Thermage is an FDA approved, non-invasive treatment for wrinkles and rhytids that tightens and renews your skin’s collagen in all three layers. Thermage’s unique Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology safely heats your skin’s underlayer and the web of collagen in the inner layer, causing an immediate tightening as well as improved tone and texture. A single treatment tightens your existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth.
About the Treatment
The Thermage procedure is normally done as a single treatment that takes from 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on the treatment area. Unlike lasers, Thermage works on all skin types and tones. And unlike injections or fillers, Thermage works on your entire face. General anesthesia is not required, but to make sure you are comfortable, light pain medication can be administered prior to treatment.
During the treatment, you’ll feel a brief, heat sensation each time Thermage delivers radiofrequency energy to the underlayer of your skin. This indicates that your collagen is being stimulated and tightened. The good news is that you’ll see immediate results. You may feel and see your skin becoming smoother, firmer, and tighter immediately after your Thermage treatment. You may also notice some contouring effects which will begin enhancing the shape of your face.
How Long Does a Thermage Treatment Last?
Thermage works on all skin types and colors. Best of all, you only need one Thermage treatment to obtain the full benefits rather than three to five as you would with some laser therapies. Improvements will continue and become even more noticeable for four to six months following treatment due to new collagen growth.
Aftercare and Recovery
Most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment, with no downtime or special follow-up care. After the procedure, you may continue to see improvements to your skin as a result of the production of new and increased collagen, as well as some additional contouring effects due to continued tightening over time. These effects will continue for up to six months.
Side effects are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters, bumps and in rare instances surface irregularities.
We have worked hard to create a warm, inviting office environment, where you will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your Thermage treatment. If you would like additional information about other procedures at Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center, please contact us at 866/671-5633 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Byrd.