Skin Tightening

Do you hate your chin and neck when you look at pictures of yourself? Do your jowls make you look older than you really are? Do you find yourself standing in front of the mirror pulling upwards trying to create a smoother neck and jawline? If you would like to tighten skin and melt fat without surgery in a single treatment, there is exciting news ahead.

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 downtime or bruising.

Thermitight is unlike any other procedure available today. Sagging skin in the neck and jawline is one of the most common problems that bothers patients when they look at their photos or in the mirror. Patients today demand real results but often would like to avoid a surgical procedure and the associated downtime and recovery. Thermitight delivers facelift alternatives without cutting or significant downtime.

On the face, Thermitight corrects loose skin, double chins, jowls, and sagging necks. On the body, it can be used for loose skin under the arms, back or bra fat, cellulite, sagging abdomen and even sagging knees. Before Thermitight, the only way to correct these areas was via big surgeries such as a facelift, abdominoplasty, liposuction, or arm lifting. Surgery involves general anesthesia, long recoveries and big scars.  Thermitight is a true game-changer for non-surgical facelift and skin tightening.

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. After numbing, a small probe is placed into the areas to be treated. The probe delivers the energy in a very controlled manner which has dual effects of shrinking skin and melting fat. Your body then naturally absorbs this excess tissue. Effects are seen in a gradual fashion and continued improvements are seen up to one year after the procedure as continued collagen remodeling occurs. In the majority of patients seeking facelift alternatives and non-surgical skin tightening, this is a one-time procedure.

The skin tightening procedure is performed in about an hour (depending on the body area treated) 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. If patients are especially anxious, he provides light sedation in the office and patients will need a ride home.

If you would like a tighter neck line, to lose your double chin, or have smoother and slimmer body skin, call the office today (804)775-4559 to learn about the revolutionary ThermiTight procedure.