The Thermage® procedure employs a patented radiofrequency (RF) technology called ThermaCool®. It has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. The incision-free procedure is fast and easy, and it requires no downtime from normal activities. The procedure can be performed on patients of all skin types. The ThermaCool® device has been cleared by the FDA for the non-invasive treatment of facial wrinkles. The Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center offers this treatment for face, neck, eyes and body.
The ThermaCool® system uses a sophisticated treatment tip called ThermaTip™, which delivers a controlled amount of RF energy. With each touch to the skin, the ThermaTip™ device uniformly heats a large volume of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue, while simultaneously protecting the outer layer of the skin with cooling. This deep uniform heating action causes deep structures in your skin to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin, resulting in healthier, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.
Immediately following a Thermage® procedure, skin feels tighter, smoother, and more youthful. Overtime, additional tightening will be noticed.
Recently published studies conducted by Thermage® show that measurable tightening improvements appear gradually over two to six months after a single treatment, and many patients report experiencing an earlier response.