Hi Dr. Irwin. Thank you for your Thermage info. I have had around 6 Thermage treatments over 4 and a half years. I have had very dramatic results because I do this treatment every 9 months and it works great for me. I look like I need no surgery at 56 yrs old. I have had 8 fraxel restore treatments and my skin looks great. I am too chicken to do repair. I did have old small acne scars before and reddness. My question to you is a safety one re. Thermage's long term safety, also if I am stretching my skin too much or thinning it somehow. I am asking just because I have done this often. It seems like most people really don't do it as much. This may sound silly, but I don't want to wake up and my skin falls off or has caved in. LOL. Thanks for your reply.
No – you won’t wake up some morning and have your skin fall off (like Dorian Grey)!! Thermage has a good long term safety profile. It’s a sound wave that it delivered in a way that heats the dermis where the collagen is and stimulates your own collagen to tighten a little. It also stimulates the cells that make collagen to make more. It doesn’t stretch the skin too much and it doesn’t thin it. The more collagen we have as we age the better, as you are a testimony to!!!