Thermage is an advanced way to tighten the skin without incisions or surgery. It works through the generation of heat by the application of a sophisticated treatment tip to the skin. The Thermage tip delivers radiofrequency energy to the underlying layers of skin to create new collagen production over time. As new collagen is formed in the deepest skin layers, the overlying skin appears tighter and lifted, looking more refreshed and youthful. The Thermage treatment works best for mild to moderate skin laxity on the cheeks and jowls, upper face for heavy eyelids, skin laxity on the abdomen, and on the back of the thighs for rippled skin.
After a thorough consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists, we will evaluate the areas of concern, discuss your goals, and determine if you are a good candidate for Thermage. We perform all Thermage treatments in one of our private and comfortable body-contouring suites. During treatment, a warm sensation is felt as the radiofrequency energy creates heat within the skin. For the vast majority of patients, no anesthesia is required during treatment as the heat sensation is mild and tolerable. Treatment times will vary from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. After treatment, there is minimal to no redness and patients can return to daily activities immediately. Although a small amount of skin tightening is often observed immediately after a Thermage treatment, the most dramatic results are visible three to six months after treatment as new collagen grows to further tighten the skin and produce a more youthful and toned appearance.
We would love to speak with you and get started with your own personalized Thermage treatment. Give our office a call to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.