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Thermage®

Tighter Skin Without Surgery

The Thermage® procedure reduces the signs of aging skin, giving you a more youthful appearance. Also called ThermaLift, ThermaCool, and Radiothermoplasty, the Thermage procedure is performed with a technology cleared by the US FDA for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes.

What is the Thermage procedure?
The Thermage procedure is an advanced way of tightening skin that requires only the touch of a sophisticated treatment tip to your skin.

It is performed with an advanced radio frequency device called ThermaCool TG7 and requires no incisions or recovery time.

Is it safe?
The Thermage procedure is very safe. Although it is possible that skin damage can occur, this advanced treatment has been studied carefully in hundreds of patients with minimal reports of lasting adverse events. We are using the latest technology and protocol resulting in minimal pain and excellent results.

How long does it take?
The Thermage procedure usually takes an hour, depending on the size of the area you are having treated. Additional time may be required for skin preparation prior to the procedure.

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 report seeing an earlier response.

Just a single treatment with the Thermage procedure produced the results shown below. Studies show that improvements continue for at least 6 months after a single treatment.

You can see the brighter, more alert look around the patients' eyes. Also notice the reduction in "crow's-feet," or the fine lines around the corners of the eyes

How long will the effects of the Thermage procedure last?
The Thermage procedure causes an immediate tightening of the collagen structure with additional tightening over time. Unpublished reports by experienced physicians indicate that results may last 18 months or longer based on the patient's natural aging process.

How many treatments will I need?
A single treatment has produced good results in a significant number of patients. However, your doctor will assess the number and frequency of treatments required to achieve optimal results for your skin.

How long before I can return to my normal activities?

Most people return to their regular activities immediately following the Thermage procedure. Some people experience mild redness (like a sunburn), but it usually disappears quickly. There is no special care needed after treatment, but sunscreen is recommended as a part of good skin care.

How does it work?
The top layers of your skin are protected with a cooling spray while radio frequency energy heats the collagen in the lower layers. This heating action causes deep structures of your skin to tighten immediately. Over time, new collagen grows too.

What is collagen?
Collagen is a building block that supports the structure of the skin. Overtime, collagen becomes depleted or damaged by the sun or other environmental factors. The results are visible signs of aging, such as loose skin and wrinkles.

What does the Thermage feel like?
With each touch of the Thermage treatment tip, you will experience a brief heating sensation as the collagen in deep layers of your skin is tightened. To protect your skin and make the treatment more comfortable, a cooling spray is delivered before, during, and after each application of the treatment tip. Additionally, as part of pretreatment, an anesthetic cream is usually applied to further enhance your comfort.

Can I combine Thermage with other treatments?
A combination of Thermage with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, fillers, and/or Thread Lifts gives impressive results in many patients. All of these treatments require only minimal downtime, without general anesthesia.

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