Female client receiving Thermage cosmetic treatment to restore collagen

Thermage®

Over time our skin’s supply of collagen depletes, causing diminished elasticity, moisture and tone. Restoring collagen is often the most important goal in any cosmetic treatment – this protein provides the cellular structure of our skin, making it appear voluminous and hydrated. Thermage® radiofrequency therapy helps do just that.

Thermage® is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that treats fine lines and wrinkles, and can improve the appearance of cellulite. It’s a method that’s tried and tested. Since its launch in 2002 as the original tissue tightening device in the USA, more than two million Thermage® treatments have been performed.

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What can Thermage® do for you?

  • tighten and smooth skin
  • reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • improve face and body contour
  • promote a more youthful-looking appearance
Female client showing positive results of Thermage cosmetic treatments
Thermage cosmetic treatments offered by Dr. Kuzel

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How Thermage® works

Thermage® uses radio frequency technology to heat the underlying collagen-rich layers of the skin while the tip of the applicator vibrates and cools the skin’s surface to help keep you comfortable. The heat separates the water molecules from the collagen, causing small contractions that result in skin tightening.

After treatment, the patient’s collagen continues to remodel and grow over the course of six months, tightening the skin along the way. For most patients, results appear gradually over the following two to six months and results can last up to two years (depending on skin condition and the aging process).

What areas can be treated with Thermage®

Thermage® can be used to address issues from head to toe. Treatments on the face and neck can improve jawline definition, decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and soften hooded eyes. A treatment on the body can improve the appearance of loose and crepey skin on areas like the knees and abdomen and smooth cellulite and laxity on the stomach, hips, thighs and buttox.

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What to expect from your treatment

Before beginning the Thermage® treatment, we’ll cleanse the treatment areas and apply a thin layer of protective gel. As we place a handpiece flat on the target area, you can expect to feel a brief heat sensation, followed by a cooling and vibrating sensation, which protects your skin’s outer layers and minimizes discomfort. A treatment session for body areas can take 70 minutes or more, while the face and neck take about 45–60 minutes.

After treatment, temporary redness or minor swelling in the treatment area is normal. It typically subsides within 24 hours. Most patients can get back to their daily activities immediately and no special care is required other than basic skin maintenance broad-spectrum sunscreen use with an SPF of at least 30.

How to prepare for your treatment

Unlike some skin treatments, Thermage® doesn’t require any special preparation. You don’t have to stop drinking, avoid NSAID medications or discontinue skincare products with retinol.

However, be sure to let Dr. Kuzel know if you’ve recently had a chemical peel or treatment that provides controlled damage to the outer layer of skin. You will need to give your skin time to heal before scheduling your Thermage® appointment.

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“I’ve been seeing dermatologists for years in Calgary, and hands down Dr Kuzel and his team as Rejuvenation Dermatology have been ahead of the pack. From the beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities, to the friendly front office staff, helpful and friendly nursing staff to the most knowledgeable, surgically skilled dermatologist, it’s an A+ experience!!” Rate MD Review

“I had Dr. Kuzel perform some cosmetic injections of filler and Botox prior to my daughter’s wedding over the holidays, and I literally had at least a dozen people since then comment on how amazing I’m looking and ‘What’s my secret?’ My secret is Dr. Kuzel!! I cannot recommend this doctor enough!!!” Rate MD Review

“I have gone through a CO2 resurfacing treatment to help to reverse years of sun damage I’ve accumulated on the golf course, and I’ve never felt better!!” Rate MD Review

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