Frequently Asked Questions for ThermiTight
ThermiTight is a nonsurgical treatment that is used to tighten loose skin and is commonly used on the neck and lower face (jowls). Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. is pleased to offer this innovative treatment to the men and women of St. Petersburg, FL. What sets this treatment apart is that it utilizes advanced radiofrequency energy to safely target problem areas without harming the surrounding tissue. If you are tired of your double chin and sagging neck skin, contact St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule a private consultation to learn how ThermiTight can help you.
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"I had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien. I had skin cancer on my ear and Dr. O'Brien performed surgery to remove it. The surgery was performed on the day that there was a mobile lab at his office and Dr. O was able to test tissue samples on the spot to ensure all the cancer was removed. Dr. O'Brien not only removed the cancer but did a fantastic job with the appearance of my ear such that one would never even notice any evidence of a surgical procedure. I look great and am cancer free. Many thanks to Dr. O'Brien and his terrific staff. Highly recommended for any type of procedure. Absolutely first class!"- B. / Google / Jan 07, 2020
Procedure Technique for ThermiTight
ThermiTight is a great treatment option for men and women who wish to address loose skin on their neck and jowl area to achieve a slimmer and tighter-looking contour. This treatment is also an excellent alternative to invasive surgery as it requires little to no downtime. The best way to determine if ThermiTight is right for you is to undergo a private consultation with Dr. O'Brien at our office in St. Petersburg.
A ThermiTight treatment can take between 30 minutes to one hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. During treatment, a tiny probe is inserted under the skin which emits radiofrequency energy. ThermiTight is also equipped with the Thermal Image Guidance™ feature, which allows Dr. O’Brien optimal control of temperature to deliver energy to the ideal depth for beautiful results. This energy causes collagen molecules to contract, shrinking the loose tissues immediately. Results will also improve over time as more collagen is produced, restoring support to the structure of your skin. This means your loose and sagging skin will appear tighter and more youthful for a boost in confidence.
Following a ThermiTight treatment, you may experience mild swelling and redness, which should resolve on its own. There is little downtime needed, with most patients able to return to everyday activities after 24 hours. ThermiTight results can last for several years, so you can enjoy your results long-term. If you have any questions regarding the ThermiTight treatment, do not hesitate to ask Dr. O’Brien. We want to ensure you are comfortable with every step of the treatment process.
Ideal Candidates for ThermiTight
How much does it cost?
The cost of ThermiTight will depend on the area being treated, the number of areas being addressed, and your unique condition. During your initial consultation, a treatment plan will be created and from there, we can estimate your costs.
Does it hurt?
Typically, many patients experience little to no discomfort during a ThermiTight procedure. Although it is a nonsurgical treatment, it is commonly performed using local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort.
When will I see my results?
On average, most patients see notable results a month after their treatment with even greater results at month three. These outcomes typically continue to improve within the year that follows leaving patients with a tighter, younger-looking contour.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients only need one ThermiTight treatment but in extreme cases, another procedure may be performed. This is also dependent on your personal cosmetic goals.
What to Expect from ThermiTight
Are you ready to smooth and tighten your skin for a youthful complexion? If so, contact St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL today to schedule your initial ThermiTight consultation. Dr. O'Brien will sit down with you personally to listen to your concerns and create a custom treatment plan that is unique to your needs and cosmetic goals. We look forward to serving you.