Until recently the only way of addressing these areas was by performing a surgical face and neck lift. For many men, the idea of wearing a bulky dressing for several days, dealing with swelling, and then having telltale scars around the face was not very appealing. Fortunately, there are now several procedures and products that can give powerful results in the neck and jawline without surgery.
Dr. Shaw is proud to be the exclusive provider in Richmond of the newest technology in non surgical facelift alternatives, skin tightening and fat melting, called ThermiTight. ThermiTight tightens loose skin and reduces fat without general anesthesia, surgery, or stitches, and without bruising or significant downtime.
Thermitight is a one-time in office procedure that uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin, double chins, jowls, and sagging necks. As surgery involves general anesthesia, long recoveries and big scars, it is not always the best choice for men who are active or who would rather not have anyone know they had a cosmetic procedure.
* Disclaimer : Individual results may vary.
52 yo male Before and After ThermiTIght
Thermitight is different from other non surgical skin tightening devices such as lasers, ultrasound or liposuction in that it uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to safely and gently heat deeply and precisely to cause permanent tissue tightening. A good description is injectable RF energy. After numbing, a small probe is placed into the areas to be treated. The probe delivers the energy in a precisely controlled manner which causes skin to tighten. Effects are seen in a gradual fashion over several months and continued improvements are seen for a year or more. In over 95% of men, Thermi is a one time procedure that lasts for many years.
The ThermiTight procedure is performed in about an hour in the office with local anesthetic and patients can drive themselves home. Some patients take tylenol or ibuprofen for minor discomfort, but narcotics or antibiotics are not needed. For especially anxious patients, we can provide light sedation in the office and patients will need a ride home. The most common thing patients say after Thermi is “that was really easy!”
If you would like you face to project strength, vitality and youth, or are a man who is disappointed when looking at your neck and jawline in the mirror, call the office today (804)775-4559 to learn about the revolutionary ThermiTight procedure.