Through the natural processes of ageing, collagen in the dermis (the mid-layer of skin) is gradually lost and contributes to the formation of facial lines, sagging skin and wrinkles. The Thermage procedure uses a special treatment tip (ThermaTip™) to deliver controlled amounts of RF energy into the collagen layers of the skin. This form of energy produces a heating action that penetrates the collagen and causes it to contract and tighten. In addition, collagen production is triggered and over a period of about 6 months, new collagen grows to further tighten the skin. Thermage stimulates your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results on and off the face, lik tighter, smoother skin, softened wrinkles and lines and an overall younger looking appearance. So people won’t think you’ve been away at surgery. They’ll think you’ve been away on vacation. Thermage is compatible with most cosmetic procedures; however, you will need to discuss your past procedures, as well as your current expectations, with your clinician.