THERMAGE/THERMAL LIFT – As featured on Oprah and in many women’s magazines. This “no downtime” – non-surgical facelift is now being used to tighten the eyelids and under eye areas, that loose skin on the arms and legs and to “lift” those sagging buttocks! Other body areas may now be done as well – using this amazing technique and procedure.
Thermage CPT – todays most effective “lift” treatment for all those sagging areas – face, eyes, under eyes, arms, legs, thighs ---even buttocks! In the eye area – results can be dramatic as Thermage CPT reduces “hooding”, improves texture, tones, smoothes and softens fine lines and crow’s feet. This new treatment is a safe, effective and unique option for “eyelid rejuvenation!” Dr. Covey was the first cosmetic surgeon to become fully trained and certified to perform the Lips by Thermage CPT procedure.
Thermage CPT is also being used for the hand treatments to reduce the excess wrinkling and sagging of skin.
Using the same trusted Thermage CPT technology, the revolutionary Thermage CPT
Thermage CPT/Thermal Lift is non-invasive – because it tightens and corrects skin laxity (common with aging) without surgery. This FDA approved procedure first touted as the non-surgical facelift” is now one of the most popular anti-aging treatments being used today – especially for eyelidrejuvenation. In this age when “youthfulness” is so very important - this could be your solution to restoring your own “more youthful” appearance.
Thermage CPT/Thermal Lift procedure is also known as Thermal Lifting, Therma Plasty and Thermoplastic Contouring. It was developed to help reduce the signs of aging in the face but has been perfected for use on many other areas of the body – especially for eyelid rejuvenation. This is accomplished by using controlled radio frequency energy to tighten tissue and collagen. With aging – collagen production slows so skin becomes loose and sags thus encouraging wrinkles and fine lines to develop. Thermage CPT causes the collagen to “tighten” thereby reducing skin laxity and wrinkles.
- Thermage CPT is safe – effective – non-surgical
- Thermage CPT is fast & involves no downtime
- Thermage CPT produces long-lasting, dramatic results
- Thermage CPT safely reduces “hooding” in the eye area
- Thermage CPT safely improves texture in the eye area
- Thermage CPT safely “smoothes out & tones” the eye area
- Thermage CPT softens fine lines & crow’s feet around the eyes
- Thermage CPT reduces wrinkles – smoothes out skin
- Thermage CPT helps redefine facial contours
- Thermage CPT lifts sagging skin on arms, legs & buttocks
- Thermage CPT may be effective on other body areas also
- Thermage CPT is an FDA approved – popular treatment today!
- Thermage CPT can be used to skin on your hands
- Thermage CPT reduces circumferential girth in arms, abdomen, and legs
Is Thermage CPT safe? It is very safe! The ThermaCool TC system by Thermage CPT that we use is FDA approved since it has been carefully studies in use by hundreds of patients with only minimal side effects and no lasting adverse effects. Before receiving FDA approval, Thermage CPT treatment was approved by the Canadian HPB as a non-surgical browlift and for non-surgical tightening of periorbital (around the eyes) wrinkles and facial wrinkles.
How is Thermage CPT done? The main structural component of the skin is a protein called “collagen”. Collagen provides the skin with its strength. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen and then we begin to notice sagging, wrinkles, and loss of facial contour and sagging under the arms, the buttocks, legs and other body areas. The Thermage CPT procedure uses patented radio frequency technology to create a precisely controlled zone of heating in the dermis (deep layer of the skin) and in the underlying tissue. At the same time the epidermis (visible outer skin) is being protected by continual cooling. This “heating” causes the “collagen” to tighten thereby reducing skin laxity, wrinkles and renewing the contour of the face and other treated body areas. Thermage CPT treatment also causes new collagen production to occur over time. Thermage CPT is the only non-invasive, non-surgical method available today to effectively tighten loose skin and achieve a “non-surgical” lift.
Where is Thermage CPT performed and how long does it take? Dr Covey is very skilled and expert in performing Thermage CPT treatments . These are done right in our office suite on an outpatient basis. Generally, Thermage CPT treatments take less than an hour – but the time will vary based on the size of the area being treated.
How does Thermage CPT compare to Titan? Thermage CPT is FDA approved for treating certain wrinkles, can achieve in a single treatment what may take Titan several treatments, and uses RF (Radiofrequency) which is proven to treat wrnikles. Lastly, thermage has a much longer track record.
What does Thermage CPT feel like – Is it painful? NO – it is not painful. Our patients usually experience a brief “hot” sensation followed by an immediate cool sensation. This is caused by the “pulsing” from the radio frequency instrument used to perform this procedure. One hour before your treatment – an anesthetic cream is applied to the area to minimize the hot-cool sensations. Your comfort if our primary concern.
How will I look right after the treatment – are there any side effects? “Pretty Normal.” Most patients experience some redness - which goes away in few hours. Dr. Covey personally oversees this treatment to ensure minimal risks and a positive, more youthful outcome for you!
How soon are results noticeable – how long do the results last? Initial results are visible within a few weeks as “tightening, smoothing, improved tone and texture” is seen in the treated areas. The long-term results occur over time as the healthier collagen tightens and wrinkles lessen. Studies show that the results can last from several months to several years – all depending upon the individual aging process.
How many Thermage CPT treatments are required – how much do they cost? One single treatment can produce excellent results – but some patients may require more. We generally recommend one treatment to each specific area being treated. New studies will show us how to change treatment plans. Cost varies and is determined by the extent of your procedure as it is customized just for you.
When can I return to my normal routine? Immediately! Remember – this is a non-surgical procedure and there is usually NO downtime. You may experience some redness – but this usually resolves itself shortly after the treatment.