Thermage® uses a sophisticated treatment tip called Thermatip™, which delivers a controlled amount of Radio Frequency energy. As the heated tip is applied to the skin, the Thermatip™ device uniformly heats a large volume of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue while simultaneously protecting the outer layer of the skin with cooling. This deep uniform heating action causes loose collagen structures in your skin to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin, resulting in healthier, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.
In May 2013, Thermage® introduced the Total Tip – an improved version of Thermage® effectiveness with deeper heating, increased coverage and faster results.
Originally, Thermage® was, quite frankly, a painful procedure. In order to effectively heat the tissue levels to start the collagen firming and production, the heat levels have to be high. This, in turn, made the first-generation Thermage® admittedly a tough procedure for a majority of patients to tolerate. Turning down the sensation of heat without actually turning down the heat means we can get better tightening results because patients can tolerate a higher level of energy.