Understanding the Procedure of ThermiRF

Dermatologists frequently look to advanced technology to revolutionize skin care.  One of the leading developments that is expanding and yielding noteworthy results is ThermiRF.  Approved byThermiRF Edmonton the Food and Drug Administration in 2013, 20ThermiRF is a radioactive frequency that implements a cannula “to target the dermal and subdermal planes and enables more precise dual monitoring of the external and internal tissue temperature” (Pritzker and Robinson) to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Typically, there are five procedures; namely, Thermitight, Thermismooth, ThermiRase, ThermiVA, and ThermiDry. Each treatment has their respective differences. While ThermiRF is popular for its minimal downtime, insignificant discomfort, and minimal risk of injury and results, it is the procedure itself that intrigues clients.

How does it work?

In a 2014 article regarding noninvasive & minimally invasive skin tightening methods published by medical doctors, Rachel Pritzker and Deanne Robinson, doctors take a closer look at, and break down, the procedural aspect of ThermiRF. Notwithstanding all medical background checks and initial consultations with a dermatologist, ThermiRF is initiated with markings on the treatment zone. Secondly, a preheated tumescent solution is inserted at “small entrance sites at the apex of each treatment zone.” Depending on the surface area, approximately 60cc to 80cc of solution is utilized for the neck, a lower volume than the amount typically required in traditional tumescent liposuction. A treatment probe about 10 cm long, with a pre-determined temperature, is cautiously applied to the treatment zone “until distribution of the desired heat is visible on the real-time image displayed from the FLIR camera”.  Treatment time for each respective zone ranges between 4 and 6 minutes. Although results vary from patient to patient, treatment is, on average, visible in 1 to 3 weeks. Doctors emphasize that a crucial part of the procedure is maintaining temperature. Collagen tightening denaturation requires a threshold temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. As a result, doctors monitor the FLIR camera to ensure that skin temperature is below 42 degrees Celsius.

The procedure is more simplistic than it may appear. Individuals continue to rely on ThermiRF because the results are rewarding. For more information on obtaining ThermiRF treatment, call our office and book your consultation.

Body Sculpting

Godly Form

Everyone has a different idea when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it’s fitting perfectly into an outfit with total confidence. For others, it may mean having a rock hard midsection or sleek arms or legs.  We all have different goals for how we want to look and feel, however, almost everyone wants to look and feel toned and fit.

Although a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is an absolute must, our body sculpting treatments can further assist you to achieve the sculpted form you desire. These procedures remove and reduce excess skin and fat. Body contouring can be achieved surgically through liposuction and less invasively through radiofrequency technologies.

Our Range Of Body Sculpting Treatments

Rao Dermatology offer a range of body sculpting procedures in Edmonton designed to enhance areas of the body that may be resistant to diet and exercise efforts including Liposuction, ThermiRF, and Trusculpt. These proven procedures target common areas of the body that are prone to accumulating fat or developing lax skin.


If you are having trouble losing stubborn fat from areas such as your stomach, thighs, love handles, buttocks and chest, our non-invasive liposuction procedure could be the best option for you.

it should be noted that Liposuction is not a substitute for a tailored weight loss regimen. Instead, it is a procedure intended to sculpt your body and eradicate problem areas. Liposuction can be a starting point to further weight loss.


ThermiRF is the newest technology in aesthetic dermatology. This procedure delivers radiofrequency heat to deliver amazing solutions for a variety of cosmetic concerns without any social downtime.

ThermiRF comprises of 3 different procedures: ThermiTight, ThermiRase and ThermiDry. ThermiRF can treat a number of different concerns including aging skin, wrinkles and fat reduction.

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Trusculpt, an innovative nonsurgical fat reduction procedure that uses heat to eliminate stubborn fat and tighten skin. It utilizes breakthrough radiofrequency to deliver deep heat resulting in apoptosis, also known as fat cell eradication, resulting in a more sculpted silhouette.

Book Your Body Sculpting Consultation Today

Book your consultation today with Dr. Rao today so he can help you chose the body sculpting procedure that will best fit your personal goals.

He will take the time address your specific needs and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the various body sculpting procedures offered at Rao Dermatology. Also, he will make specific recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results.

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