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.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"From the first time I walked through the doors and all through my recovery I was treated so nicely. Dr. Laverson spent a lot of time talking with me to really understand what it is that I want and what will be best for my body. Cherise was so friendly and made me feel so comfortable. She was easy to get ahold of and super quick to respond to texts and always answered the phone. The nurses couldn’t have been more friendly or welcoming, they were relatable and down to earth. The anasthesiologist, Dr. Landon was very informative and kind and put me at ease. On the day of my surgery I knew I was in good hands and was not nervous at all. Throughout the process I felt as if I was their most important patient and am so glad I decided to get my breast augmentation surgery at Feel Beautiful."- C.C. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
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.