FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THERMAGE?
Thermage is a well proven technology that uses radiofrequency energy to induce controlled heating in the deeper layers of your skin. The heat is intended to pressure collagen fibres to contract and give the patient a lifted appearance. It can also power up collagen fibres to regenerate themselves in order to strengthen, lift the skin and become tighter.
In the main, Thermage improves your skin’s elasticity and restores strength in your skin, reducing the inevitable signs of ageing.
WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF THERMAGE?
Thermage offers great results, being a fast and easy procedure with no downtime. Results are not only immediately visible, but continue to improve long after the treatment, as your body goes through the naturally induced collagen rebuilding process.
All embracing, Thermage suits all skin types and different skin tones. It can deliver a natural looking result on your entire face, including the forehead, eyes, nasolabial folds, jawline, jowls and the area under your chin. Not only that, Thermage can also be performed on your tummy and inner thighs to bring improvements to saggy skin.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY TREATMENT?
At StudioMD, your Thermage session will start with a thorough cleanse of the face, while a temporary tattoo grid is placed on it, acting as a treatment 'map'. The machine’s device will follow the map’s guidelines and as it touches your skin, you’ll feel a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heating sensation, followed by another cooling sensation and gentle vibration. All of these are the response of your deep tissue layers being reached and the collagen remodeling being effective. Everyone’s skin tightening goals and circumstances are different, so will the total duration of their session. But, as a reference, a full face Thermage treatment can take up to 90 minutes.
IS THERMAGE PAINFUL?
Since Thermage uses higher levels of energy than any other skin tightening treatments, it is known to cause some discomfort. The overall tingling and a slight burning sensations of the treatment are usually torerable to most patients. If you have low tolerance to pain, your experience can be alleviated with topical anesthetics. Take comfort in knowing that most clients find this treatment tolerable enough to return for maintenance sessions.
HOW LONG DOES THERMAGE RESULTS LAST?
The production of new collagen expected with Thermage will take over 2-3 months and gradually reach maximum results about 6 months after treatment.
That’s how long it takes for the collagen to properly regenerate and rebuild itself. It can feel like a long time to wait for full results, but after the 6 months mark your skin will have a stronger base than it did before the treatment. With that, the skin’s natural ageing process will be slowed down, allowing subsequent Thermage treatments to maintain results and provide incremental improvement each new session.
WHERE CAN I GET THERMAGE IN NEW JERSEY?
At StudioMD, we have treated multiple patients over the years, achieving the tightening and refreshed look they so desired. See for yourself and come in for an in-depth complimentary consultation! Our specialists will discuss in detail how Thermage works, whether it is the right procedure for you and the expected results in line with your skin goals.