Are Wrinkles and Sagging Skin a Problem? Thermage Is the Solution.

What does your skin look like? Is it smooth and tight, like when you were a kid? Or have wrinkles begun to appear along with saggy skin in certain places on your body? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a few areas of your skin that could do with some improvement. A procedure called Thermage offered by the board-certified Houston dermatologists at DermSurgery Associates might be your perfect solution.

How does Thermage work?

Thermage is a safe cosmetic procedure that has proven highly effective in smoothing out wrinkles and other skin-laxity problems. It uses radiofrequency waves to work its magic, which means no surgery, no needles, no cutting, no anesthesia and essentially no down-time after the procedure.

As a non-invasive dermatological procedure, Thermage radiofrequency sends heat into the deep layers of the skin, which causes the body to produce more collagen. It’s collagen loss that’s at the bottom of most wrinkling issues. Thermage treatment restores collagen levels and fills out the depressed areas within wrinkles.

Everyone knows you can’t stop the aging process, but our patients at DermSurgery Associates of Houston know that they certainly can slow down the effects of aging on their skin and come away with a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Thermage brings these results to all skin types/colors and on skin areas throughout the body in just a single treatment.

What skin areas will Thermage work on?

Thermage is an ideal treatment for wrinkles and skin laxity in the areas where these problems most often show up. The procedure goes to work fast on sagging skin, laugh lines, forehead lines, Marionette lines, cellulite and other problems related to skin aging. It’s a great treatment for your:

  • Face including eyelids and the sides of the mouth
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Abdomen
  • Legs

Does Thermage hurt?

Thermage treatment doesn’t hurt, but you will feel some sensations. When the treatment tool contacts your skin, you’ll feel a cooling sensation and then a sensation of heat. When you feel the heat, it means that the stage is being set for collagen remodeling. During the procedure, you’ll let the person administering the treatment how you feel so that you can experience reasonable comfort while getting maximum results.

Typically Thermage treatments last from 90 minutes to two hours. Session length will depend on the number of areas being treated. Afterward, you won’t have to endure any restrictive down-time, so you’ll be able to get right back into your daily schedule.

How long will my results last?

It’s likely you’ll see some results immediately after a single treatment, with the most dramatic results happening between two and six months after the procedure. For many patients, depending on the condition of their skin and where they are in the aging process, the skin improvement brought on by Thermage can last for years.

If wrinkles just keep showing up, get a handle on them with Thermage and restore the lovely skin you thought you’d lost. Call (713) 791-9966 to make an appointment or request a consultation to get your questions answered.

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DermSurgery Associates is a Greater Houston area dermatology practice offering cosmetic, surgical and non-invasive dermatology treatments and procedures with industry-leading physicians trained and experienced with the most current dermatology technologies and procedures. For more information, contact

DermSurgery Associates

7515 Main, Suite 240

Houston, TX 77030

(713) 791-9966

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