I have had Thermage treatments three times over...
I have had Thermage treatments three times over the past year and a half. I expect to have about one every year or two going forward, because it really works.
I saw the doctor for a consultation, and asked what she would recommend if price were not an issue, something that would have stayiung power and not include a knife.
At 46, my skin was just beginning to sag here and there around my jaw, and I wanted to improve the texture around my mouth. I ended up having thermage on my entire face and neck.
It did take several months for the results to be apparent, but my before and after pictures show significant improvement. I have the beginnings of jowly spots and a pouch under my chin, both are GONE. Overall skin texture is improved.
A new friend confessed that he and a female relative had speculated that I might be in my 30's! I know logically that I don't look under 40, but I do like the appearance of my skin better.
I'm told that I respond particularly well to this treatment, and for that I am thankful!
An aside- I opted for a light general anesthesia, so it didn't hurt a bit!
I have photos on file at my dermatologist's office...
I have photos on file at my dermatologist's office (this is my 4th cosmetic dermatologist, any the only one who takes confidential photos for comparing before/after.)
At 47, my skin was beginning to sag on my neck under my chin, my skin had hollowed out below my mouth, I had sun spots, and two small scars from basal cell removal by another doctor.
At 53, I can say that I actually look a bit better than 6 years ago. My skin tone is more even (no sun damage spots), no drooping in the neck, no sign of the scars, and the hollow spots have filled out.
I attribute my progress to having made an effort to have annual treatments, and to eating right and exercise...and being happy! I'm currently lagging on botox/dysport, as the effects have worn off, and would dearly like to try lipodissolve to combat the beginning of jowls - the softening of my jawline began showing 6 years ago, dissapeared for a while and are now sneaking back. I am told that this is because fat deposits in my cheeks have migrated down to live in the curve of my jaw. Apparently the procedure is reasonably inexpensive, but the temporary swelling is significant.