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Thermage for tightening is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the production of the skin’s own collagen. The result is tighter and firmer skin on the treated area. This is an excellent treatment for contouring and tightening; in fact, many people find that having a Thermage treatment allows them to put off the facelift they may have been considering. Thermage is used to treat both the face and body, allowing for tightening and contouring on the face, and tightening and improvement of skin texture on the body. A single treatment is all that is necessary for very long-lasting improvement.

How Does Thermage Work?

Thermage works by sending radiofrequency energy through the skin’s surface to stimulate healthy collagen production in the skin. By stimulating collagen production, the skin’s texture is not only improved, but the skin is tauter and healthier; this leads to much more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. There is no surgery or invasive component for this  treatment, meaning that there are no surgical scars left behind or downtime to plan for after Thermage.

What Areas are Treated with Thermage?

Thermage is a unique cosmetic treatment in that it can be performed on many areas of the face and body. Thermage treatment of the face helps to decrease the appearance of heavy jowls, tighten lax skin on the face and neck, and improve the natural contouring of the face. Thermage treatment of the face can also be used to target the eyes specifically; treatment improves the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and can lift heavy brows that can otherwise lead to a tired appearance. One Thermage tightening treatment delivers dramatic tightening and contouring, which lasts for years after a single treatment.

Thermage for the Body

In addition to the face and neck, Thermage can also be used to improve the appearance of the body, such as the appearance of loose skin on the abdomen (this is an extremely popular treatment for women after childbirth), decrease the appearance of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, tighten loose skin above the knees, and improve the appearance of upper arms by improving the texture of the skin in this area.

What to Expect During Thermage

During your appointment, a temporary grid may be applied to clean skin and a thin layer of gel will be used to cover the area. The treatment itself uses a small handpiece, which delivers short pulses of vibration and heat. Though older Thermage treatments were sometimes painful, the new Thermage CPT technology is a relatively painless procedure. We use the newest Thermage CPT technology, in order to deliver the most effective and painless treatments for our patients. The treatment itself takes approximately one hour, depending on the area being treated. Immediately following the treatment, your skin may have very mild redness for a few minutes; this can easily be covered with makeup if you wish. Thermage for tightening is an effective and exciting option for non-invasive skin tightening on the face and body.

Are there Any Side Effects with Thermage Treatment?

The treatment lasts approximately one hour during which you will feel very little pain if any, as we utilize the latest technology so that our patients are comfortable and the process is virtually painless. Afterward you may experience some mild redness in the treated areas. This goes away quickly and you can immediately resume your normal activities. A non-invasive, highly effective skin tightening treatment, the results of Thermage are truly long lasting and will have you feeling better about yourself and your body.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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