How many passes are done with Thermage for optimum results?

I had Thermage treatment to my thighs today. The nurse did one pass at a level of 3.5. After reading many articles on the procedure, if seems as though several passes are done to achieve a better result.

Doctor Answers 3

Multiple passes during the procedure for best results.

Thermage requires multiple passes for optimal results. Success depends upon many factors. However , energy level alone is not the answer. Appropriate placement of pulses, overlap as necessary , vector placement , and additional attention to specific problem areas are just part of the nuances of the technique. Just using the black grid as a one pass is not optimal. Number of pulses and frequency of pulses is also important. I have performed over 7000 Thermage procedures. Every patient is different.


Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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Thermage and Number of Passes

In order to treat the treat the thighs, a 1200 total tip should be making several passes with the appropriate vectors.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist withe experience with Thermage for the best cosmetic results.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 71 reviews

Thermage and Number of Passes

The total tip is 1200 pulses which takes roughly 45-60 minutes and is many passes and vectors on the face. I suggest you see a core physician for treatment.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 180 reviews

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