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Thermage FLX

Matsuda Dermatology -  - Dermatology Clinic

Matsuda Dermatology

Dermatology Clinic located in Honolulu, HI and serving the outer islands: Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and Niihau

Aging can do a number on your skin. Droopy eyes, fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin are a few of the natural effects of aging. But with new treatments, you don’t have to experience these any longer. Dr. Stella Matsuda, Dr. Shannon Sheu, and Dr. Shelbi Jim On of Matsuda Dermatology in Honolulu, Hawaii, and serving telehealth to the outer islands of Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and Niihau, are pleased to offer the Thermage FLXⓇ system, which painlessly addresses the signs of aging to give you smoother, tighter skin. Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about what Thermage FLX can do for you.

Thermage FLX Q & A


Matsuda Dermatology is proud to be the first location in the state of Hawaii to bring in the newest, top of the line model of the Thermage line, the Thermage FLX, which offers faster, more comfortable, more precise, and better results using the new AccuRep technology.


What is the Thermage FLX system?

Thermage FLX is a radio-frequency treatment that’s used for skin smoothing and tightening treatments.

What signs of aging does Thermage FLX address?

Thermage FLX is used to improve the appearance of your eyelids, skin, and jawline. The treatment lifts, smooths, and brightens your skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

How does Thermage FLX work?

Thermage FLX works by delivering intense radio-frequency energy to heat the deep layers of your skin. Collagen, the rejuvenating protein in your skin, is activated by the heat and more healing proteins are made and sent throughout your skin. This causes healing at the deepest layer of your skin, resulting in a more youthful and clear complexion.

Am I a good candidate for Thermage FLX?

Once you make your consultation appointment online or by phone, the skilled providers at Matsuda Dermatology sit with you and review your medical history and your desired skin treatment goals, to see what Thermage FLX can offer for you.


What should I expect during my Thermage FLX treatment?

Thermage FLX is almost painless because the system delivers cooling technology at the same time as the heating treatment in order to reduce any discomfort to your skin. Most patients don’t need any numbing cream on the skin during the treatment and feel little to no pain throughout.

How long is the Thermage FLX treatment?

As the most up-to-date radio-frequency treatment offered for skin care, Thermage FLX sessions only last from a couple of minutes to just under an hour, depending on the number of skin irregularities that you and your provider want addressed.

Should I expect any side effects of Thermage FLX treatment?

Typically, the treatment has no side effects. You could experience a bit of reddening the day of the treatment, which goes away within 24 hours.

How many Thermage FLX sessions do I need?

The number of Thermage FLX treatments you need depends on many things, including the size of the area you’re treating. Your provider discusses treatment length during your initial consultation.

When will I see results?

Most patients see results within a month or two of their treatment. Some patients see results even sooner. It all depends on the area being treated.

For smoother, more youthful skin, schedule an appointment online or by phone today at Matsuda Dermatology in Honolulu.