RF Skin Tightening Overview
Radio frequency (RF) skin rejuvenation is considered one of the biggest breakthroughs for the anti-aging market. Dr. Stephen Schendel offers this skin tightening approach for patients who wish to use a nonsurgical method to achieve beautiful results. Using ThermiAesthetic treatment technology, we employ a temperature-controlled radiofrequency generator system to help tighten, lift and smooth the skin. This technology uses various components including ThermiTight and ThermiRaise. Both penetrate deeper into the skin to make improvements to surface wrinkles. Dr. Schendel recommends this procedure for his Palo Alto patients who wish to address the forehead, under the eyes, the mid-face and neck.
RF & ThermiSmooth Tightening
"I had some plastic surgery done to correct my a creator on head after a traumatic event. Dr Schendel gave me a few options to consider, which resulted with excellent results."- A.K. / Google / May 09, 2018
"I am taking the time to share the positive experiences I have had of Dr. Schendel because it is important that any public information is accurate. Firstly, the doctor went out of his way and..."- A.T. / Yahoo / Dec 03, 2017
"I am taking the time to share the positive experiences I have had of Dr. Schendel because it is important that any public information is accurate. Firstly, the doctor went out of his way and made room in his schedule to consult regarding my 8 year-old daughter's needs when we had no prior relationship with him and oral surgery was imminent. He was gentle with her and honest with me about our choices. His expertise and care allowed me to make the best choice for my child.Secondly, he has cared for more than one individual I hold dear. This family has faced over 20 years of medical intervention and combined, upward of 30 surgeries. Dr. Schendel has been steadfast, consistent, and brilliant in his care of my dear one and her child. As her friend, each time they have faced yet another intense physical challenge or surgery, I have rest assured that she was getting the absolute best treatment because she was in Dr. Schendel's care. The bottom line is I trust him, both to care for my family and those I cherish.Aneea Toomajian PPS, LMFTEducational and Behavioral Consultant"- A.T. / Yelp / Dec 03, 2017
"Dr. Schendel has been my surgeon since I was 15 years old, I am now 44. I have been incredibly grateful for his work and dedication to his field. He has performed several procedures on me to correct a severe unilateral cleft lip and palate. I was referred to him because my clefting was so unusual and other surgeons had been unsuccessful with my case. My cheekbones were non-existent, eye sockets sucken in, jaw extremely recessed, palate permanently open and I had existing scar tissue from previous cosmetic surgery attempts by another surgeon. These are ALL the things Dr. Schendel has fixed with expertise, compassion and dedication. californiacraniofacialin…Over the years, Dr. Schendel has carefully and compassionately rebuilt my face from the inside out. Giving me the bone structure that I was not born with due to the severity of my cranial facial anomalies.When I first met him(I was 14) he excused his entire team of fellows who were there to observe him. He gave me the privacy I needed, handed me a mirror and asked me, "What don't you like about your face?". As a teenager, I was given the space to communicate the things that were great sources of pain. I explained the various things about my cleft lip that caused other kids teased me about. From that moment Dr. Schendel set out to give me a normal face with nothing but determination, dedication and true compassion.Over the years, I have faced other complications with my bone structure and degeneration from my severe cleft. Dr. Schendel has fiercely, carefully and methodically worked to fix the constant erosion and instability in my face. He has striveded to continually find the newest, best techniques available. I have been able to have implants along with bone grafts to retabalize my eroding palate, stem cell procedures to improve the tissue and blood flow to my face and cosmetic revisions-- I have been incredibly grateful and happy with the results.Dr. Schendel's ability to listen and connect with me has been amazing. As a youth, I felt safe, validated and listened too as a patient. As an adult, he has heard my worries and validated the pain I have felt in my face and palate. He has worked tirelessly to fix my cranial facial anomalies. I believe that his ability to be so compassionate and careful with his patients comes from YEARS of working with cleft affected children here and in third world countries. A few years ago, I learned that Dr. Schendel has also volunteered countless hours of surgery in third world countries to operate on children. He has insisted that the surgeries are learning sessions for local doctors in those countries. He has created a learning environment to teach the newest techniques to other physicians in these countries. He also spends months of his own time collecting supplies to take to these countries to donate for the surgeries. Dr. Schendel's passion for rebuilding faces generates from a desire to truly want to help rebuild lives--physically...and emotionally.Our son is also bilaterally cleft affected, he is now 13. Dr. Schendel has revised his soft palate and his lip. It is with tremendous gratitude that we have Dr. Schendel as our son's doctor. His revision is beautiful and his cleft is a non-issue. His speech has also VASTLY improved due to the titrated listening of Dr. Schendel in knowing how to revise our sons palate so skillfully so he can now make sounds like "J" "P" "K". I have referred Dr. Schendel to several family friends for various things that are not cleft related. Not because Dr. Schendel is an incredible oral maxillary and plastic surgeon. But because of his ability to connect with his patients, to hear them, to see them and then to use his dedication to medicine to help them."- V.L. / Yelp / Dec 03, 2017
"Dr. Schendel has been my surgeon since I was 15 years old, I am now 44. I have been incredibly grateful for his work and dedication to his field. He has performed several procedures on me to..."- V.L. / Yahoo / Dec 03, 2017
RF Skin Tightening Procedure Process
Radio frequency skin rejuvenation heats the skin to the optimum temperature to stimulate the production of collagen. The practitioner will mark the targeting areas, apply a cool gel to the surface of the skin, and gently roll the skin with a small circular hand piece that emits RF waves. Radio frequency skin rejuvenation can be used on the face, neck, stomach, upper inner arms, legs, thighs and buttocks. In areas such as the legs, the treatment is performed to treat cellulite imperfections, while loose skin and surface wrinkles are targeted in the facial regions.
What To Expect with RF Skin Tightening
All radio frequency skin treatment sessions are performed in an accredited surgical facility. No discomfort is felt throughout the surgery, although the patient will feel the skin heating. Although redness and minor tingling in the treated areas are common, patient’s undergoing this treatment can resume normal activity quickly. Results start appearing within a few hours of treatment, and the full effect typically shows within in a few months and may last for 2 full years.
RF Skin Tightening Expected Cost
The cost of RF skin rejuvenation varies depending on the areas being treated as well as the optimal number of sessions required to attain the desired results. On average, the total cost is $500+ per treatment area. For full regional areas such as the face or stomach, the price can average between $2,500-$5,000.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $500 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
RF Skin Rejuvenation FAQs
Radio frequency skin rejuvenation is a procedure that improves loose skin and wrinkles. It is not a treatment for weight loss, and does not necessarily affect the texture or surface irregularities like pigmentation, discoloration or age spots. Individuals who are not comfortable with a surgical procedure such as a facelift but still hope to slow down the visible signs of aging, likely benefit from this technique. Patients with excessive loose and sagging skin will be better candidates for a body contouring procedure.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results following radio frequency skin rejuvenation can last up to 2 years. Like many other non-invasive anti-aging skin treatments, RF treatment can be repeated per your practitioner’s discretion. Due to reasons like this, RF treatment has become a popular choice among both patients and cosmetic surgeons.
How Many Treatments?
This depends on the condition of your skin, the results you wish to attain, age and the size of the area being treated. In general, it could take as few as 4-6 treatments for the face, and upwards of 10-15 treatments for the body. For optimal results, ongoing maintenance sessions are recommended.
Isn't This Similar to a Lift?
While it is sometimes touted as a liquid facelift, the honest answer is no. While RF treatment stimulates collagen and tightens underlying structures, which result in a firmer skin appearance, a surgical facelift will produce a more dramatic effect. Patients may want to consider a treatment such as radio frequency skin rejuvenation prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.