Thermage Tightens Loose, Sagging Skin Without Surgery
Thermage is a non-invasive procedure to help smooth and tighten skin for an overall naturally younger looking appearance without undergoing the knife. Used on the face and body, it works with an advanced form of radiofrequency (RF) that allows us to treat aging skin by delivering deep intense heat without harming the skin surface. Thermage is the only non-surgical, non-laser, radiofrequency system that combines RF heating with cryogen cooling and other advanced safety features to monitor skin temperature and regulate treatments. The result is a sophisticated procedure that provides immediate collagen contraction and long-term collagen replacement to further tighten skin and produce a more youthful appearance. The procedure takes little time, and patients can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment.
Come in for a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Eric Finzi and Allison Wagner, P.A., to see if Thermage skin tightening is right for you. Call 240-482-2555 for an appointment in Chevy Chase or 301-345-7375 for Greenbelt today!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Thermage Procedure?
Thermage is the name of the procedure performed by the ThermaCool TC radiofrequency system that allows practitioners to treat sagging, loose skin, by delivering deep intense heat without harming the skin surface. The Thermage procedure is also known as Thermal Lifting, Therma Plasty, and Thermoplastic contouring. The ThermaCool TC device was FDA-cleared in November 2002.
How does it work?
The radiofrequency (RF) energy uniformly heats the dermis while cooling and protecting the epidermis. It is designed to cause immediate collagen contraction followed by new collagen production which occurs over a period of time. The Thermage procedure is the only non-invasive method to tighten loose skin.
What does a Thermage Procedure feel like?
Each time treatment is delivered there is an immediate cool sensation, followed by a brief hot sensation, followed by a cool sensation.
How long will the Thermage Procedure take?
Depending on the size of the area treated, the procedure itself may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. Your physician may require that you arrive an hour before your procedure for administration of pain medication.
When can I return to my normal activities?
You may return to your normal activities immediately; there is usually no "downtime." Minimal redness is seen in some patients but it usually disappears shortly after treatment. Heat-related complications can occur but are uncommon. There is no special care needed after treatment.
When will I see results?
In most patients, results appear gradually over 2-6 months as collagen grows, although some patients see an earlier response.
How safe is it?
The Thermage procedure is very safe. Although it is possible that skin damage can occur, this advanced treatment has been studied carefully in hundreds of patients with minimal reports of lasting adverse effects.