What is Thermage?
The Thermage System® is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) therapy that can smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger-looking appearance. As we age, the collagen that keeps our skin firm breaks down, resulting in aging skin that contains fine lines and wrinkles.
How it Works
A Thermage FLX™ treatment uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin. The applied heat causes collagen to contract and encourages new collagen to start growing. This helps create smoother skin after just one treatment with results that continue to improve.
Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. No special care is required afterward, aside from essential skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skin care regimen.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the treatments last?
For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and can last for one to two years depending on your skin condition and the aging process.*
*Recommended by physicians as part of an annual skin rejuvenation maintenance program.
How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many cosmetic procedures requiring multiple sessions, Thermage FLX delivers results after a single treatment. Best of all, results continue to improve over time.
How much does it cost?
The cost depends on the area you’re having treated. Your doctor can give you a more precise idea of cost based on where you want to see results.
Does it hurt?
The Thermage FLX™ system incorporates vibration on the face and body treatments, which has been shown to provide patient comfort. You’ll feel a brief heating sensation when the treatment device’s tip touches your skin, followed by a cooling sensation to help protect your skin and minimize any discomfort.
Are there common side effects?
Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours.