Thermage® skin tightening treatment, available at European Day Spa and Salon, is a non-invasive solution for skin tightening that utilizes radiofrequency energy. This innovative treatment stimulates new collagen production in the targeted area, effectively enhancing the appearance of loose skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Without resorting to invasive surgical procedures, Thermage eliminates the need for plastic surgery, incisions, scars, or anesthesia.

Through the stimulation of the body’s natural collagen production process, Thermage rejuvenates the skin, resulting in a smoother, tighter, and more youthful appearance. A single session with Thermage radiofrequency is often sufficient to achieve long-lasting results. The convenience of this non-invasive treatment allows appointments to be scheduled during lunch hours. With state-of-the-art comfort technology, Thermage ensures a comfortable procedure with no downtime afterward, allowing clients to resume their regular activities immediately.

As part of the natural aging process, collagen production diminishes, leading to sagging, crepey, and loose skin. Thermage RF technology at European Day Spa and Salon effectively addresses these concerns in a non-invasive manner, providing firm, youthful-looking skin in just one treatment session. Combining Thermage with other complementary non-invasive treatments, such as dermal fillers, Botox, Kybella, and CoolSculpting, allows for a comprehensive approach to address specific skin concerns and achieve personalized aesthetic goals.

Offering a range of non-invasive cosmetic procedures, European Day Spa and Salon is dedicated to providing clients with natural and lasting results. To explore the suitability of Thermage treatment for skin tightening, schedule a consultation at European Day Spa and Salon today.

What is Thermage skin tightening?

Thermage Skin TighteningThermage represents a non-invasive skin tightening treatment utilizing radiofrequency laser technology to achieve skin rejuvenation without downtime. An inherent aspect of the aging process involves diminished levels of elastin and collagen production. Collagen and elastin, essential proteins naturally present in the body, contribute to skin firmness and elasticity. With their depletion, visible signs of aging emerge, including fine lines, wrinkles, and loose, crepey skin. For individuals seeking to address these signs and counteract the natural aging of the skin, Thermage® treatment stands out as an effective skin tightening solution.

Thermage skin tightening treatment delivers tighter, firmer, and smoother skin, softening fine lines and wrinkles, and promoting a more youthful appearance without resorting to plastic surgery. By stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, Thermage aids in combating the effects of aging. This versatile procedure is applicable to various areas on the face and body, including the neck, chest, décolletage, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The result is a nonsurgical “lift” effect, firming and tightening loose skin.

What does Thermage Treatment do?

Thermage radiofrequency skin tightening treatment offers numerous benefits, primarily resulting in firm, smooth, and youthful-looking skin without the need for surgery or downtime. This versatile procedure is applicable to various body parts, including the face, arms, abdomen, legs, buttocks, chest, and neck. Utilizing radiofrequency technology, Thermage delivers targeted heat to the middle layers of the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen and remodeling existing collagen.

Beyond skin tightening, Thermage treatment enhances the overall texture of the skin, addressing signs of aging such as crepey or loose skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and even cellulite. Patients seeking to improve the appearance of dimpled skin can turn to Thermage for effective results. A cosmetic rejuvenation procedure, Thermage is tailored to individual needs and goals, ensuring a personalized treatment plan for optimal outcomes.

What is Thermage good for?

Thermage radiofrequency skin tightening is a versatile procedure suitable for various body areas, including the face, chest, neck, décolletage, hands, knees, arms, legs, buttocks, and abdomen. Catering to those who prefer non-surgical alternatives to traditional facelifts, Thermage targets sagging jowls and enhances jawline definition through this revolutionary skin-tightening treatment. The practice offers Thermage as a lift, tightening, and rejuvenation solution in a single treatment session.

Utilizing innovative radiofrequency (RF) technology, Thermage safely heats the inner layers of the skin, followed by a brief cooling sensation on the skin’s surface to enhance patient comfort. This deep heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter skin, improved texture, and an overall more youthful complexion over time.

The practice incorporates Thermage treatment using various applicator tips with distinct sizes and functions, designed for different facial and body areas. The Thermage® Total Tip 3.0, a new design, offers rejuvenation results almost immediately and enhances long-term outcomes. Providing targeted, uniform treatments, the 3.0 tip ensures a more comfortable experience and impressive results. The Thermage FLX represents the newest generation of Thermage devices, featuring a 4cm tip suitable for larger body surface areas like the abdomen, thighs, and arms. This new tip allows for a faster and more comfortable treatment process, incorporating innovative comfort technology.

