What is Thermage®?

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The mark of a youthful appearance is firm, supple skin. Collagen fibers are the structure that provides this firmness, and as we age, these fibers begin to weaken and break down. The result is loose, sagging tissues that are more prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Zenovia Gabriel and the team at ZENA Medical can restore these important support fibers with Thermage®.

What is Thermage®?

Thermage® goes above and beyond other skin tightening treatments because it goes deep into the dermal layer, where collagen is formed. By harnessing longer wavelengths of radiofrequency (RF) energy, Thermage® bypasses the top layer of your skin, heating deeper layers to stimulate collagen fiber production and separate water molecules for immediate tissue contraction. Skin tightens and plumps, and as collagen builds, your skin lifts for a more youthful, smooth complexion. 

Thermage® is not a laser, so there’s no damage to the cells at the surface. No flaking, crusting, or peeling to worry about. Just beautiful, youthful skin with a healthy support system.

Thermage® treats more than just the face. Anywhere you have loose skin—like the upper arms, above the knees, or along your abdomen or flanks—can be tightened with this treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Thermage®?

Radiofrequency energy does not interact with the pigment in the skin, so there’s virtually no risk of hyperpigmentation concerns as with other skin tightening treatments. Patients of all skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale are candidates

Thermage® is ideal for patients in their 30s to 50s who are concerned about skin laxity or fine lines and wrinkles prematurely aging their appearance. Begin your skin’s revitalization with a comprehensive consultation at ZENA Medical.

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What is the Thermage® Procedure Like?

Thermage® is a remarkably comfortable procedure with integrated cooling, vibration, and safety features designed to minimize any discomfort. You’ll undergo Thermage® in the comfort of ZENA Medical’s treatment rooms. 

You’ll feel heat as the device is moved over your treatment area, followed by cooling and continuous vibration to soothe any uncomfortable sensations. Because the procedure involves no cutting, no needles, and no damage to the skin’s surface, you’re free to return to your busy schedule after your 60-90 minute session. Thermage® is even safe enough to treat delicate areas around the eyes and mouth.

Is There Any Downtime with Thermage®?

Without any controlled injuries to recover from, there is no downtime with Thermage®. Some patients experience minor swelling or redness, but these are mild and subside within 24 hours.

What Results Can I Expect After a Thermage® Treatment?

Thermage® is so remarkable, it will take only one treatment to see results. Patients can see visible, measurable improvement as early as two to four weeks following treatment. Optimal results can be seen between three to six months. Collagen fibers take time to replenish, so you’ll continue to see lines and wrinkles fade, jowls diminish, and skin tighten for up to six months

These new collagen fibers are here to stay, so your rejuvenation has no end. Thermage® cannot stop new signs of age from forming, however, so Dr. Zena often recommends beginning treatment for patients in their 30s to keep age at arm’s length for longer. Yearly maintenance treatments are also beneficial for prolonging the effects of Thermage® for the long term.

“Everyone needs a Thermage®!” — Dr. Zena Gabriel

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about Thermage®, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!


*Individual Results May Vary

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