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CoraMed Healthcare

Family Medicine Physicians & Cosmetic Specialists located in Pomona, CA

Skin Tightening Specialist

Sagging skin isn’t something you have to live with. Whether you’ve recently lost weight or had a baby, or if your skin is showing signs of aging, Dr. Lloyd Costello of CoraMed Healthcare in Pomona, California, can help. Dr. Costello uses the Thermi® system, an innovative skin-tightening technique. This minimally invasive process results in youthful, tight-looking skin with just a little down time.

Skin Tightening Q & A

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What areas does the Thermi system treat?

No area is too big or too small for the Thermi system. Dr. Costello can go over your problem areas during a consultation to give you an idea of what to expect. Thermi can tighten skin on the following areas:

  • Face and neck
  • Chest and breasts
  • Arms and shoulders
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks and thighs
  • Knees

How does Thermi work?

Traditional surgery for making skin taut and contoured requires you to go under the knife. Plus you’d likely have a long recovery period before getting back to your normal activities. Thermi is done right in the office, and you don’t need general anesthesia. The procedure requires the use of a probe that gets inserted under your skin. The probe sends controlled thermal energy to targeted problem areas.

During the procedure, an infrared camera monitors your skin’s temperature, while the probe gives Dr. Costello temperature feedback. He moves the probe around the problem area as needed until your skin looks its best. While your skin tissues start shrinking and reshaping immediately, you’ll see even more results after about a month. Most patients report observing optimal skin tightening after around 6-12 months.

What should I expect afterwards?

Thermi treatment lasts anywhere from 30-60 minutes, or longer for larger areas. Depending on the area being treated and any additional medication used for pain control, you might need a ride home afterwards. Once the procedure’s complete, Dr. Costello’s caring team wraps the treated areas. You’ll probably have a little bruising and swelling afterwards, but you should be able to get back to most of your normal activities the next day.

Are Thermi treatments painful?

Before beginning Thermi treatments, Dr. Costello numbs the areas to be treated with a local anesthetic. While you’ll be awake during the procedure, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. Talk with Dr. Costello about your concerns beforehand, though. He and his caring team want the entire procedure to be as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Additional pain-control methods, such as medications or topical numbing agents, may also be available to you.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "If you can dream the perfect Dr, Dr Costello is it! He is kind, gentle, caring, understanding, patient, happy, and motivated into helping his patients."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Everything. Dr. Costello and staff are always upbeat, smiling.... I live in the San Fernando Valley & it's a 3-4 hr drive there and back & I wouldn't trade him"

    Kirby M.
  • Google+

    "Everything. Dr. Costello and staff are always upbeat, smiling.... I live in the San Fernando Valley & it's a 3-4 hr drive there and back & I wouldn't trade him"

    Kirby M.
  • Google+

    "Dr costello and his staff are very attentive, he was very through, i have been to many doctors and he is one of the best ones"

    Marina G.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Costello is extremely knowledgeable and is an amazing advocate for pain patients. A+"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Been with Dr. Costello for almosts 20 years. All my children were raised with him as their doctor. He is the BEST in the Inland Empire!"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I've gone to Dr. Costello for 22 yrs, he has been my 3 girls doctor also. They love going there too. Thank You Dr. Costello and Staff."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I have been to so many Dr's, and there isn't one that even comes close to comparing to Dr Costello, i feel so lucky and blessed to have him as my Doctor"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    ".I feel so very fortunate to have Dr C as my Dr and encourage any person that wants or needs a new Dr to give Dr C a try...you will be so glad you did!"

    Verified Patient
Location
CoraMed Healthcare
1902 Royalty Drive, Suite 130
Pomona, CA 91767
Phone: 909-865-5777
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909-865-5777