Thermage

Thermage procedures tighten and contour your skin with remarkable results without surgery or injection. With minimal discomfort and little to no downtime, Thermage Technology uses patented radio-frequency to safely heat the deepest layers of your skin, stimulating your existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth. Thermage lasers are color blind allowing it to be safe and suitable for all skin types and colors. Results from Thermage are long lasting and continue to improve for up to six months post procedure.

Tighter Skin without Surgery

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thermacoolThe ThermaCool TC System is the only non-invasive, non-ablative, non-laser radiofrequency system that combines RF heating with cryogen cooling and other advanced safety features to monitor skin temperature and regulate treatments. The result is a sophisticated device that provides:

– Immediate collagen contraction
– Long-term collagen remodeling
– Controlled volumetric tissue heating
– Concurrent cryogen cooling to protect the epidermal surface
– Capability to vary dermal heating depths
– No patient recovery time after the outpatient procedure

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Thermage for the Face and Neck

As we age our skin begins to break down resulting in more wrinkles and sagging skin. The collagen that Thermage stimulates and creates fills in and softens the fine lines and wrinkles in your face naturally, defining the contours of your jaw and cheek bones and tightening skin all over the face. With little to no downtime, Thermage is perfect for those who want a Facelift or Necklift without “going under the knife.”

Thermage for the Body

Thermage helps you get the body that you want. The little to no down time Thermage procedure for the body can be used on almost any area of the body (abdomen, knees, legs, arms, hands, buttocks.) The body has thicker skin, therefore the body Thermage penetrates even deeper into the skin to reverse the look of aging and tighten skin. Many women after pregnancy and men and women after weight loss find it hard to tighten the sagging skin and unwanted bulges. Thermage is perfect for this by tightening the skin and giving your bodies contours definition.

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Tissue Tightening with the Thermage Procedure

What is the Thermage Procedure?
The Thermage procedure was developed to help the signs of aging skin. It works by tightening tissue. It is currently used for treating periorbital (around the eye) wrinkles. The Thermage procedure is also known as ThermaLift, Thermal Lifting, Therma Plasty, and Thermoplastic contouring. The Thermage technology is also being studied for other aesthetic uses.

How does it work?
The radiofrequency (RF) energy uniformly heats the dermis while cooling and protecting the epidermis. It is designed to cause immediate collagen contraction followed by new collagen production which occurs over a period of time. The Thermage procedure is the only non-invasive method to tighten loose skin.

What does a Thermage Procedure feel like?
Each time treatment is delivered there is an immediate cool sensation, followed by a brief hot sensation, followed by a cool sensation. An anesthetic cream applied one hour before the procedure numbs the surface of the skin to help make the treatment more comfortable.

How long will the Thermage Procedure take?
Depending on the size of the area treated, the procedure itself may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.

When can I return to my normal activities?
You may return to your normal activities immediately, as there is usually no “downtime”. Minimal redness is seen in some patients but it usually disappears shortly after treatment. Heat-related complications can occur but are uncommon. There is no special care needed after treatment. As a part of good skin care, sunscreen is recommended.

When will I see results?
In most patients, results appear gradually over 2-6 months, although some patients see an earlier response and in some cases immediate results.

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

How long will the effects of the Thermage procedure last?
Recently published studies show that improvements continue for at least six months after a single treatment session. Other studies show that thermal collagen changes can last several years, depending on the rate of the aging process.

How safe is it?
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 effects.

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