Dr. Marcia Byrd, M.D., at Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Atlanta, GA is pleased to provide a non-invasive skin tightening treatment called THERMItight®. THERMItight® is a subdermal skin tightening procedure that heats the deep dermis to 50 – 65 degrees celsius causing the skin to shrink. The support tissues under loose skin take on a tighter appearance on the outside, similar to how it looked when you were younger! For some, THERMItight® may put off surgical procedures such as a Facelift or a Necklift. Results with THERMItight® develop gradually and are long-lasting. The treatment itself typically takes less than one hour, and poses minimal post-treatment redness and swelling—many patients resume their normal activities right away!
Candidates for THERMItight®
THERMItight® is performed to tighten necks, inner arms, abdomens, thighs, knees, and ankles in patients who do not have enough laxity to benefit from a Facelift, an Arm Lift or Tummy Tuck, etc. Excellent skin tone will accentuate improvement and will not help someone with poor tone and significant skin excess. THERMItight® can be done in conjunction with a Liposuction if an excess of fat is present, or as a solo procedure in the office if excess fat is not an issue. THERMItight® can be used to tighten skin of the following areas:
- Stretch marks (striae)
- Liposuction irregularities
About the Treatment
THERMItight® is performed in an office setting. After a small volume of anesthetic solution is injected into the area to be treated, a tiny thermistor probe is inserted under the skin. The Dr. Byrd applies gentle movements to heat up the tissues to the desired level. Thermal Image Guidance™ provides her with real time external temperatures to ensure precision of the heating effect while maintaining safe skin temperatures. Most procedures last less than one hour.
How Long Do the Results of THERMItight® Last?
Because skin continues to age after treatment, future touch-ups may be needed. Some patients see an initial effect right after their treatment, but the real results appear over 3−4 months. In certain cases, two THERMItight® treatments may be needed to achieve a patient’s desired improvement.
Aftercare and Recovery
Patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure without any post-treatment restrictions or requirements. After the procedure, a gentle wrap is applied and the patient may resume normal activities the next day, especially since strong narcotic pain medication is not required. There is often immediate visible improvement, and the final results are evident after 3 or 4 months of tissue remodeling and tightening.
Dr. Marcia Byrd and her team of experts care for patients throughout the United States and Canada. Locally, Dr. Byrd services the North Atlanta, GA area including Roswell GA, Alpharetta GA, Milton GA, Woodstock GA, Canton GA, Dunwoody GA, Sandy Springs, GA and more. If you would like more information about THERMItight® call (770) 587-1711 and schedule a consultation. Be the best you can be and live a full life – there is no reason to wait!