What to Expect Before & After Thermage Treatment

The Thermage® system is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment used to tighten and lift skin. The treatment stimulates natural collagen producti

The Thermage® system is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment used to tighten and lift skin. The treatment stimulates natural collagen production in the skin, contributing to a youthful appearance. The results gradually improve over months, giving you a subtle transformation.

Many people lean on Thermage to reverse the signs of aging and achieve a younger-looking face. However, it is essential to take proper steps before and after Thermage to maximize results. Here are some things you can expect before and after this trustworthy non-surgical treatment. 

Before Treatment

Follow the steps below to prepare your skin for Thermage treatment.

Avoid Sun Exposure

Treating sun-damaged skin is risky, and you may experience discomfort. The results may also not be as prevalent on sun-damaged skin. Avoid the sun for a few days before your treatment, and if you must go near the sun, wear adequate sunscreen before sun exposure.

Inform Doctor About Pacemaker or Metal Implants

The radiofrequency can interfere with Thermage treatment and cause complications. If you have a cardiac pacemaker or any other active metal implants, you need to avoid treatment or remove those items. Inform your doctor if you have any metal implants, and they will help you determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment.

Keep Skin Hydrated

Keeping your skin hydrated is always a good thing as it can positively affect your skin. It can be helpful to keep your skin extra-hydrated and moist before Thermage treatment. Although the treatment isn’t invasive or harsh, preparing your skin beforehand can reduce the risk of side effects and improve the results.

After Treatment

You can enhance your Thermage results after treatment by keeping a few things in mind.

Apply High-Quality Skincare Products

Although people don’t generally require medication after Thermage, using the right products can help the skin heal better. Since your skin might be sensitive after Thermage, it might be helpful to apply high-quality skincare products. Talk to the expert that performed your treatment to determine the type of products that would be helpful for the treated skin.

You should also try to avoid products with high-chemical content and harsh ingredients, also known as the “dirty dozen.” Your skin can adversely react to harsh ingredients after Thermage treatment.

Protect Your Skin from The Sun

High exposure to the sun can lead to premature signs of aging, resulting in wrinkles and spots. Since your skin will be extra sensitive after treatment, it is best to avoid the sun or a few days after Thermage. If you go under the sun, use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and make sure to apply it frequently to avoid damage. 

Consume Vitamin C

One of the main objectives of Thermage is to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Consuming Vitamin C will further enhance the process as the body produces new collagen in the presence of Vitamin C. Collagen formation is simpler with Vitamin C, allowing the skin to achieve a more youthful look within a shorter time.

You can achieve great results with Thermage. Maximize the benefits of your treatment by taking care of your skin before and after the procedure.