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Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding ThermiTIGHT vs ThermiSMOOTH for Skin Tightening

Q. ThermiTight or ThermiSmooth? What will give me the best result? I would like to tighten my abdomen and want to know what will show better results ThermiTight or ThermiSmooth? One ThermiTight is the same price as 6 ThermiSmooths so I need to know which one will work better for me and which lasts longer. Thanks.

A. For millennia man has desired to shrink skin. Only in the last 2 decades has the technology begun to approach this wondrous ambition. Many different forms of energy have been developed to pass through the barrier shield of the epidermis without burn or injury to the target dermal layer of the skin where the shrinking occurs. We know this because this is where scar firming and contracture occurs in the healing process. Unfortunately, it hurts to pass energy in the form of ultrasound, laser light and radio frequency and many patients requiring 3 to 6 or more sessions are disappointed with the results or the process is too painful to proceed.

I have been extremely satisfied with the limited but new approach by ThermiTIGHT.

ThermiTIGHT uses local anesthetic under the skin to numb and deliver the thermal energy via radio-frequency waves to the target dermal tissue bypassing the epidermis. Two skin changes occur:

  1. Immediate skin contraction and
  2. Secondary collagen tightening.

You will find there is more “tightening” from one ThermiTIGHT than 6 ThermiSMOOTH’s.

ThermiRF is limited to the skin tissues. If you desire “tightening” of the abdominal / fascial girdle then consider an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

There are many other advantages of this approach too:

  • Thermal fat reduction
  • Liposuction contouring
  • Silhouette InstaLift suspension of tissues

Injectable Sculptra will maintain and improve the results of dermal firming when performed before and after ThermiTIGHT. Sculptra will thicken the collagen of thinner skin for greater response to ThermiTIGHT AND ThermiSMOOTH.

Always consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to examine you and review the options best for you!

I hope this is helpful. All the best!


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