Thermage CPT – The Next Generation of Thermage Treatment

The Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center is proud to announce that we have now obtained the next generation Thermage, called the Thermage CPT, and we are using it in our office.


The Thermage CPT offers many advantages over the original Thermage but its most important advantage is that it allows us to make many more passes over the tissues than we could make with the original Thermage. As a result, Thermage CPT treatments are much more effective than the original Thermage. For example, with Thermage CPT treatment of the face, we are now making eight to ten passes over the facial tissues instead of the four or five passes that we used to make. Similarly, with eyelid Thermage CPT treatment, we are now introducing 450 pulses into the upper eyelids instead of the 225 pulses that we used to give. As a result, these new Thermage CPT treatments are much more effective than the earlier Thermage treatments.


Like the original Thermage, there is no preparation required for Thermage CPT treatment, and the treatments have absolutely no down time. Patients can resume all of their normal activities immediately after leaving the office.


The Thermage CPT works by simultaneously heating and cooling the skin. It emits radio frequency energy to heat the collagen in the deeper layers of the skin while simultaneously protecting the top layers of the skin with a cooling spray. The heating action causes the collagen in the skin to tighten immediately. Over the next few months, the procedure also stimulates new collagen production, further enhancing the result.

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Abdomen and Thigh Thermage CPT Treatment

Another major advance with the new Thermage CPT is its innovative 16-centimeter treatment tip. This new tip, which can only be used with the Thermage CPT, is over five times larger than the 3-centimeter tip that used to be used for treatment of the abdomen and thighs. As a result of this new treatment tip, abdominal Thermage CPT treatment can now be completed much more quickly and much more comfortably for the patients. For example, whereas an abdominal treatment with the original Thermage unit used to require approximately 1200 pulses and at least two hours of time, with the Thermage CPT and the new16-centimeter tip, the procedure can be completed with 300 pulses and in approximately one hour.


Abdominal Thermage CPT is most effective for patients who have mild to moderate laxity of the abdominal tissues as a result of either significant weight loss or childbirth. Patients considering abdominal Thermage CPT treatment should be within ten pounds of their ideal body weight. Following an abdominal Thermage CPT procedure, patients can expect their abdominal tissues to appear tighter. If you would like to watch Dr. George Anterasian perform an actual abdominal Thermage CPT treatment, please click here.


In addition to its use on the abdomen, the new 16-centimeter tip can also be used on the thighs to tighten and smooth the skin in the thigh and knee area. The procedure on the thighs is similar to that of the abdomen, and results in visible smoothing of the skin.


Both Dr. Anterasian and Dr. Amerian would be happy to consult with any of our patients in order to help determine whether they are appropriate candidates for abdominal or thigh Thermage CPT treatment. Any of our patients who are considering these procedures are invited to call 310-829-9396 to schedule an appointment.

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Because we are so excited about Thermage CPT treatment, we are proud to make available the following summer special.

The special begins with a patient selecting a Thermage CPT treatment to the face and upper neck, eyelids, abdomen, or thighs. After the Thermage CPT, our patients will enjoy an Aesthetic Facial from Jonee, our wonderful aesthetician. Following Jonee’s facial, our patients can choose between having either a Botox treatment to two areas of their face or a treatment with one full syringe of Juvederm or Restylane.


We are offering these summer specials until August 31st at the reduced prices of $2500 for the face and upper neck, $1850 for the eyelids, and $2950 for the abdomen or thighs. These prices represent more than an $850 discount from our regular prices. Zero interest financing is available.


Any of our patients who would like to take advantage of these special rejuvenation packages are invited to call our office at 310-829-9396 and make an appointment with either Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian.


Dr. Amerian Selected To “Super Doctors” by L.A. Magazine

Dr. Amerian is proud to announce that she has been selected as an L.A. Magazine “Super Doctor.” Selection as a “Super Doctor” is made based upon the recommendations of practicing physicians and other medical professionals. Thus, it is quite an honor to be included in this list. Only 27 dermatologists in the entire Los Angeles and Orange County areas were chosen.


“I have tremendously enjoyed taking care of my patients for the last 22 years – it has truly been a privilege to be their dermatologist. I am looking forward to taking care of my patients medical and cosmetic skin care needs for many more years to come.”

Mary Lee Amerian, M.D.

Read more about Dr. Amerian here Launching Soon

Dr. Amerian would like to inform her patients that her new website,, will be launching soon. The website has been under construction and should be up and running by July 15th.


The website will explain the unique attributes of the MLA Skincare products, review the science behind the products, report on the impressive results the products achieved in a blinded and randomized controlled clinical trial of sixty-eight patients, show clips of Dr. Amerian’s television appearances, and have an on-line store for purchase of the MLA Skincare products. If you have a chance, log on to the Internet after July 15th and take a look at the new website. We hope you will find the information at to be useful and informative.