Thermage® Face

Thermage® Face

Looking to smooth, tighten, and contour facial skin or reduce wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead? Thermage® Face works primarily on the third part of aging, sagging, which results from collagen loss over time. It also works on the first part of aging, superficial fine lines, especially around the eyes and lips. Thermage® Face results typically last 1 to 2 years, and for most people, a single treatment is all that is needed, although it may be repeated if necessary.


  • Younger looking appearance
  • Skin feels tighter and smoother
  • Make-up is applied more easily
  • No bruising, swelling, or sutures
  • Non-invasive
  • Long-lasting results
  • Little to no downtime

How many treatments will I need?

Unlike many cosmetic procedures requiring multiple sessions, Thermage delivers results after a single treatment. Best of all, results continue to improve over time.

How long will the results last?

For most patients, measurable results appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and can last for 1-2 years depending on your skin condition and aging process.

How long before I can get back to my normal activities?

Most patients return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. No special care is required afterward, aside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skincare regimen.

Does it hurt?

The Thermage system incorporates vibration on the face and body treatments, which has been shown to provide patient comfort. You’ll feel a brief heating sensation when the treatment device’s tip touches your skin, followed by a cooling sensation to help protect your skin and minimize any discomfort.

Are there common side effects?

Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, but this usually goes away within 24 hours.

How Thermage® Face Works?

As we age, we lose about 1% of our collagen thickness per year. Thermage® Face uses radiofrequency to heat deep collagen. This heat causes an initial collagen contraction which then stimulates the collagen to grow. The collagen growth occurs over six months to produce the final lifting result. It works well for people with mild to moderate skin laxity, generally ages 35 to 65, or anyone of any age who has previously had a facelift.

One great thing about Thermage® Face is that the manufacturer is very committed to research and development. Thermage® Face has had numerous upgrades over the years. The most recent improvements include the addition of the eyelid tip, which tightens and lifts the eyelids, the lip tip, which reduces lip and smile lines, and the deep facial tip, which not only lifts but reduces saggy skin.

If you are interested in skin tightening or eye lifting treatments with Thermage® Face, call SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group in San Ramon to schedule a consultation to determine if this is the right treatment to achieve your desired aesthetic.