The Best Way to Tighten Your Face and Body – Without Surgery!

Tighten Up With ThermiTight

Surgery can be long, expensive, and it shouldn’t be your preferred method to tighten the skin around your face and body. The ThermiTight® treatment involves a small probe that is used to very gently heat specific tissues of an area of your choosing to a therapeutic temperature. Each ThermiTight® procedure heats your subdermal tissue with radio frequency waves, which then promotes collagen growth and smooths out your skin.

After your painless treatment, a wrap is applied and you will be free to go about your normal activities in the next few days. ThermiTight® can be applied to your neck, breast, arms, abdomen, thighs, or knees. The tip of the probe that is applied to these areas provides constant feedback of the actual temperature during treatment. While the probe regulates the actual temperature, an infrared camera monitors your skin temperature. With both of these systems working to make sure the treatment is safe and effective, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be smoothing out the skin that has been sagging and showing signs of old age. Though most patients see results in just a few weeks after their first treatment, two procedures are recommended depending on skin laxity.

Tighten Up With ThermiTight

Tighten Up With ThermiSmooth Face

This type of treatment is to tighten areas on your face and body. ThermiSmooth® Face is different from ThermiTight® in that instead of a probe, it is a non-invasive procedure that is performed using a hand-held device that heats the skin using dermal heating. You can have smoother skin on your forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, and neck with this non-surgical treatment. After a series of 3 to 6 treatments, patients begin seeing noticeable results.

Tighten Up With ThermiSmooth

 

ThermiSmooth® Body is another treatment that is non-invasive and requires no surgery. You can treat anything from your chest to your ankles, including your abdomen, back, buttocks, and thighs.

Tighten Up With ThermiVa

Years of aging, childbirth, and even menopause can affect your feminine wellness. ThermiVa works just like ThermiSmooth does, but these treatments focus primarily to tighten the internal and external areas of the vagina. ThermiVa treatments use the same radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue and rejuvenate collagen.

 

Schedule your Consultation at O’Neill Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC

At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we now offer ThermiTight® treatments! Dr. O’Neill and the rest of our cosmetic experts can help you look as young as you feel. Since ThermiTight® isn’t plastic surgery, we can get you in and out of the office in no time! Call (843) 881-2130 or request an appointment online to start looking and feeling younger!

 

 

Where Can ThermiTight Be Used? Learn About All Uses!

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ThermiTight® is a non-surgical procedure that can be used on almost any part of your body!

 ThermiTight

ThermiTight® tightens skin around your submental area, which includes your jawline, chin, and neck. Sagging skin around these areas is one of the first signs of aging, but with new ThermiTight® technology, you no longer have to worry about your growing double chin or turkey neck! Most patients even see results in just a few weeks after their first treatment.

 

ThermiRase

ThermiRase® focuses primarily on smoothing out your frown lines. It is a longer-lasting alternative to Botox that targets and disables the facial nerves that cause glabellar frowning (the wrinkles in between your eyes). This treatment leaves you with long-lasting to permanent relaxation of the nerves that cause frown lines.

 

ThermiSmooth Face

ThermiSmooth® Face targets and smooths out features on your face including the skin around your eyes, eyelids, forehead, neck, and the area around your mouth. ThermiSmooth® Face works to combine tightened skin with new collagen to help lift sagging skin and reduce wrinkles. This procedure, like all of the other ThermiTight® treatments, is painless. Some patients even say it feels like receiving a warm massage!

ThermiTight

 

ThermiVa

Symptoms of aging occur in the face, body, and even in the look and feel of vaginal muscles. Childbirth, exercise, and time can cause vaginal laxity and decreased sexual pleasure. With ThermiVa®, you can have a painless vaginal rejuvenation. In addition to general rejuvenation, ThermiVa® tightens and strengthens vaginal structure, reduces vaginal laxity, and improves its appearance.

 

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

ThermiTight® and all its variants are now available at O’Neill Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC. If you are interesting in tightening skin on your face or anywhere else on your body, feel free to contact us at (843) 881-2130 or request an appointment online. With so many areas on which ThermiTight® can be used, there’s no reason to wait for smoother, younger-looking skin!

