Radiofrequency (RF) skin rejuvenation, also referred to as RF skin tightening, is an advanced nonsurgical treatment that is commonly used in the field of plastic surgery. Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ed Domanskis, offers this cosmetic treatment to help combat the signs of aging on the skin. During the treatment, the sound waves produced by the laser are able to reach deeper layers of the skin to impact the underlying tissues. This promotes the production of collagen and initiates the tightening of the superficial layers. The result is a smoother, tighter skin surface. Dr. Domanskis is proud to offer Thermage, which is a radiofrequency laser treatment that offers good success in reducing moderate to severe wrinkles and other skin irregularities.
"Excellent experience with Dr. Domanskis! I had abdominalplasty and liposuction. He explained the procedures very thoroughly as well as what to expect immediately following my surgery. He was in contact with me by phone as well during the first week post op I felt very safe in his hands. My results are absolutely phenomenal I couldn't be more pleased!"- W.P. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2015
"Dr Domanskis is a plastic surgeon I heard incredible things about before I even met him. This is a highly professional office that is very inviting and very comfortable. When you meet the doctor he puts you at ease with your questions that sometimes are a lot , He takes those questions and answers them in detail and many times with him sketching on what he's going to do . I have two surgeries coming up actually three LOL, facelift necklift and breast reconstruction . I could not be more comfortable with my choice of this award-winning doctor!!!!"- M.T. / Yelp / Aug 09, 2019
"The first time I walked into this warm inviting office I realized this was like no other plastic surgery office . The staff is very professional and very patient in explaining details about your chosen surgery . This office is a no pressure zone and makes you feel very at ease with your choice. Dr. Domanskis is extremely honest with what he can do and what he can’t do and what are the real expectations . This award-winning doctor will not tell you what you want to hear which in the end is the most honest a plastic surgeon could be . He will take his time and explain how things are going to be done and how the turnout will be. I am extremely excited for my upcoming surgery which I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years now and will be following up with the new review in the fall. He books up fast come in and meet him you will not be disappointed !"- M.T. / Google / Aug 09, 2019
"We are so happy we found Dr. Domanskis. We are always welcomed with such genuine kindness from Rachelle. Dr. Domanskis gives you his honest and professional opinion while still keeping your own vision in mind. I am so happy with my XL Expander implants. My breasts look valumptuous and perky and the placement is just fantastic. Very small incisions and I healed up well. I can't wait to get lip implants next! Thank you so much Dr. Domanskis and Rachelle!"- V.S. / Google / May 08, 2019
"I had such a great time at Dr. D's office everyone was so nice and very accommodating. I will be back very soon."- P.H. / Yelp / Apr 27, 2019
For those who are ready to make some changes to their skin but aren’t sure about having an invasive procedure, Thermage is a great solution. Thermage is performed in-office and does not require anesthesia. Dr. Domanskis may prescribe an oral pain medication to be taken prior to the procedure. While the procedure results in limited pain, there can be some discomfort for some patients. This laser device uses radiofrequency energy waves to target problem areas on the face, as well as on specific areas of the body. It can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin, and smoothen and soften skin irregularities. It is a noninvasive procedure that has very little downtime afterwards, so patients can resume their busy schedules without missing a beat.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,500 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit
What Does Thermage Do?
The technology behind Thermage is radiofrequency waves applied directly to the areas that need improvement using both a cooling and heating technique to affect the collagen fibers below the skin’s surface. A grid is temporarily marked on the areas to be treated. A lubricant is applied and a grounding protective pad is also placed on the skin. Then, the electrode is applied to the skin to determine the optimum settings. This is followed by applying about 600 individual bursts of waves directly to the skin. Each wave lasts about 1.6 seconds and during this time, the skin is cooled to prevent damage to the epidermis. During this process, the collagen is disrupted by heat and shrivels/contracts and finally cools again. The latter decreases the unpleasantness of the pulse.
When Will I See Results?
The procedure takes about one hour. The grid pattern is removed as is the grounding pad. Any redness or swelling is very unusual. Thermage helps about 80% of the people that our office works on, and in most cases, the results are immediately apparent. It is the least effective in someone with severe sun-damaged skin.
How Long Does A Session Last?
Sessions vary according to what is being done. Typical facial sessions last up to 45 minutes. Body treatments can last up to 90 minutes. Areas that are targeted include the area around the eyes, the jawline, and the neckline. Those are often the regions that we see sagging and wrinkles.
Is It Only For The Face?
Thermage can be used on other parts of the body, not just the face. Body treatments can help reduce unsightly bulging, dimples, and wrinkles. We already know that the signs of aging aren’t just limited to the facial area, so why not treat the entire body? The process works the same regardless if it is performed on the face, tummy or thighs.
Side Effects and Downtime?
Although all patients are different, the most common side effect is a slight redness to the skin within the treatment area. Because this is a noninvasive treatment, downtime is minimal. Most patients resume normal activity directly following treatment.