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Thermage FLX is the latest treatment system from a pioneer in non-invasive radiofrequency technology to combat skin laxity. It can be used on virtually any area of the body and is one of the few treatment systems safe for use in the delicate areas around the eyes.

Get smoother, younger looking skin with Thermage FLX®

No one wants to look older, but the aging process will sooner or later affect all of us. Now, thanks to Thermage FLX and the rejuvenation specialists at Cheng Plastic Surgery, you have a new and effective treatment option that can help improve many areas of the body. Best of all, Thermage FLX provides long-lasting results — with no downtime!

What does Thermage FLX treat?

Thermage FLX, a completely non-invasive treatment, can help improve the appearance of sagging, loose, or crepey skin, giving you a smoother, sleeker, and younger look and great feeling skin with no downtime. Thermage treatments can be performed on any area of the face and body, and you can easily combine Thermage FLX with other treatments to enhance your results.

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How does Thermage FLX work?

Thermage FLX represents a substantial new level of treatment for individuals experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of aging in the face, neck, and body areas. Thermage FLX can even treat the delicate eye area. This latest Thermage technology delivers more energy more efficiently and more comfortably to areas where you need skin rejuvenation.

Thermage FLX, like previous Thermage treatments, uses radiofrequency heat energy to gently heat the underlying skin layers in a controlled and targeted fashion. Heating the dermis in this way stimulates the production of collagen which is naturally produced by the body and is responsible for maintaining good skin tone, texture, and hydration. More collagen means healthier, younger looking skin.

How is Thermage FXL an improvement over earlier Thermage treatments?

Thermage FLX improves upon previous generations of the treatment in three crucial ways. First, a Thermage FLX treatment will be much more comfortable. The Thermage FLX treatment tip vibrates to improve patient comfort. Second, the all-new Thermage FLX treatment tip is now 25 percent larger which means more skin area can be treated during each treatment pass, reducing treatment times substantially.

What is the Thermage FLX procedure?

Since Thermage is not a laser, it heats only the deep layers of the skin and leaves the top layers cool.

No topical anesthetic is required, but we do recommend taking a dose of acetaminophen one hour before your treatment to improve your comfort level during the procedure. The new Thermage FLX tip will also help keep you comfortable during your treatment. Immediately after the procedure, your skin will begin to feel smoother and tighter. You will see the full effects by six months after your treatment. During this time, your body produces new collagen and rejuvenates your skin.

What is the recovery from Thermage FLX?

You will have no downtime following your Thermage FLX treatment. You can resume all activities right away. While you may experience mild redness immediately following the procedure, this will resolve quickly. Full results of your Thermage FLX treatment will be visible 6 months following your treatment.

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What results can I expect from Thermage FLX?

Your Thermage FLX treatment will continue to improve your skin for two to six months after your treatment. During this time, your body continues to produce new collagen. Your results, however, will last much longer. You will enjoy firmer, younger looking skin. Individual results, however, will vary depending on many factors such as genetics, your overall health, and levels of sun exposure.

While only a single Thermage FLX treatment is needed to get your full results, follow-up treatments are recommended annually or as required to maintain your look, since aging will naturally continue to affect your skin.

We also recommend alternating Thermage FLX treatments with Ultherapy treatments to maximize the collagen boosting effect of both treatments. Thermage FLX is popular with both men and women and is safe for all skin tones and skin types.

Why choose us?

Dr. Elbert T. Cheng and Dr. Jacqueline T. Cheng were instrumental in the development of the Thermage treatment tip — now used internationally with the Thermage device.

This Thermage treatment tip helps deliver the optimum amount of radiofrequency energy efficiently, ensuring patients receive the best possible treatment. As a result, few surgeons have more experience or can deliver better results with the Thermage FLX device than Drs. Elbert and Jacqueline Cheng.

Further, at Cheng Plastic Surgery, our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons approach every procedure individually and spend ample time with each patient to understand his or her aesthetic goals. The patient-focused care for which Cheng Plastic Surgery is renowned is key to giving patients the safe, long-lasting results they expect and deserve.


What is Ultherapy and why should I consider adding it to my Thermage FLX treatment regimen?

Ultherapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound to penetrate the upper levels of skin to the lower levels and stimulate the body’s production of collagen. Similar to Thermage FLX, it is highly precise and targets only the selected treatment site(s). The procedure takes 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the area(s) to be treated, and there is no downtime afterward. Like Thermage FLX, it does not affect any surrounding tissue. There is no heat applied to the surface of the skin.

Because everybody is different, people may respond differently to various techniques and technologies, so alternating therapies may produce the best results for you. We do offer Ultherapy at Cheng Plastic Surgery , and Dr. Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline will be glad to discuss the possibility of using Ultherapy in your treatment program.

Our goal is always to present you with options for the procedures that will help you achieve your goals to look and feel your best.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and all the staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery continue to wish you health and happiness during these challenging and unprecedented times. ⁣

In compliance with the updated Shelter In Place Order from the Santa Clara County Health Officer, our office will remain closed and will reopen on Monday, May 4th. Of course as we navigate through uncharted territory, we will continue to keep you updated. Although we miss seeing all of you every day, health and safety is our priority!

If you have an appointment scheduled between April 7th - May 3rd, we will be doing our best to reach out and reschedule you for a later date. If you know you have an appointment within these dates - feel free to call us at (408) 255-3223 or email us at [email protected] to help this process.

We will continue to see emergent appointments on a patient-by-patient basis, and are continuing to offer Virtual FaceTime/Phone Appointments with both Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline. This can be time to simply say hello, get medical advice on the current pandemic, or plan for future treatments and surgeries. Whatever you may need, we're here for you.

We thank you for your continued support as we get through these difficult times and can't wait to come out of this stronger, together.

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Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

Monday, March 16, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

As the current situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, we are continuing to make decisions regarding our practice to keep ourselves and our community healthy. As the future of this virus is uncertain, it is mandated by Santa Clara County Public Health Department Officials that all non-essential businesses close their doors and shelter in place.

Because of this region-wide order, our office will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 and will be rescheduling all non-emergent treatments, follow up appointments and surgeries after Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.⁣ All future in-office events for March and April have been postponed until further notice.

To those patients that need to be seen urgently for post-operative or emergent appointments - please call our office phone number. Your call will be forwarded to an employee that can best help you as we will still have remote access to our schedule. They will make the necessary arrangements to ensure you receive the proper care. ⁣

We are confident that we will make it through this and become a stronger and smarter community because of it. Yes, most people do not die from COVID-19 and many can be asymptomatic - but the sooner we isolate from one another, the sooner we can make sure those statistics do not change.⁣

As physicians, we hold health to the utmost importance so we please ask those of you who can - work from home when possible, do not go to restaurants or bars, limit your public exposure and be cognizant of those who are sick, elderly or immunocompromised. In this time, we have to not only think of ourselves, but think of those that can be directly affected and do all we can for the sake of our community, our state, and our country.⁣

We do not believe this is a time to panic - but rather the opposite. It is time to be rational and act with extreme purpose. By preventatively closing our doors for the next 3 weeks - we may be helping change the course of a potentially life-changing event in history.⁣

We look forward to a future of health and happiness with you at Cheng Plastic Surgery!⁣

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Caring and cautious regards,⁣

Dr. Elbert & Dr. Jacqueline Cheng

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