Thermage for Body
Body Thermage Seattle & Bellevue
Thermage is a non-surgical, non-invasive, no downtime treatment that is clinically shown to tighten, firm, tone, contour and rejuvenate skin on the face and body to help naturally restore a more youthful skin texture. Thermage utilizes a unique form of monopolar Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to firm and tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production. Immediate results from Thermage may be visible, but as new collagen is created by your skin, Thermage results continue to improve for up to six months. The Thermage procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin color.
Before and after Thermage on the body * Individual results may vary.
What is the Thermage procedure?
Thermage is a non-surgical, non-invasive, no downtime, cosmetic rejuvenation procedure that is clinically shown to tighten, firm, tone, contour and rejuvenate skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. The Thermage procedure is administered in a doctor's office using the ThermaCool system, FDA cleared for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and folds, which utilizes a unique form of monopolar Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to firm and tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production. Immediate results from Thermage may be visible, but as new collagen is produced by your skin, Thermage results continue to improve for up to six months. The Thermage procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin color.
Thermage treatment to abdomen * Individual results may vary.
How does Thermage work?
Thermage works by heating deep collagen fibers in the skin and underlying tissue, while protecting the skin's surface with a cooling spray. The treatment is performed with the patented ThermaCool device. The Thermage tip gently touches the skin, delivering the non-invasive CRF energy deep beneath the skin. This deep uniform heating action stimulates the skin to create new collagen and to remodel existing collagen. Thermage may even cause the deep structures in the skin and underlying tissue to tighten immediately following the Thermage procedure. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin and renew skin contours.
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 by medically trained professionals. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes for parts of the face or up to two hours for body Thermage treatments.
How many Thermage treatments will I need?
Unlike many skin tightening procedures requiring four or more sessions, usually only 1 or 2 Thermage treatment produces are necessary for the majority of patients. The treating provider will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient's needs and goals. Many of your Thermage patients choose to repeat the procedure after a few years to further rejuvenate their skin.
Is there a lot of down time after Thermage?
One of the best aspects of the Thermage procedure is that there is little to no down-time following Thermage. With Thermage there are no incisions, no sutures, typically no burns or bruising, and you can resume normal acticity after Thermage.
Before and immediately after Thermage treatment to loose abdomen skin * Individual results may vary.
After Thermage it takes 3-6 months for the treated areas to undergo the collagen building process which translates into smoother and tighter skin.
Before and 6 months after Thermage treatment to loose abdomen skin * Individual results may vary.
Where on the body can the Thermage procedure be performed?
Thermage treatments can be performed in the following body areas:
- Thermage tummy tuck
- Thermage buttock lift
- Thermage inner thigh lift
- Thermage outer thigh lift
- Thermage knees
- Thermage arm lift
- Thermage upper chest lift
Does Thermage work on the Arms?
The Thermage procedure is safe to perform on the arms and can help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of loose skin. Patients who have extensive skin laxity (especially after bariatric surgery) are typically not best suited for thermage and should pursue a surgical arm lift.
Thermage treatment to arms * Individual results may vary.
Thermage treatment to arms * Individual results may vary.
Does Thermage work on the Thighs or Knees?
Yes, Thermage procedure is safe to perform on the thighs and knees and can help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of loose skin in those areas. Similar to arms, patients who have extensive skin laxity (especially after bariatric surgery) are typically not best suited for thermage and should pursue a surgical thigh lift.
Thermage treatment to thighs (rectangle marked by dots shows treated area) * Individual results may vary.
Thermage treatment to lower thighs and knees * Individual results may vary.
What does the Thermage procedure feel like?
With each touch of the Thermage device, the patient experiences a brief sensation of deep warmth heating as the CRF energy is delivered to the skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating sensation is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. To protect the skin and make the treatment more comfortable, the surface of the skin is cooled before, during, and after each application of CRF energy. Patient feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the Thermage procedure will help guide the doctor to balance procedural comfort with maximum results. The provider at times offer light pain medications prior to treatment to minimize sensation.
How long will the effects of Thermage last?
The Thermage procedure may in some instances immediately tighten existing collagen as well as continue to stimulate new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. Results of Thermage may last for years depending on your skin condition and aging process.
Is the Thermage procedure safe?
The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 2 million estimated worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.4%. The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps, and rarely blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects may resolve in a few days or weeks. Consult with your physician regarding this and any other questions you may have on the safety record of the Thermage procedure.
Is Thermage the only radiofrequency device on the market?
Thermage is proven technology that has been around for 20 years with proven results and a global brand. While there are other skin care technologies that use radiofrequency energy, only the Thermage proprietary monopolar capacitive radiofrequency technology delivers deep uniform volumetric heating powerful enough to naturally tighten and contour skin and underlying tissue. Also, Thermage achieves results in a single treatment compared to other technologies that may require five or more treatment sessions.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for Thermage?
The best way to know of course is to come in for a consultation, but if you don't have time for that, the next best thing would be to submit a few photos to us which we can have reviewed by the provider and get back to you with a recommendation.
If you are interested in Thermage FLX or other rejuvenation procedures offered by Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center please fill out this Laser Inquiry Form. You will find our staff to be knowledgeable, professional, accommodating, and honest.
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