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There’s no avoiding the aging process. It affects every part of your body, all the way down to your bones, but nowhere are signs of aging more prominent than on the surface of your skin. Wrinkles, folds, fine lines, and sagging: they’re all undeniable evidence of the passage of time.

But you don’t have to take the effects of aging lying down. With Thermage laser skin tightening, you can turn back the hands of time to recapture the sleek, smooth appearance of your youth – with no surgery and no downtime.

At Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine, we have extensive experience performing Thermage with glowing results. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive about the procedure.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a non-invasive cosmetic therapy designed to tighten the contours of your skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, and improve your overall appearance. Considered the “gold standard” in skin tightening technology for over ten years, Thermage not only works to eliminate existing signs of aging, but it also helps to strengthen and rejuvenate skin by stimulating collagen production.

How does Thermage work?

The power of Thermage is in its Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology, which is used to deliver gentle heat to the deepest layers of the skin, while keeping the top layers of skin cool and protected. This penetrating heat energizes collagen fibers, causing your skin to tighten instantaneously. The effects of Thermage last long after the treatment is complete, as newly formed collagen continues to smooth out wrinkles and improve your youthful contours.

Where on the body can Thermage be used?

Thermage is most commonly used on the face and neck to treat problem areas such as:

  • Crow’s feet and hooded eyelids
  • Laugh lines and frown lines
  • Sagging cheeks and jowls
  • “Turkey neck”

It can also be used to improve the appearance of cellulite on the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, as part of a more comprehensive body contouring treatment.

What does a Thermage treatment feel like?

Thermage treatments are easy and comfortable. As our state-of-the-art Comfort Pulse Technology device delivers gentle heat, you’ll feel alternating warming and cooling sensations. Throughout your procedure, you’ll be awake and alert, and able to provide feedback to your doctor, who can adjust the treatment to fit your comfort level, while ensuring maximum results.

What are the side effects of a Thermage treatment?

Side effects are minimal, and extremely rare. When they do occur, you might experience some mild swelling or bruising in the treatment areas, but it should subside in two to three days. The vast majority of Thermage patients have no negative side effects and are able to resume their normal activities immediately.

How long will it be before I see results from Thermage?

Perhaps the best part about Thermage is the instant gratification. In most cases, you’ll be able to see significant results immediately following your treatment. And with increased collagen production, you’ll continue to see gradual improvements over the course of two to six months.

How long will Thermage results last?

Results will always vary from patient to patient, based on each individual’s aging process and lifestyle. However, many people are able to reap the rewards of Thermage treatments for up to three years after they’ve received the procedure!

How much does Thermage cost?

Depending on your body composition and personal aesthetic goals, you may need more than one session with Thermage. After a brief consultation to discuss your needs and goals, we’ll be able to give you an estimate of how much your treatment will cost.

Beautify and rejuvenate with Thermage at Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine in San Diego

At Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine, we can help you achieve total skin rejuvenation with Thermage. Our founder, Dr. Chang, has a background in internal medicine and a passion for enhancing each patient’s unique beauty. Call us at (619) 280-1609 to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Chang, and find out how Thermage can help you look and feel your best.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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