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The Thermage procedure is a new method for smoothing wrinkles and tightening and lifting the skin on the face without surgery, chemicals, or needles. The Thermage Procedure is FDA approved for the non-surgical treatment of facial wrinkles. Ideal candidates for the Thermage Procedure have thin or medium thickness skin, and mild or moderate facial wrinkling. The procedure can also be used to treat areas of the face that are still loose after a surgical facelift.
During the procedure, the treatment tip simultaneously heats and cools the skin. It emits radio frequency energy to heat the collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, while protecting the top layers with a cooling spray. The heating action causes the collagen in the skin to tighten immediately. In addition, over the next few months, the procedure stimulates the production of new collagen, further enhancing the result.
The combined action of the immediate tightening of collagen and the production of new collagen results in a tighter skin, improved skin texture, and a more youthful appearance. The optimum result is generally achieved approximately three or four months following the procedure. The procedure can also be repeated to further enhance the result.
The Thermage technique has recently been changed. We now use lower energy levels to make the procedure more comfortable, and we treat the tissues multiple times using a faster treatment tip. This new treatment method produces a better cosmetic result for patients.
We are pleased to announce that we are reducing the price of the Thermage procedure during October so that more of our patients can benefit from this procedure prior to the year end holidays. Although the regular price of the Thermage procedure is $2,750 for the face, tissues under the chin, and upper neck, during October we are reducing the price to $1,950.
In some physician offices, the Thermage procedure is performed by a nurse. However, in our office, the Thermage procedure is performed only by highly trained and experienced board certified physicians.
If you have developed some aging or wrinkling of your face and you’re interested in exploring the option of tightening and toning your skin without surgery, call us at 310-829-9396 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian.
By the first of October, we will have expanded our office into the space next door. We are expanding so that we can offer more treatment options to our patients. By the end of the year, we will have obtained three new medical devices to assist us in providing the best possible care to our patients.
Our first new laser is the Vbeam. It is considered by many physicians around the world to be the gold standard for the treatment of a wide variety of vascular skin conditions. Broken facial capillaries, dilated facial veins, spider veins, unattractive scars, and stretch marks can all be nicely treated and improved with the Vbeam laser.
The Fraxel SR Laser represents a new and revolutionary laser technology for the treatment of age and sun spots, wrinkles around the eyes, and sun damaged skin. The Fraxel laser just became available in April of 2004, and Dr. Amerian will be among the first dermatologists in Southern California to obtain this laser and make it available to her patients.
The VelaSmooth Device for skin and cellulite gives patients the ability to have their cellulite treated with a light based technology. This newly developed instrument provides patients with a new option for improving what historically has been a very difficult problem to treat. Patients who believe they would benefit from any of these new treatment options or who have questions about them are invited to call the office for a consultation appointment.
In addition, Jonee, our aesthetician, will be moving her spa services to the new office space. As our patients know, she does a wonderful job and our patients are always very pleased with the facials, microderma-
brasions, and peels that Jonee gives. If you haven’t had a facial in a while, this would be an excellent time to come in, see our new office, and have Jonee put a glow on your face with one of her facials. Our new Amerian-tronic facial is especially exciting. Call Jonee to find out more about this new treatment or request an appointment online.