Laser and Thermage. How often does it have to be redone once the skin is tightened?

How often does the laser or thermage have to be redone once the skin is tightened?

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Thermage may last 1 1/2 - 2 years

Thermage may last 1 1/2 - 2 years, depending upon the quality of collagen, physiological age of the patient, and degree of tightness desired.
Lasers , by and large, are not powerful skin tighteners. Therefore , they will last a much shorter time.

Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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How often to get Thermage

Thermage can be repeated every year to help maintain collagen and tighten the skin. With each treatment new collagen is produced.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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Thermage and Fraxel are a great combination

Thank you for your question.  Thermage and Fraxel are my two favorite lasers to perform in combination.  Thermage will tighten the skin and product new collagen.  Fraxel will remove sun spots, sun damage, and age spots.  Depending on the degree of damage you can do Fraxel once a year.  Thermage lasts one to two years and each time you do it produces new collagen.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Thermage and Fraxel Dual laser

Thermage skin tightening can be performed every 1 to 2 years to keep stimulating collagen.  Depending on the condition of your skin and the amount of sun damage you have, laser treatments such as Fraxel Dual or Clear + Brilliant may be appropriate for you.  You should consult a cosmetic dermatologist who can personalize a treatment plan for you. 

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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