The Thermage procedure is a new method for smoothing wrinkles and tightening and lifting the skin on the face without surgery, chemicals, or needles. The Thermage Procedure is FDA approved for the non-surgical treatment of facial wrinkles. Ideal candidates for the Thermage Procedure have thin or medium thickness skin, and mild or moderate facial wrinkling. The procedure can also be used to treat areas of the face that are still loose after a surgical facelift.
During the procedure, the treatment tip simultaneously heats and cools the skin. It emits radio frequency energy to heat the collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, while protecting the top layers with a cooling spray. The heating action causes the collagen in the skin to tighten immediately. In addition, over the next few months, the procedure stimulates the production of new collagen, further enhancing the result.
The combined action of the immediate tightening of collagen and the production of new collagen results in a tighter skin, improved skin texture, and a more youthful appearance. The optimum result is generally achieved approximately three or four months following the procedure. The procedure can also be repeated to further enhance the result.
The Thermage technique has recently been changed. We now use lower energy levels to make the procedure more comfortable, and we treat the tissues multiple times using a faster treatment tip. This new treatment method produces a better cosmetic result for patients.
In some physician offices, the Thermage procedure is performed by a nurse. However, in our office, the Thermage procedure is performed only by highly trained and experienced board certified physicians.
If you have developed some aging or wrinkling of your face and you’re interested in exploring the option of tightening and toning your skin without surgery, call us at 310-829-9396 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian.