As your body ages, the collagen that supports the firmness of your skin gradually breaks down, causing sagging and wrinkles. Thermage®, also called ThermaCool™, is an advanced procedure that stimulates new collagen growth beneath the skin without any surgery or downtime.
During the Thermage® procedure, Dr. Behmand will use a handpiece to deliver radio frequency energy to the areas that need treatment. The collagen beneath the skin is heated and caused to contract and shrink. Although this shrinkage may have a slight firming effect on the skin, most patients notice a gradual change as the body’s healing process creates new collagen in the treated areas. Skin is tightened, producing a firm, youthful appearance.
Depending on the area of skin to be treated, Thermage® may take one to two hours. Dr. Behmand will likely ask you to arrive about an hour before your procedure so that he may apply topical anesthetic to the target area.