Thermi RF is a minimally-invasive treatment to both remove excess fat and tighten loose skin. It uses radiofrequency energy to heat fat cells which are eventually drained from the body through urination. No downtime is required after Thermi RF, making it an ideal choice for today’s busy, jam-packed lifestyles. Thermi RF has been cleared by the FDA for “thermistor‐regulated energy delivery for both micro-surgical and non-invasive aesthetic applications for dermatological and general surgical applications in soft tissue and nerves.”
How does Thermi RF work?
Thermi RF delivers its radiofrequency energy via a cannula that is inserted under the patient’s skin. The cannula heats the tissue beneath the skin, melting the fat and preparing it for excretion from the body. The heat from the cannula also stimulates collagen production beneath the skin, correcting the skin laxity that commonly occurs after fat reduction.
How does Thermi RF differ from other non-invasive fat treatments?
While many non-invasive fat removal treatments currently exist, Thermi RF is the only one whose temperature can be adjusted to effectively treat each patient’s specific area(s) of concern. As soon as the fat tissues have reached the proper temperature, an electronic clock begins calculating the appropriate time for the treatment. The Thermi RF’s adjustable temperature greatly enhances patient comfort and safety.
What areas can be treated with Thermi RF?
The Thermi RF can treat many different areas. Patients seeking toxin-free glabella relaxation can benefit from Thermi RF. It can provide sub-dermal skin tightening on the body and treat cellulite. Additional uses for the Thermi RF include treating axillary hyperhidrosis, smoothing and tightening the skin, and correcting vaginal laxity. Its dual capabilities for fat removal and skin tightening offer a full body contouring without requiring additional treatment modalities.
Who is a good candidate for Thermi RF?
An ideal candidate for Thermi RF has stubborn pockets of excess fat on their body that have not responded to diet and exercise. He or she should be in good health, with no underlying conditions. To find out if Thermi RF is right for you, a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists will be necessary.
How many Thermi RF treatments will I need?
Multiple Thermi RF treatments may be necessary to achieve satisfactory results. The exact number of treatments you will need may vary based upon your specific goals. During your consultation, your dermatologist will determine the amount of Thermi RF treatments you will need. What will happen during my Thermi RF consultation? During your Thermi RF consultation, your dermatologist will examine your area(s) of concern and answer any questions you may have. Your medical history will be reviewed, as certain conditions may exclude one’s candidacy. If you are deemed a suitable candidate for Thermi RF, your dermatologist will explain the approach for your specific treatment, including the number of sessions you will need.
What happens during a Thermi RF treatment?
The areas to be treated with Thermi RF are cleansed and a gel is applied to the skin. The cool tip of the handpiece is then placed onto the skin. As the Thermi RF’s radiofrequency energy is sent through the skin, you will feel a soothing, warm, sensation. For your comfort and safety, your dermatologist will customize the temperature of the Thermi RF based on your specific treatment. Depending on the area being treated, a Thermi RF treatment session usually lasts between 20 and 30 minutes.
How soon will I see results after a Thermi RF treatment?
It is important to understand that multiple treatments may be necessary for complete results. Most patients experience noticeable results immediately after their Thermi RF treatment. Results typically continue to evolve over the next three to six months, as the collagen restores beneath the skin.