Unlike surgical facelifts and other invasive facial rejuvenation procedures that require considerable downtime, the Thermage procedure allows most men and women to resume their normal routines immediately following treatment, making it popular among men and women who are looking for a procedure that offers them the benefits of a more youthful appearance without the recovery time of an invasive surgical rejuvenation procedure.
The initial results of Thermage are usually evident immediately after treatment, as skin appears firmer and more resilient. Because the Thermage procedure encourages the development of new collagen deep within the skin, you can expect your results to continue to improve for several weeks or even months following the procedure, as new collagen helps skin appear firmer and more youthful.
Most patients can achieve their desired results in one session, but some patients seeking more substantial results may require an additional treatment. Generally speaking, the results of your Thermage treatment can last from two to five years, at which time a touchup treatment may be required to maintain your initial results.
As a result of the intense heat energy, many patients may experience some redness, similar to a mild sunburn, as well as mild swelling following their procedure, and a very few patients may experience some slight bruising. These side effects usually dissipate within a few hours of the procedure, but in a few patients, may persist for a week or more.
A few patients may experience some mild, temporary discomfort following the Thermage procedure, including mild stinging or tingling, and in those cases, nonprescription pain medication is usually sufficient for treatment.
In very rare cases, come patients may experience skin surface or texture irregularities in the treatment area. Be sure to discuss any concerns you may have about possible side effects with your specialist prior to undergoing treatment.
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