Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Overview
As we age, we start to notice loose skin around the face and neck. Due to aging, the elastin and collagen structure of the skin loses elasticity, and the skin loses some of its self-moisturizing components, making it appear loose and saggy. In addition, skin can lose its elasticity due to factors, such as sun exposure, excessive smoking, regular intake of alcoholic beverages, obesity, weight loss, poor diet, and others. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz offers several nonsurgical treatment options at his Houston, TX office, including the ThermiRF system with ThermiTight and ThermiVa and the InMode Evoke system.
ThermiTight is an FDA-cleared aesthetic procedure that delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. ThermiTight, a nonsurgical and micro-invasive treatment, is ideal for patients who want fast, long-lasting, and natural results with little or no downtime.
Evoke is a noninvasive facial remodeling device that uses bipolar radiofrequency as a way to target the submental tissues and create more contoured facial features.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Dr. Mentz and his staff are the best! I have been a patient of Dr. Mentz for about 15 years now and will continue to use his facility because there are many different services available. I am almost 71 years old and people always tell me that I look so much younger than my age. Thank you Dr. Mentz Janet L."- J.L. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2020
"I was a client of his 25 years ago when he did my nose and a bit of lipo. I have thoroughly enjoyed my nose after all these years. It was a tricky surgery, as I had broken it before in a riding accident. Now, 25 years later, I am going back to fix my breasts. I can't say enough good things about him; Many of my friends and clients went to have their surgeries with him after seeing my results and they had no problems."- L.W. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2020
"This Dr and staff are awesome. The offices and care are all first class."- M.N. / Facebook / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr Mentz is an incredibly talented and gracious doctor! With Wonderful bedside manner! He was able to work magic with a rhinoplasty revision from the previous botched nose job I had received from a doctor before him. My nose looks better than it ever has!! He also did a breast augmentation. Upsizing my 10 yr old implants from saline to silicone and a larger implant. And I finally have the breasts I always wanted!! And a testament to his generosity and commitment to perfection, originally I had a smaller implant chosen and after the original surgery was not happy with the size after all. Dr Mentz was kind enough to allow me to go back under the knife only a couple of days after the initial surgery and obtain the larger implants I desired...FREE OF CHARGE!! Only charging me for the price of the implants. His compassion and understanding made me feel like he really cares and his commitment to perfection rivals my own I am about to have a Brazilian butt lift done with him in a month or two and I am so excited!! Because I know what a talented doctor he is!! I would not entrust my body or face to another doctor EVER AGAIN! If your looking for your "happily ever after", look no further! Thank you again Dr Mentz!! For making me feel (and look) whole again!!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Procedure Technique
- ThermiTight delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. This nonsurgical and micro-invasive treatment is ideal for patients who want fast and long-lasting results with little or no downtime. The injectable RF treats skin laxity and helps sculpt the area of concern. The heat emitted from the radiofrequency energy only targets the deep tissues within the dermis, leaving the surrounding skin and tissues unharmed. ThermiTight stimulates the production of new collagen, which aids in tightening of the skin over time.
- ThermiVa uses a special wand applicator that may be applied externally to labia and vulvar tissues to restore normal tissue tone and function. The specially designed handpiece may also deliver radiofrequency energy inside the vagina to revive atrophic tissue and other internal structures.
- Evoke can be used on the face or chin to tighten skin and address submental areas. With radiofrequency energy, it can remodel face tissue for an overall younger-looking facial structure. The hands-free applicator is designed to target specific areas of the face.
Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Recovery
- ThermiTight is performed using local anesthesia. Patients may experience slight swelling, bruising, or redness and can resume normal activities within 24 hours. Results are immediate and improve over time. A single treatment can produce a three-dimensional improvement in the appearance of skin looseness, and the effects have been shown to last several years.
- There is no downtime with the ThermiVa procedure. It is an in-office procedure that can take up to 30 minutes. You will be able to resume all daily activities following the procedure. Three treatments are recommended for optimal results, and most patients will see noticeable improvement after the first or second session.
- With Evoke, there is no downtime associated after the treatment. For many patients, a series of treatments spaced out accordingly may be needed to ensure optimal results. During your thorough consultation, our aesthetic team will determine the best treatment plan to make sure you receive your desired outcome.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
RF Tightening FAQs
ThermiRF is a temperature-controlled, radiofrequency device used to tighten, smooth, and sculpt the skin. Radiofrequency is a type of electrical energy that can be controlled and thereby stimulates collagen production in the targeted area(s). This device addresses body contouring, skin tightening, and wrinkle reduction with both noninvasive and minimally invasive applications. Patient benefits include:
- Local anesthesia
- Fast recovery
- Long-lasting results
- Vaginal laxity: the treatment will tighten the vagina at the opening and the full length of the vagina.
- Vulvar or labial laxity: it will tighten the labial tissues and minimize any sagging (“camel toe”). This will result in more comfort in body-hugging clothing.
- Vaginal dryness: the treatment will create thicker and softer skin and add more moisture both internally and externally to improve daily life and sexual intercourse.
- Stress incontinence: ThermiVa will help reduce any leakage, accidents, or urge symptoms.
- Sexual or orgasmic dysfunction: it can help result in heightened sensitivity, more coordinated and stronger muscular contractions, and the ability to achieve orgasms in a shorter amount of time.
Evoke is an effective, nonsurgical skin tightening solution for the face and chin. The innovative radiofrequency technology ensures:
- Safe and effective treatment
- Remodeling of subdermal and submental tissues
- A number of advanced treatments with one device
- Restorative results for a tighter, younger-looking appearance