Skin Rejuvenation

All About Thermage Skin Tightening: Common Myths Busted

Common myths about Thermage debunked

Noticing your skin doesn’t bounce back like it used to? Then Thermage might be just the thing you need to tighten things up! It’s a safe and effective non-invasive alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery that uses radio frequency technology to tighten loose skin on the face and body. Want to learn more about Thermage and how it can help you achieve some major SkinFitness™ goals? Us, too, babe. Before getting the party started, let’s separate the facts from common myths floating around on the internet:

MYTH: Thermage gets rid of fat

REALITY: Wishful thinking (we’ve all been there). Thermage doesn’t melt fat, but it does tighten skin and improve the appearance of wrinkles by causing the collagen in the skin to contract. This results in tighter, firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin. Yes, please!
Side note: If targeted fat reduction is your thing, then we’d love to introduce you to a lovely treatment called CoolSculpting!

MYTH: Thermage only works on the face

REALITY: This one is a big lie! One of the coolest things about Thermage is that it works all over the body, including the neck, chest, stomach, arms, hands, derriere, and thighs. If you want to get into the specifics, Thermage is pretty amazing — it can help open up and reduce the appearance of hooding around the eyes, soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and tighten the skin on different areas of the body while temporarily improving the appearance of cellulite. Exciting stuff, right??

MYTH: Thermage treatments hurt

REALITY: There is only a teensy tiny kernel of truth to this myth. Thermage is slightly more uncomfortable than treatments like IPL photo facials because it uses heat to stimulate new collagen in the deepest layers of your skin. But, most patients only notice a brief heating sensation when the device’s tip touches their skin, followed by a cooling sensation that helps protect the skin and minimize any discomfort.

MYTH: Thermage produces immediate results

REALITY: You know the saying “patience is a virtue,” right? While you might notice some results right after a Thermage procedure, the best results will appear gradually in the three to six months following a single treatment. How come? Simply put, Thermage works from the inside out, using radio frequency technology to target the deeper collagen-rich layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and gradually reform.

MYTH: Thermage results last forever

REALITY: Results from a single Thermage treatment don’t last forever, but they do last a pretty long time. Many patients only need one treatment to achieve results. However, depending on your age, skin condition, and degree of skin elasticity, you may choose to consider a second treatment to obtain your desired results, as well as maintenance treatments every couple of years.

Want to learn more about Thermage? Book a free no-obligation consultation with one of our treatment specialists here.