I had thermage performed 4yrs ago at a clinic in Wahroonga, Sydney. The Doctor was Buddy Beaini. I was informed that it was pain free..walk in walk out...no problems.
On the day of the procedure Dr Buddy Beaini was no where to be found. The procedure was performed by a 'technician' who was not a nurse but someone who had done the training.
I was not offered any pain relief. From the first zap I was in tears. I asked for the topical anisthetic to be applied, but I was told that it takes an hour to work and it was too late to use it. I was given some pain relief which I inhaled and this made me nauseous.
The procedure did work but it was not worth the experience. The effects do not last. If you gain or lose weight your money has gone down the drain.