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ThermiRF® is a non-surgical rejuvenation technique that utilizes radiofrequency waves to help tighten the skin and create a firmer, more youthful appearance. This technology comes in a variety of modalities, including: ThermiTight® for skin tightening in a range of body areas; ThermiSmooth® for for concerns from head to toe with non-invasive smoothing and tightening of the skin; and ThermiVa® for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Som Kohanzadeh, MD and our experienced aesthetics team can develop a customized ThermiRF® treatment plan designed to produce beautiful results without the need for a long recovery period.

Am I a Candidate for ThermiRF® Procedures?

During your initial consultation, your skin will be evaluated to determine whether ThermiRF® treatment is the best option for your unique goals and needs. Candidates for these treatments often include individuals who are looking to: 

  • Tighten skin affected by inelasticity, sagging, and aging 
  • Minimize signs of wrinkles 
  • Achieve smoother, firmer skin 
  • Address aesthetic and functional concerns caused by enlarged labial tissue 
  • Improve sexual function and experience
  • Decrease stress incontinence 

Ideal candidates for ThermiRF® procedures are typically those who have cosmetic concerns that are mild to moderate in nature and would like to avoid surgical procedures such as a facelift or body contouring treatment, if possible. Once you are examined, we can talk with you about your options and help you decide which ThermiRF® treatment is right for your needs.

ThermiTight® – Skin Tightening

ThermiTight® can be an ideal technique for addressing loose, inelastic skin in regions such as the neck, jowls, arms, thighs, knees, abdomen, and buttocks. The treatment process involves the use of a special applicator that will deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy into the skin both on the surface and inside the dermal layers. The ThermiTight® version of the ThermiRF® treatment system utilizes a thin electrode that is inserted into the skin, similar to a needle injection. The treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The RF energy essentially heats the skin to stimulate new collagen production, ultimately starting a process that can produce firmer, tighter results.

ThermiSmooth® – Any Body Area

The ThermiSmooth® technique is typically the best choice for patients looking to enhance facial aesthetics and other body areas. This option can be good for rejuvenating the forehead, areas around the eyes, the cheeks, jawline, chin, and the skin surrounding the mouth, as well as for body regions such as the arms, chest, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. ThermiSmooth® is completely non-invasive, so there is typically no need for an anesthetic. The ThermiSmooth® device will be applied to the areas targeted for treatment, where it will gently warm the tissues to stimulate the production of collagen. Over time, the skin in the treatment areas should become noticeably firmer, smoother, and more youthful. In addition, ThermiSmooth® is excellent at expediting healing from surgery. The treatment can decrease swelling, as well as signs of contour deformities, stretch marks, and cellulite. Most patients require multiple treatments that can be repeated every 1-2 weeks.

ThermiVa® – Vaginal Rejuvenation

ThermiVa® is an advanced application of the ThermiRF® system that is specifically designed for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. This technique may be an ideal alternative to surgical labiaplasty for some patients, and can address both cosmetic and functional concerns. These concerns may include dryness and irritation, mild to moderate degrees of stress incontinence, and even some cases of sexual dysfunction. The ThermiVa® procedure does not require anesthesia or surgery of any kind. A thin wand will be applied to the treatment area to administer the RF energy to the tissues. The warmth generated by the technology should stimulate collagen in the area, helping to strengthen and tighten the tissues, as well as increase blood flow to the vagina and innervation, therefore improving sensation and sexual function, including orgasm. The treatment process can often be completed in approximately 30 minutes, and it is virtually painless. Most individuals require three treatments performed one month apart.

What Does Recovery from ThermiRF® Entail?

Depending on which type of ThermiRF® procedure that is performed, many individuals find that a period of downtime following ThermiRF® procedures is either limited or not necessary at all. Patients who undergo the ThermiTight® technique may need at least one day of rest at home; most individuals who have ThermiSmooth® or ThermiVa® are able to immediately resume normal daily routines. For ThermiVA® procedures, most patients do not need a period of recovery before they decide to resume sexual activity. There will likely be some level of swelling and redness in the areas targeted for rejuvenation after the treatment; however, these effects should fade over time. While the initial results of ThermiRF® treatments often become noticeable soon after treatment, the effects should continue to improve as new collagen production progressively rejuvenates the skin over the months that follow.

For all ThermiSmooth® and ThermiVA®  treatments, it is typically recommended that patients undergo a series of at least three treatment sessions for optimal results. ThermiTight® is usually a single procedure. We can talk with you about the best treatment plan for your needs and expectations during the initial consultation.

What Does ThermiRF® Cost?

The cost of ThermiRF® treatment at our practice varies based upon the procedure: ThermiVA® is typically $4,500 (for three treatments); ThermiTight® is typically $5,000-$8,000 depending on the area being treated and the level of anesthesia chosen; ThermiSmooth® is typically $300-500 per session, per area. It is important to note that the price of this treatment will often be different among patients depending on the specific ThermiRF® technique utilized, the extent of treatment and the number of ThermiRF® sessions included in the overall treatment plan, and other factors. Once your treatment program is developed during the initial consultation, we will calculate an estimate of the total cost and discuss the payment options available at our practice. In addition to the many convenient forms of payment we accept, our office works with Prosper® Healthcare Lending, which is a company that offers affordable financing plans to qualified applicants who choose to pay for their treatment in a series of monthly installments.

If you have questions about ThermiRF® non-surgical rejuvenation options, or if you are ready to schedule your initial consultation, please contact our office today.

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