What is Thermage?
Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi offers numerous laser treatments to address wrinkled, aging skin. One of his most popular treatments is radiofrequency skin tightening using the Thermage laser system by Solta Medical. A Thermage treatment can soften fine lines, smooth wrinkles, and tighten the skin for gradual improvements that result in taut, youthful skin. Used on both the face and body, Thermage implements radiofrequency energy to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and increase the skin’s overall thickness. The procedure does not require anesthesia or sutures, nor does it result in any major downtime. We invite you to call VIP Plastic Surgery to learn more about this innovative laser system, as well as discover the other nonsurgical treatments we offer to fight aging skin and produce a more youthful appearance.
"At first, I was hesitant and nervous about the experience but after speaking to the practice manager, Catherine, on the phone, I became extremely interested and decided to come in for a consultation. The doctor ended up doing a clear and brilliant laser treatment on my skin and I noticed immediate results. My skin is so much brighter and softer in just one treatment; I cannot wait until my second treatment in two weeks. After clear and brilliant, I decided to do Thermage Skin Tightening for my face. This treatment is amazing. I noticed my skin is tighter and lifted as the treatment is being performed. My family and friends noticed the changes immediately. Dr. K is a skillful plastic surgeon and I recommend him to everyone. His staff made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire experience and I cannot wait for more treatments soon. Catherine is great, she will give you her cell phone so you can contact her anytime. "- E.L. / Google / Mar 28, 2014
"At first, I was hesitant and nervous about the experience but after speaking to the practice manager, Catherine, on the phone, I became extremely interested and decided to come in for a consultation. The doctor ended up doing a clear and brilliant laser treatment on my skin and I noticed immediate results. My skin is so much brighter and softer in just one treatment; I cannot wait until my second treatment in two weeks. After clear and brilliant, I decided to do Thermage Skin Tightening for my face. This treatment is amazing. I noticed my skin is tighter and lifted as the treatment is being performed. My family and friends noticed the changes immediately. Dr. K is a skillful plastic surgeon and I recommend him to everyone. His staff made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire experience and I cannot wait for more treatments soon. Catherine is great, she will give you her cell phone so you can contact her anytime."- K. T. / RealSelf / Aug 16, 2013
"Leann Canada -Las Vegas, NV - I was extremely pleased with the whole process. Dr. Khorsandi was very thorough in explaining the entire procedure in detail. I received excellent care, before, during and following the procedure. This was my first experience with any procedure so I was a bit nervous. Dr. Khorsandi and his assistant knowledge and warmth put me at ease. I would highly recommend them to anyone I know. I believe they are truly concerned for your health and a positive outcome for you. - - The better looking give me more confident when I'm facing the outside world, the procedure I got included Thermage neck and face, radiesse, clear and brilliant were the right thing I had done for myself. I look good, feel good and very happy with the result I had got. The wrinkle under my eyes and both side of my mouth were gone, the dark spots on my cheek were fade away give me a bright and smooth skin. I'm very happy."- L. / RealSelf / Dec 23, 2013
"Thermage - Henderson, NV - Dr. Khorsandi is the best doctor ever! I first came across him when I had filler that needed to be corrected, and the original doctor wasn't going to be able to fit me in for several weeks. He saw me right away. Since then he has been really patient doing a lot of fillers and thermage for my skin. He always listens to my concerns and tells me honestly what is best. He never tries to recommend other unrelated procedures that most doctors I have gone to in the past have. Also when ever I have questions or concerns, Catherine is always available and happy to answer. I highly recommend them for any procedure you may be interested in :)."- A. / RealSelf / Nov 17, 2014
Thermage skin rejuvenation heats the skin to the optimum temperature to stimulate the production of collagen. Prior to undergoing a Thermage treatment, we will mark the targeted areas, apply a cool gel to the surface of the skin, and gently roll the skin with a small circular handpiece that emits radiofrequency waves. Thermage skin rejuvenation can be used on the face, neck, stomach, upper inner arms, legs, thighs, and buttocks. In areas such as the legs, the treatment is performed to treat cellulite imperfections, while loose skin and surface wrinkles are targeted in the facial regions.
What To Expect
Thermage skin treatment sessions are performed directly inside our plastic surgery center at VIP Plastic Surgery. There is minimal to no discomfort throughout the procedure. In most cases, the patient will feel the skin heating and then cooling. Although redness and minor tingling in the treated areas are common, patients undergoing this treatment can resume normal activity quickly. Results start appearing within a few hours of treatment and the full effect is usually revealed in a couple of months, and can be long-lasting as long as the patient adheres to a healthy lifestyle and skin routine.
Plan Your Procedure
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Thermage skin rejuvenation is a procedure that improves loose skin and wrinkles. It is not a treatment for weight loss, and does not necessarily affect the texture or surface irregularities like pigmentation, discoloration or age spots. Individuals who are not comfortable with a surgical procedure such as a facelift but still hope to slow down the visible signs of aging, may likely benefit from this technique. Patients with excessive loose and sagging skin will be better candidates for a body contouring surgical procedure.
How Long do the Results Last?
The results following Thermage skin rejuvenation can last up to 2 years. Like many other non-invasive anti-aging skin treatments, Thermage treatments can be repeated per your practitioner’s discretion. Due to reasons like this, Thermage has become a popular choice among both patients and surgeons.
How Many Treatments?
This depends on the condition of your skin, the results you wish to attain, age and the size of the area being treated. In general, it could take as few as 4 – 6 treatments for the face and upward of 10 – 15 treatments for the body. For optimal results, ongoing maintenance sessions are recommended.
Isn’t This Similar to a Lift?
While it is sometimes touted as a liquid facelift, the honest answer is no. While Thermage treatments stimulate collagen and tightens underlying structures, which result in a firmer skin appearance, a surgical facelift will produce a more dramatic effect. Patients may want to consider a treatment such as Thermage skin rejuvenation prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.
Tighter Skin Today
We invite you to call the plastic surgery office of Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and learn more about Thermage radiofrequency laser skin tightening. If you are looking for a way to turn back the signs of aging without surgery, Thermage may be the answer for you. Our office offers numerous nonsurgical procedures and we will be able to share these with you and create a customized treatment plan during your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!