ThermiRF – An Exciting new Non-Surgical Alternative
Submitted by drgailhumble on September 11, 2014
Recently, I reviewed a report on “Comprehensive Thermoregulation for the Purpose of using a Novel Radio frequency Treatment Device”. Quite a mouthful! In essence, the report supported the use of temperature Controlled Injectable Radio Frequency for body contouring, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction. This is a new therapy that falls between fillers and plastic surgery. Before I discuss this new therapy, a little bit about how our skin ages. Over time our skin typically becomes loose and less elastic due to many factors: aging, genetics, reduced collagen and elastin (a protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting), reduced muscle tone, lifestyle, etc. As a result, our skin loses its youthful elasticity and begins to sag. To combat this loss of collagen and elastin, ThermiAesthetics has introduced ThermiRF, a radio frequency device aimed at tightening areas that have begun to lose volume and elasticity. With ThermiTight (one of the therapies offered using the ThermiRF device), we can tighten the skin on various parts of the bodies (under the chin, neck, knees, arms, tummy) by heating the tissues under the skin. The heat causes collagen contraction, and over time, new collagen deposition. It sort of shrink wraps the tissue, from the inside. Here’s how it works. After applying a small volume of local anesthetic, a tiny thermistor probe (self regulating heating element) is inserted under the skin. The surgeon applies gentle movements to heat up the tissues to the desired level. The video below shows this process.