ThermiTight Procedure

ThermiTight is a minimally-invasive procedure that produces maximum skin-tightening benefits. Many patients may wonder why the skin begins to sag, and why it may be affecting them so negatively.

Sagging skin on the neck and face can have worse effects than on other parts of the body. This is due to the fact that our necks and faces are always visible and can barely be hidden. Many people with sagging skin on the face and neck area may feel insecure about their physical appearance. It can weigh on one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Skin laxity may also be prone to infections and rashes, which will only complicate a patient’s concerns.

ThermiTight brings a taut, toned look to the skin along the neck and face. Dr. Joshua Korman, MD is a leading surgeon who specializes in ThermiTight procedures, among many other cosmetic treatments. To benefit from Dr. Korman’s expertise and dedication to cosmetic enhancements, please contact our offices in the Bay Area. We have convenient locations in Carmel-by-the-Sea, San Jose, and Mountain View. Dr. Korman serves his California communities with pride and precision. 

About ThermiTight

ThermiTight provides excellent skin tightening results. The full name for the ThermiTight technology is thermistor-controlled subdermal skin tightening.[1] The device tightens the skin by using radiofrequency technology. Treatment through ThermiTight can eliminate saggy skin in a painless and minimal risk fashion. ThermiTight has been lauded and used for the past ten years as a revolutionary method to tighten skin throughout the body and face, without damaging soft tissue or muscles.

Powered by radiofrequency (RF) energy, ThermiTight rejuvenates the skin from within.

In addition to the short-term tightening that patients will experience, there are numerous long-term benefits as well. The RF waves stimulate collagen production, which bolsters the subdermal scaffolding of support that healthy skin craves. Dr. Korman is an unparalleled expert in the versatility and application of ThermiTight. Call 650-254-1200 for his Mountain View office, 831-656-9331 to reach his Carmel team, or 408-831-6229 to reach Dr. Korman in San Jose. No matter where you may be, Dr. Korman wants to connect with you. 


Patients who are seeking to reduce lax skin with minimal risk and recovery time should contact our office today. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can schedule your consultation and bring you closer to the looks you’ve always wanted

ThermiTight mainly treats saggy skin. However, it has many benefits that can be used for just about every area affected by the hands of time. Some of the most common areas of saggy skin include: 

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Breasts
  • Arms 
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Knees

Contact Dr. Korman today, so that we may answer any questions you have and help you decide the most appropriate treatment for you.

Eligible Candidates

ThermiTight can help people of all ages. Many younger people can experience sagging skin, and it is never too early to be one’s best self. ThermiTight is ideal for contouring areas that need tightening and toning, but it is not intended to be a weight loss procedure. Patients who are within 30 pounds of their goal weight are ideal candidates for ThermiTight treatment. Dr. Korman can determine a client’s eligibility for ThermiTight during her or his comprehensive consultation.

Private Consultation in the Bay Area

Our staff is eager to discuss your cosmetic goals, and we are here to assist you in every step of the way. During your consultation, you will meet directly with Dr. Korman to discuss your aesthetic concerns. We will speak with you about your personal cosmetic goals, expectations, and desires.

Please contact us for a consultation today and let us help you explore your options with regards to ThermiTight and how it may help you. In the meantime, feel free to visit our blog for additional insights and information. 

Dr. Korman is considered the top plastic surgeon in San Jose, Carmel, and Mountain View, California. His years of compassionate care have helped his patients look younger, rejuvenated, and revitalized. Furthermore, Dr. Korman’s practice also specializes in procedures that address the body, breast, face, and countless other types of treatments. Our offices are conveniently located in San Jose, Carmel, and Mountain View, California to serve patients in these cities and their surrounding areas.


We advise ThermiTight patients to hydrate themselves and get plenty of sleep. Please disclose all underlying health issues during the consultation period so that our staff is aware of a patient’s particular situation. Potential ThermiTight recipients are encouraged to call our office and speak with one of our helpful staff members. Dial 650-254-1200 for our Mountain View location, 831-656-9331 to reach us in Carmel, or 408-831-6229 for our San Jose team.

