Wieder Dermatology & Laser Center uses the Thermage CPT System. This latest version of Thermage stands for Comfort Pulse Technology. It combines pulsed radiofrequency with cooling bursts mixed between the heating pulses. This allows the device to deliver more heat than ever before in a completely safe way. Furthermore, the new hand piece offers a vibrating technology to further improve patient comfort. This latest version of the Thermage is the most effective and comfortable one to date.
We have been using the Thermage technology since June of 2003. This revolutionary technique uses radiofrequency waves to heat the collagen in the skin. It tightens the skin without any incisions or recovery time. Our patients are seeing subtle tightening of their face and neck after only one treatment. Some people see results as soon as a few weeks after the treatment, but most require 3-6 months to see the maximum result. Although it does not replace what you may see with a surgical facelift, it does produce significant skin tightening. Our patients are thrilled with the subtle changes without the need for surgery, anesthesia or any downtime. In 2006, the technique was approved for treating the upper eyelids in addition to the face and neck. Our patients have been uniformly thrilled with the results from treating the eyelids, often times seeing immediate tightening. Treatment of the eyelid area smooths and tightens the skin and decreases wrinkles and hooding. The smoother skin makes application of make-up easier.
Advances in the technology have produced newer treatment tips which are both less painful and cover a larger area per pulse. This translates into a more tolerable procedure. We are now using the newer Total Tips, further improving our results. Recent data suggests that using lower energies in a multiple pass technique can provide even more tightening with less discomfort.
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