ThermiRF is an energy based device that delivers heat under the skin to cause immediate collagen contraction and triggers wound healing that tightens skin andsubcutaneous tissue. It is a minimally invasive technique allows physicians to cause natural contouring of the face, neck and body without surgery. ThermiRFdevice is currently being used for treatment of cellulite to smooth out lumps after liposuction, reduce excessive underarm sweating, tighten loose vaginal skin, reduce double chins, and most commonly, for reduction of wrinkles and loose skin in the lower face and neck. The difference between ThermiRF and previous noninvasive radiofrequency tightening devices is that it deploys the actual energy directly to the fibers under the skin that need to be contracted, sparing the heat sensitive surface of the skin.
Skin tightening occurs when the deep dermal skin reaches a temperature of 47°C or higher. Then, the body senses this as an injury and the healing response is triggered. An intense production of collagen helps generate new collagen resulting in firmer, tighter, more elastic skin. The deep skin and fat layer can tolerate over 50°C without incurring visible burns. The surface skin can only tolerate about 42°C.
ThermiRF has a tiny probe that is introduced underneath the skin through a needle hole. The tip of the probe has an electrode that emits tiny bursts ofradiofrequency energy. The probe has a temperature gauge that allows monitoring of the exact temperature that is being reached at the target. In addition, theThermiRF system utilizes a state of the art thermal camera to continuously monitor the temperature at the surface of the skin. This treatment allows the doctor to safely bring the temperature of the deep skin to the optimal level for skin tightening.