ThermiSmooth procedures by Dr. Jeffrey Ptak, M.D., certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, serving Maricopa County and Phoenix, Arizona areas.


ThermiSmooth is a non-invasive procedure which uses radio frequency for improving skin laxity. It is ideal for treating the problem areas around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and neck.

How It Works

  • Gentle heating using temperature controlled RF energy
  • Stimulates Collagen Remodeling

What To Expect

  • Gentle Therapy
  • Non-Invasive
  • No Downtime
  • Series of 3-4 treatments

ThermiSmooth is performed using a specially designed thermistor regulated hand piece, which is supplied with the ThermiRF system. ThermiSmooth delivers precise heating to the skin's surface. ThermiSmooth treatments are gentle and
patients often say it feels like receiving a warm massage.

ThermiSmooth Science

Clinical studies show that the collagen in skin will shrink when heated to a sustained temperatures in excess of 40C. Further, it has been shown that when the skin is heated to this level, an inflammatory process is engaged which can stimulate fibroblasts to produce new collagen over a period of time. Therefore, the challenge is to deliver precise amounts of heat, without risking overheating the tissues and causing patient discomfort.

How ThermiSmooth Works

After applying a small amount of coupling gel, the ThermiSmooth hand piece is applied to the skin's surface. The ThermiRF system is set to a specific target temperature (i.e., 42C - 45C). The hand piece is gently moved in a sweeping or circular fashion while gradually heating up the skin surface. As the skin's temperature rises to the targeted temperature, the ThermiRF computer automatically adjusts the energy output to ensure precision of heating. A small zone is treated for about 5 minutes to achieve the goal of sustained heating to the target tissues. Treatments are repeated several times to achieve the desired cosmetic result.