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jkjones51
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THERMAGE Negative Side Effects & Efficacy
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I am contemplating undergoing Thermage treatment (900 pulses) for cost of $2550. What is the efficacy rate? We all know what the positive outcomes are of this treatment, but I would like to know what are the possible negative outcomes and what are the causes? I am told that my doctor's assistant is "trained and certified" to do the treatment (doctor chooses not to do the treatment because it takes 2 hours) taking away her ability to do more consultations, etc. I really am trying to find a reputable procedure to tighten the jowl line and neck. The Titan procedure I had done in July 2009 did not really give much results for cost of $1000. Your objective information and advice is appreciated.

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jhonnys


Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
United States
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  Thermage
August 8, 2013 10:09 AM

Thermage is a technology that has been around for over 10 years we highly recommend it. Great results when it is effectively done when done by someone that has not much experience with (more)
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AlexanderRivkinM.D.


Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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  I wouldn't recommend it
January 6, 2011 4:01 PM

Thermage and Titan are different technologies, but I would be skeptical of you getting results that are that much better with Thermage. I also have my nurse do the procedure, but in (more)
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drjasondiamond


Facial plastic surgeon
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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  thermage effects
January 5, 2011 5:13 PM

I have noticed an intersting phenomenon in my practice over the last few years as it relates to Thermage. I have done Facelifts on at least 10 patients who had muliple Thermage treatments (more)
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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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January 5, 2011 3:49 AM

On another site the patient satisfaction rate with THERMAGE was 41% or 59% were dissatisfied! I too agree with Dr Brent that Fractional CO-2 treatments are MUCH better, especially the (more)
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drbrent


Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  Thermage and radiofrequency treatments
January 4, 2011 12:31 PM

In our practice, fractional laser resurfacing has largely replaced radiofrequency treatments. It seems to be more effective. There are other skin tightening treatments as well. If the (more)
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Suzie48
  THERMAGE STOP AND INVESTIGATE
March 14, 2013 1:32 PM

I HAD EYE THERMAGE DONE IN NOVEMBER 2012. EFFECT DISASTROUS, MY UNDER EYE IS NOW MUCH THINNER, I LOOK TIRED AND OLD (PAST MY 48 YEARS)
EVERYONE I SPOKE TO PRIOR TO HAVING TREATMENT SAID I DIDN'T NEED IT, BUT I FELT THAT MY EYES WERE ALWAYS PUFFY. TO DESCRIBE HOW THEY LOOK NOW: BAGS ARE NOW FLAT ON MY CHEEK WITH NO VOLUME. I HATE IT, IT HAS COST ME £1700 AND MY CONFIDENCE.




 



 

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