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ThermiRF is a nonsurgical approach to skin tightening and wrinkle reduction that can be used on nearly any area of the face and body.

  • Downtime: None
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: Long-Lasting


Frown lines, fine lines and wrinkles, double chin, sagging skin around the face and neck, excessive underarm sweating, and cellulite

Side Effects:

Redness, swelling and tenderness around the treatment site


Nearly anywhere on the face or body 

Follow Up:

None required

How Performed:

Tiny probes deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the dermal layers


Topical anesthetic, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide are all available prior to this treatment

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Firmer skin, fewer lines and wrinkles, better definition along the jawline, reduction in cellulite


Improvement visible soon after treatment, full results become evident in 6-8 weeks


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Thermi RF is the latest development in wrinkle reduction and skin tightening technology. Utilizing radiofrequency energy, this treatment targets the subdermal, or inner layer of skin directly, to help treat wrinkles and skin laxity. The Thermi device safely heats the treatment area to an optimal temperature for skin tightening unavailable from other radiofrequency devices such as Thermage.

Benefits of Thermi over surgical or invasive skin tightening include:

  • No surgery required
  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimal discomfort and risk of injury
  • Safe for all skin types

How does ThermiRF Work?

ThermiRF delivers its radiofrequency energy via a small probe that is inserted under the patient’s skin. It uses sustained heat at a calibrated temperature to achieve long-lasting skin-smoothing results. When the tissue beneath the skin is heated, the body begins producing new collagen that in turn tightens and smooths skin in the affected area. 

The probe carefully monitors the temperature to reach a safe, effective level for faster skin tightening results and longer-lasting results with fewer treatments when compared to other radiofrequency-focused procedures. 

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Do ThermiRF Treatments Hurt?

ThermiRF is performed using a local anesthetic, ensuring a comfortable treatment throughout. The physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York understand the importance of ensuring a positive treatment experience and will take the necessary steps to ensure your procedure is as comfortable as possible.

When Will I See Results?

Since the ThermiRF device constricts tissue, you may see some initial improvement right away. However, the primary benefits will come from the collagen boost as the radiofrequency heating triggers collagen production. Those results will become apparent within 6-8 weeks.

How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

Downtime is minimal after a ThermiRF treatment. Some patients take a day or two off work due to the swelling and tenderness that is common after the procedure. Others return to their regular activities the same day. Rest assured you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of your ThermiRF treatments with minimal disruption to your daily schedule. 

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ThermiRF In The News

ThermiTight: Ready or Not – Ron Shelton, M.D., featured in New York Social Diary

ThermiTight: Ready or Not – Ron Shelton, M.D., featured in New York Social Diary

Do Men get ThermiRF Treatments?

 Yes. Men can benefit from ThermiRF treatments just as much as women. This treatment helps men maintain a smooth, wrinkle-free appearance while addressing early signs of skin laxity. While men don’t tend to exhibit loose skin as early as women, the ability to keep skin firm and youthful can be a significant benefit for men who are competing in the work and social sphere with a younger generation.

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Questions and Answers

Q: Who Is A Good Candidate For Treatment?

A: Both men and women of all skin types who are looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as tighten the skin on their face or who wish to treat wrinkled, crepe-like skin, sagging or bulging skin as well as the appearance of cellulite.

Q: What Areas Can Be Treated With ThermiRF?

A: ThermiRF can effectively treat most body parts, including the face, abdomen, arms, hands, thighs, and buttocks. ThermiRF can also temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?

A: Most patients only require 1 treatment.

Q: How Long Is The Treatment?

A: The length of the treatment will vary, based on the size and number of the treatment areas. However, most treatments will take one hour or less, not including the time necessary to administer a local anesthetic prior to the procedure. 

Q: What Kind of Results Will ThermiRF Produce?

A: Results develop over time and you may see a tightening and lifting of the treatment area for up to 2 months following the procedure. While some immediate results may be seen, most patients begin to see results in the 6-8 weeks following treatment. These results can last for many years, depending on your skin condition and the aging process.

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