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Thermage: Non-Surgical Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Thermage skin tightening is a popular choice for adult men and women. Whether you are just beginning to notice the symptoms of aging on your skin or have dealt with years of wrinkles and sagging skin, Thermage may be your solution. It uses radiofrequency waves to work deep within your skin, remodeling the collagen beneath the surface to create smoother skin. Thermage can be used in numerous places throughout the body, from the eyes to the thighs and knees. You will find that it is gentle yet effective even with only one treatment.

Woman with wrinkle-free skin after Thermage skin tightening in Scottsdale.

What to Expect from Thermage at Ultra Smooth Skin

You will find Thermage skin tightening offered at our Gainey location in Scottsdale, AZ. You’ll experience expert care with a focus on patient safety and results from our team of aesthetic professionals.

The Thermage Consultation

The consultation provides us with an opportunity to examine your skin condition, discuss your goals, and go over your medical history to determine if Thermage skin tightening is right for you. We will answer your questions and, if you’re a good candidate for treatment, we will proceed with treatment. If Thermage skin tightening in Scottsdale isn’t the right solution for you, we can recommend other non-surgical treatments in our practices or refer you to a local plastic surgeon who can more adequately address your needs, if necessary.

The Thermage Procedure

Treatment time varies depending on the treatment area. The larger the area, the longer your treatment will take. Before starting your Thermage skin tightening treatment, you will be asked to remove your makeup if you are receiving a facial treatment. The aesthetic provider will then place a grounding patch on your body, typically on the abdomen. The nurse holds a small device over the treatment area. First, the device cools your skin prior to heating it. Following the heat, your skin will again be cooled. This process is repeated until the entire area has been treated. During the treatment, your provider will check in with you to ensure your comfort.

Thermage Results and Follow-up Treatments

Following Thermage skin tightening in Scottsdale, you will be able to go about your usual day. You may notice that your skin is a bit red for a few hours afterward. You can resume your normal skincare regimen following treatment, including makeup application. You may notice immediate results, however, full results won’t be noticeable for a month or more. Results often last for two or more years before you will need a follow-up treatment, depending on your treatment area and other factors.


How does Thermage work?

Thermage skin tightening uses radiofrequency waves provided through a handheld device to remodel the tissues beneath the skin. Thermage jump-starts the skin’s own restorative processes. The heat changes the collagen while the cool sensations provide comfort and skin protection. Along with the heating and cooling, you will also feel small vibrations to improve comfort.

Why should I choose Ultra Smooth Skin for Thermage?

At Ultra Smooth Skin, we provide Thermage treatments in a safe, secure, and pleasant environment. Our aesthetic providers are highly trained in Thermage skin tightening in Scottsdale, and our medical director, Lisa Williams, is certified as an aesthetic nurse practitioner with years of experience. In addition to providing treatments, Lisa trains others on the use of lasers and other anti-aging procedures.

How is Thermage different from laser skin treatments like Fraxel?

Simply put, Thermage skin tightening is not a laser, like Fraxel. Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to lift and tighten skin while triggering the body’s natural regenerative processes beneath the skin. Fraxel, on the other hand, is a fractional laser that targets skin irregularities to even out skin tone and texture. Though both technologies address skin aging and imperfections in different ways, they can be very complementary treatments that, when used together, can address more of your skin concerns. It’s for this reason that we’ve combined both Thermage and Fraxel into a Thermafrax treatment series, giving patients advanced aesthetic results.

Who shouldn't get Thermage?

Thermage skin tightening cannot be used on areas that have tattoos. It may not provide adequate effects if you have severe signs of aging, such as very deep wrinkles or sagging skin that is more pronounced. In these cases, other non-surgical treatments or even plastic surgery may be recommended. Thermage skin tightening in Scottsdale should not be undertaken if you have recently received dermal fillers, as radiofrequency waves can break down the product. Thermage is not safe if you use a cardiac pacemaker.

Where will my Thermage treatments be performed?

We provide Thermage skin tightening in each of our three Phoenix-area medical spas. You can receive treatment in the same location where your consultation is performed.

Is Thermage painful? Is anesthesia available?

Today’s Thermage skin tightening treatments are generally not considered to be painful although you will feel the heating, cooling, and vibrations. Your provider will check with you about your comfort throughout the procedure. No anesthesia is required with Thermage, so you will be able to go about your normal day immediately following treatment.

How much does Thermage cost?

The cost for Thermage skin tightening depends on your provider and on the areas you are having treated. Be sure to check our website for monthly specials that can help you save money.

Where can I see Thermage before and after pictures?

Check the official website for Thermage before-and-after pictures. There’s a very large library of people who have received Thermage skin tightening in Scottsdale on the face, neck, and body. See what Thermage can do and then schedule your treatment at Ultra Smooth Skin.

Does Thermage reduce fat?

Recent research has found that, in addition to lifting and tightening loose, sagging skin, Thermage provides the added benefit of reducing fat in the lower face. This is great for patients who have fatty deposits in sagging jowls or along the jawline. Ask us for details during your personalized consultation.

However, if you’re looking for fat reduction in other areas of the body, such as the upper arms, abs, and thighs, CoolSculpting is designed specifically for non-surgical fat reduction and is available at our Gainey location in Scottsdale, AZ.

What areas can be treated with Thermage?

Thermage skin tightening in Scottsdale is effective on aging, drooping skin throughout the body. It can be used around the eyes, jaw, lips, neck, and almost anywhere on the body where you notice bulging or an uneven skin texture, including the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and hands.

What are the potential side effects with Thermage?

Thermage skin tightening is FDA-approved, so it is considered safe for most patients. However, you should be aware that, as with all medical procedures, some potential side effects do exist. You may have skin redness for a few hours following the procedure. Prior to your treatment, your provider will discuss other side effects with you, which may include temporary numbness and swelling.

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Good Candidates for Thermage

Thermage is good for adult men and women who struggle with loose skin and wrinkles. If you have drooping eyelids, a sagging jawline, or loose skin almost anywhere on the body, Thermage may be right for you.

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