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 saved me! My promised implant job before meeting him ended up not good and me distressed. Dr Domanskis was very compassionate and clear during my consultations. He said i may need 2 surgeries, and incredibely he did it all in one surgery and repaired 2 very different looking breasts to look the same and fuller! I couldnt be happier. His knowledge and skill level is second to none (I have had more than 1 breast surgery in my time). I HIGHLY recommend him and will always go back to him if needed for other things in the future! Thanks Dr. Dom! :)"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 20, 2019
"I'm a new patient of Dr. Domanskis and met him under emergency circumstances (that a previous monster surgeon had done to me.) I was over a month post-op of breast lift, replacement and reconstruction surgery for the second time in less than a year and was left with LITERALLY hundreds of stitches in my breasts and a huge hole for the second time that was the size of a quarter and my implant was exposed and This was not only a repeat of what happened to me in Feb 2018 of last year but this time I knew better from past experience (that ended up putting me in the hospital for a deadly staph infection in July 2018) That it's best I find a competent Dr. Who is highly recommended. I called my Oncologists and immediately they said Dr. Domanskis is the best! Couldn't agree more! Truly from the time I called Initially which was in the AM on a Monday I was taken care of by Rachelle and she made sure I was in to see the Dr by 2:00 that day. When I met Dr. Domanskis I was already so fearful of Dr.'s and the lack of care if I had been shown previously, I was surprised at the time and effort he put into listening to me and removing all the hundreds of stitches that should have been taken out weeks ago and the amount of concern Dr. D shows me when taking a culture of the wound to make sure I did not have another staph infection like last time. He sat and slowly explained everything that was hoiu on and what my options would be. Come Friday I opted to have the implant extracted in his office and to my surprise, it was not only painless but super fast and I'm currently healing and looking forward to having Dr. Domanskis help reconstruct what the monster surgeon had done to my body. I have so much faith in Rr. Domanskis and love this place! I know hands down that I will be cared for and taken care of here. This Dr. and his team (Rachelle) treated me like family or an existing patient, it's not about money here it's about caring for the patient and they really do!!"- H.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2019
"Dr. Domanskis & Rachell - I love this place!! Hands down I will never go to another Surgeon after I have met my forever favorite Dr. Domanskis! I had an emergency situation and was desperately avoiding going back to my previous surgeon (due to having two breast revision and reconstructive surgeries, not by choice but because my prior Surgeon left me each time with a hole the size of a quarter and implant exposure which led me to end up in the hospital last Summer with a almost deadly staph infection and recently leading me to face again the same hole he never repaired originally) I was referred to Dr D. by my oncologists office and so I called and was immediately given the utmost care from Rachelle when explaining my situation to her over the phone she was so sympathetic and quickly fit me into Dr. D's busy schedule. I was seen immediately that same day and was treated like an existing patient and greeted with a friendly and warming Dr. Domanskis. I was so hopeless and afraid after suffering mental anguish, pain and the fear of having to be under the care of a incompetent surgeon, Dr. Domanskis not only helped me right from the first consultation but he and Rachelle helped start the process of wound healing and removal of the implant without pushing me off and saying I should see my original surgeon, like I was told before earlier this year. DR. D made me have confidence again in Dr.'s and I am so grateful that he was willing to help me during this horrible time of fresh recovering that I was in. I am now looking forward in being Dr. D's patient and have so much faith that he will be able to reconstruct what the past monster had destroyed twice. I know that I will not only get the results that are best for me and my body but Dr. D and Rachell genuinely care about the client rather than just the money. THANK YOU SO MUCH DR.D & Rachelle I can't wait to so you soon!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 24, 2019
"He knows what he is doing - Dr. Domanskis is very intuitive without alot of explaining he was in tune with what I wanted and gave me the hips to balance out my shape! I always had stubborn belly fat and back fat as well as a narrow waistline and flabby arms. After this liposuction my waist has drastically changed into the hour glass shape I wanted and I am happy with the results :)."- D. / RealSelf / Dec 27, 2018
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.