What is Thermage?
Thermage CPT is a radiofrequency device used to stimulate collagen renewal. It is a non-invasive treatment used to tighten the skin by promoting collagen growth. This leads to tighter, smoother skin with improved texture after just one treatment.
Which areas are treated with Thermage?
Thermage is most commonly used on the face and neck. It can decrease the appearance of jowls, tighten the skin under the neck, enhance the cheek bones and improve the appearance of skin on the face and neck. Thermage is also used to treat the eyes and areas of the body, including the abdomen, cellulite on the thighs, loose skin above the knees, and loose skin on the arms. It stimulates collagen formation in order to improve the contouring and appearance of the skin on many areas of the face and body. It is commonly used after pregnancy to tighten the abdominal skin.
What should I expect during my Thermage treatment?
When you arrive for your Thermage treatment, you will cleanse your skin and a temporary grid may be applied to the treatment site. On some areas, particularly the face, this is used to organize the treatment site. During the treatment, a thin gel will be applied to the skin and you will feel individual pulses of vibration and heat. Thermage is usually described as an uncomfortable sensation, but rarely described as painful or as more than a mild discomfort. The treatment itself takes between 45 minutes and one hour, depending on the area being treated. After the treatment is completed, the gel and the grid will be removed from the treated area and sunscreen will be applied prior to leaving the office.
Is there any downtime after Thermage?
There is no downtime after Thermage treatments. Some patients have a temporary redness or mild swelling after the treatment, though this last only 24 hours. All patients return to work or social obligations after their treatment. There is no disruption of the skin’s surface, so your skin looks great immediately after the treatment.
When are results seen after the Thermage treatment?
There is some immediate collagen remodeling seen after the treatment, though the full results of the Thermage treatment take two to four mounts to presents. Over these months, collagen is rebuilt and renewed to provide healthier collagen, which leads to tighter and smoother skin. Thermage is intended to be a one-time treatment, with results lasting for years. Cost varies by treatment area. At your consultation, we will review your cost in more detail.