Las Vegas, NV | Look Younger Without Going Under the Knife | Plastic Surgery Vegas
Speaker 1: Well all of us want to feel younger without having to go under the knife. There's a new alternative out there. It's a nonsurgical facelift, no anesthesia, no knives, no downtime. But does it work? We found out in today's Healthline three.
Frank Marino: I'm in here every day trying to figure out something to capture the... keep the youth.
Speaker 1: You might not recognize this. Las Vegas entertainer, so let me help you out.
Speaker 3: Please welcome by star of our show as Joan Rivers, Frank Marino.
Speaker 1: That's right, this is Frank Marino, whose livelihood depends on him looking his best.
Frank Marino: Now I've done a lot of plastic surgery. I've had cheek implants, and a chin implant, and I've done laser under my eyes. I've had Botox, but I never did anything really age altering, so I was asking if I should maybe try to do a face lift.
Speaker 1: Rather than something so drastic, Dr. Goesel Anson suggested a new procedure called ThermaCool.
Goesel Anson: It uses radio waves, high frequency radio waves, to target the collagen in the deeper layer in the skin. So it's not very superficial, like a light chemical peel will be. It goes a little bit deeper, and it causes that collagen to heat up a little bit, which remodels the collagen.
Speaker 1: First, a removable grid is printed on Frank's face to help ensure an even treatment.
Frank Marino: I don't want one side looking 25, and the other one looking 40.
Speaker 5: Exactly.
Speaker 1: Once the grid is done, inch by inch, the ThermaCool device, zaps Frank's skin.
Speaker 5: First it cools the superficial layer of the skin, then it hits the deeper tissue, and then it cools the upper tissue again, so that the heat doesn't escape to the superficial layers and cause any blistering.
Speaker 1: The heat causes the collagen to tighten.
Frank Marino: It feels like if you put your finger, I guess on a hot plate, and it eventually gets hotter, and hotter, and hotter until your reflex wants to jump. But at that point, the five seconds is done, and then it's removed. So it's really not bad.
Speaker 1: Take a look at these before and after pictures provided by the manufacturer, ThermaCool. The eyebrows appear higher.
Goesel Anson: It's looking quite good. It's not dramatic. It's not a replacement for a facelift, and I think they oversold it a little bit on on Oprah, I'm afraid, because I don't want people to think that it's a replacement for a face lift. It is not.
Speaker 1: But it is a great new tool, Frank hopes will keep him strutting his stuff on stage for years to come.
Frank Marino: If this works, I think it's going to be the best thing for every woman out there that wants to change their image a little bit.
Speaker 1: All right, I shot this story with Frank two weeks ago. He says he's already seeing subtle changes, but it will take three to four months to see the full results. And if people want to see how Frank looks now, a few weeks after the procedure, he's going to be on the show later this week, right?
Speaker 6: Right, he's going to be coming on the show on Thursday, and to show off his new look, so it'll be interesting. I'm going to have to look very closely. ThermaCool is FDA approved for use on the forehead. Doing the rest of the face is an off-label use of the product. It costs about $2,000 for the entire face. Dr. Anthony says it's perfect for younger patients looking to stop early aging.