At Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we’re happy to offer Thermage as an advanced skin-tightening treatment. As a non-invasive treatment, Thermage may be an ideal option to reduce loose or sagging skin that can occur with aging. Here, we’ll provide an overview of Thermage treatment and how it may help you achieve youthful, radiant skin.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a skin treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to smooth and tighten skin. It’s non-surgical and spurs the skin’s natural healing process with concentrated heat. The treatment is completed within 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment area. 


The goal of this treatment method is to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process for a youthful appearance. It’s effective for numerous areas around the eyes, face, and body. Plus, in just one session, Thermage treatment can significantly improve the appearance of the skin. 

How Does It Work?

Thermage treatment works by offsetting the natural decline in collagen production that our skin experiences with age. Collagen is essential in keeping the skin firm, smooth, and healthy-looking. When the skin produces less collagen over time, wrinkles and fine lines often form. 


The radiofrequency technology used in Thermage treatment heats the deep layers of the skin. This part of the skin contains a high amount of collagen. When heated, the existing collagen will contract, prompting the body to produce more collagen and send it to the treatment area. The Thermage treatment process is completely free from incisions and injections. Vibration is also incorporated into Thermage treatment to improve patient comfort. 


With more collagen sent to the treatment area, Thermage allows the body to naturally correct wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, and other skin issues. Improvement in the skin will be measurable after about two to six months after treatment. The results last for around one to two years. 

What Are The Benefits of Thermage?

Thermage treatment offers a few key benefits to patients seeking youthful, healthy skin:

  • It’s non-invasive. 

Surgical cosmetic procedures can cause scarring and extensive recovery periods. Thermage treatment is surgery-free, instead working to stimulate the healing naturally within the skin. Non-invasive procedures also pose fewer risks and require less extensive preparation. 

  • No downtime is required after treatment. 

Thermage is a great treatment option for busy professionals, parents, and anyone who can’t pause their schedule for recovery. There’s little to no downtime required after treatment, so you can get back to life as usual promptly. Some patients experience redness or mild swelling after the procedure, but these effects usually only last a day. 

  • Results are achieved after a single treatment. 

Many cosmetic procedures that work to offset signs of skin aging require several treatment sessions to show results. Thermage is different because a single treatment session can provide visible results that last for one to two years. 

Thermage is an available cosmetic treatment at Bay Dermatology in Tampa. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn if Thermage is right for you.