Thermage® is a unique body contouring procedure that works through the use of CRF, or capacitive radio frequency technology. Essentially, Thermage® treatments heat the skin under the surface, promoting collagen production and tightening the connective bonds of the dermal tissue in the process. The effect of this process is somewhat comparable to the skin tightening achieved with facial surgery procedures, which is Thermage® has been called the “non-surgical facelift.” This treatment is excellent for facial rejuvenation and the tightening of loose skin around the eyes and the jawline, and can also produce results for the stomach and hips. Similar procedures include ContrAge™ (which also utilizes radio frequency to treat loose skin), Titan Skin Tightening, and ThermaFrax, which is related treatment for skin resurfacing.
How Does Thermage Work?
By using the ThermaCool system, estheticians are able to deep-heat targeted skin tissue without harming the patient in any way. Radio frequency energy created by the system tightens the skin by creating natural human collagen, the key component in skin elasticity.
Am I a Candidate for Thermage?
Thermage is non-invasive and safe for most types of patients. Consult with your doctor or skin care specialist about any skin conditions that may affect a Thermage treatment.
How Much Does Thermage Cost?*
Total Cost for Full Package: $2300-3600
*The cost of Thermage may vary based on treatment area, length of treatment, amount being administered, and the geographical region where your treatment is performed.
How Long is a Thermage Treatment Session?
Completely depends on the scope of the procedure and region being treated. Small facial treatment may take 30 minutes. Body treatments could last 2 hours.
Does Thermage Hurt?
Patient may experience mild burning sensation, but this is reduced by the design of the ThermaCool system.
What is the Recovery Time for Thermage?
No down time necessary.
Are There any Side Effects of Thermage?
Redness, bumps, and swelling are common but temporary.
How Long Do Thermage Results Last?
Initial results may take more than a month to set in. From that point, they can last anywhere from 3 months to more than a year.
Does Insurance Cover Thermage?
In most cases, it does not.
What Other Cosmetic Treatments can be Combined With Thermage?
Might be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments, including microdermabrasion or injectables like Botox, collagen injections, Restylane, or Juvederm.
What are Some Other Terms for Thermage?
Thermage facelift, Thermalift, ThermaCool, Thermaplasty, Thermal lifting, Non-surgical facelift, ContrAge