Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center is pleased to offer ThermiRF, a minimally invasive, heat-controlled system that safely and effectively treats frown lines, melts fat, and tightens skin. This revolutionary advancement in nerve ablation, fat reduction, wrinkle reduction, and skin tightening is a practical alternative to plastic surgery procedures such as neck lifts and liposuction as well as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Our Lexington and Louisville, KY patients choose this procedure because it can make a dramatic improvement without extensive incisions or downtime.
Take advantage of the latest technologies for body contouring and facial rejuvenation when you request a consultation with Dr. Calobrace, Dr. Mizuguchi, or Dr. Mays, or call (502) 899-9979 to schedule your visit and learn more about whether ThermiRF treatments are right for you.
How It Works
Radiofrequency (RF) technology has been safely used in various medical applications for more than 75 years. It tightens the skin by encouraging collagen production. ThermiRF, formerly known as Symphony RF, allows our physicians to precisely locate an area for treatment and then apply a controlled dose of radiofrequency energy to the targeted area. ThermiAesthetics™ technology delivers and continuously monitors the energy below the skin surface, which allows our doctors and clinicians to administer precise amounts of heat to the collagen layer for maximum skin tightening. This controlled system ensures greater comfort, safety, and better results for patients.
Improvements From ThermiRF Treatments
We use ThermiRF to perform a family of procedures that are safe for all skin types and for both light and dark complexions. It can be applied to the face and body to provide a variety of benefits including:
- Tightening saggy skin on the eyelids and around the mouth
- Reducing the appearance of frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines)
- Shaping and sculpting the neck, jawline, back of the arms, tummy, and back
Because ThermiRF treatments do not harm the surface of the skin or require extensive incisions, they involve minimal downtime and side effects.
Effective Wrinkle Treatment
Injectable neurotoxins such as BOTOX and Dysport® have been the most popular treatments for facial wrinkles for over a decade. Women and men often love the results, but want them to last longer. The ThermiRase™ procedure, one of several options available with the ThermiRF system, can suspend the muscle activity that causes frown lines between the eyes without the use of neurotoxins.
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About ThermiRase Treatments
To treat frown lines, first a local anesthetic is applied to the skin. Then, a probe is inserted just under the skin to locate the target nerve that causes the facial muscle to contract and form the creases. Controlled radiofrequency energy is administered to the nerve to disrupt its ability to signal the muscle to contract, a process called nerve ablation. Many patients notice improvement immediately after treatment. Downtime is minimal. Results may last for more than 2 years, although this varies between individuals.CaloSpa Rejuvenation Center
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Skin Tightening & Fat Reduction With ThermiTight™
ThermiTight treatments, another option available from the ThermiRF system, can improve facial and body contours through skin tightening and fat reduction. Both are performed in our office with local anesthetic.
- Skin tightening is a non-invasive option that delivers radiofrequency energy to beneath the skin. Uses include firming and smoothing sagging eyelids and lip lines around the mouth.
- Fat reduction is a minimally invasive option that delivers and monitors energy below the surface of the skin, directly into the collagen layer. A tiny probe is inserted under the skin that delivers a prescribed dose of safe radiofrequency energy to melt targeted fat cells. The temperature is adjusted by our experienced clinicians to ensure comfortable and effective treatment for every patient. Results appear in 6 to 12 weeks as the body naturally flushes out targeted fat tissue.
Depending on the depth and severity of your facial wrinkles, your skin's elasticity, the areas to be treated, and the results you want, multiple ThermiRF treatments may be required. During an initial consultation at Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center, our doctors will let you know how many treatments you may need to achieve your desired results.
ThermiVa™ for Vaginal Tightening
ThermiVa is another treatment available with the ThermiRF system. It is a temperature-controlled radiofrequency treatment designed especially for the labia and vagina, 2 delicate areas of a woman's body that often see dramatic changes as the result of pregnancy and aging. It is a non-surgical option for vaginal rejuvenation available at our practice. ThermiVa uses the same proven technology that's popular for facial rejuvenation to tighten and tone both the internal and external structures of the vulva for a revived, rejuvenated look and improved function. For best results, we recommend a series of 3 or more treatments over the course of a few months.
After your treatment, you may notice some mild swelling or redness in the treatment area for a few hours. You may resume normal activities immediately after treatment. You can learn more about Dr. Mizuguchi's approach to patient care, at every step of your journey together, in this magazine feature.