulinum toxin without the use of a neurotoxin. In our practice, we commonly utilize the ThermiRF system as a minimally invasive method to improve the tightness of the neck and jowls. It is ideal in patients with early changes in their neck and jaw who would like to maintain their appearance without the risks or dramatic changes associated with traditional face or neck lifting. The contour and laxity of the skin can be improved with only three small injection sites and minimal bruising making it perfect for those people constantly on the go with busy lifestyles. For sensitive areas like the eyes, a different hand piece can be used to tighten the skin around the eyes with minimal downtime or side effects.
If you have questions please feel free to contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Aric Park.