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Thermage Review Summary

Thermage® is a company that markets a variety of skincare procedures for women looking to smooth and tighten their skin, especially in and around the facial area. The company says the procedures, performed at offices across the country, may be effective for “contouring along the jaw line and under the chin” and the “softening of wrinkles around mouth, eyes and forehead.”

Considering the vast amount of procedures and products available to women these days, it may be especially important to get a better understanding of what works and what may not. Procedures such as the one in question may have both pros and cons. We will examine this company’s offerings closely to see if the pros are able to outweigh the cons.

Company at a Glance
The company’s services are advertised as a non-invasive procedure for women “without surgery or injections and little to no downtime.” The primary aim of this treatment is marketed as tightening existing Collagen in the skin and stimulating new Collagen “for skin that looks and feels noticeably smoother and tighter.” The company says results may appear quickly.

According to advertisements and product brochures, the skin has three layers, which include “Collagen Strands.” The purpose of the company’s procedure is said to be to “heat” the underlying layer of Collagen in the skin in order to cause a tightening effect. The company claims such a procedure may be “safer” than other invasive procedures, such as injection therapy.

Company in Focus
Women who pursue the procedure in question should note that the company targets women between the ages of 35 and 60, although the services are also marketed to a broader audience in general. Women may be eligible for a free consultation with the specialist to see if the procedure is right for them. Unfortunately, it may not be ideal for everyone.

The company says the procedure itself may range anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how problematic the targeted areas are. Anesthesia may not be required, although pain medications may be given prior to the treatment. The company claims the procedure is not painful, but women may experience “a brief, heat sensation” when the “radiofrequency energy” is delivered.

Women looking to improve the tone and texture of their skin may not be willing to put their long-term health on the line in order to see results. With this is mind, the company says this procedure may be safe and convenient for women, considering repeat visits may not be required. Results, according to the company, may be seen for up to six months.

Still, after the six-month period, women may have to return to get the procedure done again if they want to sustain the effects of the first treatment. We also note that the company pegs the total cost at anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 per visit; this may take a toll on women who plan to make repeat visits. We feel there may be more affordable, yet effective, alternatives.

• The company may offer services at several locations
• The procedures are advertised as painless

Final Thoughts
Thermage® may be advertised as a reliable method of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but the procedure may be expensive and may not be as long-lasting as the company claims. Advertisements suggest that participants may experience improvements almost immediately following the procedure, but results are likely to vary.

Unfortunately, unlike certain topical products on the market, a 100 percent money-back offer is not available from the company at the time of this review. This means that participants may end up being up to $5,000 short and left with disappointing results. Some companies are known to offer product guarantees for up to a two-week period. We believe these may be better companies to purchase products or procedures from.

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