Women and men who see their skin start to loosen and sag over time often wish they could regain their more youthful firmness and tone—but may not be ready for a surgical procedure to address the laxity. THERMItight® at Portland's The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery is a skintightening treatment that serves as an alternative to more invasive options. The results are noticeable and long lasting, but require no incisions or sutures.
THERMItight® is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment for reversing moderate skin laxity using temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy. This safe, FDA-authorized treatment encourages tissue contraction and collagen production by heating layers below the skin.
The main areas where THERMItight® can be used include the neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, thighs, and knees. People of all skin types and tones may benefit from this skin-tightening treatment.
As with many cosmetic skin problems, age is one of the main reasons—if not the main reasonâ€”for skin laxity. This is because with increasing years, the structural integrity of the skin changes significantly, and the same processes that once gave your skin its youthful glow begin to slow down or stop. Existing levels of proteins like collagen and elastin, which provide strength and flexibility, diminish as production declines.
Aside from the aging process, exposure to sunlight and lifestyle choices—like smoking—are two other leading causes of skin damage. In addition, losing a significant amount of weight can cause laxity if the skin is not sufficiently elastic to retract along with a shrinking waistline, chin, or other feature.
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The THERMItight® device introduces heat energy below the surface, which causes tissues to contract and kickstarts natural collagen generation for more gradual firming results. The device allows operators to manage the precise temperature, depth, and area where energy is emitted for customized results.
During a THERMItight® session, a small, needle-like device is used to inject radiofrequency energy into the inner layers of the treatment area. Patients are given a local anaesthetic to diminish sensation and improve comfort. The process takes a matter of minutes and requires no sutures for closure.
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
One of the main benefits of THERMItight® is that patients enjoy a brief recuperation time thanks to the nonsurgical nature of the treatment. After a single session, patients can go back to their typical activities within 24 hours. It leaves no scarring and causes minimal to no discomfort. Results show within a few weeks and continue to gradually improve as months pass, lasting up to a year or longer.
Aside from THERMItight®, there are a number of methods available at The Waldorf Center for improving the appearance of the skin. Each may be used on its own or combined with the cutting-edge radiofrequency treatment for optimal results.
If you're feeling self-conscious about expression lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a powerful solution, especially on the upper third of the face: around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. Anyone interested in restoring volume to a face that has changed shape due to collagen and fat loss may also consider hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, such as the collection of Juvederm® brands.
I was displeased with my breast size. We did the 3D Vectra imaging and Dr. Waldorf concluded that 220 or 255cc silicone implants would give me my desired results. Everything went extremely smoothly on the day of my surgery ... I was back to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Overall it was an excellent experience!Learn More
From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
This female patient in her early thirties requested a tummy tuck and liposuction to help her reclaim her body-confidence after two pregnancies and significant weight loss. In total, 2.410 kg of unwanted abdominal tissue was removed, helping her feel better in her own skin.Learn More