Thermage® is an FDA approved revolutionary non-invasive procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to help smooth, tighten, and contour skin for an overall younger looking appearance. Thermage® is like a non-surgical facelift. Thermage® works by heating the dermis, which is the deeper layer under the epidermis. This heat causes new collagen stimulation, called neo-collagenesis. This new collagen makes the skin look firmer and tighter and improves the overall texture of the skin. It is an excellent treatment option for patients who wish to reduce the appearance of subtle facial wrinkling and sagging skin. If you wish to rejuvenate your face without undergoing a more invasive surgical procedure then Thermage® is the perfect procedure for you.
Where Can Thermage Be Used
Thermage® can be performed anywhere on the body including the face, hands, knees, arms, legs, buttocks, and abdomen. There is no downtime and you can return to all your normal activities immediately after your treatment. Thermage® treatment generally requires 90 minutes for the treatment. First a grid is put on the skin to mark the treated area and then coupling fluid is used throughout the treatment as the heat is applied. The laser heats up the collagen in your skin without any discomfort and initiates new collagen formation and production.
Results will appear immediately after your treatment with skin tightening effects continuing over the next four to six months. Your skin will become smooth, firmer and tighter as the new collagen production appears to slow the aging process. The procedure can be repeated every six months, yearly, or every two years as needed based on your individualized treatment plan.
CoolMini and CoolSculpting Fat Reduction
In the NYC office of Dr. Michele Green, we combine several non-invasive modalities for the aging neck to have the most youthful results. The new non-invasive Cool-mini® treatment by ZELTIQ® is an extremely popular treatment to reduce the fat under the chin and contours the neck. We have amazing results, especially when combing both Coolsculping and Thermage modalities together. First, we perform Thermage® to heat up the collagen in your skin followed a week later by the Cool-Mini® to freeze the fat under the chin. With this non-invasive fat reduction treatment, you can see results in 1 -2 visits and it requires no needles, surgery or downtime. With smaller areas of submental fat we utilize Kybella as well to dissolve fat under the chin. By combining these revolutionary treatments you can non-invasively rejuvenate your aging neck.
Thermage® is indicated for the body as well as the face. Thermage® has a specially designed tip for the body to tighten and rejuvenate all parts of the body including the legs, arms, abdomen, buttocks, and knees. We have tremendous success when combining CoolSculpting® and Thermage® on various areas of the body. Thermage® is performed first to improve appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin. A week later CoolSculpting® is performed to eliminate the fat bulge. Our patients love the results of these two combined treatments.