What is Thermage® CPT?
Thermage® CPT is an FDA approved, non-invasive technology that attempts to promote tighter and smoother skin through the administration of short pulses of radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency energy is transmitted by the dermis – that portion of the skin that becomes progressively more lax with age and long-term sun exposure – and converted into thermal energy, i.e., heat.

The purpose is to improve its tone and texture. Although changes may be noticed shortly after treatment, as with other deep rejuvenative procedures, your skin’s improvement will continue and become even more noticeable in four to six months following treatment. Thermage® CPT is safer than invasive surgical cosmetic procedures and unlike lasers, Thermage® CPT can be used on all skin types and colors.

How many treatments do I need and is there any downtime?
Normally, the complete procedure can be performed in one session that is one to two hours, depending on the treatment area. There are no restrictions or limitations on activity after treatment and work and usual activities can be resumed without delay.

What can I expect to feel during the treatment?
During the treatment, you’ll feel a brief heat sensation each time Thermage® delivers its CRF energy into your skin. The CPT in Thermage CPT stands for Comfort Pulse Technology. This CPT advancement provides more uniform heating of a greater volume of skin and with much less discomfort.

What can I expect from Thermage® CPT?
Immediately after treatment, your skin may be slightly pink and slightly swollen for up to a few days. If present, it is usually not obvious to others. However, almost everyone is able to resume their regular activities.

What areas can I treat?
Thermage® CPT is safe and effective for the face, eyelids, and body. In addition to the face, it is commonly used on the thighs and abdomen to tighten and improve skin tone at these sites. Because Thermage® CPT technology utilizes radiofrequency pulses of energy, the procedure is not indicated for those with an implanted medical device such as a: pacemaker or defibrillator.

“You cannot go wrong with this dermatologist. Dr. Green and his staff are the very best! They go out of their way to assure patient satisfaction. I have used many services in the Bethesda location, and have always been more than satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Green.” 

Susan E.

Dr. David Green, M.D.

Dr. David Green is a Board certified Dermatologist in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Green specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and the treatment of Varicose Veins and vascular disorders.

He is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Phlebology. He treats patients from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and throughout the Mid Atlantic region.


Dr. David Green proudly offers services in his Bethesda, Maryland office.

4800 Montgomery Ln.,
Suite LL50
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301.907.7250


10.32.09: Delegation and Assignment of Performance of Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Use of Cosmetic Medical Devices. This is a Maryland safety regulation that governs who can legally perform medical cosmetic procedures.  Dr. Green administers all injectable treatments (including Botox™, Juvederm™, Voluma™, Kyblella™, and other fillers & Sclerotherapy) and laser treatments.