Thermage CPT (Comfort pulse technology)
Face, Neck, Eyelids & Body Skin Laxity
Skin laxity affects us all over time, but with advancements in technology, you can get back to the way you looked not so long ago. Thermage patented Comfort Pulse Technology is FDA approved proven radiofrequency treatment that stimulates collagen, reducing skin laxity in the face, neck, eyes, and body areas. Thermage energy works with your body, stimulating your collagen to help your skin get that smooth feel and youthful look. Thermage treats targeted problem areas – so the results are focused and effective.
Thermage is effective on:
- The Eyes – upper lid hooding, fine lines and even our brow line can make us look tired and give away our age. Thermage treats the upper and lower eyelids to help you look more youthful and rested
- The Face and Neck – as we age, phrases like “turkey neck”, loose jowls, sagging skin and “what happened to my jawline?” creep in. Thermage smoothes lines and wrinkles and remodels collagen for the overall health of the skin
- The Body – aging doesn’t just affect the skin on our faces, our bodies see the effects too, with crepey, sagging skin and unwanted bulges and dimples. Thermage is a non-invasive way to smooth the skin on our bodies and even temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite
Most patients require one treatment and see continued tightening and contouring for up to six months as your body forms new tighter, stronger collagen, which can last 1-2 years on average. Your body actually forms new collagen which is how the collagen matrix thickens and creates tightening.
During your consultation we will determine if you are a candidate for Thermage, and discuss desired and expected outcomes.
How does Thermage CPT work?
Thermage first pioneered the non-invasive treatment using radiofrequency energy over ten years ago. Thermage treatments are all about energy – focusing radiofrequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. Like most smart technologies, the process is relatively simple – it’s a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort. And our latest evolution of Thermage includes patented Comfort Pulse Technology – gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling that make your Thermage treatment even more comfortable. The CPT Thermage procedure uses radiofrequency energy (a sound wave) to create a uniform heating effect in the deep dermis. This gentle heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen. It reduces wrinkles and achieves brow lifting, cheek lifting and jaw line lifting (lifts the jowls), by skin tissue tightening caused by immediate collagen contraction followed by gradual collagen tightening. The result is more youthful appearance to lax and sagging skin.
What should I expect during the treatment?
Thermage treatments are typically 1-2 hours depending on treatment areas. Pūr Skin offers the latest Thermage CPT technology, which adds a gentle vibration sensation and cooling bursts that give you even more comfort during treatment. You will feel cooling and heating sensations during each pulse. Throughout the procedure, we will ask for your feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
Will I have downtime?
You may return to your normal activities immediately after the CPT Thermage treatment, as there is no down time. Makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment session. After treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but more people resume regular activities immediately after treatment. There’s typically no recovery time or special follow-up care.
How many treatments are recommended?
If you are 30-50, one may be enough. If over 50, its possible 2 treatments may be needed after six months. Typically, one treatment is all you need to see and feel real results.
When will I notice results?
Most patients can see and feel Thermage results very soon after treatment – in as little as one day. Continued improvements and contouring can happen for up to six months as your body regenerates collagen. Your body actually produces new collagen, which is how the collagen matrix thickens and creates a smoothing effect. Although a few patients show immediate improvement, response to treatment for most patients is gradual with progressive improvement over 1 to 6 months. 80-90% of patients show measurable and noticeable effects at 6 months. All patients show an increase in collagen in biopsy studies.
Is this treatment safe?
The CPT Thermage procedure is very safe with no significant adverse effects reported to date. Radiofrequency energy has been used in operating rooms all over the country for more than 25 years. The CPT Thermage device was cleared by the FDA for cosmetic indications. Studies showed a very small incidence of minor and temporary side effects.
Who performs this treatment?
The treatments will be performed by Jill Kandora PA-C or our Master Medical Esthetician in conjunction with your provider.
Thermage Before and After Photos:
*photographs courtesy of thermage.com