What is Thermage® CPT?
Thermage® CPT is a 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 as newly stimulated collagen continues to accumulate. 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. This indicates that the energy is reaching its target and subsequent collagen renewal will ensue. Thermage® CPT represents a significant advancement compared to the older Thermage® technology. The CPT stands for Comfort Pulse Technology. This CPT advancement provides more uniform heating of a greater volume of skin and with much less discomfort. Thermage® CPT is FDA approved for all skin types.
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. Rarely has obvious swelling, inflammation or blistering been observed after treatment.
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.
Is Thermage® CPT FDA approved?
Yes, Thermage® CPT is FDA approved for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles, the temporary treatment of improving cellulite, and safe for all skin types and colors.