Thermage

Looking to address sagging skin while avoiding invasive surgery? Thermage stimulates existing collagen and promotes new collagen growth with deep-heating radiofrequency (RF) technology and a patented delivery system with comfort pulsed technology (CPT). The result: firmer, tighter, more lifted and youthful-looking skin.

Seasonal special! Enjoy 30% OFF your first treatment, plus multi-treatment packages for maximum results and savings.

Consultations are always complimentary.

Thermage

Looking to address sagging skin while avoiding invasive surgery? Thermage stimulates existing collagen and promotes new collagen growth with deep-heating radiofrequency (RF) technology and a patented delivery system with comfort pulsed technology (CPT). The result: firmer, tighter, more lifted and youthful-looking skin.

Seasonal special! Enjoy 30% OFF your first treatment, plus multi-treatment packages for maximum results and savings.

Consultations are always complimentary.

What concerns can Thermage treat?

Thermage can be performed on the face, neck and jowls, stomach, knees, and thighs. There are many benefits to getting Thermage, including:

  • Tightened, lifted skin
  • Minimized appearance of cellulite
  • Softened fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet
  • Reduced eyelid hooding

Thermage - Before & After

How does Thermage work?

Thermage skin tightening treatment works by promoting the contraction of existing collagen fibers and stimulating new collagen growth. The end result is a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance with no downtime. The warming sensation experienced during treatment is a powerful radiofrequency that stimulates new collagen production and contracts existing collagen fibers, resulting in firmer, tighter skin.

What should I expect during a Thermage treatment?

During treatment, patients may experience tolerable sensations of warmth, which is minimized thanks to cool spritzing that is delivered by the unit’s hand piece before, during and after the treatment tip makes contact with the skin. Thermage generally takes 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. 

For enhanced comfort, a topical gel anesthetic may be applied to the face or a mild oral sedative may be taken prior to treatment to help ensure the experience is pleasant, and optimal skin-tightening results are achieved. If an oral sedative will be administered, transportation home should be arranged prior to treatment.

What is Thermage recovery like?

Following Thermage treatment, most individuals return to their regular daily activities. Some may experience mild to moderate skin flushing, which usually subsides within an hour. Most individuals feel a slight aching along the treated area that doesn’t necessitate any type of pain medication. There is no special care needed after treatment, but an effective sunscreen is recommended to prolong results.

How many Thermage treatments will I need?

Many people see incredible results from just one Thermage treatment. Thermage can be performed at least twice a year.

How long do results last?

Performed in Pittsburgh, Thermage skin tightening treatment for the eyes tightens surrounding eye tissue, giving the eyes a brighter, more refreshed appearance.

During a Thermage facial treatment for the eyes, a fine treatment tip is used to deliver heat energy to the surrounding eye tissue. The greater the energy, the better the results. To help counter the warm sensation during treatment, comfort pulsed technology (CPT) is used to deliver a gentle vibrating sensation with cool bursts of air to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

Thermage eye treatment

Performed in Pittsburgh, Thermage skin-tightening treatment for the eyes tightens surrounding eye tissue, giving the eyes a brighter, more lifted and refreshed appearance.

During a Thermage facial treatment for the eyes, a fine treatment tip is used to deliver heat energy to the surrounding eye tissue. The greater the energy, the better the results. To help counter the warm sensation during treatment, comfort pulsed technology (CPT) is used to deliver a gentle vibrating sensation with cool bursts of air to make the patient as comfortable as possible.

How many Thermage treatments do I need around my eyes?

One Thermage skin-tightening eye lift treatment is usually all that is needed to see noticeably firmer, tighter skin around the eyes. Results may be noticeable as early as two weeks after treatment with continued skin tightening over time as new collagen is produced.

The amount of skin tightening treatments depends on the severity of the creping, hooding and fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the eye area. Most individuals see a gradual improvement in the eye area in as little as two weeks continuing for up to six months following an Eyes by Thermage skin treatment.

Thermage non-surgical face lift

Available in Pittsburgh, Thermage® non-surgical face lift is designed to tighten aging skin on the face, gently lift the forehead for a more rejuvenated appearance, and redefine the contours along the jawline and under the chin with just one treatment and no downtime.*

The degree of skin tightening varies from person to person. Age, skin condition and degree of skin laxity plays a role in the outcome. Some individuals have seen improvement within two weeks with continued improvement over the following four to six months. To date, some studies indicate that improvement lasts up to two years; other studies show that thermal collagen changes can last several years depending on the rate of the aging process. It is important to keep in mind that this treatment does not stop the aging process. Gravity will continue to take its toll on the skin, causing natural skin laxity over time.

Can a Thermage treatment be performed if I’ve had dermal fillers and/or Botox?

Yes, a Thermage treatment will not alter the placement of dermal fillers or diminish the results of wrinkle treatments such as BOTOX® or Dysport®. Actually, the combination of these treatments with Thermage skin tightening will offer a more dramatic improvement in your appearance.

Thermage for body contouring

The development of Thermage CPT has taken Thermage skin tightening, also known as Thermacool, to a new level by offering improved results and patient comfort so that greater levels of radiofrequency energy may be delivered more comfortably. The Comfort Pulsed Technology (CPT) delivers a gentle vibration sensation with cool bursts of air to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

How is a Thermage CPT system different from Thermage Skin Tightening?

The newer Thermage CPT System volumetrically heats the deep layers of the skin, while cooling the epidermis to non-invasively smooth, tighten and contour skin in a single treatment. This proprietary CPT, or Comfort Pulse Technology, allows for the delivery of more therapeutic heat energy, with more comfort than in prior systems, offering patients better results. Body by Thermage CPT at The Skin Center Medical Spa is performed with a larger 16 centimeter tip for more evenly distributed skin tightening energy, resulting in maximum skin tightening and body contouring in half the time of the standard treatment.

Does the Thermage skin-tightening technology treat age spots or other skin discoloration?

The Thermage CPT is FDA-approved for skin tightening and is often performed in conjunction with Fraxel® Dual laser skin resurfacing to improve skin tone and texture and significantly lighten sun spots, age spots, dark patches and other types of hyperpigmentation. Individuals who choose to have both Thermage Non-Surgical Facelift and Fraxel Dual treatments are generally very satisfied with noticeable skin tightening and overall improvement in skin tone, skin texture and skin color.

Schedule a complimentary consultation

Our laser specialists are state-licensed, strict about safety and have above industry standard training and experience. During your complimentary consultation, they will assess your skin goals and budget to create a customized treatment plan. To schedule, please call 1-800-429-1151 or fill out our appointment request form and a patient coordinator will get back to you.

Alternative treatments

Ultherapy

Ultherapy makes sagging, loose skin a concern of the past with diagnostic ultrasound technology that tightens and tones the skin. Best of all, it’s entirely non-invasive, non-surgical and produces immediate results.

Lutronic Ultra

Lutronic Ultra Laser gently rebuilds glowing, healthy skin with minimal downtime, as it effectively improves hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines, tone and texture—and can be used across multiple skin types, all year long.

QuickLift Facelift

The QuickLift® Facelift is a minimally invasive facelift procedure that gently lifts the mid-to-lower portion of the face and tightens the neck and jawline

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can be performed on either the upper eyelid to remove excess skin and improve sagging or drooping eyelids or on the lower eyelid to eliminate bags under the eyes caused by fatty pouches; it also improves the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. For brighter and more beautiful eyes, we recommend EyeQ® Eye Lift.

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