What Is Thermage Skin Tightening?
Thermage is a proven radiofrequency treatment that will help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a firmer, smoother and younger look and feel. Skin can lose its elasticity as a result of a variety of factors, including fluctuating weight and the natural process of aging. Thermage tightens your skin back to its original elasticity by targeting the problem areas in just one treatment.
Thermage treats targeted problem areas – so the results are focused and effective. Thermage works in just one treatment with little down time and delivers a natural looking result. Thermage uses radio frequencies to boost collagen growth around your face, eyes, neck, and body, with a quick recovery time and no invasive surgeries.
Treat loose skin, signs of aging, and static lines on the forehead, cheeks, and around the mouth.
You can tighten your abdomen, arms, knees and legs, buttocks, as well as improve skin texture by smoothing the skin.
Lift upper eyelids to give yourself a younger appearance, as well as the eyelid itself for a brighter more awake look.
Define your jawline and reduce the look of a full chin or a crepey neck by tightening under the chin.
Every patient will have a unique treatment plan so costs will vary, however the average cost of Thermage typically begins at $1,750. This also depends on the specific area being treated - find out the exact amount your Thermage treatment will cost by calling us for a free consultation!
Skin tightening and firming from a Thermage treatment can be seen within a day of treatment and will continue to improve over the course of six months. Results typically last for one to two years, depending on your skin type. You can repeat treatments once a year to maintain your youthful appearance. For more mature skin, we recommend repeating treatment twice per year.
Thermage at a Glance:
Why Choose Skin Matters for Thermage Skin Tightening Treatment?
Skin Matters has one of the most experienced teams in BC. We've been performing Thermage treatments at our clinic in Vancouver for over 13 years. Their team is able to evaluate and understand your skin and your desired results in order to provide you with the most effective Thermage skin tightening experience.
How Is a Thermage Treatment Performed by the Skin Matters Team?
The team at Skin Matters effectively uses radio frequency, which boosts collagen growth via heat delivery to give you more firm skin and reduce signs of aging. Your treatment will last for 2-3 hours and there is no anesthetic or numbing required. Any slight discomfort will be aided with a cooling sensation.
Afterwards, there may be some redness or swelling that will go away after a day or two. The results will continue to improve and make your skin smoother over the next 6 months as the new collagen grows.
For ideal results, it is recommended to partake in a 6 month follow-up treatment of special zones on the face, which target areas which need extra attention.
Combining Thermage with Other Treatments
It is perfectly safe to combine Thermage with other skin treatments, especially if some of your trouble areas are experiencing severe laxity or deep expression lines. Adding a laser treatment can further improve your skin’s condition by way of resurfacing, or injectable fillers can target specific lines or volume loss for a customized result.
Treatment Benefits of Thermage
Thermage skin treatments are a great option for people with loss of density and elastin in the skin. It can reduce laxity with no downtime, and effectively treats fine lines and texture. It is a suitable and highly effective treatment for all skin types and pigments.
Benefits of Thermage include...
- Minimal discomfort: the procedure itself is non-invasive and you will receive intermittent cooling so your experience is as comfortable as possible.
- Quick recovery: any redness will disappear within 2 days and you can get back to your regular routine!
- Tighter skin: of course, the biggest benefit is having beautiful, firm skin and having your body return back to its original, youthful state.
Treatment Risks of Thermage
The main treatment risks of Thermage are: a slight discomfort during the actual treatment, results that may be too subtle for some patients’ desired outcome, or a lack of effectiveness on people experiencing severe laxity in their skin (for severe problems like this, a surgical treatment option may be best.)
Additionally, although Thermage is non-invasive, if you’re being treated by an inexperienced technician, it may damage your skin. If this occurs, you may experience irregularities on your skin for up to a month after treatment, including numbness, burns/blisters, or hyperpigmentation.
Are You a Candidate for Thermage Treatment?
If you have concerns regarding loose skin on any part of your body, around the eyes, lines on your face, or an undefined jaw/chin, then Thermage Treatment may be a great solution for you.
The ideal candidate for Thermage skin tightening is someone who shows early signs of crepey skin, and fine lines, and wants to address it to maintain a youthful, firm appearance without the hassle of an invasive procedure and long recovery times.
How to Prepare for a Thermage Treatment
Thermage works well for all genders, and all skin tones and types, and can be safely performed at any time of year. However, the main precaution you need to take is to make sure you do not go out in the sun for too long before your treatment, as a Thermage cannot be performed on sunburned skin. Other than that, just maintain your usual skin care routine and stay hydrated before and after the procedure.
Aftercare for a Thermage Treatment
Although there is no recovery time, your skin may be slightly red and swollen for up to 2 days after your Thermage treatment. Our team will talk to you about aftercare and how to maximize your results during your consultation and after your procedure.
Until the swelling subsides, it is recommended to wash your face with lukewarm water and no harsh soaps, then pat it dry with a towel. Also make sure to wear sunscreen every day and avoid facial scrubs for a week after.
Thermage Recovery Timeline
There is no real recovery time after your Thermage procedure. You will experience redness and possibly some swelling for up to 2 days, but after that, your skin will continue to firm and improve for 6-12 months afterwards. Makeup can be worn immediately, and you can start washing your face with scrubs a week after your procedure. Just be sure to wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, and maintain a healthy skincare regime for long term results!
Does Thermage Treatment Hurt?
There can be a slight discomfort with the Thermage skin tightening treatment, but it is relatively painless overall. Most patients experience a warming sensation or slight pulse, but these sensations can be alleviated by the cooling component of the device itself.
What Should You Not Do After Thermage?
The main things you should avoid doing after your Thermage treatment are washing your face with harsh irritants or exfoliants the week after your procedure, and going outside without sunscreen.
Can You Wear Makeup After Thermage?
Yes, you can wear makeup after your thermage treatment.
Schedule a Thermage Consultation Today!
To learn more about Thermage, please schedule a short consultation with our welcoming and experienced staff at Skin Matters.