We know what it’s like. You try to do all the right things–eat a balanced diet, keep an exercise routine, even try new toning exercises–but it doesn’t seem like you’re making any progress in reaching your ideal body goal. You’ve hit a plateau in your shape that you can’t seem to shake. So, what options do you have? At The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH we know that every patient’s journey is different, which is why we are pleased to over versatile body contouring treatments such as ThermiTight.
How Much Does ThermiTight Cost?
One of the first questions patients have about any cosmetic treatment is how much money a treatment will cost them. Elective treatments such as these are always going to be somewhat more expensive than regular medical care. However, ThermiTight is not a treatment that will break the bank or make your wallet weep. In fact, our clinic partners with Care Credit, which means you can get the treatment you want at a low interest rate.
We believe that every patient should be able to easily access the treatment they want. If finances are the thing standing between you and your ideal body shape, please contact our offices to speak with one of our skilled financial advisors. We are happy to answer all the questions that you have about financing your treatment and are willing to work with you on what you can afford within your budget.
Now that you know how much this treatment will cost, it’s time to understand why this treatment could be right for you. We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about this treatment, from all the areas it treats to how many treatments you can expect to have.
What Is ThermiTight?
This is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, energy-based body contouring treatment. All this really means is that this treatment is not a surgery, will not require sedation, and is performed using advanced technology methods. This is a versatile treatment that has a reputation for producing reliable and effective results in virtually all patients. It is considered one of the leading body contouring treatments currently available to patients nationwide.
What Does It Treat?
As a versatile treatment, you can expect that this body contouring therapy can assist in many appearance-related concerns. In particular, this is a treatment that can address nearly every area of the body, which is what makes it a standout. This is a unique feature among body contouring treatments, which are usually reserved for either the face or the body. However, this treatment can be used to reduce fat and tighten the skin in multiple areas, including:
- Cheeks or jowls
This treatment can be considered an all-in-one option for patients with multiple areas of concern. For patients who are looking to shed that final layer of unwanted fat and tighten up skin at the end of a weight loss journey, this treatment is particularly effective. Other patients use this as an all-over skin tightening treatment, especially for areas with increasing skin laxity, such as the cheeks and jawline.
How Does It Work?
This is a minimally invasive treatment, which means that part of the treatment will enter your body. For this treatment, a special ultra-thin cannula with a radiofrequency tip is inserted into the skin. Then radiofrequency gently heats the sub-dermal tissues, dissolving and smoothing out fat while at the same time tightening all skin tissues. Generally speaking, the techniques used for this treatment are both for body contouring and fat reduction. Because this is a minimally invasive technique, this treatment will only require the use of a topical numbing agent.
What Can You Expect Before, During, and After Treatment?
Many patients want to know what they can expect from every step of treatment as a way to reduce anxiety. We understand that some treatments can seem daunting, which is why we are committed to giving all patients access to reliable information prior to treatment. Here are the main steps you can expect when you are treated at our office:
Your first appointment will be a consultation, which is when we discuss your appearance concerns, your aesthetic goals, and your expectations for treatment. We will gather some information about you, such as your general medical history, current medications and supplements you are taking, any drug allergies you may have, and any cosmetic treatments you have had in the past. As a point of reference, we may also ask to take photos of the desired treatment areas to add to your medical file so we can track your progress after recovery.
Before your treatment, we will provide you with a list of standard pre-treatment guidelines. These guidelines will help ensure that your treatment is as safe and effective as possible. Some pre-treatment guidelines may include:
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol
- Avoid certain supplements
- Temporarily stop certain medications
- Drink adequate water
- Do not use certain skincare products
- Avoid spicy or sugary foods
While you do not need to arrange for transportation on the day of your appointment, we do ask that patients arrive to the appointment wearing loose, breathable clothes: preferably clothing made with cotton. We also ask that patients arrive freshly bathed and that patients remove necklaces, belly rings, and other body jewelry. Please do not use lotion before an appointment.
