Thermage Non-invasive Facelift and Skin tightening

Thermage Non-invasive Facelift and Skin tightening
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What is the Thermage CPT System?

The new Thermage CPT System represents a significant leap forward in skin tightening and body contouring technology utilizing Comfort Pulse TechnologyTM to get skin back to its healthy, youthful appearance. This treatment is the premier non-invasive procedure to contour the skin in a single treatment with no surgery, no injections and little to no downtime.

How does the Thermage CPT procedure work?

The procedure works by using best-in-class radiofrequency technology to heat collagen fibers deep in the skin and underlying tissue. The new Thermage CPT system has an improved, more uniform heating action that causes the structures in the skin and underlying tissue to immediately help tighten while stimulating collagen growth. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten and contour skin.

What makes the new procedure more comfortable?

The Thermage CPT system incorporates proprietary Comfort Pulse TechnologyTM in every aspect of the system including a new vibrating handpiece and scientifically advanced treatment tips. The Comfort Pulse Technology delivers energy more efficiently through the new system to the area being treated while the redesigned tips distribute heat more efficiently. The new vibrating handpiece also provides a more comfortable experience.

When will I see results?

With its latest new treatment parameters to treat the face with the Total Tip 3.0, practices and patients are reporting visible contouring and toning results off-the-table; and this immediate result continues to improve over time. Measurable smoothing and contouring improvements are seen over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.

How many treatments will I need?

Unlike many procedures requiring two or more sessions, most Thermage patients benefit from a single treatment. The treating doctor will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient’s needs and goals.

Where on the body is the Thermage CPT procedure performed?

The Thermage CPT procedure is designed especially for the face and the body; and is the first and only procedure cleared by the FDA for eyelids.
Thermage can help contour skin safely on most body parts, including the face, eyes, tummy, arms, hands, knees, thighs and buttocks.

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How long does the Thermage CPT procedure take?

A typical Thermage CPT face treatment takes about an hour; for Thermage CPT body treatment, depending on the size and location of the area to be treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes or up to two hours. The Thermage CPT procedure is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that is performed only in a doctor’s office, with little or no downtime.

Is there any special preparation or follow-up regimen?

No. Unlike surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation, such as blood work or fasting required. With little to no downtime, most patients can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. There is no special care after treatment. Some patients exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, which usually resolves within 24 hours. The only signs of treatment are naturally smoother, younger and healthier skin. The treating doctor will provide any pre- or post- Thermage guidance, based on the patient’s needs.

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How long will the effects of the Thermage CPT procedure last?

The Thermage CPT procedure immediately helps tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. The resulting remodeled collagen lasts for years; and visible results may last for years, depending on the patient’s skin condition and natural aging process.

Is Thermage the only radiofrequency technology on the market today?

While there are other skin care treatments that use radiofrequency energy, only Thermage utilizes patented monopolar radiofrequency delivery technology to deliver uniform volumetric heating into the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. This technology helps naturally tighten and contour bulk volume of the underlying tissue that may help provide long-term results. Also, Thermage generally achieves results in a single treatment compared to other technologies requiring multiple treatment sessions.

How much does the Thermage CPT procedure cost?

The cost for the Thermage CPT procedure depends on the areas being treated. In the U.S., the price of a face procedure may range from $1,000 to $5,000. Other body procedures vary based on the area being treated. The physician will discuss his or her fees with the patient at the time of the consultation. The costs of Thermage can be significantly less than plastic surgery and the results are more natural looking than surgery.
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