A Thermage procedure is a non-invasive alternative to alleviate wrinkles and sagging skin that occur naturally over time. Results are immediate and can last for years. Thermage is also an excellent companion to any liposuction procedure – especially for older patients, where sagging skin may be more pronounced.

Normally, the complete procedure can be performed in just one session. A session lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the treatment area. General anesthesia is not required, but Dr. Stein may offer light pain medications prior to treatment. During the treatment, you’ll feel a brief, heating sensation each time Thermage delivers radio-frequency energy to the under layer of your skin. This indicates that your collagen is being stimulated and tightened.

After Thermage Treatment
After treatment, your skin may be slightly red for a day or two. Most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment, with no downtime or special follow-up care. Side effects are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters, and bumps, which usually disappear within a few days.

You should feel and see your skin becoming smoother, firmer, and tighter immediately after your procedure. You may also notice some contouring effects that will begin enhancing the shape of your face.

After the procedure, you should continue to see improvements to your skin as a result of the production of new and increased collagen, as well as some additional contouring effects due to continued tightening over time. These effects will continue for up to six months and you should see lasting results.