Thermage Facts Sheet
Thermage offers a suite of safe, non-invasive procedures that help smooth, tighten, lift and contour skin for a naturally younger looking appearance without surgery or injections and no downtime. Thermage procedures are administered in a doctorís office using the ThermaCool System. Unlike many treatments, Thermage is safe for patients of all skin colors, as it is not affected by skin pigment.
Thermage procedures use a unique radiofrequency (RF) technology that delivers uniform volumetric heating deeply into the dermis and subcutaneous tissue to help tighten existing collagen and stimulate new collagen growth.
With approximately 500,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date, Thermage has an excellent safety record of 99.8 percent. Thermage procedures can also be used in combination with many common cosmetic procedures such as Botox, fillers, liposuction and plastic surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Gidon will determine if a combination of therapies is appropriate, based on the patientís needs and goals.
To ensure the safest and most efficacious results, standardized procedure guidelines have been designed for each body area.
Face by ThermageTM
Face by Thermage was the first procedure launched by Thermage and remains the most popular. Many women believe that they no longer look as young as they feel. Skin creams are not enough and surgery is often too much. The Face by Thermage procedure helps smooth, tighten and contour facial skin; softening the wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead, giving these women a naturally younger looking appearance without surgery, injections and little to no downtime.
Eyes by ThermageTM
Eyes by Thermage is a non-invasive procedure that helps smooth, tighten and contour skin around the eyes and eyelids, decreasing wrinkles, lines and hooding for a naturally younger looking appearance. Thermage is the first (and to date, only) medical device company to have an FDA clearance for the non-invasive treatment of the upper and lower eyelids.
Lips by ThermageTM
One of the newest additions to the Face by Thermage suite of procedures is Lips by Thermage, a non-invasive procedure to help smooth and tighten skin for fuller, more defined looking lips and decreased fine lines. Thermage is appropriate for patients seeking fuller, more youthful and defined lips.
The Body Shape procedure by Thermage
The Body Shape procedure is designed to help tighten, firm and contour patientsí abdomens, arms, thighs and buttocks in a single treatment, without surgery or downtime. The Body Shape procedure uses the Thermage tip specifically designed for deep contouring of the skin. It delivers significant heat deeply into the subcutaneous layer of the skin to promote increased collagen tightening for shaping of the abdomen, thighs, buttock and arm areas.
The Cellulite procedure by Thermage
According to a 2007 study by the Millennium Research Group, nearly 90 percent of women experience some level of cellulite. The Thermage Cellulite procedure is designed to noticeably reduce the appearance of cellulite in a single treatment. Thermage deeply heats the problem area, rebuilds collagen connective tissues and improves blood flow to the tissues, helping to smooth the surface of the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It can be used on its own or in combination with Smooth Shapes laser for cellulite reduction and LPG Endermologie for deep lymphatic drainage.
Hands by ThermageTM
Many women notice the signs of aging in their hands first and are not aware that there are safe, non-surgical options to improve the appearance of their hands. Hands by Thermage is ideal for patients who have thinning skin on their hands and want to reduce crepiness, diminish the appearance of veins and gain more radiant skin texture. It also works well in combination with fillers to plump the backs of the hands and IPL or laser treatments that remove brown spots, a visible sign of aging particularly on the hands.
As Thermage develops guidelines for treatment of specific body parts and new applications, additional sub-brands and products will be launched.
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