Thermage is a safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and contour skin to restore a naturally younger looking appearance. The Thermage procedure uses radiofrequency energy to help tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen growth. Immediate results are usually visible and continue to improve for up to six months. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin color.
How does the Thermage procedure work?
The procedure works by heating collagen fibers deep in the skin and underlying tissue, while protecting the skin’s surface with a cooling spray. A ThermaTip™ treatment tip is attached to handpiece. The ThermaTip briefly touches the skin, delivering the non-invasive radiofrequency energy beneath the skin. This deep uniform heating action causes the structures in the skin and underlying tissue to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten and contour skin.
What does the procedure feel like?
When the energy is applied, you’ll feel a deep but brief heating sensation, which is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. To protect the surface of your skin, a cooling spray is delivered before, during and after each application of energy. You will be asked for feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the procedure to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
When will I see results?
Visible results are often immediate and improve over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.
How long will the results last?
From the age of sexual maturity on, we all lose approximately 1% of our collagen every year. Thermage procedures are the only way to add more collagen to the underlying skin, literally turning the clock back. Individual results vary, and we still continue to age, however the new improved appearance usually lasts at least 1.5 – 5 years.
How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more sessions, Thermage patients benefit from a single treatment. Individual clinicians will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient’s needs and goals.
Where can the Thermage procedure be performed?
Thermage procedures can tighten skin safely on most body parts, including the face, eyes, tummy, arms, thighs and buttocks. It is the only FDA cleared device to treat over the eyelids.
Is there any special preparation or follow-up regime?
No. Unlike surgery, there is no pre or post procedure preparation. With little to no downtime, most patients can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. There is no special care after treatment. The only signs of treatment are naturally smoother, younger and healthier skin. Treatments take about 1 to 2 hours to complete.