Do you desire improvement in skin texture and tone for a more youthful appearance? Skin tightening procedures are a great solution. These cosmetic treatments are less invasive than surgery and may be able to achieve your goals without surgery.
The procedures tighten loose skin, creating a more desirable appearance or enhanced function with fewer complications, lower costs, and much simpler recovery. There is no downtime or healing period required.
Many plastic surgery clinics utilize the highly versatile Thermi devices for skin tightening and light body contouring procedures. The technology uses radiofrequency energy to restore lost collagen and tighten a patient’s skin by stimulating collagen production. Learn more about skin tightening techniques and various Thermi devices below.
What Are Thermi Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation Procedures?
Skin tightening and skin rejuvenation are some of the most common cosmetic procedures performed around the world. More patients opt for these low-risk alternatives to surgery since most procedures are available in-office with almost no side effects or downtime. Also, these non-invasive and non-surgical skin tightening methods stimulate natural collagen production underneath the skin.
The most beneficial skin tightening treatments use radiofrequency laser energy to heat tissue and stimulate collagen production. This tissue protein revitalizes the patient’s skin, tightening it and resolving wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. Thermi device procedures are particularly effective for skin that has loosened and lost elasticity with aging.
Thermi devices, applied to a controlled area with topical or no anesthesia, help patients achieve specific cosmetic goals. Most patients require two to three procedures to get the optimal tightness they desire but will notice results with just one treatment. Learn more about three highly effective Thermi devices here:
ThermiVA, also known as Vaginal Rejuvenation, is a skin tightening procedure used to shrink the labia minora and labia majora tissues for aesthetic purposes. Many women struggle with loosened skin and muscle tone loss in their vaginas as they age or after giving birth. As a result, these patients are often unable to enjoy intercourse or intimate moments due to embarrassment or reduced sensation. ThermiVA treatments correct vaginal laxity using laser heat, omitting the need for surgical intervention.
ThermiVA treatment also helps women resolve urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is common with aging and after childbirth since pregnancy and delivery weaken the pelvic floor muscles. ThermiVA treatments use temperature-controlled radiofrequency technology to heat trouble spots, stimulate natural collagen production, and tighten the skin and muscles, helping to resolve the symptoms of urinary incontinence.
During a ThermiVA session, the patient will lie comfortably while a cosmetic technician uses a device to gently heat the vaginal tissue, transmitting radiofrequency energy into the skin to increase collagen production and treat dermal laxity. Thermi treatments like this always happen under the guidance of an expert plastic surgeon professional. The recommended treatment schedule is three vaginal rejuvenation procedures a month to two months apart.
Patients can resume all normal physical and sexual activity after this non-invasive procedure. There are no showering, bathing, or swimming restrictions.
Thermi devices also feature in ThermiSmooth®, a cosmetic procedure that aims to reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin on areas of the face. This treatment is also referred to as ThermiSmooth® Face. As we get older, our collagen production decreases significantly. This deficiency causes certain age-related conditions like saggy jaw lines and forehead wrinkles. ThermiSmooth® is a non-invasive facelift treatment that uses thermal energy to stimulate collagen production in the facial skin and produce natural-looking results.
ThermiSmooth® is an entirely non-surgical procedure suitable for all skin types and tones. Providers use a small handheld device to transmit radiofrequency energy to the facial skin, targeting tissues below the surface. This Thermi device can be used on the forehead, cheeks, jawline, neck, and around the eyes and mouth.
During the ThermiSmooth® procedure, providers make small, circular motions against the skin, gently massaging it to encourage collagen production. The technique of the provider determines how even and effective your results will be so it is important to go to a provider that has experience and specializes in using Thermi devices. The procedure is completely painless and requires no downtime. Many patients report that their skin feels nice afterward, as though they spent a day at the spa.
The last Thermi device on the list is the ThermiSmooth® Body. Also known as Thermi250, ThermiSmooth® Body produces the same effects as ThermiSmooth® on areas like the abdomen, back, thighs, and arms.