What to Expect from Thermage Skin Tightening

Thermage® treatments for skin tightening are available at the private dermatology office. The duration of the treatment ranges from an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the treated area’s location and size; larger areas may require a bit more time. The procedure is entirely painless, eliminating the need for numbing cream before the Thermage session.

Prior to the Thermage procedure, a grid is outlined on the face or body to delineate the complete treatment area. During the session, a handheld device is repeatedly pressed onto the outlined treatment area of the skin. As the adaptor touches the skin, individuals may initially feel a heat sensation followed by a cooling sensation, indicating that the deep layers of the skin are reaching effective temperatures for skin tightening.

The Thermage treatment is entirely pain-free, and individuals typically notice an initial plumping of the skin immediately. With no downtime, patients can resume normal activities right after treatment, and there is no need for special post-treatment care. Stimulating the body’s own collagen in a single treatment, Thermage produces some immediate results, with continued improvements over two to four months. The skin becomes smoother, firmer, and tighter as new collagen production slows the aging process. Although individual results may vary, the effects of the treatment can last up to two years, contributing to a more youthful appearance for an extended period.

How Does the Thermage Treatment Work?

The Thermage treatment for skin tightening harnesses radiofrequency laser technology to stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, tighter skin. When the Thermage device is applied to the skin, it emits a beam of radiofrequency (RF) energy that heats the inner layer of the skin, known as the dermis. Importantly, the surface of the skin remains cool, ensuring maximum patient comfort throughout the treatment. This controlled heating of the dermis triggers the body’s natural healing process, promoting the gradual production of new collagen over time.

The increased collagen production in the treated area leads to the replacement of sagging and loose skin with firmer, smoother skin over a period of 3 to 6 months. Additionally, Thermage skin tightening results may be partially visible immediately after the treatment session. This is due to the heating of the dermis causing the water molecules in the fibrous collagen to separate, resulting in an immediate tightening effect on the skin.

What is Thermage CPT for skin tightening

Various tips can be utilized for the Thermage applicator device, with the latest addition being Thermage FLX. Representing the fourth generation of Thermage lasers, Thermage FLX prioritizes maximum patient comfort. Featuring innovative AccuREP technology, it ensures direct and precise delivery of radiofrequency energy, allowing real-time adjustments to pulses. Vibrations, coupled with cooling technology, contribute to minimizing discomfort for patients during the procedure.

Distinguishing itself from previous models, the Thermage FLX tip is notable for its size – the 4cm tip enables providers to cover 25% more surface area at an accelerated rate. This enhancement makes the newest generation of Thermage devices particularly well-suited for areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms.

Thermage CPT treatment

Thermage CPT, denoting Comfort Pulse Technology, is the third generation of Thermage treatment devices, designed with maximum patient comfort in mind. Featuring a 3 cm tip, it is 33% smaller than Thermage FLX, making it suitable for more delicate areas that require greater precision, such as around the eyes for reducing hooding and eliminating crow’s feet. Both Thermage CPT and Thermage FLX utilize the same radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin, improve skin texture, and eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thermage CPT also incorporates skin surface cooling technology and a vibrating handpiece to minimize any potential discomfort during the procedure.

What are the side effects of Thermage?

One of the significant advantages of Thermage treatment is its ability to effectively tighten the skin without causing side effects or requiring downtime. The amount of radiofrequency energy used during the Thermage procedure is carefully controlled to achieve optimal results while prioritizing patient comfort. Through radiofrequency technology, Thermage heats the dermis, stimulates new collagen production, and tightens the skin—all achieved in a single treatment session without any side effects. The outcome is remarkable facial rejuvenation with no recovery time needed, allowing individuals to resume normal activities on the same day, in contrast to surgical procedures. The most common side effect experienced by patients is minimal redness immediately after completing the Thermage procedure, typically resolving within an hour post-treatment.

Can you have Thermage if you have a pacemaker?

No. The primary contraindication for non-surgical skin tightening with Thermage treatment is the presence of a pacemaker. Patients with a pacemaker, internal defibrillator, or another metal implant should avoid undergoing skin tightening treatment with Thermage radiofrequency. Please notify the healthcare provider during your initial consultation for facial rejuvenation or body contouring if you have a pacemaker, internal defibrillator, or another metal implant. When consulting with the healthcare provider at the private dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, they will assess your candidacy for Thermage skin tightening treatment and collaborate with you to create a customized treatment approach that incorporates the most suitable non-invasive options to address your unique skin concerns and achieve your desired cosmetic results.

Can Thermage damage your skin?