Top 5 Skin Care Tips for Summer – Charleston SC

 Top 5 Summer Skin Care Tips

Looking for ways to recover your skin after a long day at the beach?  Well I have 5 great tips for you to help treat, repair and protect your skin for these next few months ahead!!  While we love to enjoy beaching, boating and grilling outside with family and friends, we are doing great damage to our skin if we do not take the proper precautions to treat and protect ourselves from harmful effects of the sun.  The sun is ultraviolet radiation (UV) and it has the greatest impact on how our skin ages. As we age, the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin naturally weaken. Imagine allowing your skin to age or weaken at a much faster rate when exposed to UV light!

Tip #1 – HYDRATION

Over exposure to the sun causes dehydration to our body’s balance and skin so it’s important for us to get that moisture back! Drinking a lot of water to replenish and detoxify is a great start, but we need to go that extra mile to help our skin. I would like to suggest a moisturizing, hydrating masque at least twice a week. Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, I like to use ZO Ossential Aloe Hydra Masque and Massage Gel in my facials. It’s gentle, calming and cooling and it really works well with all skin types. This Hydra Masque can not only be used on your face but your body as well! I also love using ZO Ossential Skin Brightening Sheet Masque in my facials. It’s a single pack sheet masque that delivers superior brightening effects as well as replenishing moisture and hydration. Another great hydration tip is the use of toner. I love to use Balatone by ZO Skin Health. This toner invigorates dry weak skin. It has a beautiful blend of conditioners, moistures and hydrators to help soothe and heal. Toner is also great to get your pH levels back in balance after external or internal factors such as hormonal changes have gotten you off track.

Tip #2 – EXFOLIATION

zo skin health charleston scExfoliation is my favorite thing to do not only in the summer months, but all year round. There are so many wonderful benefits to getting rid of dry dead skin and keeping your face clean of any external debris as well as unclogging pores! It’s like the saying “Out with the old” and I like to say “ to make room for the new” Exfoliating your skin at least 2 to 3 times a week will not only get rid of the old, but it increases your Cell Renewal Factor (CRF), or your cell turnover rate!! As we age, our CRF slows down, so it’s very important to keep that cell mitosis going for your overall skin preservation.  I love using ZO Offects Exfoliating Polish in my facials and my patients tell me it’s almost the best part of the facial!  The Exfoliating Polish is loaded with ultra-fine magnesium crystals, vitamins A, C and E for that antioxidant boost to help maintain the skin barrier.

Tip #3 – PROTECTION

Preventative measures for skin care include avoiding the sun when possible and wearing protective clothing, hats, and of course sunscreen! This is the best protection for our skin. Living in the south we are not privy to weather that keeps us from being outside and enjoying our surroundings! So in this case, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN! Did you know that approximately 80% of premature extrinsic aging is caused by the sun? Harsh isn’t it!? Sunscreen has two types of active ingredients, chemical screens and physical blocks. The sun protector factor or SPF as we all know it, is the ingredient ability of a product to delay sun-induced erythema, or redness caused by inflammation. This is the visible sign of sun damage to our skin. Some examples of chemical sunscreens have ingredients listed such as Octinoxate, Octisalate and Oxybenzone. Physical sunscreens have Titanium dioxide and Zinc. So take a look next time you are shopping for a new sunscreen.  I personally like to use Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 by ZO on my patients after a fabulous facial. This sunscreen provides daily multi-defense protection from UVA, UVB and HEV (high energy visible light). It has a 12-hour release complex guard against photo-damage, and DNA protection and repair as well. It also has a slight tint to it and feels silky smooth to the touch! This ZO product can be used alone or worn under makeup for a more even, long-lasting application.

Tip #4 – PREVENTION

It is always good to practice prevention with your overall skin health. Take a look at your body from head to toe keeping an eye out for any new growths or skin changes as well as yearly visits to your medical provider for skin checks. We have two wonderful providers here who can help you with that! Meghan Biggers, our PA and Kingslea Moore, our DNP, FNP-C. Both are highly qualified and have extensive experience in dermatology.

