A Thermage® treatment is a non-invasive skin tightening solution that may help reduce the signs of aging.At our office, a state-of-the-art medical center led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Bootstaylor, we are proud to provide Thermage® treatments for our patients in Buckhead, Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, and nearby areas in Georgia.
What is Thermage®?
Thermage® is a procedure that uses radio frequency technology to deliver intense heat to the deepest layers of the skin without harming the skin’s surface. It is effective for treating the visible signs of aging as well as sun damaged skin.
How Does Thermage® work?
Thermage® uses radio frequency energy to penetrate the deep layers of the skin, which causes a uniform heating effect on the deep dermis. The heat reduces wrinkles and achieves skin tissue tightening as a result of the collagen contraction. The result is a more youthful appearance and tightened skin.
Are Thermage® treatments painful?
Thermage® produces a brief sensation of intense heat in the skin but is not generally considered painful. An anesthetic cream is applied before the procedure, which helps alleviate any patient discomfort. The applicator device monitors the surface temperature of the skin and applies a cooling spray to prevent any burning during the procedure.
How long does a Thermage® procedure take?
Treatments usually take less than an hour, depending upon the size of the area to be treated. An anesthetic cream is applied approximately an hour prior to the procedure, so overall everything is generally completed in two hours or less.
Are there any special preparations or follow-up regimes?
Unlike a typical surgery, there is no need to interrupt any medications or change your eating lifestyle before a Thermage® treatment. You can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure. However, some patients exhibit a superficial blistering or temporary redness, which may last a few hours after treatment but there is usually no swelling or bruising.
When do Thermage® results become visible?
In most patients, results will appear over a gradual period of two to six months, although some patients may see an earlier response.
How many Thermage® treatments will I need?
A single treatment typically produces excellent results in a significant number of patients; however, Dr. Bootstaylor will assess the number and frequency of treatments required to achieve the optimal results for your individual skin and condition.
How long will the effects of a Thermage® procedure last?
Published studies show that improvements continue for at least six months after a single Thermage® treatment session. Other studies have shown that Thermage® treatments can last several years, depending on the rate of the aging process.
How safe is Thermage®?
Thermage® is considered very safe. Although it is possible that some skin damage can occur as a result of the heat, this advanced treatment has been clinically studied for its safety.
Rejuvenate your skin with a non-invasive Thermage® treatment, our team is passionate about helping our patients look and feel their best. Always abreast of the latest and most advanced products in the cosmetic field, we provide such advanced treatments as Thermage® to our patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and neighboring Georgia communities. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!