What is Thermage?
Thermage is an FDA-approved non-invasive, no downtime skin tightening procedure, also known as the “non-surgical facelift”. Radiofrequency energy is delivered to all three layers of the skin to create controlled damage to the collagen fiber network to accelerate the body’s natural collagen building process. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and firmness due to sun exposure, smoke, exhaust, and many other environmental factors. As the elasticity becomes slack, our skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Thermage targets the collagen-producing layers in the skin to strengthen and restore the damage, creating tighter, smoother skin.
Who is a candidate?
Most individuals are candidates for Thermage, especially those looking for a safer, less painful alternative to surgery. Ideal candidates for Thermage are: middle-aged patients beginning to show signs of skin sagging in the neck, brow, eyelid, jowls, and/or cheek area, patients that are not candidates for surgical facelifts, and patients that have had a prior facelift and desire further skin tightening.
Can you only treat the face with Thermage?
No! Thermage is versatile in its use. Body and Eye Thermage works the same way as Face Thermage, all of which are designed to tighten and tone any area for a more youthful appearance by delivering RF energy directly to the collagen-producing layers of the skin. We are able to treat any area on the face, including eyelid lifts, as well as most areas of the body! If you’re experiencing sagging in the arms, thighs, abdomen, buttock, and/or breasts, Thermage Body could be the answer to your problems!
When do you see results?
The results of Thermage are immediate and ongoing! The day that you receive the Thermage treatment, you will notice instant firmness, lift, and tightening to the treatment area. What is truly unique about Thermage is its ability to continue improving your results over the next several months following treatment! This is because Thermage stimulates growth of your body’s natural collagen in addition to regenerating existing collagen fibers. The body’s natural collagen building cycle takes several months to reach its peak production, so your best results will be seen after 6 months and continue for up to 2 years!
What does Thermage feel like?
Many patients believe Thermage to be an extremely painful procedure, but this is not true! The Thermage hand-piece contains a ThermaTip that delivers controlled dual heating and cooling to the skin. Most patients feel a brief deep-heat sensation as the RF waves are applied to the skin; this is when the existing collagen is being rejuvenated and new collagen growth begins. The ThermaTip then delivers a cooling affect with each pulse caused by Cryogen. This allows for a safe, painless and comfortable Thermage treatment.