The only procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment, with no surgery, no injections, and no downtime, Thermage® can stimulate the body’s natural renewal process by encouraging the production of collagen to create subtle, natural looking results throughout the face and body.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more of the benefits of Thermage®. New York City board certified dermatologist Dr. Michele S. Green offers advanced skin care techniques to help you look your very best.
Benefits of Thermage®
As you age, your body loses collagen in your skin, causing visible wrinkles and sagging. Thermage® gives you tighter, smoother skin, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and helps you look younger without any incisions or surgery by boosting your body’s natural collagen production. The procedure can be used nearly anywhere on the face or body for a nonsurgical “lift” that firms and tightens loose skin while simultaneously eliminating unwanted fat.
Thermage CPT can be performed anywhere on the body including the face, hands, knees, arms, legs, buttocks, and abdomen. Most patients do not want a facelift and Thermage is able to target the jowls and restore your jawline through this revolutionary skin tightening treatment. Thermage is uniquely designed to non-surgically tighten the skin at the first signs of aging by simulating existing collagen and promoting new collagen. Thermage lifts and tightens the skin and rejuvenates the skin in just a single treatment in Dr. Michele Green’s NYC office.
Each treatment uses unique (RF) radiofrequency technology to safely heat the inner layers of your skin, while cooling the surface of your skin simultaneously. This deep heating helps tighten existing collagen and stimulates new collagen production. Over time, aged skin is replaced with smoother, tighter skin, improved tone and texture and an overall younger looking complexion.
Dr. Green’s practice now offers treatment using the Thermage® Total Tip 3.0, a new design that offers results almost immediately in addition to improved long-term results. The 3.0 tip allows for targeted, uniform treatments that deliver a more comfortable experience for patients as well as a more impressive outcome.
If you have questions about Thermage®, we encourage you to read our Thermage® FAQs below, to see what common questions we get about the treatment and the results that it can achieve.
Thermage (abdomen) 4 1/2 months after treatment
What to Expect
Dr. Green performs Thermage® treatments in her private office on the Upper East Side of New York City. The treatment takes an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the location of the body and size of the treated area; larger areas may take a bit longer. The treatment is entirely pain free.
Before the procedure, a grid is outlined on your face or body to delineate the treated area. During the procedure, the handheld device is pressed repeatedly onto the outlined area of your skin. As the adaptor touches your skin, you will feel both the quick sensation of heat and a cooling sensation. The heating sensation is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for tightening.
The treatment is entirely pain-free, and you’ll immediately have a “glow” or plumping of the skin. Thermage® requires no downtime, so you can resume all of your normal activities right away after treatment. There is no recovery period or special post-treatment care needed after your appointment.
Thermage® stimulates your body’s own collagen in a single treatment. Results may appear immediately after treatment with improvements continuing in two to four months. Your skin will become smooth, firmer and tight as the new collagen production slows the aging process. Although individual results may vary, the effects of your treatment can last for two years, helping you look younger for longer.
45-54 Year old man treated with Thermage and Kybella
We encourage you to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of Thermage® skin tightening. Dr. Michele S. Green provides the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.
View Thermage FAQs
What is Thermage?
Thermage® effectively tightens loose skin and smoothes away wrinkles without the need for incisions, scars or surgery. Just one session is often enough to create long-lasting results, and the appointment itself can typically be scheduled right over your lunch hour.
Am I a Candidate for Thermage?
The best candidates for Thermage® are good general physical and mental health, and have noticed skin wrinkling and laxity that their existing beauty routine isn’t able to keep up with. Thermage® is also ideal for those patients who have realistic expectations about their results, and who prefer subtle improvement rather than the more dramatic results typically seen with cosmetic surgery. Thermage skin rejuvenation can be performed on all skin types, and for patients of all ages.
How does Thermage work?
Thermage® is an FDA approved technique that delivers radiofrequency energy to the deepest layers of the skin, while simultaneously protecting the skin’s surface through a continuous cooling process. The RF energy works to heat collagen fibers deep in the dermis, which tightens the skin as well as stimulates renewed collagen production for several months after treatment. The result of the new collagen growth is an improvement in the visible signs of aging like crow’s feet, early jowling or “turkey neck” and neck contouring to restore a more youthful appearance.
Is Thermage® just for the face?
The Thermage® device can be used with a variety of different tips, some specifically designed for the face and eye area, to treat eye “hooding”, and others that are used for the body. Women may choose Thermage® to improve their post-pregnancy belly or minimize the appearance of cellulite, while men may turn to Thermage® to improve residual skin laxity due to age or following minor weight loss. Thermage has two separate handpieces, one for all body parts, including arms, legs, buttocks, abdomen, thighs, and a separate handpiece designed for the face and eye area.
Can I combine Thermage with other facial rejuvenation procedures?
Because Thermage® only corrects the laxity of the skin, other signs of aging may require a different procedure. For example, age spots can be diminished with a resurfacing treatment like chemical peels or Fraxel Dual Laser Resurfacing, while deep lines and wrinkles may require a dermal filler. Many patients choose to have Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm right after their Thermage procedure. If you notice excess pockets of fat in addition to skin laxity, Dr. Green may also recommend CoolSculpting® to fine-tune your figure.
55-64 Year old woman treated with Thermage and CoolSculpting – 6 months
What should I expect during treatment?
Depending on the size of the treatment area, your appointment can last between 45 to 90 minutes. When Dr. Green touches the device to your skin, you’ll feel a heating sensation as well as coolness on the skin’s surface. After your appointment, you can immediately return to your regular routine without any downtime.
Are there any side effects from Thermage?
One of the best things about Thermage is that you can have this non-invasive procedure which tightens the skin without any side effects or downtime. Dr. Green will control with amount of energy used during the procedure to achieve maximum results while still maintaining patient comfort. Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to heat the dermis, produce new collagen, and tighten the skin, all without any side effects, all within one single treatment session.
How soon until I see results?
Most men and women see an immediate “glow” after treatment, along with a plumper, firmer look to their complexion. As collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin increases, you should continue seeing improvements over the next few months. Most patients enjoy their results for up to two or three years.
Any additional questions about Thermage & How to book an appointment in NYC?
We offer Thermage in NYC, and our offices are based in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, so contact us online, or call us at 212-535-3088 today in order to book an appointment. Dr. Michele Green is a top doctor in minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology and an expert in laser skin tightening and Thermage.