Should I consider body Thermage for my upper arms?

Hi. I visited Dr. Richard Glunk yesterday and inquired about Thermage for my upper arms. He said it could be done and the cost is $3,200.00. Do you recommend this treatment on the upper arms and approximately how long do you think this would last? I will be 65 shortly and am in pretty good shape (128 lbs). I'd appreciate your feedback. Thanks you, Carol

I really don’t recommend body Thermage.  It doesn’t work well and is  expensive, in my opinion.  As you know, for the right patient, I think Thermage on the face/neck  can be quite a nice modality.  The body tip has never worked as well unfortunately.

 My recommendation would be to wait for Coolsculpting by the Zeltiq company to get their FDA approval  for the upper arm adaptor which will hopefully be in the next year or two.   Some centers are using the current adaptors which are FDA approved for the abdomen and flanks for the arms, but I really don’t recommend that.    Dr. I

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