I had thermage around the beginning of this year...
I had thermage around the beginning of this year and love the results. The procedure took one hour and the pain was very tolerable.
The nurse that administered the procedure asked me my tolerance to pain and adjusted the laser to the highest setting comfortable (the higher the setting the greater the result).
I am fairly tolerant and chose a high setting. I walked out of the procedure slightly pink, and the skin did have an immediate tigthening. The benefits come as the skin heals. My skin improved over the next 6 months.
I have a decent amount of fat in my face and don't know if getting the procedure done at a fairly high setting influenced my result, but I will have this procedure done again. I love the results.