Thermage FLX for Face

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Thermage is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment which has been successfully used for over 20 years. Naficy Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center is Seattle’s premiere Thermage treatment center with over 20 years of experience with both non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation. We offer solutions customized to each patient’s specific needs, desires, expectations, and budget.

Thermage is a non-surgical, non-invasive, no downtime treatment that is clinically shown to tighten, firm, tone, contour and rejuvenate facial skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. The Thermage procedure is using the ThermaCool system, FDA cleared for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and folds, which utilizes a unique form of monopolar Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to firm and tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production. Immediate results from Thermage may be visible, but as new collagen is created by your skin, Thermage results continue to improve for up to six months. The Thermage procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin color.

How does Thermage work?

Thermage works by heating deep collagen fibers in the skin and underlying tissue, while protecting the skin’s surface with a cooling spray. The treatment is performed with the patented ThermaCool device. The Thermage tip gently touches the skin, delivering the non-invasive CRF energy deep beneath the skin. This deep uniform heating action stimulates the skin to create new collagen and to remodel existing collagen. Thermage may even cause the deep structures in the skin and underlying tissue to tighten immediately following the Thermage procedure. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin and renew facial contours.

Which is the newest Thermage machine?

At Naficy we use the newest Thermage FLX machine. The new Thermage FLX adds speed and ease of use to the only monopolar radiofrequency (RF) device FDA-cleared for use on body and facial locations, including the eyelids, with a single treatment.  Thermage has undergone a series of improvement over the past 20 years.  In 2007, the multi-pass NXT protocol made Thermage safer and more tolerable.  The next major improvement occurred with the use of vibration, added in 2009 to reduce discomfort.  In the current generation Faster Algorithm Experience (FLX), Thermage FLX shortens treatment times 33%. Treating the face and neck takes around 60 minutes versus around 20 minutes for eyelids.

Before & After Thermage Photos


Can Thermage be used on the Eyes?

Eyelid Thermage is a very popular way to rejuvenate the aging skin around the eyes. Eyelid skin is quite thin and tends to respond well to the radiofrequency energey of Thermage by becoming tighter and smoother.

Thermage treatment to eyes.  * Individual results may vary.
Thermage treatment to eyes.  * Individual results may vary.

How long does the Thermage procedure take?

The Thermage procedure is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that is performed only in a doctor’s office by medically trained professionals. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes or up to two hours for body Thermage treatments.

How many Thermage treatments will I need?

Unlike many tightening procedures such as Titan or Polaris, which require four or more sessions, 1-2 Thermage treatment produces results in the majority of patients. The treating doctor will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient’s needs and goals. Many of your Thermage patients choose to repeat the procedure after a few years to further rejuvenate their skin.

When will I see results from Thermage?

Immediate results may be visible after Thermage and will typically improve over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single Thermage treatment session.

Where on the face can Thermage be performed?

Thermage treatments can be performed in the following facial areas:

  • Forehead
  • Eyes
  • Cheeks and Jowls
  • Cheeks, Jowls, and Neck
  • Full Face
  • Full Face and Neck
  • Full face: includes the periorbital region and mid/lower face areas

What other treatments may be combined with face Thermage?

Thermage may be combined with a number of other treatments. Injectables such as Botox,Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Bellafill, and Sculptra complement Thermage treatments by targeting specific areas in the face, producing excellent results in smoothing out deeper lines and wrinkles. Botox works to further smooth away fine lines caused by facial contortions, and the fillers are designed to naturally plump deeper lines, folds and creases in the skin. Combining Thermage treatments with Fotofacial Sculptra provides additional skin rejuvenation and improvement of age spots and broken capillaries to produce dramatic effects without surgery, with minimal time investment and virtually no downtime.

What does the Thermage procedure feel like?

With each touch of the Thermage device, the patient experiences a brief sensation of deep warmth heating as the CRF energy is delivered to the skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating sensation is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. To protect the skin and make the treatment more comfortable, the surface of the skin is cooled before, during, and after each application of CRF energy. Patient feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the Thermage procedure will help guide the doctor to balance procedural comfort with maximum results. The provider at times offer light pain medications prior to treatment to minimize sensation.

How long will the effects of Thermage last?

The Thermage procedure may in some instances immediately tighten existing collagen as well as continue to stimulate new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. Results of Thermage may last for years depending on your skin condition and aging process.

Is the Thermage procedure safe?

The Thermage procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 2,000,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.4%. The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps, and rarely blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects may resolve in a few days or weeks. Consult with your physician regarding this and any other questions you may have on the safety record of the Thermage procedure.

Is Thermage the only radiofrequency device on the market?

Thermage is proven technology that has been around for 20 years with proven results and a global brand.  While there are other skin care technologies that use radiofrequency energy, only the Thermage proprietary monopolar capacitive radiofrequency technology delivers deep uniform volumetric heating powerful enough to naturally tighten and contour skin and underlying tissue. Also, Thermage achieves results in a single treatment compared to other technologies that may require five or more treatment sessions.