Dr. Honrado’s Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

What is Thermismooth?


What is THERMIsmooth?

  • Non-invasive skin tightening procedure that can be used on the face, neck, and jaw lines of patients
  • It works by stimulating the natural production of collagen beneath the skin
  • Skin begins to tighten and new collagen is produced by heating the skin to temperatures above 40C

What si Thermismooth? Infographic


  1. Treats old looking saggy skin
  2. Treats drooping contours
  3. Treats many areas of the body
  4. Tightens skin
  5. It’s safe, comfortable and non-invasive
  6. No downtime
  7. No recovery

Thermismooth Candidates

  • Patients with fat loss on their neck and jaw
  • Also effective on treatment areas elsewhere on the body, such as the eyelids, chest, and arms

Thermismooth Treatment

  • Repeated several times until the desired result has been achieved


  • Anesthesia: None
  • Duration: Varies based on the size of the area being treated, more than 5 Minutes
  • Description: A gel is applied using a specially-designed handpiece supplied with the ThermiLift system to the targeted treatment area
  • When applied to the skin, this handpiece begins delivering precise heating to the surface of the skin, which in turn causes the skin to tighten and reduces the effects of aging
  • The handpiece automatically adjusts energy output to the targeted temperature, ensuring that patients are receiving the best and most effective treatment possible
  • Patients experience a warm, comfortable sensation on the treatment areas

Things to remember about Thermismooth

  • Patients can expect to see full results within three to six months after the procedure is completed
  • Can be used to tighten the skin of the face, neck, jaw, eyelids, chest and arms
  • It’s ideal for small areas
  • It’s a safe effective treatment that can reduce fat and tighten skin post procedure
  • The dose for each patient is therapeutically customizable
  • It’s ideal as an addition to a minimally invasive rejuvenation treatment plan


  • No downtime

Dr. Honrado featured on Tour of Beauty

Supermodel Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty is a new television series in which she tours different parts of the world to explore beauty in each region. Her ultimate purpose is to meet all kinds of individuals who believe they hold the key to superior wellbeing and age defying looks. In her tour, she reveals beauty secrets, diets and lifestyles that contribute to new age beauty from the world’s most exotic locations. The ultimate objective is to find whether or not the answer to wellbeing and age defying looks can be found in more natural origins?

The never ending quest for radiant, wrinkle free skin, impecable locks, and vitality and good health is an international matter. Rachel travels from from Asia to America, Mexico to the Middle East and Fiji to France to find the answer we have all been seeking for ages!

Dr. Carlo Honrado and Catherine Rogers are both featured on the final episode which was filmed in Rachel Hunter’s hometown, Los Angeles, USA. In this last episode, Rachel goes in for a consultation with Dr. Honrado, and talks with him about alternative plastic surgery treatment. She also tries one of our most popular procedures: Thermismooth.

Rachel also gets some Botox Injections with Catherine Rogers while visiting our offices.


She also reflects on what she has learned throughout the tour, plus she reveals the diet and beauty secrets she will incorporate into her own life just as well as the countries that have had a lasting effect and what she learned throughout the tour that will changer her life for the better.

You can also check out Dr. Honrado’s Q&A with Rachel here in which they discuss all things cosmetic including botox popularity, anti-aging fillers and their myths and the most popular treatments.

The 101 on Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation

What is ThermiVa?

 ThermiVa is the first and only temperature controlled radio frequency system. It’s used for non-surgical dermatological application in aesthetics and other medical specialities. ThermiVa is the non-surgical approach to vaginal rejuvenation including labia and vaginal tightening. IT applies the Thermi technology to both the internal and external vaginal areas.

ThermiVa offers results that last from 9 to 12 months!

Here’s all you need to know (and more) about ThermiVa.

The 101 on Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation


How does it work?

  • ThermiVa applies Thermi technology to either the labia or vaginal walls to stimulate cell reproduction reversing the aging process.
  • Radiofrequency energy is sent to the desired area, heating the tissue and stimulating the body’s own collagen.
  • It is clinically proven that tissue shrinks and collagen is estimated with temperatures between 42 – 45 °C.

The Procedure

Procedure Description

  • A radio frequency generator, made by Thermi Aesthetics powers an “S” shaped hand piece that tightens external and internal vulvovaginal tissue via a thermistor tip which is able to control heat delivered.
  • The tip has gentle curves that provide comfort.

Procedure Specs

  • Procedure includes 3 separate treatments over a period of 3 months.
  • Each treatment takes about 30 minutes.
  • Results last 9 – 12 months.
  • No anesthesia, shots or numbing creams are required.
  • There is NO downtime after treatments.
  • No recovery delay in sexual activity.

Treatment Focuses

  1. Vaginal Laxity

Will tighten the vagina at the opening and the full length of the vagina that is noticeable to patient and partner.

  1. Vulvar/Labial Laxity:

Will tighten the labial tissues and reduce sag and “Camel Toes.”

It results in softer and smoother skin that is very noticeable.

  1. Vaginal/Vulvar Dryness or Atrophic Vaginitis:

Will add softer and thicker skin and more moisture both internally and externally.

  1. Mild to Moderate Stress Incontinence:

Will reduce accidents and leakage and may reduce urge symptoms. Along with Kegel Exercises women may avoid the use of mesh slings in their vaginas.

  1. Sexual or Orgasmic Dysfunction:

May result in increased sensitivity.

More coordinated and stronger muscular contractions.

Ability to achieve orgasms in a shorter time period.

ThermiVa Benefits

  • Improves appearance of labia.
  • Reduces vaginal dryness and atrophy.
  • Reduced urinary leakage.
  • Increase in function of the vaginal muscle.
  • Helps improve symptoms of orgasmic dysfunction.
  • Improves the pleasure of intercourse for both the patient and their partner.
  • Increase vaginal sensitivity.
  • Increased comfort in tight clothing.
  • Reduces self-awareness in leotards and bikinis.

Note: May also help reduce mild to moderate pelvic prolapse symptoms by shrinkage of vaginal tissues and helping improve muscular coordination and strength.

Reclaim, Restore, Revive

  • Excessive relaxation of the vaginal muscles is a common occurrence after vaginal birth, or due to aging.
  • Damage can diminish sensation during intercourse, reduce sexual satisfaction and change the relationship between partners.
  • Laxity of the skin is caused by numerous factors; and no area is immune to this natural decline.

Reclaim your “pre-baby body”. Restore your satisfaction. Revive your relationship.