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Thermage® is renowned as "the non-surgical facelift" thanks to its effective non-surgical treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in the mid-face, eyelids and brow. Now, Thermage also offers quick, non-invasive, no-downtime skin tightening for many other areas of the body such as the arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, legs and hands.
Now you can enjoy younger, more supple, contoured skin in one easy procedure. With Thermage, there is no need to resort to surgery, soft-tissue filler injections or astringent chemical peels.
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center now carries the new Thermage® Total Tip 3.0, a highly effective treatment tip for face and neck as well as other body treatments that offers the earliest visible results in Thermage treatment history in addition to the consistent long-term results. Targeted, uniform, bulk heating allows dermatologists to treat patients effectively while maintaining patient comfort.
The Thermage® procedure is available only in the offices of qualified physicians who specialize in cosmetic procedures. The procedure itself is normally done as a single treatment that takes from 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on the treatment area. What's more, there is no downtime, so you can quickly resume your normal routine. Thermage® is safe and effective for all skin types and tones.
How It Works
There are three distinct layers in the skin: a visible outer layer on the surface called the epidermis, a collagen-rich under-layer beneath the surface called the dermis, and an inner -layer beneath the dermis called the subcutaneous layer, or fat layer, that has a web of collagen fibers running through it.
When the collagen in these three layers breaks down due to sun exposure, heredity, or the normal aging process, your skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Treatments that work on just the surface of the skin can't do anything to restore the collagen in the under-layer or inner- layer of your skin.
Thermage® is the only non-invasive procedure available that tightens and renews your skin's collagen in all three layers. Thermage®'s unique Capacitive Radiofrequency Technology deep heats the skin and underlying tissue, while the skin's surface is protected with a continuous cooling spray. This heating causes the collagen to contract and thicken, resulting in immediate tightening as well as improved tone and texture. In addition, the body also initiates new collagen formation as part of the natural wound-healing process, providing long-term tightening of the skin. The improvements will continue and become even more noticeable up to 6 months following treatment.
What Thermage® Can Treat
- Face – tightens and lifts
- Lips – plumps and diminishes lines
- Eyes – contours and lifts the skin around the eyes
- Body – improves texture, sagging, and wrinkling of the upper arms, thighs and abdomen
What Can I Expect?
People ages 35-60 normally have the best and most predictable results. If your skin is too lax, the results will not be as dramatic. During your consultation, Dr. Reichel will determine if Thermage® is right for you.
The complete procedure can be performed in just one session, lasting from 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the treatment area. Anesthesia is not required, but we will make sure that you are comfortable during the procedure. During the treatment, you’ll feel a brief, heat sensation each time. The complete procedure can be performed in just one session, lasting from 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the treatment area. Anesthesia is not required, but we will make sure that you are comfortable during the procedure. During the treatment, you'll feel a brief, heat sensation each time Thermage delivers radiofrequency energy to your skin. This indicates that your collagen is being stimulated and tightened. After treatment, your skin may be slightly red for a day or two, and you may experience minor swelling. Make-up may be applied and use of moisturizer with sunscreen is recommended. Most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment, with no downtime or special follow-up care. delivers radiofrequency energy to your skin. This indicates that your collagen is being stimulated and tightened.
After treatment, your skin may be slightly red for a day or two, and you may experience minor swelling. Make-up may be applied and use of moisturizer with sunscreen is recommended. Most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment, with no downtime or special follow-up care.
Immediately after your treatment, you should feel and see your skin being smoother, firmer, and tighter. You may also notice some contouring effects which will begin enhancing the shape of your face or body. Over time, you should 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. These effects will continue for up to 6 months. You should see results that last for years, depending on your skin condition and natural aging process.
Eyes by Thermage®
Introducing Eyes by Thermage®, the only procedure that helps smooth and tighten skin and decrease wrinkles and hooding in the eye area without surgery or injections and little to no downtime. You'll have younger looking, more lifted eyes that look less tired. Plus, the smoother skin of your eyelids will make it easier to apply eye shadow and eyeliner.
The Eyes by Thermage® procedure takes about one hour. And because there is no bruising, swelling or sutures, you can apply make-up and return to your normal routine after the procedure. At your consultation, we can discuss whether a surgical eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or a laser procedure is right for you. It is possible to refresh the eyes with the use of tissue augmentation and BOTOX® too. We can discuss the options at your initial consultation.
Lips by Thermage®
Lips augmentation and rejuvenation can be achieved with a 20 to 30 minute Thermage® treatment. Only one treatment is needed. It is relatively painless, and there is no downtime. As we age, we lose volume in our lips. Lips by Thermage® has the potential to lift the lips and give them a natural but fuller appearance. It can also help reduce the lines around the mouth. Our patients have told us that it makes lipstick less likely to run into the lines around the lips, and also keeps lipstick from staining the upper front teeth. Results will be evident immediately, but tissue remodeling takes up to 6 months for final results.
Thermage and Liposuction
For some of our liposuction patients, we may offer Thermage® after the liposuction.
When Thermage® is performed after a liposuction surgery it can help reduce skin dimpling, and unevenness that can occur with liposuction. For patients with the potential for loose skin after liposuction, Thermage® can help with skin tightening and deep contouring of the body. Thermage® can further improve the results of liposuction, increasing patient satisfaction with the overall outcome. Thermage® can work in conjunction with liposuction of the neck, abdomen, legs and arms.
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