A topical anesthetic and light sedative will be used for the hour-long Thermage procedure. If you are administered the sedative (not everyone needs it), we will ask that you do not drive to and from the appointment.
After treatment, most patients experience mild redness and perhaps some swelling but can return to normal activities quite soon afterwards. In the first month following the Thermage procedure, there is tightening of the collagen fibres and supporting tissue of the skin, which will result in noticeably improved tightening of the treated area. Months two to six will show new collagen synthesis and improvement in the structure of the skin’s supporting tissue. During this time, improvements in texture, tone, and contour will be noted.