The radiofrequency waves of Thermage CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) heat the deeper layers of the skin and stimulate the regeneration of collagen, which helps firm the skin and restore its elasticity .
Radio frequency skin tightening (RF) is an aesthetic technique that uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate subdermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.
Several companies manufacture RF devices, including Thermage by Solta Medical, Venus Freeze by Venus Concept, VelaShape by Syneron, Exilis by BTL, and 3DEEP by Endymed. Alternative techniques include Laser Resurfacing and certain Ultrasound alternatives. Typically, treatment requires a series of 8-12 treatment sessions lasting 30–45 minutes. Devices have different penetration depths depending on the number of electrodes (monopolar, bipolar, or unipolar)
- Thermage treatments offer skin tightening with non-invasive radiofrequency energy.
- Thermage claims to tone and tighten sagging facial and neck skin.
- There is no downtime after Thermage, but maintenance treatments may be necessary.