ThermiTight® - Skin Tightening


ThermiTight is a minimally invasive skin tightening procedure that is predominantly used on various areas of the body and is a great alternative to a facelift, mid-facelift, or tummy tuck for patients with minimal deformities. This sophisticated radio-frequency procedure utilizes controlled heat to target excess fat pockets in your lower face, jawline, neck, abdomen, and arms and to induce skin tightening. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Ekstrom is thrilled to offer such an innovative and effective skin tightening treatment for patients who wish to reduce sagging skin, eliminate excess fat, and improve the overall appearance of their skin.

Ideal Candidates

You are an ideal candidate for ThermiTight skin tightening if you:
  • Are not pregnant
  • Don't have any skin infections
  • Are in overall good health
  • Wish to eliminate sagging skin
  • Aren't ready for a surgical "lift"
  • Desire a youthful skin appearance

What to Expect

Prior to your procedure, your surgeon will have a detailed consultation with you to understand all your aesthetic goals and needs. During this time, all your questions and concerns will be heard and eased by the professional recommendations of your surgeon. Once you and your surgeon develop a treatment plan, your procedure will be scheduled at your earliest convenience.
The procedure is performed under deep intravenous sedation or under a light general anesthetic. The ThermiTight's SmartTip® (a thermistor probe) will be inserted into the skin to eliminate excess fat tissue. This process will then lead to tighter, firmer skin for a youthful appearance. Your skin will be safely monitored during the entire process with the Thermal Image Guidance®. This system allows your surgeon to view the amount of heat emitted from the thermistor probe and gives them the ability to monitor the integrity and safety of the underlying skin.

Anticipated Results

After the ThermiTight procedure, a gentle wrap is applied to the treated area to ensure proper healing and skin protection. Since the treatment is minimally invasive, once it's complete you, will be free to return to your normal activities. Typically, the procedure takes 60 – 90 minutes, depending on the number of areas treated and the condition of your skin. It is normal to experience swelling, redness, tenderness, and minor bruising after your treatment, and optimal healing may take 6 – 12 months. However, results are long-lasting and commonly last 3 – 5 years. This is why ThermiTight is such a great alternative to a surgical "lift" procedure.


If you believe you might be an ideal candidate for ThermiTight, then don't hesitate to call our office today to schedule a private consultation. We will be happy to listen to all your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

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