The first step of your treatment will be the application of the topical numbing cream. After application, we allow the cream 10 to 15 minutes to take effect before we begin your treatment. During treatment, some patients report feeling muted sensations such as tingling.
Your treatment will take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The length of time your treatment takes depends on certain factors, such as the treatment location, the severity of the treatment area, and how many areas of treatment you have. We will advise you ahead of time how long you can expect your treatment to take based on how many areas are being treated.
After treatment, we will provide you with a list of post-treatment guidelines. These post-treatment guidelines are standard instructions to help guide you through the immediate recovery time, which is generally about 1 to 3 days after your appointment. Some post-treatment guidelines may include:
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco products
- Do not use certain skincare products
- Stop taking certain medications or supplements
- No rubbing or massaging the treated area
- Avoid excess heat or sweating
- No direct sunlight or tanning beds
We may provide you with additional instructions after your treatment, such as how to use cold compresses or the type of over-the-counter medications you can take during recovery. We may also recommend the use of certain skincare products, especially if you have been treated on the face or neck. We also ask that patients avoid strenuous activity during the immediate recovery period.
What Is Recovery Like?
Recovery for this treatment is easy when patients follow the recommended aftercare instructions. During your recovery, we ask that patients follow the post-treatment guidelines as closely as possible to ensure that results are as desired. Most patients are recovered from this treatment and free to return to all normal daily activities, including exercise, after about 7 to 10 days.
When Can You See Results?
Results for this treatment are gradual, meaning they develop over time. Although some results are noticeable after 3 to 4 weeks, the majority of patients don’t notice results until about 12 weeks after treatment. The time it takes for results to develop depends on your age, the condition of your skin, and how well you respond to treatment. Results tend to show up faster on areas that need less lifting. All patients can enjoy the full benefit of results after 10 to 12 months.
How Long Do Results Last?
This is a treatment that has long-lasting results, which for most patients means that results can last for 3 to 5 years. The length of time your results will last depends on certain factors, including your age, your ability to maintain your weight, how well your body chemistry responds to treatment, and the overall severity of your appearance concerns. Results last longer for patients who commit to healthy lifestyle habits, including regular exercise and a balanced diet.
Will You Need Multiple Treatments?
Yes and no. To see the initial results, you will not require multiple treatments. After one treatment, we allow several weeks for results to begin to show, after which the benefits of treatment can be enjoyed for up to 5 years at a time.
However, if you want to maintain the results of treatment, then you will need to schedule regular maintenance appointments. We recommend patients who have mild or moderate concerns, and who are between 40 and 50 years of age, to schedule appointments once every 3 to 5 years. For patients who have more severe concerns and who are older than 50, it is common to have an appointment once every 2 to 3 years to maintain results.
Who Are Ideal Candidates?
Most prospective patients who are interested in a non-surgical body contouring treatment make good candidates. Qualified candidates are those who have attended a consultation appointment, are in good health, and are willing to commit to healthy lifestyle habits to maintain results. Women who are not pregnant and who are not planning to be pregnant also make good candidates. Candidates also include those who do not want plastic surgery and those who are looking for a onetime treatment.
You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you want to:
- Tighten lax skin
- Reduce unwanted fat
- Correct double chin or sagging neck
- Lift the breasts
- Smooth the appearance of cellulite
- Tighten arms and legs
- Shave down love handles
- Lift the buttocks
- Reduce sagging in jowls
- Redefine jawline
Tighten Up Your Shape and Invest In Yourself With ThermiTight!
Diet and exercise will only get us so far, especially when we’re at an age where changing the shape of our bodies is an uphill battle. When all the traditional methods aren’t working for you, it’s time to try a new solution. Luckily, advancements in the technology used in cosmetic treatments have opened new doors to patients who are seeking non-surgical body contouring treatments.
If you’re ready to tighten up your shape and think that ThermiTight might be the right treatment for you, contact The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH to schedule your consultation appointment. Our skilled and compassionate staff are eager to help you reach all your aesthetic goals, including finding the right financing solution to make those goals a reality. It’s time to invest in yourself again!