If you’d like to have firmer skin and more sculpted facial contours without surgery or downtime, consider Thermage® skin tightening treatments in Tucson, Arizona, at Body by Skin Spectrum. It takes just a single treatment to set you on your way to looking naturally refreshed and renewed, with improvements that increase gradually for months. Women and men visit us for Thermage for skin rejuvenation that begins with collagen formation. Thermage also has the unique side effect of helping to control acne and rosacea. When used to treat the body, Thermage also softens cellulite while tightening the skin, adding to its body contouring effects.
* Individual results may vary.
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How does Thermage work?
This non-surgical treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat the collagen in the deeper layers of the skin without damage to the outer surface of the skin. Your skin is improved in 2 ways: first, existing collagen is tightened. Second, collagen production is renewed to further increase firmness over time. The result is a comprehensive, deep improvement that goes beyond the surface.
What can I expect during the Thermage treatment?
The Thermage procedure is a simple treatment in our body center. With each touch of the ThermaTip device, you will experience a brief, deep, heating sensation as the radiofrequency energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating sensation is your indication that your collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. Our Body by Skin Spectrum technicians control the amount of energy delivered to balance procedural comfort with maximum results. The ThermaTip device is cooled before, during, and after heating to protect your skin and make the treatment as comfortable as possible. The new vibrating tip has made the facial treatment virtually pain-free. Medications can be prescribed to diminish discomfort and help you to relax.
What can I expect after a Thermage treatment?
Immediately after treatment, there may be some mild, transient swelling and pinkness. Studies have shown that measurable tightening improvements appear gradually over 2 to 6 months after a single treatment session. The improvements continue out for 12 months. Many patients see improvement as early as 2 to 3 weeks after treatment. Some patients opt to do a second treatment a few months after the first, to achieve additional tightening. Otherwise, Thermage is usually repeated in 1 to 2 years to maintain improvement.
Is Thermage a safe procedure?
The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. The most frequently reported side effects are swelling, redness, bumps, and blisters on or around the treated areas, which usually disappear in a few days or weeks. A rare but longer lasting side effect described as a “skin depression” has also been reported, but is very unlikely under the care of an experienced practitioner. If you are pregnant or have a pacemaker, you should not have Thermage. If you’re not a candidate for Thermage and you’re interested in improving the look of your chin, particularly reducing the appearance of a double chin, an FDA-approved injectable called KYBELLA® may be a suitable alternative for you.
Are there other treatments available to complement my results from Thermage?
Yes! For more complete skin rejuvenation, you may visit our dermatology center for an ActiveFX™ fractional laser treatment, IPL, ResurFX™, Spectra laser treatment, or a chemical peel prior to, at the same time, or after your Thermage treatment. These treatments are more superficial and focus on refining the outermost layers of your skin to enhance the results of Thermage.