The Thermage procedure is a 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, which includes Centers for Health Promotion in Port St. Lucie Florida.
Thermage – In Depth
Thermage procedure employs a patented monopolar capacitive radio-frequency (CRF) technology called ThermaCool™. It has been clinically proven and 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 procedure is painless and can be performed on patients of all skin types. The ThermaCool device has been cleared by the FDA for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and loose skin on the face and other parts of the body.
The ThermaCool system uses a sophisticated treatment tip called ThermaTip™, which delivers a controlled amount of CRF energy. With each touch to the skin, the ThermaTip device uniformly heats a volume of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue while simultaneously helping to protect the outer layer of the skin with cooling. This deep uniform heating action causes deep structures in your skin to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten and thicken skin, resulting in healthier, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.
Thermage Safety Information
The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 275,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.4%. The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps and blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects may resolve in a few days or weeks. A rare (<0.08%) but longer lasting side effect described as a surface irregularity has also been reported. Visit the official Thermage website to find certified doctors certified in the treatment of Thermage.
Many of our patients appreciate Thermage as a non-invasive alternative to traditional lifting procedures, but the results we’ve seen in minimally-invasive Suture Suspension mean it should be on your short list of anti-aging options.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Thermage procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, depending on the size of the treatment area.
No. Thermage is not a treatment for obesity. It’s a treatment to help smooth out skin, fine lines and wrinkles.
Initial tightening and firmness and thickness within 3-5 months.
The most common area is the face. The skin surrounding the eyes. The arms. The abdomen. The thighs.
Typically Thermage will last from 3-5 years and usually only 1 procedure is necessary, though more than one may occasionally be necessary.
Initial tightening will happen immeidately, but final results may not show for 4-6 months, depending on the area. Depending on the area, Thermage can last up to 6 years. Although Thermage is normally a one-time treatment, it can take 2 treatments.
Immediately following a Thermage procedure, your skin may feel tighter, smoother and more youthful. Overtime, you will notice additional tightening.
No. You may have temporary redness lasting 2-6 hours.
The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 275,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.4%. The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps and blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects may resolve in a few days or weeks. A rare (<0.08%) but longer lasting side effect described as a surface irregularity has also been reported. Consult with your physician regarding this and any other questions you may have on the safety record of the Thermage procedure.
Lumpiness may occur.
Patients that have mild to moderate skin laxity (looseness) are candidates. Patients who are type-1 diabetics (insulin dependant) are not candidates for Thermage. Patients who have type-1 herpedic legions are not candidates during the active phase of herpes outbreak.