With patients wanting smoother, tighter skin with no downtime, technology continues to advance in order to accommodate these needs. At Grossman Dermatology, we offer Thermage® – the first treatment that uses non-invasive radiofrequency waves to improve damaged and aging skin.
Grossman Dermatology is led by board certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Karyn Grossman. Contact us today at our locations in Santa Monica, California and New York City to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Thermage®.
What is Thermage®?
Over 10 years ago, Thermage® pioneered the way for radiofrequency treatments and has now been used in over a million treatments across 80 countries. Thermage® creates real, natural results that cannot be achieved from creams or lotions, and the convenience of treatments makes it easy to fit into even the busiest schedules.
Thermage® is safe for use around the eyes, face and body, and its gentle heating underneath the surface of the skin stimulates the production of collagen. This process jumpstarts your body’s natural healing system, resulting in skin that is smoother, tighter and refreshed over time.
How Does Thermage® Work?
Thermage® consists of a four-step process:
- The beginning of treatment consists of a cooling effect to increase patient safety and protect the outermost layers of skin
- A specially-designed treatment tip is then placed against the skin
- Radiofrequency energy is delivered directly into treated areas, gently heating the deeper tissues
- More cooling is applied to the skin to soothe it
Am I a Good Candidate for Thermage®?
During your consultation, our medical team will evaluate several factors such as your overall health, medical history, skin condition and cosmetic goals to determine if Thermage® is right for you.
Although Thermage® has a proven safety profile, individuals with cardiac pacemakers or other active implants may be advised to seek alternative forms of treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Treated areas may be temporarily flushed akin to a slight sunburn, which will subside shortly after. Although major side effects are rare, our medical team will discuss all possible risks and complications to you prior to treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Although it can take a few weeks for the body to produce new collagen, visible improvements are often seen after just one treatment and can last for up to six months. Individual results may vary, and our medical team will create a customized treatment plan for you to optimize your specific concerns.
Contact Grossman Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Thermage®.