Thermage is a skin tightening procedure and is one of the most popular treatments available. The device uses radio frequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen growth, which tightens the skin. Dr. Bill Johnson, who offers Thermage in Dallas, TX at Innovations MedSpa, says that over time new collagen grows and adds better structure to the loose skin so that it appears smooth and tight once again. The treatment is quick and patients report few complications and little discomfort, especially with the company's latest version of the device, the Thermage CPT which features an innovative vibrating hand piece for increased patient comfort.
Results of Dr. Bill Johnson 6 Months Post Procedure
Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale Board Certified dermatologist Dr. Janee Steinberg offers the Thermage CPT and says, "The new CPT is pretty exciting because it vibrates and it makes a little noise and it distracts the patient from any kind of discomfort that they may have during the procedure. It also enables us to be able to turn the energy up higher to get us faster more effective treatment. So, it's called Comfort Pulse Technology, that's what CPT actually stands for. And I myself have had Thermage done every two years since I've had the machine and the first time I did it, it hurt a bit. The second time was a little easier and now hardly anybody needs to take any kind of sedative for this procedure."
Cost of Thermage treatments will vary depending on the number of areas treated, and the geographic area. In New York for example, many physicians report charging between $5000-$8000. In Houston and many areas of California patients often pay $2500-$3500. In south Florida and the Miami area, many physicians charge between $1500-$1750.
Thermage can be used on multiple areas on both the face and the body. Treatment is relatively quick, but the speed will vary depending on the size of the area treated and the extent of the skin laxity. Patients report little to no downtime and enjoy continued healing over the next 6 months.