Is Thermage is Dangerous?

Is Thermage is Dangerous?

Doctor Answers 3

Thermage and safety

When used following the manufacturer's guidelines, Thermage is a very safe procedure.  The radio frequency delivers heat deeply into the skin to tighten existing collagen and stimulate the growth of new collagen.  It can take 3 to 6 months to see the full effect.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for your Thermage treatment.

Toronto Dermatologist
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Assuming that your physician is properly trained and is using Solta-approved equipment (Solta owns the rights to the Thermage name and technology), you are safe. The use of radiofrequency in medicine dates back over 200 years. The technology that is owned by Solta (Thermage) has been used in over 900,000 people in 80 countries world-wide. I hope this is helpful to you!

Christine Glavey, MD (retired)
Alpharetta Dermatologic Surgeon
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Thermage is a safe treatment for loose or sagging skin

Collagen in the skin becomes depleted or damaged over time.  The result is visible signs of aging such as thinner or loose skin and wrinkles.  Thermage treatments provides skin tightening without surgery, with no downtime, and with very minimal risk.  Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin, tightening the collagen and giving a smoother, lifted look to the skin. The treatments are performed in the doctor's office and no anesthesia is needed. There may be some discomfort during the treatment in certain areas. Some people have redness or swelling after the treatment, which usually disappears within 24 hours. Most people go right back to work or resume their regular social activities after treatment.

Jordana S. Gilman, MD
Washington Dermatologic Surgeon
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These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.