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
"I feel so bad, thought I had left a review. Couple things first, my review has value, the reason is that I'm rarely satisfied, and have had many things done over the years, what I received was unexpected and why I came back for more. I have psoriasis, for years I put Clobetesol on my face, which thinned it out and gave me a lovely TURKEY NECK, yikes, nothing I could do, but I had a friend who had a neck lift and it was awful, that is he had pain, weird scary looking wraps, so while things like that rarely bothered me I just wanted him to pull it up or put in fillers to tighten it. I finally ceded to neck lift, and what I got I did not expect. Not only did I get a PERFECT NECK, but I got back my best feature, my chin, I have a long, manly chin, that had been obscured with fat and loose skin, now you have to understand I went from a single guy with no prospects to back to how I was in my 20's, what is that worth?? Hock the house, seriously, to get young, hot girls again? And then the love of my life who I'm still with, all because, yes appearance, it matters people don't let anyone lie to you, I basically got to go back in time. Second, I had got used to "man boobs", and fat over my stomach, I'm athletic so figured I could handle it, but after seeing a side picture of myself, I went for it. At first he thought I'd need a tummy tuck, we avoided that, and I got what every man should get, ETCHING, first he removed all of the fat on my chest, then ETCHED the stomach, if you've never heard of it neither had I, he makes a indentation around your abs so you have them whether you work out or not!! Result? I was in seeing my dermatologist, female with her assistant, she asked me to remove my shirt, something I used to dread, I took it off and she looked at her assistant and said "What do you do", "What do you mean", "You have a great body", this all without working out, though I'm motivated and doing that now. What can I say? I have the mind and experience of an older guy, with the face and body of a much younger guy, say what you will, judge all you like, BUT I LOVE LOOKING GREAT AGAIN, getting a compliment "You have a great body", you can't imagine how often I hear "Handsome", oh that word I hadn't heard for such a long, wasted period. I had stated I was important to listen to because of experience, I've had IPL's, fillers because of my thin skin, lasers, must be over 25 doctors I've seen over the years and what do they have in common? They talk FAST AND OVER YOU, they charge to for a consult!! What nerve. Dr. Domaskis though a amazing doctor ACTUALLY LISTENS AND RESPONDS TO WHAT YOU SAY, it's why I'll NEVER pay for a consult, what arrogance what if we don't like the doctor? I want to end with this, I was staying at a hotel when I had my procedure, that is neck lift, though his directions were right on, I made a mistake and was uncomfortable, well I can be quite a nuisance, that is complainer, so I got angry, what did Doc do? HE CAME TO MY HOTEL AND FIXED IT HIMSELF!!! Tell me what plastic surgeon have you heard of doing that? Trust me the guy cares, I screwed up, he gets in his car, drives to my hotel and fixes MY MISTAKE. Thanks Doc!!!"- M.H. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2018
"Dr. Domanskis is top notch. He is a perfectionist, cares about what his patient thinks and listens to what your concerns are. He is very honest and when he does not think you need a specific procedure he will tell you. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. D and every one has been amazing. The first surgery was a breast augmentation going from a B to a large C. He asked me to show him several pictures of what I would like and he nailed it to a T. That was over 10 years ago and they are still amazing and not in need of replacement whatsoever. My breasts are just as perfect as when he did my procedure.Three years ago I went to another person - BIG MISTAKE . Dr. Domankis is a plastic and RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeon. He took the ridiculously botched up job this Dr. did and fixed my face. He did scar revision which is impeccable. The outcome of his work is amazing. He's your man! Dr. D's nurse Rachelle is wonderful as well."- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2018
"Dr. Domanskis is top notch. He is a perfectionist, cares about what his patient thinks and listens to what your concerns are. He is very honest and when he does not think you need a specific procedure he will tell you. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. D and every one has been amazing. The first surgery was a breast augmentation going from a B to a large C. He asked me to show him several pictures of what I would like and he nailed it to a T. That was over 10 years ago and they are still amazing and not in need of replacement whatsoever. My breasts are just as perfect as when he did my procedure. Three years ago I went to another person - BIG MISTAKE . Dr. Domankis is a plastic and RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeon. He took the ridiculously botched up job this Dr. did and fixed my face. He did scar revision which is impeccable. The outcome of his work is amazing. He's your man! Dr. D's nurse Rachelle is wonderful as well."- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2018
"I love Dr Domanskis. He saved my life when other plastic surgeons said live with it you don't qualify for reconstruction. He made me feel comfortable and was more knowledgable tan the others I saw. He and he office worked with me since I live five hour away in another state. My results so far have been amazing."- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 18, 2017
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.