Sagging skin in the arms is unsightly. It is also a clear symptom of poor structural support. The skin is rather elastic, but when collagen levels decrease, the skin begins to wrinkle and fold. One of the revolutionary treatments for the tightening of arm skin is the Thermi heat procedure.
Thermi heat probe treatment delivers carefully monitored energy to the tissues just beneath the skin. The heat shrinks and tightens the tissue, and the energy stimulates new collagen production. We may recommend this tightening treatment for our clients who have loose, wrinkled skin on the upper or lower arms.
The Science Behind Thermi
When the supportive tissues and fibers lying underneath the skin are heated, they shrink. The tissues are not damaged but are merely reacting to the absorption of energy. So long as the heat is not extreme, the firming of the tissues results in a slight stretching of the skin, meaning that folds and wrinkles disappear.
The Thermi treatment involves the placement of a heat probe underneath the skin. The probe is connected to a monitored panel that records the amount and wavelength of the energy being conducted.
What Patients Can Expect
We schedule a consultation with our clients and explain the procedure in detail. Depending on the depth to which the heat is targeted, we may inject a saline-based anesthetic before inserting the heat probe.
The entire process takes less than 30 minutes. Immediately after the treatment session is completed, our patients notice a tightening of the skin in the affected areas. This is because the fibrous tissues that support the skin are now slightly diminished in size and are denser than before. The elastic skin is now pulled tight, and most of the wrinkles and folds are gone.
Thermi and Collagen Production
When subjected to gentle, controlled heat, subdermal tissues send signals to the brain. The body responds to the heated condition by accelerating the production of collagen. This continues for some time after the treatment is completed. Our patients often report smoother, tighter, better-toned skin for months following the Thermi treatment procedure.
A Carefully Monitored Heat Application Procedure
The monitor not only controls the amount of heat sent to the probe, but it also registers skin and subdermal tissue temperature. This makes it easy to adjust the energy output without the possibility of tissue damage.
Most Thermi treatments also involve the use of a monitoring heat camera. The readout screen shows the exact location and degree of tissue heating.
Contact Us To Learn More
The Thermi skin-tightening treatment is safe, involves no surgery or invasive procedures, and is performed as an outpatient operation. This means no downtime or recuperative period for our clients. If you want to learn more, contact Dr. Tite today to schedule a consultation. You’ll learn why this new skin-tightening treatment is different than traditional resurfacing techniques.