Phoenix Dermatologist


What is Thermi™?

Thermi™ is a non-surgical procedure that uses Radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen for tightening and smoothing the skin of the face and neck.

This procedure provides tighter, smoother, more youthful looking skin for all skin types (safe for light and dark complexions). Both non-invasive and minimally invasive applications are available.

  • Non-invasive application is primarily used to stimulate collagen, tighten and smooth the delicate skin of the face
  • Minimally-invasive application is primarily used to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin on the neck. Improvement in cellulite is also seen with this technique.


What is Unique about this new technology?

Other skin tightening devices that are currently available use different forms of energy (lasers, ultrasound or RF) to the skin surface.  This can be effective for the delicate skin of the face, however this externally applied energy has not proved very effective for tightening skin of the neck and body.  When delivering the energy from the skin surface, the energy that reaches the collagen layer is not sufficient to result in effective skin tightening.

Thermi™ technology is more effective because it has an internal probe that enables the doctor to apply the treating energy BELOW the skin surface – directly to the targeted collagen layer.

Another unique feature of Thermi™ is its continuous temperature monitor located on the internal probe.  Unlike other devices that can only deliver and monitor energy from the skin surface, Thermi-Gen’s application delivers and monitors energy BELOW the skin surface – right in the collagen layer that is being treated.

Delivering and continuously monitoring the energy below the skin surface enables the doctor to administer the precise amount of heat to the collagen layer that is required for effective skin tightening.   This ensures greater comfort, safety and better results for our patients.

How is the Thermi™ procedure performed?

Non-invasive facial treatment (external probe):

The delicate skin of the face can be effectively treated with the non-invasive external probe.

After cleansing the face, a gel is applied and the external Thermi™ probe is passed over the face in a specific pattern.  Patients experience a comfortable warming sensation as the low energy radiofrequency energy is administered.  The energy is adjusted to ensure the desired treatment dose is administered and your comfort is maintained.
Camelback Dermatology & Skin Surgery
4512 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tel: 602-954-7546
Fax: 602-952-2941
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