Harvey L. Handler, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Adult, Pediatric, & Cosmetic Dermatology

Diseases & Surgery of the Skin, Hair and Nails, & Laser Surgery

Board Certified Dermatologist in Sylvania, Ohio

Services - Thermage ThermaCool - CPT

What is it and what does it do?

This is a device that utilizes radiofrequency waves to tighten and lift skin without cutting surgery.

What areas can be treated?

This procedure can lift "jowls", sagging necks, "hooding" of the upper eyelid, brow lift, tighten loose skin on the top of the hands, crepe skin on the abdomen of women who have had children with loose skin remaining or secondary to weight loss. It is also very helpful in shrinking the "love handles" around the waist of men. Now Dr. Handler has the newest and latest and more efficient Thermage (CPT) Thermacool device to deliver more energy and power to tighten and lift sagging skin on the face and is well-suited to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

How long does it last?

One procedure will have results lasting 2-3 years.

Is there discomfort involved?

When performed by Dr. Handler, there is NO discomfort.

Is there any "downtime" involved?

There is no downtime whatsoever following the procedure.

Tips To Remember

Always question the expertise and qualifications of the individual performing the procedure and past experience with other patients. This procedure is performed entirely by Dr. Handler.

Dr. Handler also has the newest Thermage deep skin tightening device for body contouring and cellulite treatment in all of northwest Ohio. Dr. Handler can perform body contouring and improve cellulite appearance by melting fat and tightening the skin. This is especially useful for the “handles” in men, crepe abdomens in post-partum women, cellulite on the thighs, and smoothing and contouring fat deposits along the hips of women. It is also useful for reducing hanging skin after weight loss. See the before and after photos in the photo gallery for this procedure. Minimal discomfort and no down time.