Don’t let summer catch you wearing long sleeves due to embarrassing, flabby arms. Sometimes referred to as “bat wings,” sagging skin on the arms is a common problem among men and women. Luckily, your arms can be treated, firmed and tightened, and you can see immediate results without intensive surgery or stiches using Thermi technology.
At Dr. Tite, we offer complete body tightening and facial aesthetic treatments to help you get your best body. Led by Dr. Sherry Thomas, our staff can help you get smoother, tighter skin without invasive surgery. We have treatment options available for just about any body part. Contact Dr. Tite today to schedule your consultation.
The most prevalent protein found in the human body is collagen. Acting as a support structure for the body, collagen is a key component in the elasticity and smooth appearance of our skin. With age, our bodies begin to produce less collagen. That’s when we start to see the adverse effects we’ve come to dislike such as wrinkles and sagging skin. An excess amount of loose skin can also result from major, rapid weight loss.
A minimally invasive procedure, Thermi technology uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to target and heat the subdermal, or inner, layer of skin. This procedure doesn’t simply replace missing collagen, but helps the body produce new collagen. Results with this technology are instant and continue to increase in the weeks following the procedure. Expect the full effects of the treatment to show in approximately three months. Stubborn problem areas, such as the arms, will continue to hold their firmer shape for several years.
Using local anesthesia, a small incision is made, a probe is inserted into the problem area, and controlled heat is released directly into the inner layer of skin with the Thermi treatment. Body temperature is constantly monitored for your safety. Patients feel only the discomfort of the localized anesthesia needle making Thermi skin tightening a nearly pain-free experience. Some even find the deep warmth of the process to be soothing.
Radiofrequency energy is completely safe and non-radioactive. Forget about brachioplasty or other surgeries to tighten the skin on sagging arms when you can expect quicker results, less pain and practically no down time with this revolutionary Thermi technology.
Being an in-office procedure, treatment takes approximately one hour depending on the size and area being treated. No stiches are required and patients can return to daily activity the following day. Side effects include only minor redness and swelling of the treated area.
Skin tightening with Thermi technology is certainly a procedure to consider. If you’re looking to treat sagging skin on the arms or other troublesome spots on the body this method is right for you. Regardless of skin type or color, radiofrequency energy works the same to help your body produce more essential collagen to combat loose skin. If you are looking for alternatives to invasive surgical skin alterations and can’t afford a long recovery time, we welcome you to give our technique a try.