Just Didn't Work
I had researched this procedure for 2-3 yrs before...
- 18 Aug 2008
I had researched this procedure for 2-3 yrs before deciding to have it done, and thought I'd done my homework well. I had the procedure done on my arms, as I'd read in several publications, including one at my internist's office, that it worked very well on the skin of the arms. Well, it didn't. It actually didn't work at all. It was very painful to do, even with the numbing cream (I can't imagine what it would feel like on the sensitive skin of the face and neck!). It took about 1 hour to do both of the arms. I took before and after photos, with 3 separate sets of after photos taken 1, 3, and 6 wks after the treatment. No change at all. As the doctor didn't see any change either, he actually did it again, for $378 more, to both arms. The 2nd treatment (keep in mind that I've always read that Thermage needs just one treatment in most cases) gave the same results as the first: None at all. The 2nd treatment was done 6 months after the first, to ensure enough time had been given to the 1st treatment to work.
Very disappointing. I wouldn't do it again, and wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, either. Very reputable physician, just not a good treatment.