Thermage

What is Thermage?

Thermage: skin tightening and contourThermage is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment—with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime. Thermage is used to tighten the skin around the face, neck and jowl, and it does it by stimulating your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results on and off the face, including:

  • Tighter, smoother skin
  • Softened wrinkles and lines
  • An overall younger looking appearance

Introducing the NEW Thermage Total Tip

Thermage treatments are all about energy – focusing radiofrequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. The process is relatively simple – it’s a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort.

The new Thermage Total Tip 3.0 has increased efficiency and patients are seeing visible results in their face, jowls and neck right off the table, immediately following the Thermage treatment.

Our latest evolution includes the patented Comfort Pulse Technology, or CPT – gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling that make your Thermage treatment even more comfortable with better, more visible results.

What are the benefits of Thermage?

It helps improve skin tone, texture and tightness for a younger looking appearance—and it does so in one easy treatment. So easy that you can get the procedure on your lunch hour and quickly return to work, family or other activities—looking and feeling great.

Thermage provides natural looking results:

  • Smoother, tighter skin with less sagging
  • Redefined contours along the jaw line and under the chin
  • Softening of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduction of excess skin under the chin
  • Fuller lips with improved definition

How soon will I see results with Thermage?

Results may start to appear immediately after treatment, and they may appear gradually up to six months following treatment. Here’s what to expect:

  • Results soon after treatment. You may see and feel your skin becoming smoother, firmer and tighter. You may also notice some contouring effects that start to enhance the shape of your face or other body areas.
  • Continued improvement over time. As your body forms new collagen, you should see continued tightening and contouring for up to six months. Results can last years.
  • Slowing down the aging process. While the onset of visible results can vary from one person to the next, one thing is the same across all patients: Everyone gets new collagen. That new collagen formation slows down your skin’s aging process, improves the overall health of your skin and helps you maintain a younger-looking appearance.

How does Thermage work?

The only way to tighten skin non-surgically is with heat. Heat causes an immediate effect by shrinking existing collagen strands. The secondary effect is one of “wound response” and this spurs the body to produce new collagen over time. Since new collagen is tight and springy, the skin firms up as this new collagen is produced.

A primary obstacles lies in getting enough heat into the skin at effective depth levels to create both immediate and cumulative responses without damaging the surface skin or over-wounding the tissues below.

The solution for the past 10 years has been the Thermage radio-frequency procedure (with over 1 million procedures to date).

Thermage uses unique radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the deep layers of your skin, while cooling the surface of your skin to keep it intact during the procedure.

This deep heating stimulates your body’s natural skin renewal process, which helps tighten existing collagen and form new collagen. Over time, sagging or wrinkled skin is replaced with smoother, tighter skin; improved tone and texture; and an overall younger looking appearance.

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What is a Thermage treatment like?

Thermage treatments are performed only in a doctor’s office by Thermage-certified personnel. A Thermage Face procedure averages about 45 minutes and you can reapply make-up and return to routine activities right after treatment. A Thermage procedure for other parts of the body can last up to an hour and a half, depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated.

Here’s what happens during a Thermage treatment:

  • During the procedure, a handheld device is pressed against your skin to safely deliver heat to the inner layers, at the same time cooling the surface of the skin.
  • Each time the device touches your skin, you’ll feel a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heating sensation, followed by another cooling sensation. The heating sensation is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for tightening.
  • Throughout the procedure, your physician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
  • After treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment. There’s no recovery time or special follow-up care.

What areas can be treated with Thermage?

Thermage helps smooth and tighten your facial skin, while redefining the natural contours of your face—all in a single treatment with little to no downtime. So before long, you’ll love what you see in the mirror.

What the face procedure treats:

  • Sagging skin
  • Loose jowls or lack of definition in jaw line
  • Sagging skin under the chin (“turkey neck”;)
  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, eyes or forehead
  • Lack of definition in lips

Natural looking results:

  • Smoother, tighter skin with less sagging
  • Redefined contours along the jaw line and under the chin
  • Softening of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduction of excess skin under the chin
  • Fuller lips with improved definition

The Thermage Face Procedure averages about 45 minutes, and you can reapply make-up and return to routine activities right after treatment.