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How Thermage Works + The Effectiveness of Treatment

Last updated 2 years ago


Thermage is a noninvasive procedure that works to firm your skin in one session with no injections and no surgeries. This one-of-a-kind technology has only been available since 2002, but it has already helped thousands of women achieve younger-looking skin. Read on to find out more about how Thermage works:

How It Works

With age, the collagen fibers in the skin will inevitably break down, leading to sagging and wrinkled skin. Thermage works to reverse this process by heating the body’s collagen with radiofrequency waves, which cause the fibers to contract, stimulating the development of new collagen throughout all three layers of your skin. Before applying the radiofrequency waves, the doctor will draw a grid on the patient’s face to ensure accurate application. During each radiofrequency pulse, which can last between two and seven seconds, the Thermage machine also cools the top layer of the skin to prevent discomfort. After the procedure, which lasts about 45 minutes, patients can go back to their daily activities with no recovery period.



Patients usually see results soon after just one Thermage session, but it can take two to six months to see the full effect. The smoother, tighter skin will last between six months and four years, and repeated treatments will build on one another to further repair the skin’s collagen network. Thermage has also been shown to reduce cellulite and loose skin on other areas of the body, though these results may not last as long.

If you’d like to reduce the signs of aging you see in the mirror, Thermage can help. Without invasive surgery or painful injections, your face can be firmer and more rejuvenated! To set up a consultation with experienced Thermage practitioner Dr. Sue Decotiis, call (212) 685-3640. 


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