Thermage is a safe, clinically proven way to tighten and contour skin, with improvements in tone, contour, and texture occurring naturally through the stimulation of your own collagen.
Thermage is completely non-invasive—no surgery, no injections. A single treatment tightens your existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth. Improvements are both immediately visible and continue up to six months. Results can last for years depending on your skin condition and aging process.
Unlike lasers, Thermage works on all skin types and tones. And unlike injections or fillers, Thermage works on your entire face — forehead, eyes, nasolabial folds, jaw line, jowls, the area under your chin, abdomen, thighs, and arms.
Your results may vary depending on age and skin condition.
Where can the Thermage procedure be performed?
Tightens sagging jowls and skin under chin.
Redefines, contours jaw line.
Improves texture and tone over entire face.
How Thermage Works
To understand how Thermage works, it helps to know a little about how your skin works.
The facial skin is made up of three distinct layers: a visible outer layer on the surface called the epidermis, a collagen-rich underlayer beneath the surface called the dermis, and an inner layer beneath the dermis called the subcutaneous layer, also known as the fat layer that has a web of collagen fibers running through it.
When the collagen in these three layers break down due to sun exposure, family heredity, or the normal aging process, your skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Naturally, treatments that work on just the surface can’t do anything to restore the collagen in the under layer or the inner layer of your skin.
If you no longer recognize the face looking back at you in the mirror, it’s time to talk to a certified Thermage Specialist and learn how Thermage can help you look as young as you feel.
The Thermage Procedure
Thermage treatments are only performed in a doctor’s office by Thermage-certified personnel. California Cosmetic Laser Clinic offers complimentary consultations to determine if Thermage is right for you. Women 35-60 normally have the best and most predictable results. If your skin is too lax, the results will not be as dramatic.
Normally, the complete procedure can be performed in just one session lasting from 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the treatment area. General anesthesia is not required, but to make sure you are comfortable the nurses may offer light pain medications prior to treatment.
Immediate Results: You may feel and see your skin being smoother, firmer, and tighter immediately after your Thermage treatment. You may also notice some contouring effects which will begin enhancing your shape.
FDA cleared for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids. Side effects are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters, bumps and rare instances of surface irregularities.
Get the younger looking eyes you used to have.
Eyes by Thermage is the only procedure that smoothes and tightens skin, decreases wrinkles and hooding in the eye area without surgery, injections or downtime.
Younger looking, more lifted eyes. Eyes look brighter. Skin feels tighter and smoother.
No more tired-looking eyes. Eyes appear more open and alert. Under-eye bags are reduced.
Make-up is applied more easily. The newly smooth skin of your eyelids makes it easier to apply eye shadow and eye liner.
No bruising, swelling or sutures. Wear make-up and return to your regular routine after the procedure.
Eyes by Thermage is proven safe and effective.
In a multi-center study patients were treated with Eyes by Thermage, and their results followed for six months. Patients reported overall procedural satisfaction and experienced smoother skin tone and easier make-up application.
How eyes by Thermage works.
As we age and our collagen stretches, skin sags and wrinkles appear. Eyes by Thermage is a single treatment that uses a unique, deep-heating technology to stimulate and tighten your existing collagen as well as activate new collagen growth. The effects continue to improve for months with results that last.
Like all Body by Thermage procedures, Eyes by Thermage improves skin tone and texture while effectively tightening and contouring skin for an overall younger appearance. Patients benefit from a single treatment, with no downtime. Results are subtle and improve over time as new collagen forms. Individual results may vary.
“Get Tighter, Smoother skin from Head to Toes.”
What is the Thermage procedure?
Thermage is a safe, non-invasive, no downtime, single treatment, cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to tighten, contour and rejuvenate facial skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. The Thermage procedure is administered in a doctor’s office using the ThermaCool system, FDA cleared for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids, which utilizes a unique form of monopolar Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production. Immediate results may be visible and continue to improve for up to six months. The Thermage procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin color.
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. The treating nurse will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient’s needs and goals.
When will I see results?
Immediate results may be visible and may improve over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session
What does the Thermage procedure feel like?
With each touch of the ThermaTip device, the patient experiences a brief, deep heating sensation as the CRF energy is delivered to the skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating sensation is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. To protect the skin and make the treatment more comfortable, the surface of the skin is cooled before, during, and after each application of CRF energy. Patient feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the procedure will help guide the doctor to balance procedural comfort with maximum results. The doctor may offer light pain medications prior to treatment to minimize sensation. These options should be discussed directly with the nurse as each patient’s needs vary.
Is there any special preparation or follow-up care?
No. Unlike surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation, such as blood work or fasting required. One can return to regular activities immediately following treatment and there is no special care after treatment. Some patients exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, this usually resolves within 24 hours. Good skin care and sunscreens are recommended as part of your regular skin care regimen. The only signs of treatment are naturally smoother, younger, and healthier skin.
How long will the effects of the Thermage procedure last?
The Thermage procedure may immediately tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. Results may last for years depending on your skin condition and aging process.
Is the Thermage procedure safe?
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.
Is Thermage the only radiofrequency technology on the market today?
While there are other skin care technologies that use radiofrequency energy, only the Thermage proprietary monopolar capacitive radiofrequency technology delivers deep uniform volumetric heating powerful enough to naturally tighten and contour skin and underlying tissue. Also, Thermage achieves results in a single treatment compared to other technologies that may require five or more treatment sessions.
How much does the Thermage procedure cost?
Your certified consultant will discuss the fees with you at the time of the consultation.