Thermage For Eyes

As you age, your skin’s collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them, causing your skin to lose elasticity—which often leads to wrinkles and pockets of loose, sagging skin. The effects of aging are typically most noticeable around the eyes, where skin is delicate and thin. Over time it will start to lose elasticity, beginning to droop and wrinkle, even creating heavy “hoods” that make you look older. Thus, this minimally invasive treatment option that utilizes radiofrequency for skin tightening and has no downtime is often called a nonsurgical eye lift or eyelid treatment.

Eyes by Thermage rejuvenates and brightens the eye area by:

  • Tightening and toning the eyelids
  • Reducing eyelid hooding
  • Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Softening of Crow’s Feet around the eyes

One Thermage skin tightening eye treatment is usually all that is needed to see noticeably firmer, tighter skin around the eyes. Results may be noticeable as early as two weeks after treatment with continued skin tightening over time as new collagen is produced.

What is the Eyelid Thermage used for?

Eyelid Thermage is used as a non-surgical treatment that tightens and lifts the eyelid skin. It works best on the following problems:

  • Reduces fine wrinkles above and below the eye
  • Reduces “hooding” – the loose skin on the upper eyelid in mild to moderate conditions
  • Enhances the eye to look more “open”
  • Helps to maintain the results of eyelid surgery

1How does Thermage work?
The Thermage procedure uses radiofrequency energy to create a uniform heating effect in the deep dermis. This gentle heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen which is followed by gradual collagen tightening. The result is a more youthful appearance to loose and sagging skin.
2What kind of results can I expect with Thermage? When will I see results?
In a 2007 study, fifty-seven hundred patients (full face) were surveyed at multiple clinics. With the newer, third-generation multi-pass Thermage, 87 percent observed some immediate tightening, 92 percent had tightening six months after treatment, and 94 percent found that treatment results met their expectations. All patients showed an increase in collagen in biopsy studies procedure hence should help with sagging skin, despite sometimes not always seeing a noticeable result.
3How long does Eyelid Thermage take to work?
Response to treatment for most patients is gradual with progressive improvement over 1 to 6 months. 80-90% of patients show measurable and noticeable effects at 6 months. All patients show an increase in collagen in biopsy studies. There will be some immediate tightening of the skin and a bit of puffiness, usually unnoticeable to anyone else, immediately after the procedure. But there shouldn’t be bruising or redness of any kind and makeup can be applied after the procedure for return to work.
4How many treatments will I need?
Typically, if you are 30-50, one treatment session may be enough. If over 50, it is possible 2 treatments may be needed.
5Do I need to come for maintenance treatments?
Most people repeat their Thermage treatment every 2 years or so. If you are over 50, it may be best to repeat the treatment yearly or every other year.