Thermage is a non-invasive, radiofrequency (RF) cosmetic procedure proven to help smooth and improve skin. This is for an overall younger looking appearance of skin. The treatment delivers natural looking results with little to no downtime. It is suitable for all skin types on and off the face, all in a single procedure.
The device is solely for institutional medical use.
Thermage procedures can effectively and safely treat fine lines and wrinkles. It can also lift sagging skin. This includes most body parts, including the face, neck, eyes, tummy, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks. Thermage can also smooth uneven, dimpled skin on the body and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Thermage is unique. The Thermage treatment can delivers results in a single treatment for most patients. In fact, when it comes to wrinkle treatments with little to no downtime, Thermage is one of the only non-invasive procedures on the market.
Thermage treatments average about 45 minutes for the face. It can take up to 90 minutes for other parts of the body. This is depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated. Since Thermage is a short procedure and a single treatment, it readily fits into your busy lifestyle.
No. Unlike surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation such as blood work or fasting.
Furthermore, post procedure, there is no special care required after treatment. This is beside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skincare regimen. The Thermage procedure has little to no downtime. Therefore, most patients can return to their regular activities immediately following the treatment.
However, some patients may exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep, collagen rich layers of your skin. This is the dermis layer. The heat energy converted from the Rf energy, helps remodel existing collagen and produce new collagen. The new collagen helps to improve the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surface.
The Thermage treatment involves no surgery, no injections and little to no downtime. The Thermage works on all skin types on and off the face. Many laser treatments and other radiofrequency procedures also smooth the surface of the skin, but no other treatment heats as deeply as Thermage. The Thermage can reach deeply in its treatment. By heating the innermost layers of skin, Thermage is the most effective at renewing collagen. This will results in smooth, sleek skin and an overall younger looking appearance.
While some people want the dramatic results of surgery, many others want the more subtle, gradual results of a non-invasive treatment with no downtime. It is more easily accepted by the mass market. This is where Thermage succeeds, delivering improved skin appearance, and overall texture. When lotions and potions are not enough and surgery is too much, Thermage is a safe, effective solution
Visible results may be immediate, and they may appear over time in the course of your body’s natural collagen rebuilding process.
For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in about 3 months. In general it can ranges from two to six months following a single treatment session.
Results can last many years depending on your skin condition and aging process. Some shorter, others much longer.
Each time the treatment device touches your skin, you’ll feel a brief cooling sensation. This is followed by a deep but brief heating sensation. Then, followed by another cooling sensation.
The heating sensation is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for collagen remodeling. If your doctor has the latest Thermage CPT technology you’ll also feel a gentle vibration sensation for added patient comfort. Earlier model does not has the vibration features.
Throughout the procedure, your physician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
Thermage is indicated for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. In addition, Thermage is the first and only system to receive FDA clearance for non-invasive, energy-based eyelid treatments.