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Marina Plastic Surgery Combines Fraxel Laser and ThermaCool Radiofrequency
Technology to Fight Signs of Aging with Minimally Invasive State-of-the-Art
(press release from Marina Plastic Surgery)
Los Angeles, CA - May 31, 2005 -- Two of the most exciting and
groundbreaking procedures to hit the Anti-Aging scene are now being administered
in combination at Marina Plastic Surgery, a Southern California medical center
focusing on rejuvenation and cosmetic enhancement. Fraxel, a nonablative laser
treatment that improves skin texture, tone and coloration and ThermaCool, a
“face-lift” treatment that uses radio frequencies instead of incisions to
tighten skin and revitalize faces, are now being offered together to achieve
On their own, these treatments harness the latest advancements in light- and
radio-energy aided facial rejuvenation. Not only do the procedures provide
excellent results, neither requires traditional surgery. There are no incisions,
no sutures, and no long recovery periods. Both treatments target mid-level and
deep skin layers to stimulate collagen regeneration, tightening slack skin,
smoothing wrinkles, improving skin tone and minimizing or erasing skin
“Combining Fraxel with ThermaCool offers our patients a more complete option for
facial rejuvenation,” said Dr. Grant Stevens. “Together they lift years off the
face and all without surgery or painful recovery times.” Combined, these two
treatments offer patients excellent rejuvenation treatment previously available
only by surgery or deep skin peels.
Fraxel, FDA-approved in July 2004, is a new development in laser skin programs.
It produces similar results as deep chemical or laser peels without the trauma
of removing layers of skin. Fraxel treats the mid-layers of skin instead of the
skin surface, stimulating collagen reproduction, minimizing wrinkles and
treating skin discoloration. Working similarly to a computer program, Fraxel
treats skin “pixel by pixel” instead of as a total surface treatment. By only
treating “pixels” of skin, Fraxel allows surrounding cells to remain untreated
and able to help treated cells heal faster. Fraxel is the only laser treatment
that is approved for all skin surfaces. In the past, laser skin treatments were
limited to the face. Fraxel can be used on the face, neck, chest, back of hands
and any other skin surface in need of repair.
ThermaCool operates similarly, as a noninvasive “face-lift” treatment. Instead
of working “pixel by pixel,” ThermaCool treats the deep layers of skin via radio
frequencies. By targeting deep layers of the skin, new collagen fibers are
generated, creating a firmer and tighter structure under sagging or wrinkled
skin. Skin becomes tauter and smoother. Loose skin is pulled back into place,
making it an ideal treatment along jaw lines, on the forehead and around the
“I have had both treatments and couldn’t be happier,” said Charlie Sheridan,
Director of Marina Plastic Surgery. “I went through a series of treatments and
the results were excellent. My skin was smooth and even, and any tell-tale lines
were removed. I have had people compliment me on my beautiful skin without them
knowing that I had anything done.”
Both Fraxel and ThermaCool require a series of treatments. Each treatment is
separated by a couple of weeks, allowing the skin to begin the healing process.
By combining the treatments, patients are able to harness the strength of each,
and build off of their respective strengths. Healing time periods are much
shorter than traditional face lifts and skin peels, allowing patients to return
to their normal lives and activities as soon as possible – looking great.
Dr. Grant Stevens is a California board-certified plastic surgeon and the
Medical Director of Plastic Surgery Associates in Marina del Rey and Palos
Verdes. He specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery and has recently been named
one of America's Best Physicians in The Guide to Top Doctors. Dr. Stevens was
nominated by his colleagues which makes this recognition especially prestigious
and rewarding. He is an active member at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital where he
is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the past Chairman of the
Liposuction Committee, and the past co-director of the Breast Center. He is also
on staff at St. John's Medical Center and the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center.
Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Medical Corporation and The Institute are
dedicated to offering the latest advancements in cosmetic plastic surgery and
skin care. Marina Plastic Surgery is committed to providing patients with the
highest quality of personalized attention.
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