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Daniel Ritacca, M.D.
Oculoplastic Surgeon

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
and Contributing Writer

The Latest Breakthrough in Skin Tightening

February 18th, 2014

Could it be your year to turn back the biological clock? Many of us dream of flawless, ageless skin. Today, it has become a reality to reduce the signs of aging without the deterring costs. You no longer have to accept fine lines and wrinkles as an inevitable part of the aging process.

Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa, a cosmetic surgery center with a team of board certified physicians encompassing over 75 years of combined experience, is proud to announce the latest breakthrough in skin tightening.

ThermiRF® is a minimally-invasive skin treatment that tightens loose skin with ease. This breakthrough procedure uses radiofrequency energy to heat fat cells, which are eventually eradicated from the body through urination. The treatment is currently being used for treatment of cellulite, smoothing out lumps after liposuction, reducing excessive underarm sweating, and eliminating double chins and most commonly for tightening loose skin on the lower face and neck.

Identifying Lax Skin

The inevitable process of time and long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight causes skin to age. Loss of elasticity is one of the most detectible signs of aging. What plays a key role in skin laxity?
Increased collagen fragmentation, a decrease in the number of fibroblasts, and progressive reduction in the number of capillary loops, consistently results in a diminished nutrient supply to the skin. Innovative research shows that effective aesthetic intervention will reverse and correct these processes, leading to healthier, rejuvenated skin.

How does ThermiRF® work?

ThermiRF delivers radiofrequency energy through a cannula that is inserted below the skin. The cannula heats the tissue beneath the skin, melting the fat and preparing it for excretion from the body. The heat from the cannula also fuels collagen production beneath the skin, correcting the skin laxity that commonly occurs after fat reduction and aging. The treatment process is designed for the patient to be relaxed and comfortable.

The biggest distinction between this breakthrough treatment and other available treatments is that instead of delivering the energy through the skin, the radio frequency energy is delivered directly under the skin. 

ThermiRF® is the only procedure that utilizes a temperature-controlled instrument than can be adjusted to effectively treat patients on a personalized scale — precise area(s) of concern. The adjustable temperature also greatly improves the cosmetic enhancing experience. 

Who is a good candidate for ThermiRF®?

Ideal candidates include patients who have stubborn pockets of excess fat on their body which has not responded to diet and exercise. The patient should be in good health with no underlying conditions.

It is important to understand that multiple treatments may be necessary for optimal results. Most patients experience noticeable results immediately and results typically continue to evolve over the next three to six months, as the collagen restores underneath the skin.

With winter upon us, it is the perfect time to refresh your skin from the inside out. The long days of winter can leave your skin extremely dull and dehydrated — so find your radiant glow with a the latest skin care treatments. Explore your options to freshen up your skin and bring out that summer shine.

To learn more the newest cosmetic surgery trends, find a plastic surgery clinic near you.

About Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa:

The center is dedicated to patient’s discovery of their ideal self, by helping to achieve a more youthful, attractive appearance and inner wellbeing. Rittaca is centered on:

  • The expertise of a team of board certified physicians with over 75 years of combined experience,
  • State-of-the-art aesthetic technology and cosmetic procedures
  • Caring, attentive staff all of whom are dedicated to treating each patient with honesty, dignity and respect

Ritacca Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa

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