If you have sagging skin on your jaw, neck, arms, stomach or other typical “problem areas,” you might be considering taking the plunge with invasive procedures like liposuction to get your firm, youthful skin back, and possibly lose some inches in the process. But what if there were another method to treat sagging skin, one that didn’t involve long recovery times, high costs, scars and the risk of complications?
Luckily, an alternative skin tightening procedure in Richmond, VA, does exist. It’s called ThermiTight, and it is a safe, non-invasive alternative that has several key advantages over surgery.
Surgical procedures like liposuction and abdominoplasty require general anesthesia for pain management. Anesthesia comes with side effects like nausea, a sore throat and dizziness, sometimes for extended periods of time.
Since ThermiTight is a minimally invasive procedure, there is no general anesthesia required, just a numbing cream applied to the skin. The procedure is typically not painful and the sensation is comparable to that of taking a hot shower. Since we are always committed to making you as comfortable as possible, you can request a light sedative from Dr. Shaw, if you are anxious before the procedure.
Fewer Side Effects
There are countless side effects of surgery: bruising, swelling, limited mobility and risk of infection are some of the most common.
In the case of ThermiTight, side effects are rare, and much milder than those of surgery. Most patients can expect a minimal amount of swelling that will go down within 48 hours, as long as they avoid strenuous activity (your mobility after a ThermiTight procedure is still not as limited as it is after surgery). In most cases, you can return to your everyday life comfortably after the procedure and shower the next morning.
No Scars—Just Beautiful Results
It doesn’t make sense to get rid of your sagging skin issue and leave a scar in its place. With ThermiTight, you don’t have to. There are zero incisions required, zero stitches and zero scars. During the procedure, the area to be treated is numbed, and then the ThermiTight probe is inserted in order to deliver a safe, gentle dose of heat to the underlying tissue. The process works with your body, not against it, by tightening skin and breaking down fat, which is naturally flushed out by your body over time. You’ll see significant results at around three months—no scarring required.