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Thermage CPT: Skin Tightening Without Surgery


Improvement without surgery is the goal of many patients these days, and devices such as Thermage CPT makes that possible.

For many looking to resolve their wrinkles and sagging skin, a facelift is their best option. These days though, many are willing to trade in more dramatic results to enjoy what is still a significant improvement without going through the pain of surgery. Thermage CPT offers patients a skin tightening option that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten the skin so that patients can see marked improvement and avoid surgery.

Thermage uses radio frequency to deliver heat to the skin, stimulating the growth of new collagen. As new collagen grows, skin is tightened and firmed. There have been several different versions of the device and the latest offers patients greater comfort. "Thermage has been in development for quite a few years," says Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale board certified dermatologist Dr. Janee Steinberg. "Each year there seems to be an advance in Thermage technology. Now, the latest is the Thermage CPT - Comfort Pulse Technology." As Dr. Steinberg explains, there is a vibration with each pulse of the machine that adds comfort for the patient, as well as cooling bursts so that patients tolerate the treatment much easier.

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Actual Thermage Results of Dr. Janee Steinberg

According to Dr. Steinberg, there is improved tightening around the eyes and the jawline with Thermage CPT. The added patient comfort enables her to deliver a higher energy burst than before. Also, Dr. Steinberg says there are more pulses possible with this new design so she can do a better job with tightening up the jowl and the neck.

Dr. Steinberg says, "This is the non-surgical facelift technique and can be used on any color skin, and on men or on women." Patients often prefer procedures such as these that enable them to have an improvement without missing work or suffering through weeks of healing.

With Thermage CPT, patients can expect little to no downtime at all and they'll typically see final results in 3-6 months as the collagen continues to regrow. Many patients enjoy the slower results because it tends to be more natural and fewer people notice that any cosmetic procedure has been done.