SKIN CARE SERVICESWhat does the Thermage Procedure feel like?
With each touch of the ThermaTip device, you will experience a brief, deep heating sensation as the RF energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating sensation is tour indication that your collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. The physician controls the amount of energy delivered to balance procedural comfort with maximum results. The ThermaTip device is cooled before, during, and after heating to protect your skin and make the treatment more comfortable. Prior to treatment an anesthetic cream may be applied to enhance your comfort. Additionally, your physician may also prescribe relaxants and /or pain medication.
When will I see results? Recently published studies conducted by Thermage show that measurable tightening improvements appear gradually over 2 to 6 months after a single treatment session, however, many patients have reported seeing an earlier response.
How many treatments will I need? Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more sessions, a single Thermage treatment has produced results in the majority of patients. Your physician will determine the course of treatment that is right for you.
How long does it take?
The Thermage procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Additional time may be required for skin preparation prior to the procedure.
The Thermage procedure is the only non-invasive treatment that delivers tighter skin, renewed facial contours and healthier collagen. (Collagen is the building block that provides structure to your skin.) the Thermage procedure is available only in the offices of qualified physicians who specialize in cosmetic procedures. Your physician is your best information resource for determining how this treatment will most benefit you. The more commonly asked questions about this procedure are listed below.
What is the Thermage Procedure?
The Thermage procedure employs a patented radiofrequency (RF) technology called ThermaCool(tm). It has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. The incision-free procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedures can be preformed on patients of all skin types. The ThermaCool device has been cleared by the FDA for the non-invasive treatment of facial wrinkles and rhytids.