As featured in the CHIN UP article of the February 2014 issue of ELLE Magazine.


As we age our skin’s support system breaks down causing the chin, neck and jowls to gradually sag. Of course, collagen-breakdown isn’t limited to just the face; it can happen at the tricep area of our arms, too. (And other places that we’d rather it didn’t.) But with ThermiTight®these areas can be corrected. And the best part? Without invasive surgery.

ThermiTight® works differently than other technologies; unlike lasers, ThermiTight® works beneath the skin’s surface rather than through the skin’s surface. Its process employs radio-frequency energy (RF). Through a small probe, RF energy transfers heat beneath the skin to shrink and tighten at the deepest layers. This also triggers the production of collagen to help rebuild the skin’s support system. After the procedure, your skin will look and feel tighter and smoother and will continue to improve over the next four months with long lasting results.

Some treatable areas include:

  • Face
  • Chin
  • Jowl
  • Neck
  • Breasts (sagging or uneven)
  • Arms (“batwings”)
  • Love Handles
  • Post Pregnancy Stomach Wrinkling

Patient Benefits:

  • More Youthful Looking Skin
  • Tighter and Smoother Skin
  • No General Anestesia Necessary
  • Minimal Downtime 24-48 hours — some patients resume normal activities after leaving our office.

ThermiTight is unique in that the RF energy is continuously monitored simultaneously — in real time — through thermal imaging while the tiny probe heats the deepest layers of the skin, smoothing and tightening the treated area. Only enough RF energy is delivered to heat the tissue to a safe temperature. For added safety, an external video camera is used to measure the actual surface temperature of the skin.

Also, SmartLipo or AquaShape may be used in conjunction with ThermiTight® if excess fat coexists with collagen loss.

ThermiTight works to correct sagging breasts as well… As seen on “The Doctors” on  October 18, 2016

What to Expect:

Both a topical and a local anestesic are used to numb the to-be-treated area. The small probe is placed beneath the skin and the RF energy is delivered and monitored. You may feel numbness from the injection and any subsequent swelling lasts approximately 24-48 hours. You may experience minimal bruising and some of our patients return to the normal activities after they leave the office.

Before and After Photos:

neck thermitight

thermiTight patient1

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^^Four Months Post Op

Effective treatment for many areas of the body.

Effective treatment for love handles

Dr. Caruth is on the Clinical Advisory Council for ThermiTight®.  He has also assisted in the design of protocols for this treatment and trains other doctors from around the country how to use this innovative technology.

For more information or to find out if ThermiTight® is right for you, please contact our office at 214.556-1514.

To read more, see our blog post: Aging Gracefully.