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ThermiRF is a new technology that uses radiofrequency energy to treat tissue below the skin, rather than addressing the problems on the surface of the skin. The procedure stimulates collagen growth over time, so its effects might not be seen immediately. It is used for contouring, treating wrinkles and sagging skin, as well as being used to reduce vaginal laxity. It can also be used to reduce sweating in underarms.
People looking for more results than they’re getting from non-invasive procedures — but who aren’t ready for surgery for such things as tightening jowls and rejuvenating the face, neck and abdomen — or who want to reduce the activity of the muscles that form lines in the forehead may be good candidates for ThermiRF.
It uses a tiny probe with an electrode at the tip that emits tiny burst of radiofrequency energy when inserted through a needle hole in the skin.
The most common side effects include swelling and bruising that can last for a few days. In some cases, numbness in the treated area occurs for a few days.
ThermiRF treatments will begin showing visible results in about six weeks, with maximum improvement shown after four months. The results are expected to last from two to four years.
*Results may vary by individual