What is the Thermage procedure?Thermage is a non-invasive procedure used to smooth, tighten and contour the skin of the face and the body for an overall naturally younger appearance. There is no surgery involved, you will experience little to no downtime and can generally return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.
How does Thermage work?A hand piece with a smooth, flat tip delivers Thermage’s unique monopolar capacitive radiofrequency technology, which safely heats the deeper layers of your skin. This stimulates existing collagen and promotes new collagen growth over time resulting in smoother, tighter skin.
How long does each treatment take?Depending on the size of the area to be treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes or up to two hours.
What kind of results can I expect?Your skin can look smoother and more youthful as the tighter underlying collagen offers better support. Results vary depending on age and skin condition.
How soon will I see results?Immediate results are usually visible and improve over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.
How long will the results last?Thermage procedures stimulate new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. After the initial six months of improvement, results can last up to years depending on the condition and the patient’s natural aging process.
How many treatments will I need?Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more sessions, a single Thermage treatment produces results in the majority of patients. Sometimes a second treatment is recommended at three to six months after the first treatment.
What will I look like immediately after the procedure? Can I go right back to work?There is no special care needed after treatment and most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. In cases where medication is given for pain management, patients will need an escort home after the procedure.
Do Thermage treatments hurt?When Dr. Day and her associates apply the energy you will feel a deep, but brief, heating sensation, which is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. To protect the surface of your skin, a cooling spray is automatically delivered before, during and after each application of energy. You will be asked for feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the procedure to help balance your comfort with maximal results.
Can I get a Face or Body by Thermage procedure if I’ve already had other procedures?Thermage procedures are compatible with and may even enhance the effect of other cosmetic procedures that Dr Day performs.
How long has Thermage been available?The Thermage device was first cleared by the FDA in 2002 an das been available in physician offices since then.
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