At Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa in Boca Raton, we are very excited to now offer the innovative ThermiTight® treatments! ThermiTight® is a new radiofrequency treatment to help restore firmness and elasticity to the skin. As collagen production slows with the aging process, ThermiTight can help stimulate the production of collagen beneath the skin.
What Damages Collagen?
In addition to the natural aging process, there are other habits and environmental factors that can contribute to the damage of collagen, and in turn, a more aged appearance.
- A Sweet Tooth – Yes, just another reason to put down that donut. When a diet is high in sugar, this increases the body’s production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) . Glycation is the process where sugar in the blood attaches itself to proteins which creates AGEs which damage near-by proteins such as collagen, making them weak.
- Smoking – It’s no secret that smoking has several harmful side effects inside the body, but most people don’t always think about what it can do to your outward appearance. Tobacco smoke contains several chemicals that are counterproductive to skin health, but nicotine plays a part as well. Nicotine challenges the oxygen supply in the outer layers of skin, reducing the delivery of nutrients.
- Sunshine – Sun kissed skin comes with a price. Ultraviolet rays cause collagen to break down at an increased rate on top of natural aging. This increased rate of breakdown causes the buildup of abnormal elastin resulting in hyperpigmentation.
How Can ThermiTight® Help?
Using radiofrequency technology, ThermiTight® works to firm sagging areas of skin on the face, neck, abdomen, or thighs. During treatment, a small probe is inserted under the skin to apply radiofrequency directly to targeted tissues. This shrinks surrounding collagen to tighten the skin. Most patients will experience remarkable skin tightening results after just one treatment.
What Can I Expect Post Treatment?
After the treatment, some may experience minor redness and swelling which should reduce within 24 hours. There is also little to no downtime, so patients can return to their everyday activities. This is a great option for patients looking for an alternative to more invasive options.
If you are in the Boca Raton area and are interested in finally attaining a more youthful and refreshed appearance without surgery, contact Dr. Berman today to schedule your ThermiTight® consultation.