• Easy - smooth and tighten skin in one treatment
  • Progressive – improvements continue for up to 12 months post-procedure
  • Flexible - suitable for all skin types and can be done year round
  • Little to no downtime – return to your regular activities after treatment

Skin Tightening

Thermage® is a non-surgical procedure used for skin tightening and contouring. It uses radio-frequency technology to stimulate and tighten existing collagen and activate new collagen growth, reducing the signs of aging, sagging skin.

This skin tightening treatment is useful if you have mild to moderate facial or body laxity. While the results are not as dramatic as surgery, Thermage is a safe procedure that helps smooth and tighten your skin for an overall naturally younger-looking appearance.

What Can Thermage Treat? 

Thermage can be used on your face, eyes or body. On the face it treats sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth or forehead, as well as the lack of definition in the jaw line and under the chin.

Thermage for Eyes

For the eye area it treats excess skin on the upper eyelid (also known as “hooding”) and crepey eyelids. Thermage may also reduce fine lines above and below the eye. The overall effect is a more ‘open’ eye, similar to what a more subtle eye-lift would produce. Eyelid Thermage is best for those with mild to moderate sagging skin. A consultation will help determine if your eyes would benefit from this treatment.

Thermage for the Body

On the body it treats the appearance of cellulite and wrinkled, sagging skin on the tummy, knees, arms, legs or buttocks. Thermage skin tightening on the body is popular after pregnancy or weight loss. Thermage treatment is also successfully used to firm the neck and chest, especially on sun damaged skin that has become crepey and creased.

Thermage CPT Technology

Using focused radiofrequency energy, the Thermage procedure safely heats the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating collagen, while its cooling technology protects the skin’s surface.

Thermage CPT or Comfort Pulse Technology™ is the more advanced form of Thermage, providing a faster, more comfortable skin tightening treatment with better results than the previous model. This system utilizes a vibrating hand piece that provides the most comfortable procedure yet—often eliminating the need for pain medication.

A more uniform heat delivery to the treatment area via redesigned treatment tips creates consistent, beautiful results. Pacific Dermaesthetics was the first clinic to provide Thermage CPT in Vancouver and Western Canada, so Dr. Rivers and our technicians have many years of treatment experience.

Thermage is Summer Safe

Since Thermage does not utilize laser technology, it is one of the few skin tightening procedures that can be performed in the summer. There is no need to avoid the sun before and after your treatment. For the same reason, the treatment works on all skin types and skin colours.

What To Expect

The treatment takes about two to three hours and alternates a cooling sensation on the skin for comfort and safety, with a heating effect when the radiofrequency energy penetrates into the skin. Thermage CPT includes gentle vibrations to further increase comfort levels. The treatment tip is the size of a caramel candy and the tip is chilled. When the tip is placed on the skin the energy will begin to conduct deep into the tissue causing a sensation of building heat followed by a cooling sensation.

After Thermage treatment, you may experience some redness or slight swelling but this will resolve within a day or two. Immediate results are subtle but continue to improve over six months following treatment due to new collagen growth.

How long the results last will depend on your skin condition and natural aging process.

Find out what a Thermage treatment can do for you by making an appointment with one of our doctors.

  • Easy - smooth and tighten skin in one treatment
  • Progressive – improvements continue for up to 12 months post-procedure
  • Flexible - suitable for all skin types and can be done year round
  • Little to no downtime – return to your regular activities after treatment
Before & After Photos
Frequently Asked Questions

What areas can be treated with Thermage?

Thermage skin tightening is used for the face, neck, eyelids, arms, hands, abdomen and legs.

Does Thermage treatment hurt?

Most patients experience a sensation of warmth and some patients report an occasional pinching sensation. The clinician continuously communicates with you to ensure your comfort and the tolerability of the treatment.

Is there any downtime?

No—you may return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.

When will I see results from Thermage treatment?

Typically, a subtle difference is seen immediately after your procedure, and results continue to improve for 6-12 months.

Are there any pre treatment instructions?

Unlike lasers, Thermage works well for all skin types and colours, and can be safely performed in the summer months. However, we will not perform a Thermage on a sun burned skin.

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