The ThermiSmooth Body device uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production in problem areas of the body and achieve non-surgical fat reduction and skin tightening. This powerful FDA-approved technology can resolve cosmetic concerns like sagging skin, flabby tissue, cellulite, and double chin.
The ideal candidate for this procedure has excess, stubborn fat on their body that won’t budge despite diet and exercise. Candidates should be in good health and have no serious health conditions.
During a ThermiSmooth® Body body-contouring and skin tightening treatment, providers use a handheld device to deliver targeted heat to the skin’s surface while the patient relaxes. After several sessions, the patient will begin to see a gradual improvement in the smoothness and firmness of their treated skin. It takes about three to six months to see the full results.
Patients do not need to limit exercise or other activities after treatment sessions. The recommended treatment schedule is three to four ThermiSmooth® Body sessions a month to a month and a half apart.
Frequently Asked Questions About Thermi Devices
When patients get cosmetic work, they often have specific questions about what their procedure will entail. Thermi procedures are no exception. Before having a skin tightening and rejuvenation procedure, check out these frequently asked questions about Thermi devices.
Am I a Good Candidate for Thermi Treatments?
Anyone struggling with age-related changes in their skin is a good candidate for Thermi skin tightening treatments. If you are unhappy with certain areas of “stubborn fat” around your body一whether that’s a flabby stomach or cellulite on your legs一you are also a good candidate for Thermi devices. Patients should be in relatively decent shape and in good health. Older women and mothers who struggle with urinary incontinence or loose vaginal tissue are ideal candidates for ThermiVA treatment.
Are Thermi Procedures Safe?
The FDA-approved Thermi devices are very safe cosmetic treatment tools because they are non-invasive and non-surgical. That means Thermi procedures don’t carry risks associated with going under anesthesia. Most patients report no discomfort during their Thermi skin tightening or body contouring procedures.
It is important to note that patients with certain medical conditions or concerns that affect the treatment area should check with their doctor before having any skin tightening procedure using Thermi devices. For example, if you had an abnormal pap smear in the last two years, you may not be able to receive ThermiVA treatment.
What Is the Recovery Like?
One of the best things about Thermi procedures is that there is virtually no recovery or downtime afterward. Skin in the treatment area may feel warm and appear slightly pink immediately after each treatment, but there is no pain. Patients can resume regular activity following their Thermi sessions and report no discomfort during work, exercise, or sexual intercourse.
Do I Need Multiple Sessions with Thermi Devices?
Whether you choose ThermiVA or ThermiSmooth® Body in Beverly Hills, you will likely require multiple sessions. You will see results after your first Thermi session, but you may need three to four treatments to achieve the optimal tightness that most patients desire. Patients often seek additional treatments as years go on to enhance their appearance further or maintain results.
Should My Thermi Sessions Be Spaced Apart?
Yes, patients should schedule breaks between their Thermi treatments. Initial treatments sessions should be about four to ten weeks apart because that is how long it takes collagen to build. Maintenance sessions should about be six months apart.
How Much Does Thermi Treatment Cost?
The cost of your Thermi procedure will depend on exactly which treatments you are receiving and location. Cosmetic procedures performed in certain high-demand areas typically cost more than those performed in other cities. For example, ThermiVA in Beverly Hills can cost around $3,000 per session. ThermiSmooth® treatments in Los Angeles can cost as much as $4,000 per session depending on how many areas are being treated.
Thermi Devices in Los Angeles
If you are looking for skin tightening procedures like ThermiVA in Los Angeles, Dr. Cat Begovic provides Thermi treatments throughout Beverly Hills. Dr. Cat is a board-certified female plastic surgeon specializing in a wide array of cosmetic procedures, including labiaplasty and breast augmentation. She has spent years developing innovative techniques and advanced approaches to ensure that patients see the results they truly desire.
Since she’s a female surgeon, women are comfortable with Dr. Cat treating their intimate areas. Patients seek Dr. Cat’s services in Beverly Hills because she approaches every case with the utmost care and consideration to meet the patient’s unique needs. If you are ready to begin your journey to the body you desire, please get in touch with us today to schedule your consultation!