Is it possible to have fat loss after Thermage?

After what period of time Thermage fat loss should be noticed?

It is extremely rare to have fat loss with Thermage but it has been reported.  Most of the reports were from the original Thermage device that didn’t have the cooling tip and allowed the doctor/provider to keep turning the energy up.   This was over 10 years ago.  There were some doctors who just raised the energy thinking that more would be better.  More isn’t always better unfortunately.   Still…… these instances were  rare.  More on Thermage.

With the newer Thermage devices, there have been very, very few of these problems.  If fat loss were to occur, it would show up as an individual depression within 3 months of the treatment generally.  

Occasionally a patient will report a facial droop on one side after an aesthetic treatment like Botox, Thermage, fillers, lasers, etc.   This type of problem is almost always due to something else, not the treatment – for example Bell’s Palsy.   This must always, always be reported to your doctor!!   Remember that sometimes things occur together in time, but are not related.

An example might be that you get a severe case of vomiting right after watching the superbowl.   It doesn’t mean that the superbowl caused the vomiting, if you see what I’m saying.

Hope this helps!!   Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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