I was told Thermage reverses the signs of aging by 5 to 7 years. Is the true? Would you recommend this procedure over Radiesse?

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Thermage vs Fillers

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Thermage is a radio frequency device that works with existing levels of collagen and elastin and causes skin tightening.  This in turn causes the skin to appear firmer, healthier and more resilient.  It is hard to measure your results through the "5-7 years younger" idea because we are all different and results vary.  We let our patients know that they will look more refreshed, less tired and people will notice a difference. They may not be able to specifically pin point exactly what is different about you, you will just look better. 
Fillers are different in that they "refill" areas of the face that have become more hollow or less defined due to aging.  Thermage combined with fillers offer men and women alike a powerful defense against aging and help us to look and feel better.

Eugene Plastic Surgeon

Thermage and Benefits

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Thermage is a fabulous laser for skin tightening and collagen production.  However, you cannot compare Thermage with injections.  Many patients require both injections and laser for the best results.  Juvderm or Voluma or Sculptra may be needed to restore lost volume and Thermage helps by tightening the skin and producing new collagen.  Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is experienced in Thermage for the best cosmetic results.

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