I have gold thread implants in my face and neck. Is it safe to do Thermage?

I underwent Gold Thread implant surgery in Europe 14 years ago. It's a quite routine preventive procedure. It worked great preserving my face all these years. Now, at 44, I start seeing the first signs of sagging. I would like to try Thermage to counteract the effects of aging. I have heard that, with leftover gold threads in my face, undergoing Thermage is dangerous. Could you please give me an answer whether I should risk Thermage or not. Thank you

Doctor Answers 2

Gold Threads and Thermage

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I have never heard that gold threads are a contraindication to Thermage.  However, your treating physician can verify with the medical department of the company.

Gold Thread Implants Can I do Thermage

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I have never seen a problem with patients who had implants an thermage.  I suggest you speak to your treating physician.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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