About RF Skin Tightening
Over time, your body's natural supply of collagen and elastin starts to deplete. When this happens, the smooth, soft, healthy texture of your skin starts to fade away. This is when wrinkles, skin laxity, and other complexion irregularities begin to emerge. To combat this process and restore your youthful glow, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson offers his patients radiofrequency skin tightening treatments with the ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiTight. RF skin tightening at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic is an excellent option to produce tighter, healthier skin without having to endure the recovery time that comes with more invasive procedures, like facelifts. If you would like to firm your face and body skin, or if you'd like to learn all about our state-of-the-art technologies, schedule a consultation at our San Diego, CA office. This noninvasive treatment is known to produce natural and lasting outcomes for women and men alike.
"Feel Beautiful is an amazing clinic consisting of kind-hearted people from the moment you enter & through & after the end of all your procedures. I had a great experience with Dr. Laverson who did my breast augmentation & I could not be happier with my results. He took the time to make sure I was sure about exactly what I wanted & provided me with great knowledge. Cherise at the front desk is so sweet & Kourtney is wonderful, too. Thank you for my wholesome experience! (:"- D.S. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"Dr. Laverson exceeded my expectations. He truly cares about you and your results. He is a dedicated, thoughtful, and compassionate Dr. Upon entering the medical office, the staff was kind and welcoming. Dr. Laverson took the time to answer all of my questions. He properly informed me about my procedure including pre-op, surgery and post-op. After my surgery, Dr. Laverson also followed up to ensure I was on a good road to recovery. Dr. Laverson and Courtney's professionalism, dedication and hard work made this whole process wonderful experience! They were also very easy to get a hold of and have questions answered right away.Dr. Laverson is incredible and I would highly recommend Feel Beautiful San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to anyone looking for an exceptional Dr. and staff."- I.I. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"Dr laverson is an amazing doctor. He’s professional, respectful & caring of his patients. He’s professional but not where you are scared to ask questions. He will give you his doctor opinion and consider what you are asking for. What I appreciate about dr laverson is he’s not money hungry. He’s not gonna say yes you because he wants your money. He has realistic expectations and tells you what they are. And the after care is exceptional from him and his staff. 5 stars for Feel Beautiful & Dr Laverson !"- M.B. / Google / Mar 29, 2022
"6 weeks post op - happy with my results so far - From my initial consult with Dr Laverson I knew I was going to choose him as my surgeon. I had consulted with multiple plastic surgeons before my consult at Feel Beautiful and Dr Laverson put me the most at ease and I was most comfortable with the treatment plan he suggested. I thought I had an idea of what he would suggest because of my other consults (under the muscle implants and an anchor or lollipop lift and a tummy tuck, or extended tummy tuck as one dr suggested, muscle repair and lipo) but Dr Laverson was the first dr to recommend less invasive procedures. He recommended over the muscle implants and a donut lift, a tummy tuck and muscle repair but did not recommend lipo. This sealed the deal for me because it was obvious he didnt just care about selling more procedures but cared more about his patients and their recovery and results. After I scheduled my surgery everyone at Feel Beautiful was amazing and helpful whenever I called with any questions. At my pre op Dr Laverson went over all the aspects of my surgery( donut lift and 415cc mod+ implants over the muscle and a tummy tuck and muscle repair) and I was able to ask any questions I had. At my pre op I picked implants but a few days later I called because I had changed my mind about size and this was not a big deal at all. The morning of my surgery everything went smoothly and all the other nurses and staff who I met for the first time that morning were all great. My recovery has been smooth so far and any issues I have had Dr Laverson has responded to quickly and had me come in if he felt it was necessary just to be safe. I have spoken to several other of his patients who have all said that he is quick to address any issues that come up and although I was already happy with my choice this gave me extra reassurance about my choice.I am currently 6 weeks post op and while I am happy with my results so far I will wait to post photos until I am further along in my recovery and not so swollen anymore. I would 100% suggest Dr Laveron without any reservations to anyone considering cosmetic surgery."- T. / RealSelf / Feb 23, 2022
"Over a year since surgery - tummy is gorgeous - After consultations with several other doctors I met Dr. Laverson and I knew immediately that I would trust him with my tummy tuck. He listened, did not try to upsell to more extensive procedures (as both previous surgeons had done), was very thorough and meticulous, set realistic expectations, supported me during every step of the process, had a really fantastic staff (Kourtney is amazing) and he's absolutely masterful at his art. It's been over a year since my surgery and I couldn't be happier with the finished product. My tummy is gorgeous!"- R. / RealSelf / Jan 27, 2022
Surgical skin tightening procedures, such as facelifts and brow lifts, remains the most effective method for minimizing the appearance of sagging skin. However, radiofrequency skin tightening could be an excellent option for San Diego, CA men and women who do not wish to experience the lengthy recovery times and discomfort that comes with most invasive procedures. RF skin tightening with the ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiTight can be performed on the face, neck, stomach, arms, thighs, or other areas. Ideal candidates for this treatment are those who:
- Are in overall good health
- Can maintain a healthy, stable weight
- Experience mild to moderate skin laxity on the face or body
- Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
- Want to improve the health and tautness of their skin
- Have realistic expectations for treatment
To start off your procedure, the intended treatment areas will be cleansed to remove any oils, dirt, makeup, or lotions. Anesthesia options can be discussed, but these are generally not necessary. Once you're ready, the ThermiSmooth Face or ThermiTight handpiece will be passed evenly over the skin several times to achieve an effective outcome. The radiofrequency energy will prompt your body's natural healing and increase its production of collagen and elastin, leading to natural results that develop over time. This treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of treatment regions. Once your session is complete, you will be allowed to go home and continue on with your regular day.
What to Expect
After your RF skin tightening treatment session, the affected areas may appear slightly red or swollen. These effects are normal and should subside within a few days. During your consultation, Dr. Laverson or a member of his team will go over post-treatment tips to care for your skin following your session with the ThermiSmooth Face or ThermiTight. Because your body's production of collagen and elastin will increase gradually over time, your outcomes will become more and more noticeable in the weeks following your procedure. Once your final results have emerged, your skin will look more supple, youthful, and natural.
RF skin tightening FAQs
Should I get a facelift or RF skin tightening?
Candidates for radiofrequency skin tightening have a mild to moderate amount of loose skin and wrinkles. Dr. Laverson recommends it for individuals who are just beginning to see certain signs of aging and aren't ready to go under the knife. Patients with severe sagging skin may benefit more from a surgical procedure like a facelift.
How long do results last?
Patients can expect their RF skin tightening results to last a few years as long as they take care of their skin. San Diego Cosmetic Clinic suggests avoiding harmful UV rays to keep your complexion youthful and healthy. We can perform follow-up treatments as new signs of aging develop in the future.
How many sessions do I need?
Some patients need just one treatment to see great outcomes. Others may need a series of 2 or 3 treatments spaced several weeks apart for the best results. We want to make sure side effects like redness and discomfort have subsided before getting the next one. Our team can review your options in full during a skin assessment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 – 60 minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Keep It Tight
With advancements in the cosmetic industry being made every day, you no longer have to decide between undergoing an invasive procedure or achieving firm and youthful skin. San Diego Cosmetic Clinic is pleased to offer patients innovative RF skin tightening procedures for the face and body with ThermiSmooth Face and ThermiTight. If you'd like to attain a healthier and brighter complexion, contact our San Diego, CA office and schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson.