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Improving your skin’s appearance is a bucket list item for many people, and here at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we are in the business of making you look AND feel good! With a wide range of non-invasive and non-surgical treatments that we offer, our Thermage treatment in La Jolla and San Diego is a great procedure to tighten up those stubborn loose areas without surgery. To learn more about this treatment, please keep reading below! 


What is Thermage?

Thermage for skin tightening uses a non-invasive radio frequency (RF) energy to re-tighten loose and sagging tissues. Best suited for early aging issues, Thermage can be seen almost as a “prevention measure” to slow the beginning natural collagen degradation that comes as you get into your 30s and 40s. After your 20s, the collagen in your skin begins to uncoil and break down, almost imperceptibly at first and later resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.

With Thermage, your skin’s existing collagen is remolded (recoiled into a tighter spiral closer to younger collagen) – and new collagen production is stimulated. The promotion of new collagen growth continues to help you look younger and improves over time. The result is skin that looks and feels noticeably smoother and tighter with more defined and youthful contours.

At La Jolla, we now offer the expansion of the revolutionary Thermage system to address areas of the face (often referred to as a “facelift without surgery”) and other areas of the body!

Eyes By Thermage

Discover the beauty of having younger-looking eyes. Trust your eyes to Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Nasrin Mani. She has worked for over 20 years with lasers in the treatment of eye conditions. When you add her exacting touch with state-of-the-art Thermage technology, you have a winning combination. You will see tighter, smoother skin all around the eyes. The procedure reduces hooding of the eyelids without surgery while softening fine lines and crow’s feet.

Another eyelid smoother is the DeepFX CO2 laser. This laser is designed to remove wrinkling and in the process tighten skin on the face, neck, and eyelids. Your eyes look more lifted and brighter, open and alert. It’s much easier to apply eye makeup to smooth eyelids. Immediately apply make-up and return to your routine.

Body by Thermage

Thermage takes the impressive results achieved with Thermage facial treatments and delivers them to sagging skin across the body. Thermage delivers radiofrequency energy into the dermis layer of the skin. There the RF energy converts to heat and triggers a wound response in the body. The body responds by contracting existing collagen across the treatment areas, and then it initiates new collagen production. 

The result is firmer, younger-looking skin on problem areas such as the lower abdomen, thighs, and anywhere you’re not happy with your sagging skin. 

What are the Benefits of Thermage?

Thermage in La Jolla and San Diego is great for smoothing, tightening, and contouring your face and body in a single treatment. Some of the benefits that our patients have discovered include:

  • Great for multiple areas of the body
  • Little-to-no downtime
  • No surgery involved
  • Quick treatment
  • Procedure is safe and effective
  • Superior tightening with increased energy dispersion
  • Vibrational delivery (vibrating handpiece offsets heat sensation making your treatment more like a massage than a medical procedure)

Your results will be dependent upon your skin condition, age, and your body’s response to the heat application.

For women who’ve just had a baby, lost weight, or simply want firmer, tighter, and smoother skin, Thermage delivers results other noninvasive procedures can’t match. This skin-tightening laser treatment is safe for most areas of your body. This includes the abdomen, upper arms, backs of the hands, thighs, areas around the knees, and the buttocks.


Who are the best candidates for Thermage?

Since a La Jolla and the San Diego Thermage treatment uses radiofrequency energy, it can be used safely on any skin color. The patients who respond best are those with mild-to-moderate skin laxity, mild sun damage, are non-smokers, and maintain realistic expectations. The degree of skin laxity and photoaging are key determinants of an individual’s response.

What’s the first step?

If you are curious to know how Thermage works, how it can benefit you, and what all the talk is about, give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation. During the consultation, your provider will walk you through the process and the instruments they use for the procedure. This is also your opportunity to ask the doctor any questions or share concerns you may have.  

Once the two of you have agreed on the treatment, they will create your surgical plan and our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your treatment and provide you with instructions that will help achieve the best results.


