A multi-platform technology aimed at providing long-lasting skin tightening has been launched in the UK.
Thermi, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), uses heat to deliver aesthetic treatments such as wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, face and neck lifting, excessive sweating and vaginal rejuvenation.
The LINIA Skin Clinic on Harley Street will act as the centre of excellence for practitioner training and development of the technology across the multiple clinical indications.
The device offers simultaneous dual monitoring of internal and external tissue temperature using a temperature-sensitive probe, alongside infrared imaging. The probe is inserted under the skin to heat subdermal tissues to a specified temperature – the internal temperature is monitored and regulated by the computer system, while infrared imaging provides real-time guidance for practitioners, aiming to ensure safety and precision of the heating effect and delivery of optimal results in a single treatment.
“Thermi really represents a revolution in precision dermal and subdermal skin tightening,” said aesthetic practitioner Dr Amanda Wong-Powell. “The beauty is in the treatment flexibility; whether you’re looking at vaginal rejuvenation, tightening sagging jawlines, or superficial skin resurfacing – it’s all possible in the one platform with the different applicators and will give patients fantastic, long-lasting results, which is what it’s all about!”
There is a variety of handpieces available for Thermi, including the ThermiTight, to help with subdermal tissue remodelling and ThermiDry, to help with the disabling of the axillary sweat glands.
“We’re very proud to be at the forefront of launching Thermi in the UK here at LINIA,”said Dr Simon Zokaie, medical director at the LINIA Skin Clinic. “We will be the UK Centre of Excellence for this new technology, responsible for delivering the highest quality training for doctors wishing to use Thermi in their clinics.”