Find out more about Thermage®:
Look like yourself again, not like plastic. See what the Thermage® difference can do for your skin at Southern Dermatology.
Thermage is a noninvasive skin tightening treatment. It uses radiofrequency to stimulate collagen growth in the deep layers of your skin. Collagen is the natural agent responsible for the tightness and vitality we all envy in youthful skin. The procedure does not harm the surface of the skin, in fact there is no down time and no restriction on what you can do after treatment.
This treatment has proven to be highly effective for treating areas on your face, neck, body, arms, legs, abdomen, and buttocks. Some results are visible immediately, others can take up to six months to fully materialize.
- Tighten wrinkles or uneven skin
- Add definition around the eyes, jaw, and neckline
- Flatten unsightly bulges
What to expect:
Thermage is practically painless. Most people notice some heat during the process, but rarely do they feel any discomfort. Treatment varies depending on the area of the body, but the general process is the same. If we are treating the wrinkles around your eyes, we provide an eye-safety shield that functions a little bit like a contact lens. We then calibrate the machine and move the wand across the unwanted wrinkles. The whole process takes about 45 minutes but can take as long as 90 min for larger areas. When we’ve finished, you’re ready to get back to work.
Thermage stimulates the natural process of your skin to clean up, clear away, and tighten. You may notice some initial improvements. But it can take a few weeks for the collagen matrix to reassemble, and then you’ll really begin to notice a difference.
Normally one treatment is all you need to achieve your desired results. However, if you are hoping for an even deeper tightening, a second treatment can be performed, but not for six months so that your skin has time to complete the full process.
Thermage® is an ideal treatment for:
• The Eyes – hooding, fine lines and even our brow line can make us look worn down. Thermage treats the upper and lower eyelids to help you look more youthful and rested.
• The Face – as we age, phrases like “turkey neck”, loose jowls, sagging skin and “what happened to my jawline?” creep in. Thermage smooths lines and wrinkles and remodels collagen for the overall health of the skin
• The Body – aging doesn’t just affect the skin on our faces, our bodies see the effects too, with crepey, sagging skin and unwanted bulges and dimples. Thermage is a noninvasive way to smooth the skin on our bodies and even temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite.
Thermage® Before & Afters
REAL patient of Southern Dermatology – Your results may vary.*
FAQs About Thermage:
- HOW LONG DOES TREATMENT TAKE?
Thermage treatments are typically 45 minutes for eyes or face and up to 90 minutes for larger body areas.
- HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
One treatment is all you will need to see and feel real results.
- WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
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. Your body actually produces new collagen which is how the collagen matrix thickens and creates a smoothing effect. Even better, results can last years.
- WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
ou will feel cooling and heating sensations during each pulse. Throughout the procedure, your physician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results. 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.
- WHAT IS THE THERMAGE PROCEDURE?
Thermage is a safe, non-invasive, radiofrequency (RF) cosmetic procedure that’s clinically proven to help smooth and improve skin for an overall younger looking appearance. The treatment delivers natural looking results with little to no downtime—on all skin types on and off the face, all in a single procedure.
- IS THERE ANY SPECIAL PREPARATION OR FOLLOW UP?
No. Unlike surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation such as blood work or fasting. And there is no special care required after treatment, aside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skincare regimen. Since the Thermage procedure has little to no downtime, most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. Some patients exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours.
- HOW DOES THERMAGE WORK?
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep, collagen rich layers of your skin. The heat helps remodel existing collagen and produce new collagen, which improves the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surface.
- HOW IS THERMAGE DIFFERENT?
Unlike some other procedures, Thermage involves no surgery, no injections and little to no downtime, and Thermage works on all skin types on and off the face. While laser treatments and other radiofrequency procedures also smooth the surface of the skin, no other treatment heats as deeply as Thermage. By heating the innermost layers of skin, Thermage is the most effective at renewing collagen , which results in smooth, sleek skin and an overall younger looking appearance.