How does Thermage work?
In just one treatment, the non-invasive procedure works by using a form of electrical current to tighten or lift the skin. During the procedure we use an FDA approved device known as Thermacool that delivers radio frequency energy which safely heats the layers of the skin. This stimulates existing collagen and promotes new growth, resulting in smoother, tighter skin.
Does it hurt?
An advantage to the Thermage procedure is that there is minor discomfort involved. Most patients describe it as more of a brief, deep heating sensation rather than pain.
How long do the treatments take?
They don't call this the lunch hour facelift for nothing! The procedure can take anywhere an hour to two hours depending on how large of an area needs to be treated. In general, the face can be done in one hour.
What are the side effects?
The side effects of Thermage are infrequent but the potential side effects are... redness, swelling, bumps or blisters on the skin. These are not common but if they do occur, they usually subside within a few days of treatment.
When can I resume normal activities?
Immediately! You may experience a little redness in your skin, but it usually disappears shortly after treatment. Otherwise, you'll be back on your feet with no special care needed.
When will I see results?
Some patients see an immediate response, but most will experience a gradual improvement over the course of 2 to 6 months.
How long do the results last?
At least 2 years... but may be as long as 5 years.
To learn more about Thermage,
call 202.822.9591 to schedule a free consultation
with one of our trained technicians.