As we age, the collagen in our skin begins to naturally break down, resulting in unwanted facial lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Thermage radiofrequency energy works with your body, remodeling your collagen to help your skin get that smooth feel and youthful look you want.
What is it?
This non-surgical treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat the collagen in the deeper layers of the skin without damage to the outer surface of the skin. Your skin is improved in 2 ways: First, existing collagen is tightened. Second, collagen production is renewed to further increase firmness over time. The result is a comprehensive, deep improvement that goes beyond the surface.
Who is a good candidate?
The best candidates for Thermage then are those with early signs of aging, slight acne scarring, or moderate skin sagginess. Additionally, the procedure is most effective for individuals aiming to enhance the look of their neck, brow, and eyelid regions, along with their cheeks and jowls.
How is the treatment done?
You will feel cooling and heating sensations during each pulse. Throughout the procedure, your provider will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results. Patients may feel a mild or moderate pain during the treatment. After treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment. There’s typically no recovery time or special follow-up care.
When will you start seeing results?
Most patients can see and feel Thermage results very soon after treatment – in as little as one day. Continued improvements and contouring can happen for up to six months as your body regenerates collagen.
How long is recovery? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)
There is no downtime. Shortly after the treatment, patients can return to their normal daily routine.
How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?
Patients should maintain their usual skincare upkeep, including using moisturizers and keeping their skin clean. Your practitioner may also recommend the use of a mild SPF sunscreen or sun protection cream, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. Post-treatment skin care routines can be discussed in-depth with our providers who can make appropriate recommendations.