What to expect on the day of a Thermage Treatment

After arriving for your appointment and filling out paperwork, our staff will get you situated in the treatment room. From there, the provider will walk through the process they will use, depending on the area being treated. Thermage now uses the new Comfort Pulse Technology™, adding subtle vibrations down into the treated areas. CPT technology increases patient comfort, so higher levels of energy can be delivered for increased effectiveness.

Thermage utilizes several “tips” – each one with a unique purpose and ability to treat the skin on different body and face locations. 

  • The original Thermatip for the face is a smaller tip with a shallower heat penetration. 
  • The DC tip (Deep Contour Tip) was developed for areas of the body such as the tummy, arms, knees, and thighs which have thicker fat layers. 
  • The latest tip, the Thermage Tip 16, is a large-size tip that evenly treats large areas much faster and more comfortably. This skin-tightening laser treatment now uses the new Comfort Pulse Technology, adding subtle vibrations down into the treated areas. CPT technology increases patient comfort, so higher levels of energy can be delivered for increased effectiveness.
  • The Thermage Body Tip provides an increased comfort level along with increased penetration depth of the RF energy. The extra-large tip means treatments are much faster. The CPT technology radically increases comfort levels so that even more energy delivery can be used resulting in increased effectiveness. Change the contours of your hips, waist, thighs, and buttocks in a single treatment session. Treatment with the new Thermage Body 16.0cm2 tip will take about 45 minutes and will mean less discomfort for patients. 

These are simple procedures. Patients report a brief, heat sensation every time energy is delivered to the deeper layers of the skin with the ThermaTip. The system delivers a cooling sensation immediately following the RF pulses, to protect the skin and minimize any discomfort.

Thermage recovery

There isn’t any recovery after these treatments. You can get right back to your normal activities as soon as you leave our offices. This is one of the huge benefits of Thermage, along with the impressive results. Whether you schedule an appointment on your lunch break or in between meetings, Thermage is a time-efficient way to improve your body image, with no downtime needed.

How much does Thermage cost in La Jolla & San Diego?

The cost of Thermage in La Jolla & San Diego is individually priced according to the patient. The price is determined by a number of factors which include the area(s) being treated, whether you are combining it with other procedures, your body fat percentage, and how long your procedure is estimated to take.

During your consultation, the doctor will discuss all aspects of the treatment to give you a more accurate price point. Call us today for a complimentary consultation.


Why choose La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic?

La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is renowned in the San Diego and La Jolla areas for its range of non-invasive treatments. We boast some of the most advanced technology and techniques for skin tightening that are not found everywhere. Our office is among the first to have access and results thus far have been beyond expectations. 

La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic claimed a 7th Thermage Award and was an approved Thermage Training Center! Our practice is the only clinic in San Diego County with this award distinction. The Thermage Pinnacle and Black Diamond Award were presented to physicians who have achieved excellent results for their patients.


Schedule Your Consultation

If you have heard about Thermage and want to know if it works, just ask the men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, who have received the treatment at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. Contact us today on the website portal to schedule a consultation, or call (858) 225-8380

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  • “I could not have had a better first impression of La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. I spoke with three practitioners at my appointment, who were all extremely friendly and professional. I never felt pressured to purchase any product/service. In fact, the doctor suggested I hold off on a service I was interested in to see if it was even necessary. I am genuinely looking forward to my next appointment”


  • “I want to share on here how great La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic treated me on the day of my appointment, the staff members were kind and professional and Dr. Mani was great! My experience could not have been any better, Dr. Mani made sure of that! Ty Dr. Mani, I am extremely satisfied with my results and highly recommend La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic!”


  • “Was my first appointment with this clinic. The staff were very nice. Dr Siddiqui was amazing. She really took the time to walk me through the procedure process. She answered all my questions and concerns. She has great bedside manners. I will continue to work with Dr Siddiqui for my dermatology needs and highly recommend her to others. Cheers!”


  • “This was my first time here and my first time getting Botox and let me tell you Dr. Mani and her team is amazing. Coming into it I was extremely nervous bc I’ve never gotten any non surgical procedures done before so I didn’t know what to expect. But when Dr Mani and her team came in I got extremely calm and ready and let me tell you she is amazing and super quick! Didn’t feel a pinch!”


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