A favorite among patients and celebrities, Thermage delivers firming, contouring and smoothes the skin with no downtime.
- A single treatment that delivers results.
- Non-invasive and clinically proven to be safe.
- Minimal downtime, so it’s easy to fit into your routine.
- Real change you just can’t get from lotions and creams.
- Targeted, effective treatment that can help address the signs of aging on many areas of the body.
WHAT IS THERMAGE?
Thermage is a safe, non-invasive treatment that helps smooth, tighten and contour skin anywhere on the body for a naturally younger looking appearance with no surgery, injections and little to no downtime.
WHAT MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK OLDER?
Skin has several layers
– A thin surface layer-the epidermis
– A deeper layer-the dermis
– A third layer-the subcutaneous fat layer
As you age, collagen fibers in these layers stretch and lose their elasticity, causing skin to sag. Your body also loses its ability to produce new collagen.
WHAT DOES THERMAGE DO?
Thermage is a deep radio frequency technology that heats the skin.
The heat helps generate collagen fibers that have become loose and stretched out with age.
The heat also stimulates new collagen growth to make your skin feel thicker and smoother over time.
HOW DOES THERMAGE WORK?
The tip on the device’s handpiece is pressed gently against your skin to deliver a pulse of radio frequency energy.
The tip cools and protects the epidermis while the energy penetrates deep into the skin to heat collagen fibers in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
A temporary grid is applied to your face to help guide the technician where to treat; it is removed immediately after the procedure.
DOES IT HURT?
When you feel the heat, you may experience some discomfort.
– Heat is absolutely essential to tighten the collagen and stimulate new collagen growth. If you don’t feel the heat, the procedure isn’t working.
– Together, we will find a heat level you can tolerate to minimize discomfort and achieve optimal results.
The tip has built-in cooling that is sprayed evenly over the surface of the skin, and the handpiece vibrates during the procedure to minimize discomfort.
IS IT SAFE?
Thermage has a 99.8% safety record. Side effects are rare and generally minor, including:
– Slight Swelling
Any side effects resolve within 1 to 2 days.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
We apply ultrasound gel to the area that is treated. If we are doing a Thermage treatment on your face, there is no need to wear make-up or style your hair for your appointment. A small amount of gel will make contact with your hairline during the procedure, which we will remove at the end of your appointment.
Thermage is non-invasive, which means that recovery is relatively quick and simple. This is the biggest advantage of Thermage as compared to surgical facelift procedures. Thermage results tend to manifest over the course of a few months following treatment, although the skin will immediately feel tighter and firmer than it did before the treatment.
WILL THERMAGE WORK FOR ME?
Thermage works on all skin types.
The amount of visible improvement varies from subtle to dramatic.
WHAT DO THE RESULTS LOOK LIKE?
The effect is completely natural. At first, you may be the only one to notice the change.
As your skin improves over time, the changes will be gradual. Expect to see your full results at approximately 6 months.
Thermage results are subtle and natural looking without the risks and downtime associated with surgery.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Typical improvements last from 2-3 years. The duration depends on your skin condition, lifestyle and natural aging process.
It’s like setting back the clock but not stopping it completely.
BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
You can view a comprehensive selection of before and after photos at Thermage.com.
This article contains un-retouched Before & After photos of actual patients who have received Thermage treatment. While all patients treated with Thermage achieve collagen tightening, the results vary from subtle to dramatic depending on age and skin condition.