NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 7, 2014) - Dr. Yael Halaas, M.D., F.A.C.S. is pleased to announce the addition of ThermiTight and ThermiLift as an offered procedure available from her New York City practice. The minimally invasive procedure for skin tightening offers consistent results without surgery.
"ThermiTight safely uses radiofrequency technology to induce skin tightening, improve body contouring, and reduce wrinkles," explains Dr. Halaas.
The minimally invasive procedure smooths and tightens the skin on the face, neck and body. The procedure offers the benefit of little to no downtime and requires only local anesthesia.
Commonly treated areas include the lower face and neck, the breasts, the abdomen and the upper arms. After the skin is numbed with local anesthesia, a tiny incision is made in the skin. The Thermi electrode, the size of a needle, is introduced beneath the surface of the skin.
"What makes ThermiTight/Lift unique is the ability to safely melt fat cells with radio frequency energy and the direct energy stimulation to collagen production where it's most needed, all leading to natural and consistent results," says Dr. Halaas.
The ability to control the energy levels during a Thermi procedure ensures that each patient receives the correct dose of RF energy. Once the treatment is performed, some results may appear instantly and continue to improve over the next 3 to 6 months. During the six month time period the skin will continue to gradually tighten as new collagen forms.
The ThermiTight/Lift procedure is performed in less than one hour and offers minimal post-treatment redness and swelling. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities right away.
About Dr. Yael Halaas
Yael Halaas, MD, FACS is recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York City. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, Dr. Halaas has a special interest in the treatment of the aging face in both women and men. As a leading female facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Halaas received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College in New York and graduated in the top ten percent of her medical school class at Cornell University Medical College, with prestigious distinction of membership in the Alpha Omega Medical Honors Society. She also earned the American Medical Women's Association award as part of her membership in the top five percent of her graduating class.