What is the Thermage procedure?
Thermage skin tightening is a safe, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and contour skin to restore a naturally younger looking appearance. The Thermage procedure uses the ThermaCool® System to help tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen growth. Immediate results are usually visible and continue to improve for up to six months. Unlike lasers, Thermage skin tightening in NYC can be performed on patients of all skin color.
Thermage can restore your youthful appearance through tightening the jawline, lifting the brow, reducing loose jowls, tightening the neck, and rejuvenating the eyes. It also lifts the face, lessens the appearance of wrinkles, improves the appearance of loose abdominal skin, reduces flabby arms, and smooths out the folds in the knees.
Am I a good candidate for Thermage – skin tightening?
The ideal candidates for Thermage are people who have 1-2 millimeters of loose facial skin. They may also have excess skin in the lower abdomen and flabby inner thighs, upper arms, and buttocks. Thermage is suitable for middle-aged patients who can benefit from a facelift but do not want an invasive approach.
Thermage is not recommended for severely obese people, pregnant women, and those with excessively sun-damaged skin. It is not ideal for people with an implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) or pacemaker near the target area and for those with conditions or habits that may slow down wound healing.
Your Thermage – skin tightening consultation
You will be asked about your medical history during your Thermage consultation to help Dr. Moreano determine your suitability for the treatment. He will ask about your problems, explain what the treatment will do, help you develop realistic expectations about the procedure, and discuss its cost.
How does the Thermage procedure work?
The procedure works by heating collagen fibers deep in the skin and underlying tissue, while protecting the skin’s surface with a cooling spray. A ThermaTip treatment tip is attached to the ThermaCool System’s hand-piece. The ThermaTip briefly touches the skin, delivering the non-invasive capacitive radio frequency energy beneath the skin. This deep uniform heating action causes the structures in the skin and underlying tissue to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten and contour skin.
During Thermage, you might feel a mild pinching or deep heating sensation. You can expect less discomfort, though, if the newer vibrating handpiece is used.
When will I see results?
Visible results are often immediate and improve over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.
How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more sessions, most Thermage patients benefit from a single treatment. The treating doctor will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient’s needs and goals.
Where is the Thermage procedure performed?
Thermage procedures can tighten skin safely on most body parts, including the face, eyes, lips, tummy, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks.
How long does the Thermage procedure take?
The Thermage procedure is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that is performed only in a doctor’s office. Depending on the size and location of the area to be treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes or up to two hours.
Is there any special preparation or follow-up regime?
No. Unlike surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation, such as blood work or fasting required. With little to no downtime, most patients can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. There is no special care after treatment. Some patients exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment; this usually resolves within 24 hours. Good skin care and sunscreens are recommended as part of your regular skin care regimen. The only signs of treatment are naturally smoother, younger, and healthier skin.
How long will the effects of the Thermage procedure last?
The Thermage procedure immediately tightens existing collagen and stimulates new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. Results may last for years depending on the patient’s skin condition and natural aging process.
Is the Thermage procedure safe?
The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 450,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date, the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.2%. The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps, and blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects have disappeared in a few days or weeks.
– Written on March 15, 2015
All his team was very nice and helpful. The day of the surgery I felt really calm and relax. He treated me like one of his TV stars. 🙂
Is Thermage the only radiofrequency technology on the market today?
While there are other skin care technologies that use radio frequency energy, only Thermage utilizes proprietary capacitive radio frequency technology to deliver uniform volumetric heating into the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin to help naturally tighten and contour underlying tissue. Also, Thermage generally achieves results in a single treatment compared to other technologies requiring multiple treatment sessions.
How much does the Thermage procedure cost?
The cost of the Thermage procedure depends on the areas being treated. In the U.S., the price of a face procedure may range from $1,000 to $2,000. Other body procedures vary based on the area being treated. The physician will discuss his or her fees with the patient at the time of the consultation.
Schedule an appointment
Dr. Moreano offers Thermage skin tightening, the latest technology to rejuvenate your skin, be it in the face, eyelids, or the rest of the body. If you are not a candidate for surgery, or are not ready for a surgical procedure, Thermage skin tightening in NYC may be perfect for you.