Thermage®-Non-invasive Skin Tightening:
Thermage CPT is a non-invasive, completely safe, non surgical procedure with no injections necessary. Thermage tightens, firms, and contours your skin, through natural contraction and stimulation of collagen within your skin.One procedure is enough to start the process and stimulate existing collagen in order to begin new growth. Once started, improvements can be seen immediately. Results can last one to two years.Thermage is a cosmetic procedure. Each session lasts between 20 minutes and two hours, depending on the area being treated. Another benefit of Thermage is that there is no downtime. You can come in during a lunch break and be back at work afterward.Thermage works for all different skin types, from fair to dark skin. Thermage can be used on the whole face, with the most common areas of treatment being the jaw line, nasal folds, jowls and underneath the chin.Thermage can help you look and feel younger and healthier. We also have Ulthera which performs many of these same functions. We will tell you at your consultation which technique is best suited for you. Very few practices are able to offer so many different options at their offices. We offer Thermage treatment in our locations across Bergen County, NJ, Queens, Long Island, NY and more.
How Thermage® Works
Thermage works by stimulating new growth of collagen in your skin. There are three layers to a person’s skin. The outer layer is called the epidermis, the middle layer is called the dermis, and the lowest layer is called the subcutaneous layer. All these layers have collagen, which is a fat layer that runs through them all, giving the skin form and shape. Over time, the collagen in these layers break down due to sun exposure, aging, and genetics. When the collagen breaks down, the skin starts to sag and wrinkle. Treatments that are used on the outer layer are not very long lasting, because they do not affect the layers underneath.Thermage works on all three layers of the skin. Thermage uses Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology which heats the skin’s layers and stimulates new collagen growth. When heated, the collagen tightens, and results can be seen right away with improved tone and texture. Results continue and are seen for four to six months after a treatment.You only need one treatment of Thermage in order to start seeing results. Thermage works on all types and colors of skin. Thermage, a non-invasive procedure, allows for you to be in and out and back to your normal schedule right after a procedure.
Thermage® CPT Technology
The latest Thermage utilizes Comfort Pulse Technology, or CPT to ensure patient comfort throughout treatment. A Thermage CPT treatment session begins with applying cool air onto the treatment areas. A treatment tip then sends radiofrequency energy beneath the skin, promoting the growth of new collagen. Thermage CPT treatment ends by applying additional cooling to the epidermis.
The Thermage® Procedure
The Thermage procedure can only be done by doctors that have been certified and taken the training to use Thermage. Thermage is not for everyone, so a consultation with your doctor should be scheduled first to see if Thermage is right for you. Women between the ages of 35-60 are usually the best candidates and show the most expected results. If your skin is too loose, the results will not be as drastic.A single session lasts anywhere between 20 minutes and two hours, depending on the area being treated. A person can go right in for a treatment without anything beforehand, but if a person is uncomfortable, they may ask the doctor for some pain medication.Each time Thermage emits its radiofrequency energy, a quick heat sensation will be felt. When this sensation is felt, you know that the collagen is tightening due to the stimulation.Afterwards you can resume your daily schedule. Your skin might be a little red for a day or so, but it should not hinder you from going about your regular schedule. Additionally, no special care or follow-up is required. However, if you have any questions, you can contact our offices in Queens, Bergen County, NJ, Long Island, NY and more.The results are immediate and you should feel and see your skin getting tighter, firmer, and smoother. Your skin will start to contour and you will notice an enhancement in the shape of your face. Increased improvements can be observed right after the procedure and will continue for the next six months. The results should be lasting after the stimulation and production of new collagen from the Thermage treatment.
See the Results
Below are Before and After images of the skin tightening procedure using Thermage.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
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