Thermage is a nonsurgical procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) to help tighten and smooth skin by promoting new collagen growth. RF waves induce heat into the skin that treats outer skin and then extends inward.
Thermage is generally recommended for:
One advantage to Thermage is its ability to treat larger areas. A single treatment takes about 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment area, and there is little to no downtime.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging to bypass the skin’s surface and stimulate collagen production in the desired areas.
Ultrasound is best known for targeting smaller, deeper skin layers. In this way, Ultherapy is touted as treating the skin from the inside out.
Ultherapy is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure for lifting and tightening the areas around the:
How Is a Thermage Done
Your provider will use a hand-held device to deliver radiofrequency energy into the dermal tissue of the targeted area. You’ll likely feel a brief sensation of heat each time it’s used.
Total time depends on the skin being treated. In general, Thermage can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
How Long Does It Starts Effect
Thermage results vary and depend on the treatment area.
In general, most people see gradual results over 2 to 6 months following one Thermage session. Depending on your skin, results last 1 to 2 years.
Preparation before Thermage
Come with a clean face, free of skin products and makeup.
You may also want to avoid chemical treatments and facial peels prior to treatment.
If you’re looking to target skin other than the face and neck.
In addition to the face, Thermage also works on sagging skin on the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks — areas not approved for treatment with Ultherapy.
Candidates for Thermage
Recommended if you’re middle-aged and do not need a surgical facelift or want to go with a non-invasive approach.
You should have mild to moderate skin sagging in these areas: neck，jowls，cheek，brows，eyelids
Not Qualified Candidates
You’re pregnant or nursing
You have an implanted pacemaker
You have an implanted cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD)