If you are looking for a non-invasive body contouring treatment that will also improve the appearance of your wrinkles and loose skin, ThermiRF could be ideal for you. This treatment is physician-guided and should be performed in an accredited surgical facility for your safety. ThermiRF is not invasive and is performed on an outpatient basis. This means, that you will be able to go home on the same day after the treatment since it has minimal downtime.
ThermiRF™ is a system that uses radio-frequency technology to burn unwanted fat cells on specific areas that need contouring. The heat-destroyed fat cells are then naturally expelled from your body through urine. ThermiRF™ has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic treatments which include destruction of unwanted fat deposits, destruction of wrinkle-causing nerves and rejuvenation of sub-dermal skin layers. The temperature controlled RF treatment also tights skin areas that show mild signs of laxity. This treatment also stimulates the production of collagen essential for smoothing the skin. Areas with mild bulges of fat can also be sculpted with ThermiRF™.
How is ThermiRF™ treatment performed?
Before this treatment begins, all the areas that you want to be treated will be injected with local anesthesia to keep you pain-free. Dr. Bloch will then make small cuts on those areas. These cuts allow cannulas to go in and will be inconspicuous after recovery. Cannulas are tiny tubes that heat up the fat deposits on areas receiving treatment and, therefore, make it easy to be excreted from the body. Your physician will control the temperature of the fat treatment machine to ensure that other surrounding tissues are not burnt in the course of treatment. The cannula produces heat which boosts collagen production.
Collagen will help improve skin laxity which may occur after underlying fat that is just beneath the skin is melted away. Active nerves that are aggravating the formation of wrinkles will be disabled by the heat from the ThermiRF™ system. After treatment, you will be discharged to go home, and your plastic surgeon or physician will give you instructions to follow to ensure flawless results that will also last long.
Do I qualify for this treatment?
Consultation with a dermatologist or a board-certified plastic surgeon will help you understand if you qualify for ThermiRF™. You will likely be a suitable candidate for the RF fat treatment procedure if you:
- Have good general health with no underlying conditions that may negatively affect your recovery
- Have fat pockets that are not improving even with good exercise and proper dieting
- Have signs of skin laxity
- Need some sculpting on your face and jaw line
- Want a lasting non-invasive wrinkle treatment
Dr. Bloch will schedule you for the ThermiRF™ treatment if you have all of the above conditions and if you have realistic expectations towards the treatment.
What is the duration for ThermiRF™ treatment?
ThermiRF™ fat treatment is a step by step procedure. Before treatment begins, the areas that need to be treated will be marked out for ease of identification. Next, you will be given local or general anesthesia to ease the discomfort associated with the fat removal and skin tightening processes. Your physician will then treat different areas with the ThermiRF™ energy that is thermistor regulated. Different temperatures apply for different tissues. For instance melting fat would require temperatures of 70°C while smoothing skin would need 42°C and disabling nerves would need temperature adjustments at 85°C. Normally treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes but it will, however, depend on a patient needs and the size of the areas to be treated. After treatment, you may be discharged to go home with the help of someone; you will also need assistance at home. If you are not well enough to go home, you will have an overnight stay in the hospital.
Body areas that can be treated?
ThermiRF can treat different body areas. The treatment eliminates fat and tightens skin in one procedure. This treatment is also effective in the treatment of cellulite. Some areas that can well be treated with ThermiRF include the face, jaw line, chin, neck, upper arms, knees, flanks among other body parts with mild skin laxity or that need fat treatment. The effectiveness of ThermiRF reduces the need for additional skin treatments in rejuvenating the skin and in body contouring. Consultation with Dr. Bloch will help you know if the non-invasive treatment is right for you in getting rid of your stubborn fat areas and improving the appearance of your loose skin.
You can visit the surgeon at his state-of-the-art facility Body by Bloch. The facility can conveniently be accessed by residents of Lake Forest, Deerfield, North Shore, Glencoe, Lincolnshire, Winnetka, Wilmette and other surroundings in the Chicago metro area.
About Dr. Steven Bloch
Dr. Bloch is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. Other than offering ThermiRF treatment, the plastic surgeon also offers other procedures that include body lift, butt lift, laser liposuction or liposuction. The doctor also specializes in other body contouring procedures that include full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and mini tummy tuck. There are as well new cosmetic treatments performed at Body by Bloch, which include VASER high-definition liposuction. You can visit or contact Body by Bloch to learn more about this and other cosmetic procedures that will improve your look.