Tip #5 – FACIALS & PRODUCTS

Whether it’s simply mature skin or extrinsic aging, we all need help combating the effects and this is part of the reason why the skincare field has grown so rapidly in the recent years. Though facials can be considered luxuries, having regular facials and a maintenance product regimen are now regarded as necessities by many. There are a lot of products out there that promise to do this or that so be sure to find one that truly works for you. I believe that with commitment to having better skin you can achieve a look that’s vibrant, youthful and healthy.

Happy Summer Y’all!

Danielle

 

 

The Best Way to Tighten Your Face and Body- Without Surgery!

ThermiTight

Surgery can be long, expensive, and it shouldn’t be your preferred method of tightening the skin around your face and body. The ThermiTight® treatment involves a small probe that is used to very gently heat specific tissues of an area of your choosing to a therapeutic temperature. Each ThermiTight® procedure heats your subdermal tissue with radiofrequency waves, which then promotes collagen growth and smooths out your skin. After your painless treatment, a wrap is applied and you will be free to go about your normal activities in the next few days. ThermiTight® can be applied to your neck, breast, arms, abdomen, thighs, or knees. The tip of the probe that is applied to these areas provides constant feedback of the actual temperature during treatment. While the probe regulates the actual temperature, an infrared camera monitors your skin temperature. With both of these systems working to make sure the treatment is safe and effective, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be smoothing out the skin that has been sagging and showing signs of old age. Though most patients see results in just a few weeks after their first treatment, two procedures are recommended depending on skin laxity.

ThermiTight

ThermiSmooth

This type of treatment is for areas on your face and body. ThermiSmooth® Face is different from ThermiTight® in that instead of a probe, it is a non-invasive procedure that is performed using a hand-held device that heats the skin using dermal heating. You can have smoother skin on your forehead, eyes, cheeks, mouth, and neck with this non-surgical treatment. After a series of 3 to 6 treatments, patients begin seeing noticeable results.

ThermiSmooth® Body is another treatment that is non-invasive and requires no surgery. You can treat anything from your chest to your ankles, including your abdomen, back, buttocks, and thighs.

ThermiSmooth

ThermiVa

Years of aging, childbirth, and even menopause can affect your feminine wellness. ThermiVa works just like ThermiSmooth does, but these treatments focus primarily on the internal and external areas of the vagina. ThermiVa treatments use the same radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue and rejuvenate collagen.

Schedule your Consultation at O’Neill Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC

 

At O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we now offer ThermiTight® treatments! Dr. O’Neill and the rest of our cosmetic experts can help you look as young as you feel. Since ThermiTight® isn’t plastic surgery, we can get you in and out of the office in no time! Call (843) 881-2130 or request an appointment online to start looking and feeling younger!

How Long Does Swelling After ThermiTight Last?

Swelling After ThermiTight

Because the ThermiTight® procedure is non-surgical, patients experience minimal pain, swelling, and bruising. Typically, swelling is most noticeable 24 hoSwelling Last After ThermiTighturs after treatment. However, the amount and longevity of swelling does depend on the patient as well as the part of the body on which you had ThermiTight® treatment. For example, with treatment on the abdomen, swelling could be anywhere from none at all to lasting up to two weeks. However, if you have a ThermiSmooth® Face treatment, it is more likely that you will experience no swelling or bruising at all! Generally, there is very little swelling after ThermiTight.

For Optimal ThermiTight Results

To prepare for your treatment, it is a good idea to drink 3 liters of water daily in the 3 days leading up to your procedure. Hydrated cells are better at tolerating heat, and will therefore be more ready for the procedure than if you were dehydrated. You should continue drinking the 3 liters of water per day 3 days after your procedure as well. Make sure the area that is to be treated is not at all damaged by sun exposure. Additionally, cut, wounded, and infected skin cannot be treated because it could cause infection and discomfort. These few rules will ensure your treatment goes well and could help reduce any chance of swelling or bruising. Talk to Dr. O’Neill or one of his cosmetic experts with any other questions.

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

With ThermiTight® treatment now available for all adults, Dr. O’Neill and his cosmetic experts will work with you to help you look as young as you feel! If you want to avoid surgery, but still have smoother, younger looking skin, come see us or schedule an appointment today. Call (843) 881-2130 or request an appointment online. With minimal swelling and little bruising after the procedure, we can have you enjoying your regular activities just days after your treatment!