A little. Each time the Thermacool TC device delivers a pulse, you might briefly experience a feeling of intense heat on your skin. During a Thermage procedure, the physician will usually adjust the heat setting according to your individual pain tolerance level, and you’ll likely be prescribed pain medication prior to the procedure. The treated area may be slightly swollen, red or blistered for a few hours after the treatment.
VelaShape, on the other hand, can be relaxing. People liken it to a warm, deep-tissue massage or a vigorous workout. Some people find VelaShape treatments so relaxing they fall asleep! But if you’re particularly sensitive to pain or discomfort, your physician will usually offer a topical or oral anesthetic prior to the procedure. After a VelaShape session, you might experience a warm sensation, as well as redness in the treatment area. Both usually subside within a few hours.