Thermage radiofrequency technology for skin tightening is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure with no downtime required and minimal risk of potential side effects. The controlled heating of the dermal layers during the skin tightening procedure does not cause any damage to the skin’s surface. The Thermage treatment applicators incorporate cooling technology to protect the outer layer of skin from any harm during the treatment. In some cases, patients may experience mild facial redness or swelling in the treatment area immediately after the Thermage procedure, but these symptoms typically resolve on their own within 24 hours. Consulting with an expert in non-invasive treatments like Thermage skin tightening ensures the achievement of outstanding cosmetic results that are natural-looking and long-lasting, without concerns about unwanted side effects.

Who is a good candidate for Thermage?

Ideal candidates for Thermage® treatment are individuals in good overall physical and mental health, seeking to address or prevent signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity that may not be effectively addressed by their current skincare routine. Being a non-invasive treatment, Thermage® skin tightening is well-suited for those with realistic expectations, preferring subtle improvements over the more dramatic outcomes associated with cosmetic plastic surgery. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and ages, making it accessible to a diverse range of patients. Additionally, Thermage’s non-surgical nature appeals to individuals who wish to avoid significant downtime and potential serious side effects associated with plastic surgery. Thermage radiofrequency achieves skin tightening results without the need for surgery or any subsequent recovery time.

Does Thermage work?

Thermage® is an FDA-approved method that administers radiofrequency energy to the deepest layers of the skin, safeguarding the skin’s surface with a continuous cooling process simultaneously. The radiofrequency energy targets collagen fibers in the deep dermis, promoting skin tightening and initiating renewed collagen production for several months following the treatment. The outcome of this new collagen growth in the treated area is a visible enhancement in signs of aging, such as crow’s feet, early jowling, or “turkey neck,” contributing to the restoration of a more youthful appearance.

Can Thermage be used to treat my Turkey Neck?

Certainly! Thermage is widely regarded as the gold standard treatment for addressing skin laxity, particularly in areas like jowls and loose neck skin. Individuals with a mild to moderate degree of skin laxity typically experience the most significant benefits from Thermage treatment. For those with very severe loose neck skin, surgical skin tightening procedures such as a neck lift or facelift may be more suitable. When consulting with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in New York City for a non-invasive skin tightening plan, she collaborates with patients to assess whether Thermage is an ideal option. If the severity of skin laxity suggests Thermage may not be the most effective solution, Dr. Green will facilitate a referral to a trusted board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation regarding potential cosmetic surgery.

Does Thermage work on the face?

Thermage skin tightening treatment is effective for enhancing skin laxity and addressing various signs of aging on the face. One prominent area where the natural aging process manifests is around the eyes. Decreased collagen production can lead to the development of wrinkles, particularly crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes, and sagging skin may contribute to the appearance of under-eye bags. Lax skin above the eyes can result in “hooding,” where sagging skin accumulates above or on the upper eyelids. Additionally, sagging skin may create the appearance of jowls, adding weight to the jawline. Thermage is a versatile solution for addressing these concerns on the face, tightening the skin and promoting collagen production for a more youthful appearance.

Is Thermage® just for the face?

No! The Thermage® treatment can be used on more than just the face. Thermage has two different handpieces, one specifically designed for the face and eye area to treat eye “hooding” and jowls to produce new collagen, and the second hand piece designed for the body today with skin tightening. 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.

Which areas of the body does Thermage help with skin tightening?

Thermage can be used for skin tightening for all body parts, including arms, legs, buttocks, abdomen, and thighs. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, you can discuss the areas of your body where you are experiencing sagging skin and/or cellulite, which can be addressed with Thermage skin tightening treatment. Dr. Green may also recommend pairing the Thermage treatment with other procedures to more fully address each patient’s unique aesthetic goals and needs. As a part of your consultation, Dr. Green will determine which Thermage RF tip would best suit your specific needs and establish a treatment schedule that works best for you.

Does Thermage work on the neck?

The neck is another area of the body that shows signs of the natural aging process, and Thermage can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tighten the skin there. One common concern that can be addressed with Thermage is what is frequently called the “turkey neck.” Turkey neck is the unflattering term for loose skin that develops under the chin and along the neck. For patients experiencing sagging skin on the neck, Thermage is the best way to tighten the skin and improve its texture.

Does Thermage work on the stomach?

Certainly! Thermage can effectively be applied to the stomach area to rejuvenate the skin’s appearance and diminish signs of cellulite. Specifically, when addressing concerns on the stomach or abdomen, Thermage FLX, with its slightly larger tip, is typically utilized by practitioners. The application of radiofrequency energy heats the dermis, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production in the treated area, promoting skin cell turnover. Consequently, the skin in the treatment area becomes smoother and firmer in texture.

