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What are some common complaints about Thermage?

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Some common Thermage complaints are that the procedure hurts, is expensive and does not work. Unreasonable expectations, poor provider technique and improper equipment are some of the reasons for these common complaints.

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Thermage is a non-surgical procedure where heat is used to stimulate collagen in the skin, resulting in a firmer appearance. Patients with severe skin laxity may see better results with other procedures like a face lift. Patients who are younger with mild skin looseness see better results with Thermage.

A key is seeing a provider, like a plastic surgeon, who has a lot of experience in Thermage. An experienced provider uses the proper equipment and technique to minimize pain and maximize results. Typically several Thermage treatment sessions are needed to achieve maximum skin tightening.

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