Thermage is a non-invasive, radiofrequency therapy that can change the look and feel of aging skin on many areas of your body. It makes your skin feel smoother and younger-looking. This treatment is customized to your needs and recovery time is minimal.
Starting from: $2,500 for face and neck, $1,500 for eyes. See pricing details
Recommended number of sessions: 1
Treatment duration: Approximately 45–90 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
Required maintenance: Every 6-12 months
Thermage is a Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatment
For the Face
- Better definition to the skin around your eyes, jaw, and neckline
- Smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
- Renews collagen and stimulates the growth of new collagen
For the Body
- Smooths your skin and temporarily improves the appearance of cellulite
- Tightens sagging skin on face, neck, jowls, arms, knees, stomach, and chest
- Contours unsightly bulges
- Helps reverse visible signs of aging on many areas of the body
For the Eyes
- Reduces the appearance of dark circles under your eyes
- Minimizes the appearance of under-eye bags
- Tightens and lifts the skin around your eyes
How it works
Thermage Stimulates Collagen Production for Firmer Skin
A vegetable dye grid is applied to the treatment area before your Thermage treatment begins to ensure the skin is treated evenly. The applicator tip gently touches your skin and delivers non-invasive radiofrequency energy into your body. You’ll feel a cooling, then a brief heating sensation. This deep heat tells your skin to remodel existing collagen and create new cells. The process stimulates increased collagen production to create a firmer, more youthful appearance.
After the heat, you’ll again feel a cooling sensation, which protects your skin and makes the treatment comfortable. The treatment takes between 30–120 minutes, depending on the size of your treatment area.
I have had Thermage twice at this clinic, so far I am really happy about it! I can feel my face is tighter and plumper.
I have done this treatment at other clinics, and it is nothing comparable to here. I feel my money is well spent…
The result is very subtle yet the change in my appearance is noticeable in that others are commenting on how ‘rested’ and ‘refreshed’ I look
The treatment experience
Planning Your Thermage Treatment
Your experience begins with a consultation with one of our expert staff. Together, we’ll create a treatment plan that best suits your needs. We review your concerns, expectations, skincare regimen, price estimates, and your relevant medical history during your session. This information helps ensure you get the results you’re looking for with realistic expectations. Skin treatments are 100% personalized and can vary in strength, the number of sessions, and the combination of treatments.
What to Expect with your Thermage Treatment
Before the Treatment
Have a light meal within an hour of arriving for your Thermage treatment. If you’re having a facial treatment, make sure it is well cleansed. Oral pain medication may be administered, so we recommend you organize a ride home, or we can suggest options.
During the Treatment
Your treatment begins with the Thermage tip touching the skin in the treatment area. You’ll feel a cooling and then a brief deep heating sensation for a few seconds as the radiofrequency energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissues.
After the Treatment
You may see minor swelling and pinkness, which usually subsides in a day. Foundation powder can cover the pinkness. There are no special after-care procedures needed, and you’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately.
How Much is a Thermage Treatment?
A Thermage treatment varies from $1,500–$6,000, depending on the treatment area. The most common treatment areas are the face and neck, which cost $2,500. Fees are calculated by the tips; therefore, areas, such as the legs or buttocks, cost $6,000, while most single tip areas (abdomen) cost $3,000.
With just one Thermage treatment, you’ll see a noticeable change of skin tightening. If you wish to “reverse the clock” of aging more, we recommend a second treatment, one year later.
Thermage CPT is the latest in the Thermage system. During treatment, you’ll feel warmth on your face or body, followed by a cold sensation. Some areas will feel more than others. You may feel a “pinched” sensation in these areas. The treatment can be done with vibration, which reduces any uncomfortable sensations.
There is no downtime required after your Thermage treatment. Your face will appear normal after the treatment. Most people experience a subtle rosy glow and a slight skin tightness for a few days immediately following treatment. This is a nonsurgical method for skin tightening; therefore, you can return to your normal activities immediately.
Thermage CPT is a non-surgical facial tightening treatment – a facelift isn’t. You may choose Thermage over a surgical facelift because you’re not emotionally ready for a surgical procedure to change your facial features. Or perhaps you want to look younger but still have a natural look without friends or family knowing you’ve changed your natural features.
Since the Thermage treatment is based on collagen regeneration, it should be done at the earliest signs of unwanted sagging. There’s nothing wrong with waiting, but if you wait too long, the result of skin tightening after one treatment may be less effective, and you may need a second treatment.
The Thermage treatment cannot be performed if you:
- Have an implantable pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD), or any other electronic implantable device.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Are on prescribed anticoagulant medications (blood thinners), or non-prescription medication that can affect coagulation, such as aspirin, Advil (ibuprofen), Tylenol (acetaminophen), or Aleve (naproxen).
You may return to any normal activities and exercise the following day. Because results rely on creating inflammation in the skin to stimulate collagen growth, it’s essential that you refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory products, such as Advil, Voltaren, or ibuprofen. We recommend you take Tylenol for discomfort.
You may return to your regular skin care regime immediately as long as products do not contain anti-inflammatory ingredients. Avoid direct sunlight for 3 days after your treatment. Wear 50 SPF sunblock and protect the treated area by covering up or wearing a hat.