Body Contouring Surgery

Thermi RF: Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Radiofrequency (RF) is energy in the radio wave portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  When sufficient RF energy is concentrated onto body tissues those tissues heat up; the more RF energy applied, the hotter the target tissue gets.  If used judiciously under controlled conditions and the undersurface of the skin (the subdermis), RF energy can heat the subdermis sufficiency to cause the skin above it to contract and tighten. Heating the subdermis also stimulates the formation of collagen, a protein that tightens the skin further.

We use the unique RF generating device produced by ThermiAesthetics, the ThermiRF.  A slender probe attached to the RF generator is introduced under the skin that has been previously numbed with local anesthetic.  RF energy passes through this probe heating up the undersurface of the skin to the desired temperature.  The ThermiRF device is able to accurately monitor the temperature generated by the RF energy beneath the skin while an external infrared camera monitors the temperature of the skin above.  Sufficient heat can be delivered safely to the undersurface of the skin allowing it to tighten without causing burns in the skin above.