What is Thermage?
Thermage is a non-invasive, radio frequency cosmetic procedure that helps to smooth, tighten and contour skin for a more youthful appearance. Tailored to strengthen existing collagen and stimulate new collagen growth, it uses a combination of heat energy and cooling to effectively heat the deeper layers of skin, stimulating existing collagen and elastin and promoting new collagen growth.
The treatment aims to deliver natural-looking results on all skin types, both on the face (including eyes) and body (stomach and thighs).
Visible results can be seen in three to six months after a single procedure (and continue to improve in the months following), but follow-up treatments are recommended once every 18 months to two years, for maintenance.
How long will the results last?
For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and can last for 1-2 years depending on your skin condition and aging process.*
*Recommended by physicians as part of an annual skin rejuvenation maintenance program.
Are there any side effects?
Potential side effects may include redness, swelling, blisters, bumps and rarely, surface irregularities (but these are usually mild).
How Many treatments will I need?
Unlike many cosmetic procedures requiring multiple sessions, Thermage delivers results after a single treatment. Best of all, results continue to improve over time.
Does it hurt ?
The Thermage system incorporates vibration on the face and body treatments, which has been shown to provide patient comfort..You’ll feel a brief heating sensation when the treatment device’s tip touches your skin, followed by a cooling sensation to help protect your skin and minimize any discomfort.
How long before I can get back to my normal activities ?
Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. No special care is required afterward, aside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skincare regimen.
How much does Thermage cost?
A Thermage treatment can cost anywhere between $1500 and $3000, depending on the size of the area being treated, as well as the individual clinic performing the treatment.
As we age, the collagen that keeps our skin firm breaks down resulting in aging skin that contains fine lines and wrinkles.
A Thermage treatment uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin.
The applied heat causes collagen to contract and encourages new collagen to start growing.
This helps create smoother skin after just one treatment with results that continue to improve.