plastic surgeon Richmond VAI am really excited to offer the latest technology to wipe out sagging necks, jowls and double chins without surgery. I just returned from the American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine meeting in Kissimmee, FL where I learned an incredible amount about the newest treatments for my patients.

I am most excited about Thermitight, which uses RF energy to tighten skin and reduce fat safely and effectively. One of the most common things I hear from patients is “Dr Shaw, I hate my neck, what can you do”? Until Thermitight, the only real options were facelift or liposuction, which have downtime and risks. I have been exploring minimally invasive options such as Ulthera™ or Smartlipo™ for several years, but was never ready to jump in with these devices given the cost and unpredictable results. The other disadvantage with these devices is that several procedures are necessary to get results. I have been waiting for a device that I could confidently and safely recommend to my patients as a single procedure alternative to surgery. After hours of researching and talking to surgeons who have been using this device as a facelift alternative for several years, I decided on the Thermitight.

Thermitight uses a small probe which is placed into tissues and gradually uses RF energy to shrink skin and melt fat. It has a 2 level system which monitors the patient in real time to ensure  the highest level of safety. The procedure is performed in the office with local anesthetic so patients can drive to and from the office. Patients describe a warm sensation during the procedure, with little if any pain. There is no cutting or stitching. The entire procedure takes about an hour.


The device also has a special probe called ThermiRaise that can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and lips that does not require any anesthesia. More on that to come……..

I am heading out for training and will have my Thermi delivered in the next couple of weeks and we will be pushing out lots of updates so stay tuned. We will also be setting a date for an event here at the office to show off this incredible new technology.

Dr Travis Shaw MD is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Richmond VA. He offers the latest in non invasive non surgical face and body lifting procedures for patients from Williamsburg, Fredericksburg and Richmond VA.