Thermage for Face
Thermage® is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure used for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and the alleviation of other signs of aging.
After a lifetime of laughing, smiling, furrowing brows or lighting up in surprise, the skin on your face can really show the signs of aging. Your face is also the area of your skin most exposed to the elements, bearing the brunt of environmental factors like sun damage. Over time, the smooth, sleek look you once had breaks down, becoming uneven, and lined with wrinkles. Your features lose definition – especially in the jawline, lips and neck.
The Thermage® Face Procedure is for those patients who desire smoother skin texture, a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, tighter and rejuvenated skin and more defined contours along the jaw line and cheek bones.
Thermage is for when you want to tackle the effects of aging on your skin. You want to look younger and you want real results – but don’t want the overly drastic change or extended downtime that comes with surgery. Thermage fits into any lifestyle and your current beauty regimen:
- A single treatment that delivers results
- Non-invasive and clinically proven to be safe
- Minimal downtime, so it’s easy to fit into your routine
- Real change you just can’t get from lotions and creams
- Targeted, effective treatment that can help address the signs of
aging on many areas of the body
How does the Thermage CPT procedure work?
The procedure works by using monopolar radiofrequency technology to heat collagen fibers deep in the skin and underlying tissue. The new Thermage CPT system has an improved, more uniform heating action that causes the structures in the skin and underlying tissue to immediately tighten while stimulating collagen growth over time. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten and contour the skin.
Is Thermage CPT painful? What will I feel during a Thermage treatment?
Thermage CPT is the latest in the Thermage system. During treatment, you will feel warmth on your face or body followed by a cold sensation. Some areas on your face or body will feel more of the Thermage treatment. You may feel a “pinched” sensation in these areas. The treatment can be done with vibration, which reduces any uncomfortable sensations.
What is the recovery time for Thermage? Can I go out later that day after my treatment?
There is no downtime required after your Thermage treatment. Your face will appear normal after the treatment. Most people experience a subtle rosy glow and a little skin tightness for a few days immediately following treatment. Your skin will also feel a little smoother right after the treatment. Since this is a completely nonsurgical method for skin tightening, patients can return to their normal activities immediately.
How do you compare Thermage CPT face treatment with surgical face lift?
Thermage CPT is a nonsurgical facial tightening treatment. We all know what a facelift is. The reasons that my patients choose Thermage over a surgical facelift are: they are not emotionally ready for a surgical procedure to change their facial features; they dislike the recovery time or the general anesthesia and risks involved with a facelift; and/or they want to look younger but still look like themselves and retain a natural look, without friends and family knowing that they had some “work” done.
How long will the effects of the Thermage CPT procedure last?
The Thermage CPT procedure helps tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. Results may last for years depending on the patient’s skin condition and natural aging process