Dr. Honrado’s Facial Plastic Surgery Blog

What is Thermirase?

What is Thermirase? Infographic


What is Thermirase?

What is it?

Is the newest FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles and frown lines in the facial area.

The overall goal is to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles in the face, resulting in smoother and younger looking skin.


  1. ThermiRase is notable for being completely non-toxic.
  2. This treatment can provide smooth, attractive results that last between 12 and 18 months, much longer than alternatives, such as BOTOX.
  3. Minimally invasive: Eliminates the need for more invasive or complex plastic surgeries such as a facelift.
  4. Minimal risks for side effects and complications.

ThermiRase Candidates:

Almost anyone.

ThermiRase Treatment:

Results last from 1 to 2 years with only one treatment.


Local Anesthesia: Yes, to help patients remain calm and comfortable.

Duration: About 30 minutes.

The heat generated by radio-frequency targets specific tissues in the underlying skin, ablating the motor nerve which causes facial wrinkles.

This process involves the use of a small probe that generates radio-frequency heat.

After mapping out the target muscle and nerves, the doctor will gently insert the radio-frequency probe beneath the skin and use low-level energy impulses to purposefully disrupt the wrinkle-causing muscles.

Things to remember about ThermiRase:

-During the procedure, you can expect some discomfort.

-There are no post-procedure instructions.


-About 1 week for full recovery.

-Downtime will depend on the amount of swelling and this varies person to person.





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.