How does Thermage treat cellulite?

Certainly! Thermage treatment is an effective option for reducing the appearance of cellulite across the body. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly 90% of women are affected by cellulite. Cellulite commonly occurs on the buttocks and thighs, manifesting as dimpled or lumpy skin. It results from fibrous bands beneath the skin’s surface causing subcutaneous fat accumulation to protrude, creating a rippling effect on the skin. Thermage is a treatment that can address cellulite by thickening the skin and creating a smoother texture. Additionally, Thermage can be combined with QWO treatment for comprehensive cellulite management.

Can I combine Thermage with other facial rejuvenation procedures?

Thermage® specifically addresses skin laxity, and for other signs of aging, different procedures may be necessary. Age spots can be treated with resurfacing procedures like chemical peels or Fraxel Dual Laser Resurfacing. Deep lines and wrinkles might require dermal fillers, and many patients choose to combine Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm immediately after their Thermage procedure.

At the dermatology office, various dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, or Radiesse, are available. These fillers restore lost facial volume due to aging and collagen loss. Thermage tightens the skin, while dermal fillers add volume to sunken areas and smooth out lines.

For excess fat pockets along with skin laxity, other non-invasive procedures like CoolSculpting® or Kybella might be recommended. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body-shaping procedure that freezes stubborn fat cells, leading to their natural elimination. It can provide up to a 25% reduction in fat concentration per treatment. Kybella is an injectable fat reduction treatment using deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cell membranes, resulting in a reduction in fat concentration. Kybella is suitable for moderate to severe fat pockets and can be combined with both CoolSculpting and Thermage for comprehensive results.

What should I expect during Thermage treatment?

The duration of a Thermage appointment can vary from 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. The procedure begins with marking a grid in the treatment area to guide the application of the Thermage handpiece to the skin. As the device is applied, patients may feel a deep heating sensation, followed by a cooling effect on the skin’s surface. The Thermage handpiece incorporates cooling and vibrations for maximum comfort during the procedure. After the treatment, patients can immediately resume regular activities with no downtime. Some minimal redness at the treatment site may occur but typically resolves within an hour. It is advised to wear sunscreen in the weeks following the procedure due to potential increased skin sensitivity.

How long does Thermage take to work?

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.

How long does skin tightening with Thermage last?

Thermage is a long-lasting, non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime after the procedure. The results of Thermage can last for up to two years before gradually diminishing. For optimal and sustained cosmetic results, Thermage treatments can be repeated annually to promote continued collagen production in the skin.

How much does Thermage cost?

The cost of Thermage treatment varies depending on factors such as your location, the specific area of the body being treated, and the facility where you receive the treatment. If you are addressing multiple areas or combining Thermage with other treatments, the overall cost may be higher. Following your initial consultation to discuss your goals and establish a treatment plan, the office can provide a more accurate estimate of the cost. It’s important to note that prices may differ based on the type of facility, with MedSpas potentially offering lower costs, while treatment from a board-certified dermatologist ensures a higher quality of care.

New Thermage FLX

Thermage FLX is Solta’s latest generation radiofrequency skin-tightening laser device. As the fourth iteration in the Thermage treatment device series, FLX features advanced AccuRep technology, ensuring precise treatment by automatically calibrating energy dispersion in each pulse for consistently optimal rejuvenation results. With a larger treatment tip, Thermage FLX reduces treatment time and enhances patient comfort. Whether opting for Thermage CPT or Thermage FLX, patients can achieve effective skin-tightening results in just one session. Treatments with both devices are available in a private dermatology office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. During consultations, individual skin concerns and aesthetic preferences are thoroughly discussed to tailor a treatment plan, which may include specially formulated skincare products and various non-invasive, in-office procedures.

Who is Solta Medical?

Solta Medical operates as part of Bausch Health, a globally recognized leader in medical aesthetic devices, offering advanced treatments such as Thermage radiofrequency, Fraxel Dual laser, and Clear + Brilliant. Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan provides access to these cutting-edge, non-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation procedures.

Fraxel, developed by Solta Medical, stands out as the pioneering fractionated laser, utilizing revolutionary technology to precisely treat numerous microscopic areas of the skin. By creating controlled, targeted micro-injuries, Fraxel stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, resulting in increased collagen production. Fraxel is versatile, addressing concerns like pigmentation, brown spots, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin texture, enlarged pores, acne scars, and surgical scars.

