Thermage® treatments pose alternative to facial plastic surgery when performed by trained laser technicians

Stephen M. Krant | Thermage treatments | SK Clinic

Thermage treatments restore healthy, youthful looking skin without surgery or fillers.

By Stephen M. Krant, MD, FACS

Thanks to recent advances in medical technology, today’s plastic surgery patients have a number of minimally invasive and even non-invasive alternatives to traditional procedures like facelift surgery. Among these, Thermage® treatments are perhaps the most revolutionary. Thermage® is the only non-invasive procedure designed to tighten and contour the skin without surgery, injections or lengthy downtime. When performed by a trained laser technician under the auspices of a board certified plastic surgeon, Thermage® can be an effective option for patients seeking firmer, tighter skin and a more youthful overall appearance.

What is Thermage®?

Thermage® is a non-surgical radiofrequency (RF) procedure that uses energy to tighten the skin. The treatment is most commonly used on the face, but can also be employed to treat the skin of the tummy, thighs, buttocks and other areas. It is also FDA approved for non-invasive eyelid treatment.

Unlike more superficial treatments, radiofrequency technology reaches deep below the skin’s surface to tighten collagen in the skin and stimulate the body’s production of new collagen. This method is effective at treating wrinkles and fine lines, as well as loose skin and poor definition around the jaw and the lips. In addition, when used on areas like the midsection, legs and buttocks, Thermage® can also temporarily diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Most patients require only a single Thermage® treatment to experience significant results. Treatments take approximately 45 minutes for the face, and there is no significant downtime after the procedure – in fact, most patients return to their normal routine within 24 hours after treatment.

Professional medical services and beautiful, natural results at SK Clinic San Diego

Because Thermage® results are based on the body’s natural collagen response, visible results appear equally natural and subtle. Many patients experience immediate results, which tend to develop over time for a space of several months after treatment due to the body’s own collagen production process.

At SK Clinic in San Diego, we offer Thermage® treatments performed by a registered laser nurse under the auspices of myself and the rest of our experienced surgical staff. Thermage® at SK Clinic is safe, effective and an ideal solution for those eager to refresh their look without undergoing surgery or using injectable fillers. To learn more about Thermage® treatments and other cosmetic procedures at our San Diego plastic surgery clinic, contact us today. Visit

Related posts:

  1. Minimally invasive cosmetic treatments top the list of America’s most popular plastic surgery procedures
  2. San Diego medical spa services: how to choose the right facility for optimal safety and natural results
  3. Summer safety and sun damage skin treatment
  4. Popular plastic surgery procedures see rebound as U.S. economy improves
  5. Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy offers relief for plastic surgery patients

Short URL:

Posted by Social Media Staff on Sep 29, 2012. Filed under Columns, Sponsored Columns, Stephen M. Krant, M.D.. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar


Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]
  • Carmel Valley 5K and 10K to hit Gonzales Canyon trails in September July 28, 2014
    A new trail running race is coming to Carmel Valley this fall. Jeff Stoner of Del Mar’s Seasick Marketing visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to update the board on the plans for the Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K Run, set to take place on Sept. 20. A portion of race proceeds will go toward the Challenged Athletes Foundation. […]