30 January 2009

Thermage has currently already been done on more than 75,000 people. Among these patients, only a minority - less than just one percent to be precise – are said to have experienced any side effects.

Side effects are rare (less than 1%) and include swelling, redness, bumps and blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects usually disappear in a few days or weeks. Even more rare but longer lasting is a side effect that leads to a depression in the skin. The risks and benefits of thermage need to be discussed in detail with your physician.

Ask your plastic surgeon about these complications from Thermage
  • Burn : There is a small risk of burn, blistering and scarring associated with this procedure.
  • Discoloration : It is possible that the skin may turn lighter or darker after any skin procedure. This has not been a problem after Thermage.
  • Pain and tingling : Pain is uncommon after the procedure is over. No pain medication is necessary.
However, some people experience tingling, burning or soreness for a few days or weeks, especially along the jaw line.

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