The ThermiTight Procedure

Unlike most invasive surgical and non-surgical procedures, ThermiTight’s innovative and revolutionary approach utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat the underlying subdermal tissue.[2] By monitoring the temperature of the skin both from the outside (with a specialized heat-detecting camera) and internally with a temperature probe, ThermiTight delivers proper heat to the tissue to ensure skin tightening without damaging the tissue itself. This technique provides optimal healing and minimal recovery

ThermiTight Procedure

ThermiTight is performed with the use of local anesthesia to numb the treated area; then the physician will insert a small probe that heats the deeper, underlying tissues. Additionally, this probe measures and monitors temperature and maintains stable heat levels during the procedure. A thermal camera also helps monitor the level of heat to the surface skin. If temperatures rise to an abnormal level, the probe is shut off immediately to allow for maximum awareness and safety during the procedure.

ThermiTight is a procedure that happens while the patient is awake. Once the patient is comfortable, Dr. Korman will insert the ThermiTight probe underneath the skin and make back and forth movements throughout the treatment area. The probe delivers radiofrequency energy into the deep tissue to help stimulate collagen production.

A heat-sensitive FLIR (forward-looking infrared) camera measures the amount of energy and heat that is being applied in the treated area, so that both internal and external temperatures are measured in real time. After the procedure, the punctures of the patient are covered with a compression wrap. The ThermiTight process typically takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes.

Rapid Recovery

ThermiTight recovery downtime is minimal, but the patient may experience some minimal swelling or tenderness in the treated area(s). These symptoms typically go away after a few days.

Patients are advised to wear a compression wrap around the treated area as it will prevent further swelling and cruising. Tissue may also become firm in smaller areas. If bruising persists, the patient is sometimes advised to apply makeup to the bruised areas until they heal.

Remarkable Results

Patients should start to see results in about 30 days. ThermiTight rewards generally get better over the next several months, and reach their prime after a year. The results of ThermiTight are long-lasting and life-changing.

To get a glimpse of how much Dr. Korman’s past clients have benefitted from his vision and dedication, please visit our reviews page. We are humbled by our patients’ kind words, and we are committed to delivering 5-star service to the Bay Area and beyond. 

Complementary and Alternative Procedures 

ThermiTight is a wonderful option for tightening mild to moderate ptosis (sagging). If skin laxity is more pronounced, however, a facelift might be the optimal approach. Dr. Korman can gently remove excess skin along the hairline and contour facial features accordingly. 

To discuss which procedure works best for your appearance, contact Dr. Korman at your earliest convenience. 

For a preview of how effective enhancement can be, consider the benefits of a dermal filler. Our Juvéderm family of products fills the gaps beneath the skin with hyaluronic acid (HA), a compound found naturally in the human body. HA adds volume and hydration to the skin, smoothing the wrinkles above.

Fine lines are exacerbated by repetitive muscular contractions. Every gesture pulls at the skin, causing creases that deepen over time. Botox Cosmetic is a neuromodulator. By easing the tension of targeted facial muscles, Botox provides a serene, smooth surface to treated skin. 


How much does ThermiTight cost in the Bay Area?

The cost of a ThermiTight laser treatment will depend on the extent of the treatment area and the duration of the procedure. An estimate of the final cost will be provided during a comprehensive consultation. Dr. Joshua Korman and his staff are standing by to deliver the best care at the right price. To learn more about your payment options, please visit our financing page.


  1. Sanan, A., Hjelm, N., Tassone, P., Krein, H., & Heffelfinger, R. N. (2019). Thermistor‐controlled subdermal skin tightening for the aging face: Clinical outcomes and efficacy. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. 4(1), 18-23.
  2. Key, D. J. (2014). Integration of thermal imaging with subsurface radiofrequency thermistor heating for the purpose of skin tightening and contour improvement: a retrospective review of clinical efficacy. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD. 13(12), 1485. Retrieved from