Clear + Brilliant, FDA-approved in 2011, targets visible signs of aging, sun damage, and uneven skin texture. Leveraging fractionated laser technology, Clear + Brilliant generates millions of microscopic treatment zones, stimulating new collagen formation and promoting the growth of fresh, healthy skin. This gentle yet effective skin resurfacing treatment is suitable for all skin types, enhancing complexion and addressing concerns such as pore size, pigmentation, fine lines, and acne scars.

Why is Thermage the gold standard for skin tightening?

Thermage is considered to be the gold standard treatment for non-invasive skin tightening due to its consistently stunning results, the ease of having a treatment session, and the fact that there is zero downtime involved whatsoever. Thermage radiofrequency treatment can be used to improve skin laxity in the face, neck, chest, décolletage, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. The leading competitor for non-invasive skin tightening, Ultherapy, is limited to treating the face and chest and is a much more painful non-invasive treatment than the Thermage procedure. The radiofrequency energy of Thermage delivers heat to the dermal layers of the skin, remodeling the existing collagen and stimulating new collagen production in the skin. The result is firmer, tighter, smoother skin and a natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Ultherapy relies on ultrasound energy, which penetrates layers of the skin at a greater depth than Thermage treatment. This makes Ultherapy painful, and one of the potential side effects is underlying fat loss in the treatment area. For these reasons, Dr. Green recommends Thermage treatment over Ultherapy.

Does Thermage hurt?

No! Thermage treatment is not painful, and there is no need for any topical numbing prior to preparation for the procedure. The Thermage radiofrequency skin tightening treatment relies on heat to achieve the skin tightening effect, and patients may experience some slight discomfort simply due to the sensation of heat on the skin’s surface. The advanced AccuREP technology and larger treatment tip size of the Thermage FLX device, however, allow for a faster treatment time, enhanced patient comfort, and ideal cosmetic results.

Which non-invasive skin tightening procedure is the best?

Thermage treatment is considered the gold standard when it comes to non-surgical skin tightening. Ultherapy is the most popular non-surgical skin tightening alternative to Thermage treatment. However, it is associated with a greater amount of discomfort and more potential side effects than Thermage. The Ultherapy procedure relies on Ultrasound energy, rather than radiofrequency technology, to stimulate new collagen production. Ultherapy laser treatment penetrates the skin at much deeper levels than the Thermage does, which can make the procedure considerably more painful for the patient. One of the potential risks associated with Ultherapy is that it can “melt” underlying fat in a treatment area because of the depth at which the energy treats the skin. This effect can ultimately result in an undesirable or unwanted cosmetic result. Thermage radiofrequency treatment can not cause any such side effect, as it does not penetrate the skin at depths that would impact the structure of underlying fat. Ultherapy is only FDA-approved for treating the chin, neck, brow, and décolletage. Thermage is a skin-tightening laser treatment that is FDA-approved for use on multiple areas of the body, including the eye area, as well as all areas of the face.

Does Thermage tighten skin?

Thermage is the “gold standard” non-invasive treatment for skin tightening that is designed to firm up the skin, in a single treatment, without any downtime. Thermage relies on radiofrequency energy that is delivered via the application of a handheld device to the skin’s surface. Radiofrequency energy stimulates the lower layers of the skin with heat without disturbing or damaging the surface of the skin. The process of heating the skin, in turn, induces new collagen production in the treatment area. Thermage treatment has no downtime and only requires one single treatment to rejuvenate loose skin. By encouraging new collagen growth in the skin, Thermage is able to revitalize sagging skin, leading to smoother, firmer, and tighter skin at and around the treatment area. Thermage can be used on the neck, jowls, lower face, and other areas of the body such as the arms, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.

How to get started with Thermage skin tightening in NYC today?

Part of the natural aging process entails that collagen in the skin begins to break down. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the skin that provides it with a firm foundation, enhanced structural support, and an overall more youthful appearance. When collagen levels in the skin start to deplete, patients may observe increased skin laxity. Sagging, crepey skin can be a tell-tale sign of the natural aging process and can further emphasize other signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and cellulite, across the body. For many, developing such signs of aging may induce feelings of self-consciousness. Plastic surgery is not a feasible option for everyone who is looking for a solution to sagging, loose skin. Luckily, thanks to advancements made in the field of cosmetic dermatology, there is a non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic treatment option for skin tightening that is painless and is not associated with any incisions or downtime.

Thermage radiofrequency treatment helps to tighten the skin, improve overall skin texture, reduce signs of cellulite, fine lines, and wrinkles, and provide patients with a youthful appearance in just a single treatment session. If you are looking to restore a youthful appearance by enhancing skin elasticity, 

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