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ThermiGen in Phoenix, AZ

Thermi-Gen™ is NEW skin tightening technology that will not be available nationally until spring of 2013.  Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery, serving residents of the Phoenix and Goodyear, AZ area is one of a few advanced centers that have been chosen to showcase this new technology before its official release to the US market.

What is Thermi-Gen™?

Thermi-Gen™ is a non-surgical procedure that uses Radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen for tightening and smoothing the skin of the face, neck & body. It’s now available to patients in Phoenix and Goodyear, AZ!

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 skin the neck and body.  Improvement in cellulite is also seen with this technique.


What is Unique about this new technology?

Other skin tightening devices that are currently available apply different forms of energy (lasers, ultrasound or RF) to the skin surface.  While this can be effective for the delicate skin of the face, 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-Gen™ technology is unique and 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-Gen™ 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 minimally-invasive 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-Gen™ 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-Gen™ 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.

Minimally-invasive body treatment (internal probe):

The doctor will make a small opening in the skin (that will not leave a scar) through which he will infuse numbing solution.  The small internal probe with the internal temperature gauge is then inserted below the skin surface. A continuously monitored low energy radiofrequency is then applied and you will feel a warming sensation, but not uncomfortable.  Dr. DeRouin will adjust the energy to ensure the desired treatment dose is administered and your comfort is maintained.

The minimally-invasive procedure of the neck or body with the internal probe is typically a single treatment.

The non-invasive treatment of the face with the external probe can be performed as a single treatment, but greater efficacy is seen with a series of 3-5 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart.

Thermi-GenTM provides lasting results. Most patients see some immediate improvement but results are progressive and improvement continues with time.

Who are the ideal candidates for the Thermi-Gen™procedure?

This procedure is ideal for patients in the Phoenix and Goodyear, AZ area who are at or near their ideal weight who are bothered by areas of loose or sagging skin and would like to rejuvenate their skin without having a surgical procedure.

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