I had 2 Thermage treatments in July 2002,then 6 mos.later in Jan. 2003, full face. This was the earlier days of Thermage and it hurt soooo bad-especially the 2nd treatment Because my skin is thicker, I had a second treatment, That really showed the results. The cost of both treatments was $3900-almost as much as a facelift with a lot more pain! I never had any bad side effects and after the treatments I was pinkish,but that went away in a couple hours. It did make a difference for sure,but I will never do it again.