Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of ThermiRF for Treating Skin Laxity Issues
Submitted by drgailhumble on January 29, 2015
I’ve blogged several times before about the new ThermiRF technology, and I am excited to share with you today the results of a study done to prove how effective ThermiRF really is at skin tightening. ThermiRF is an effective, FDA-cleared, non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency technology to tighten old collagen and increase the production of new collagen over time. Though many other procedures and devices have attempted to use radiofrequency for skin tightening solutions, they have had varying levels of success because they attempt to treat the problem from the external layers of the skin. ThermiRF distinguishes itself from the competition by delivering the radiofrequency energy directly to the dermal and sub-dermal tissues. The device delivers radiofrequency energy through a tiny needle hole incision. This allows the heat to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin without burning or hurting the external layers of the skin. In this latest study we have seen that ThermiRF led to 72.4% of the subjects showing clinical improvement in skin laxity, or looseness. ThermiRF was also proven equally effective for men and women, and unbiased reviewers were able to detect pre- and post-treatment photos with 89% accuracy. Moreover, the subjects reported much lower levels of the side effects that have been reported with other radiofrequency treatments; there were no reports of pigmentation issues, blistering, redness, rash, scarring, or burning or pain sufficient to require medication post-treatment. My patients have loved their results after a ThermiRF procedure. It is safe and effective in tightening many areas in which loose skin reflect the aging process. I have used it with great effect on many areas of the face, and because of its advanced ability to automatically adjust the temperature, it is also safe for under the eyes, around the mouth, and along the jawline and neck. Most of my patients see noticeable results after just one treatment, though it does take between 3 to 6 months for the full results to develop. This can actually be a good thing, though, as it allows for a very natural, gradually youthening effect. As a result of this study, I predict that this technology will soon spread like wildfire, but I am one of the first physicians to be able to offer this breakthrough procedure on the west coast.