Thermage Skin Tightening Treatment

What Is 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. 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 and can be used on the whole face. The most common areas of treatment are the jaw line, nasolabial folds, jowls and underneath the chin. Thermage can help you look and feel younger and healthier. We offer Thermage treatments in our locations across Bergen County, NJ, Queens, Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and more.

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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 gives skin form and shape. Over time, the collagen in these layers breaks 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.

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Thermage Treatment

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.


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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a dermatological, cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the skin. It uses a radio frequency to target the dermis layers and promotes collagen growth while bypassing (and thus protecting) the epidermis layer.

What can Thermage treat?

Thermage has been clinically proven to tighten and smooth the skin on the face and body. Since the first device became available in dermatologists offices a decade ago, many patients have used Thermage to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, to tighten sagging skin or loose jowls, and to help contour and define the skin. Thermage can be used to treat wrinkled or sagging skin on the entire face or body.

How does Thermage work?

It creates a younger appearance by using radio waves to penetrate into the dermis layer, tighten collagen and stimulate collagen production. The radio energy heats the skin and stimulates the body’s natural healing response. There are no artificial materials or injections; the results will be a completely natural, more youthful-looking you.

Is Thermage safe? Does it hurt?

Thermage is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that has been FDA approved in the US and CE marked in Europe. It is available in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, and parts of Asia, as well as many other countries. A topical anesthetic cream is applied before the procedure to numb the skin, and for added comfort, the Thermage procedure will be alternated with a cooling cream. Many patients report a heating sensation, and sometimes minor pain, but most are able to tolerate the sensation; otherwise, mild painkillers may be advised by our dermatologists (we are now servicing the Summit & Ridgewood New Jersey areas). General anesthesia is not used.

Will I require recovery time?

Most patients require little to no downtime after a procedure, and resume daily activities immediately after the procedure. Some patients experience some sensitivity, bruising, and swelling after a Thermage treatment, but this often fades quickly as the skin begins to heal and produce new collagen.

How soon will I see results?

Because Thermage works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, patients may not see an immediate improvement after a procedure. As the body begins to produce new, more elastic collagen, tighter, more youthful skin will be revealed within a few weeks of treatment. These rejuvenating effects will continue to improve up to six months after the procedure.

Is Thermage right for me?

An experienced dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology can help determine whether Thermage is the correct treatment for you; there are locations conveniently located throughout the New York and New Jersey area, including Summit & Ridgewood. Thermage has been shown to be effective on all skin types, dark or fair. It can work on all areas of the body. However, Thermage focuses on addressing slightly different concerns than other treatments; Thermage is mainly for the tightening and rejuvenating of the skin from within. Since it does not touch the outer layer, it is less effective in treating skin conditions such as scarring or spotting.

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