Thermage CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) is a non-invasive procedure that tightens and contours skin without surgery or injections. Using radio frequency to deeply heat the lower layers of skin (dermis), Thermage stimulates and tightens existing collagen, as well as activates new collagen growth. The CPT technology is the latest version of Thermage delivering more consistant results in non-surgical skin tightening.
At Chrysalis Rejuvenation Clinic, we administer Thermage to treat these concerns:
- Loose skin on the face, such as sagging jowls, eyelids, crow’s feet and fine wrinkles
- Loose skin on the abdomen, due to past pregnancies or weight loss
- Loose skin nearly anywhere on the body due to aging or dramatic weight loss: arms, knees, buttocks, hands, etc.
- Cellulite, particularly on the buttocks
Thermage does not remove or “melt away” fat tissue. Rather, it improves the tightness and contour of collagen proteins, which are the connective tissues in the skin that deteriorate over time.
THERMAGE BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THERMAGE
How much time does a Thermage treatment require?
The procedure depends on the area treated, from 45 minutes up to 2 hours. You will be medicated for this procedure so we do allow time for the meds to take affect.
How much does it hurt?
Thermage generates heat and the patient must feel warmth for the procedure to work effectively. Pre-medication with a pain reliever such as Tylenol 3 and/or a relaxant such as Ativan, permits the individual to tolerate the procedure quite easily.
How many treatments will I need?
Thermage is a one-treatment procedure. You do not need to come back except for follow up appointments to document the improvement. It is possible to re-administer the procedure years down the line, if natural ageing causes loose skin to reoccur.
How much downtime is there after Thermage treatment?
Downtime is minimal; as soon as the medication wears off, the individual can resume his/hers daily activities.
Are there any side effects of Thermage?
The most common side-effect is some redness on the treated area, which dissipates very quickly. Swelling, blistering, bumps or surface irregularities can occur but are unusual.
How soon will I see results?
There is usually some improvement immediately, but the full results are achieved gradually and peak at about 6 months as the collagen re-grows in the skin.
How long do the results last?
Thermage has been approved by the FDA since 2002; so, there are no long-term studies to determine precisely how long it lasts. It most certainly lasts several years, but the ageing process continues and thus future sagging may re-occur.
Continual proper skin care will help prolong the youthful appearance you will have gained from this procedure.