Thermage® CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) is a 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 to the dermis – that portion of the skin that becomes more lax with age and long-term sun exposure – and converted into thermal energy (heat).
The purpose is to improve skin tone and texture. Although changes may be noticed shortly after treatment, your skin’s improvement will continue and become more noticeable in 4-6 months following treatment. Thermage® CPT is safer than invasive surgical cosmetic procedures, and unlike lasers, can be used on all skin types and colors.
How many treatments do I need and is there any downtime?
Normally, the procedure can be performed in one session that is 1-2 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 energy into your skin. The CPT advancement provides a more uniform heating of a greater volume of skin and less discomfort.
What can I expect from Thermage® CPT?
Immediately after treatment, your skin may be slightly pink and slightly swollen for a few days. If present, it is usually not obvious to others. However, almost everyone is able to resume their regular activities shortly after treatment.
What areas can I treat?
Thermage® CPT is safe and an effective treatment for the face, eyelids, and body. It is commonly used on the thighs and abdomen to tighten and improve skin tone. Since Thermage® CPT technology utilizes radiofrequency pulses of energy, the procedure is not for those with an implanted medical device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.
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