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Thermage FLX is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure developed to contour loose, crepey skin around the face, jawline, and neck areas. Thermage FLX’s advanced technology allows for a fast treatment that produces significantly enhanced results.


How does Thermage FLX work?

Thermage uses radio frequency to heat the dermal tissue and stimulate collagen. Thermage FLX is unique because of its reverse thermal treatment gradient, which allows the radio frequency energy to be evenly delivered over the tip of the handheld device. Rather than the traditional back and forth movement of other RF treatments, Thermage FLX uses a stamping motion to deliver heat just below the skin while keeping the skin surface cool. The Faster Algorithm Experience, or FLX, allows automatic calibration of the device. Our specialist uses a single handpiece and touch screen navigation to treat your skin safely.

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Am I a good candidate for Thermage FLX?

Anyone wanting to look and feel their best in Saratoga would be a good candidate for Thermage FLX. It is ideal for those who have experienced loose or crepey skin around the face but do not want to pursue more invasive treatments that come with longer recovery times.

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Is Thermage FLX painful?

Thermage FLX is a non-invasive treatment and is not considered painful. Patients have reported being quite comfortable during the procedure. You may feel experience a bit of redness, but no pain medication is required before or after. If desired, Tylenol may be taken 30 minutes prior to treatment to ensure the utmost comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does Thermage treat?

A: Thermage treats fine lines and wrinkles on most parts of the body, including the eyes, face, neck, tummy, arms, hands, buttocks, and thighs. The procedure smoothens uneven and dimpled skin on the body to temporarily minimize the appearance of cellulite.

Q: How long does a Thermage treatment last?

A: Thermage treatments last between 45 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment area, size, and location. Furthermore, you don’t need multiple treatments for optimal results; a single Thermage treatment is sufficient.

Q: When do the treatment results appear?

A: The treatment results will be immediately apparent, but you’ll continue seeing improvements for several months. Over time, as your body continues producing collagen, your wrinkles and fine lines will gradually smoothen away in two to six months.

Q: How long do the Thermage results last?

A: Thermage is a permanent procedure because it doesn’t insert fillers but rather encourages natural collagen production. However, Thermage doesn’t stop the aging process altogether, and the newly-formed collagen will also eventually get absorbed by the body, and your wrinkles will again resurface. The overall results may last several years, depending on your body’s aging process.

Q: How much does a Thermage treatment cost?

A: The cost of a Thermage treatment ranges from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on several factors, including the type of skin concerns, size of the treatment area, and the number of treatment areas.

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What is the recovery time for my Thermage FLX treatment?

Generally, patients experience very little to no downtime with Thermage FLX. You can expect to return to your regular routine following your treatment.

How long will my results last?

Results will vary for each individual, but typically you can expect one treatment to last in the range of one to three years.


How many treatments will I need?

You can expect to see noticeable results after just one treatment. The stimulation of collagen and skin tightening will continue to develop and can take up to four to seven months before your optimal results are realized. To maintain the results of Thermage FLX as we age, the treatment is recommended by Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline to repeat once per year.

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