ThermiTight improves minor neck laxity , Raleigh, NC
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This 38 year old woman noticed loosening of her neck as she got older. It was more noticeable when she looked at her phone. She did not have any excess fat in her neck just a minor degree of skin laxity. Options included Thermage, Thermi -RF, Ultherapy and Renuvion as well as RF microneedling. Her condition did not require surgery. She had ThermiTight which is a minimally invasive procedure during which the neck is numbed with local anesthesia, a radiofrequency energy device probe is inserted under the skin from puncture holes ( scarless) near the ear and under the chin, and controlled heating of the collagen fibers is performed. This heat causes shrinkage of the collagen fibers and skin tightening. The result is not instantaneous- it takes an average of 3 months to see improvements. Modalities to treat loose neck skin include neck lift and facelift, radiofrequency devices and plasma energy devices like Renuvion. Selection of which procedure is most beneficial depends upon the severity of the skin laxity, anatomic distribution of neck fat and how tolerant the patient is of downtime. The patient saw a nice improvement with her procedure. ThermiTight can produce improvements although dramatic results are not always evident. It remains a useful tool in the armamentarium of devices that plastic surgeons utilize for treating skin laxity in the neck.