Thermage is a popular radio-frequency (RF) collagen rejuvenation therapy for the face. RF therapy has long been recognised as one of the most effective techniques for collagen rejuvenation and Thermage sits at the top of the RF tree.


The Thermage system is a non-invasive radio-frequency (RF) therapy that can help smooth, tighten and contour skin, as well as replenishing lost collagen deep beneath the skin.


It is perfect for lifting and tightening the skin and can be used anywhere in the face. It is particularly beneficial around the eyelids and around the jawline, jowls and chin area.

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Regain Youthful Look Skin Layers

The skin is made up of three layers


  • A thin surface layer called the epidermis
  • A deeper layer called the dermis
  • A third layer called the subcutaneous (fat) layer


As you age, collagen fibres in these layers stretch and lose their elasticity, causing skin to droop. Your body also loses its ability to produce new collagen.


What Does Thermage Do?


Thermage uses radiofrequency to heat the skin, which helps regenerate collagen fibres that have become loose and stretched out with age. The heat also stimulates new collagen growth to make your skin feel thicker and smoother over time.

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All about Thermage:

What areas of the face does Thermage address?

Thermage is designed to address the following:


-Marionette lines

-Brow droop

-Excess upper eyelid skin (dermatochalasis)

-Excess lower eyelid skin

-Eyelid droop

-Eyelid bags

-Crows feet




-Double chin

How does Thermage work?

As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down. Thermage uses Radiofrequency technology to safely heat the deep layers of skin stimulating existing collagen promoting new collagen growth. Thermage is ideal for lifting and tightening the skin and can be used anywhere in the face. Thermage is effective in the use of smoothing, contouring and shaping. This treatment also improves skin tones and texture.


During the Thermage Treatment Procedure:


  • The tip of the device’s hand piece is pressed gently against your skin to deliver a pulse of radiofrequency energy.
  • The tip cools and protects the epidermis while the energy penetrates deep into the skin to heat collagen fibres in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
  • A temporary grid may be applied to your face to help guide us where to treat; it is removed immediately after the treatment

What are the risks associated with Thermage treatments?

At Prèface Cosmetic we ensure patients have met the necessary criteria for recommended treatments and procedures. It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with radiofrequency therapy in order to make an informed decision. There may be other unexpected risks or complications not listed here. Results from our treatments and procedures vary patient to patient according to factors including genetics, age, diet and exercise.


Potential risks and side effects of Thermage:

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Surface irregularities
  • Altered Sensation (“Numbness”, “tingling”, or “temporary paralysis”)
  • Burns, Blisters, Scabbing, and Scarring
  • Lumps, Nodules
  • Pigment Changes
  • Oedema
  • Erythema/blanching

What is the downtime associated with Thermage treatments?

There is no downtime associated with Thermage (you’ll be able to quickly get back to your normal routine) but requires a twilight anaesthetic for full face procedures. Some patients have temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, and this usually goes away within 24 hours.

Will there be discomfort during the treatment?

Some discomfort will be experienced during the Thermage treatment. The treatment works by creating heat in the tissue and is felt by your nerve endings resulting in some pain. Several techniques may be used to manage this during the procedure. However, most patients will feel the heat and depending on your sensitivity will experience the discomfort. This is temporary and limited to the treatment area.

How many treatments will I need?

Thermage is usually a one off treatment although it may be repeated after two or three years for maximum results. Unlike laser treatments where the effects can be seen immediately, Thermage treatments take a while before the effects can be noticed. This begins around a month after treatment and the effect increases up to around six months at which time the skin achieves its maximum tightening.

Thermage in Action:

Before & After Thermage:

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Thermage Eye Post Treatment

All before and after photos have not been retouched. Individual results may vary.

Results Improve Over Time:

Thermage Results Over Time

All before and after photos have not been retouched. Individual results may vary.

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About Skin & Collagen Treatments at Prèface Cosmetic


Collagen is the scaffolding of the skin and connects the muscles for facial expression to the overlying skin. As we age the collagen tends to degenerate and loses its elasticity. Prèface Cosmetic has several treatments available to aid skin tightening in Newcastle or Maitland.


At Prèface Cosmetic we have a wide range of skin & collagen treatments for you to choose from depending on your skin & collagen goals. These include Pelleve, ThermageOmnilux Lights, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Dermasweep Microdermabrasion and Dermapen Advanced Skin Needling.

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