As a world-renowned leader in aesthetic procedures, Lucia Clinic is proud to be the pioneer in offering Thermage FLX (The Faster Algorithm Experience) treatment in the Middle East. Thermage FLX is the groundbreaking, fifth generation of non-invasive, laser skin tightening procedures. During the Thermage FLX treatment, the radiofrequency energy is optimized to cause the formation of new collagen and tightening of the skin. Thermage FLX treatment is even more comfortable than before because of the comfort pulse technology and advanced system of energy delivery.

Another feature that makes this treatment more convenient is the new cryogen device. The newest Thermage FLX applicator tip is 4 centimeters wide, which enables a wider surface coverage and faster treatment time for about 25 percent. The latest Thermage FLX is absolutely safe treatment that has been FDA-approved for collagen regeneration. It reverses the aging signs on all body parts. It can also reduce cellulite dimples on targeted areas like thighs and buttocks.

Procedure info at a glance

Is it painful? Unpleasant to painful, but tolerable
Is there any downtime? No
How many sessions are needed? One
How long does the procedure take? Around 90 minutes
When can I see the results? 3-6 months after the treatment
How often should I do it? Every year

How It Works


As the skin becomes more mature, it loses the collagen that keeps it firm. The collagen breaks down and this contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Also, with the loss of elastin and collagen fibers, the skin loses thickness, tone and strength. The once youthful face and body contours develop skin sagging and laxity. This treatment effectively emits RF energy to the skin’s deeper layers and not only tightens the existing collagen but also triggers the production of the new healthy one. RF energy heats the deep layers that are rich in collagen and causes collagen to contract and start its production.

The Thermage FLX treatment is really unique because of the new AccuREP technology that optimizes the delivery of the energy and makes the results even more enhanced. With this technology, the amount of energy is automatically measured and tuned for each patient so there is little to no possibility of any risk. The energy is delivered more precisely and every pulse gets automatic feedback. This makes the results more consistent.

As it makes the existing collagen tighter many patients can immediately see the improvements in tissue tone and facial and body contours. The skin is smoother after a single treatment session but the results continue to improve over time.


Every patient has different skin concerns and different problematic body and face areas. With Thermage FLX every treatment can be customized to get the optimal results. Thermage FLX has a wide range of applications in aesthetic dermatology. As Thermage FLX treatment triggers neocollagenesis, it has been clinically proven that the effects of this treatment include skin tightening and achieving natural results.

Thermage FLX treatment can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on most parts of the body. It smooths dimpled and uneven skin to minimize the cellulite appearance.

Thermage FLX can treat:

  • Eyelids – Thermage FLX can improve the texture of the skin and also result in a mild lift.
  • Eyes – It decreases hooding and provides a more awakened look. It reduces wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes.
  • Upper Face/ forehead – It can improve skin firmness and achieve a mild and natural lift of the brows. It can improve the symmetry between left and right brows.
  • The lower part of the Face and Neck – it can soften the appearance of folds like a marionette and nasal folds. It can boost the appearance of the contour by enhancing the jawline and tightening the skin.
  • Jowls
  • General improvement of Volume- next to having a tightening effect, Thermage FLX can improve volume to some extent. RF heating is the key element for volume enhancement.
  • Body – it can tighten and firm the skin on the chest, legs, arms, buttocks and abdomen. It improves contours and the appearance of crepey skin.

The results of Thermage FLX treatment are tighter and smoother skin, more defined jawline and chin, reduced wrinkles and lines around the eyes, mouth, forehead and firmer skin on the neck, arms, legs, knees, abdomen and buttocks.


The Thermage FLX treatment is faster than ever and can achieve immediately visible results. The improvements on the skin continue to become noticeable after the treatment session because the patient’s body starts its natural process of collagen production.

The treatment can be done on all skin tones and types and it provides natural-looking results on the patient’s face as it improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead. The skin on the neck and other body parts is significantly smoother and tighter. The face and body contours are more younger-looking.

After the treatment, there is no significant downtime and patients can continue with their busy schedules.

Patients leave Lucia Clinic feeling more confident about how they feel and look. Lucia Clinic is always following thetrends in aesthetic treatments and with the Thermage FLX procedure, Lucia’s team takes the non-invasive skin tightening to the next level.



    Thermage FLX can safely be used on all skin colors because of the RF energy. Patients with mild to moderate laxity of the skin can greatly benefit from this treatment. The level of the patient’s photoaging and skin laxity determines his/her response to the treatment. The age of the patient is not so relevant, only the level of skin sagging and skin sun damage.

    The ideal candidates are people who want to improve their skin appearance but wish to avoid undergoing invasive treatments with a longer recovery time. Generally, candidates should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations from the treatment.

    Both men and women can greatly benefit from this treatment. Men are especially interested in treating the submental area because they wish to achieve a more defined jawline.


    Patients who have implants like pacemakers or other implantable electronic devices are not good candidates for this treatment. Also, pregnant and breastfeeding ladies should avoid this treatment.


    Thermage FLX offers multiple options for addressing eyes, face and body. Because of different application tips, this treatment can be fully customized for each and every patient.

    ● TOTAL TIP - it is 4 square cm big, it speeds up the procedure by 25%. Precise heating is used to target the wrinkles and fine lines accompanied by vibrations to make the treatment more comfortable.

    ● BODY TIP - it is 16 square centimeters big. It makes the body treatment completely comfortable because of vibration enhancements.

    ● EYE TIP - it is 0.25 square centimeters big. With this applicator, shallow heat is used to target wrinkles in the periorbital area and eyelids.

    ● TOTAL TIP - it is 3 square centimeters big. With this applicator wrinkles and lines are targeted, accompanied by vibration.

    When the patient arrives at Lucia Clinic, prior to the scheduled treatment, he/she is consulted with the Thermage therapist. The therapist examines the patient’s skin on the face or the body -depending on where the patient has concerns. Each Thermage FLX treatment can be fully customized to address the patient’s needs and goals and to deliver the desired results.

    Before the treatment starts, the therapist cleans the face or the other targeted body area and transfers a temporary ink grid to act as a treatment map during the procedure and to decrease the change of pulses overlapping. Also, this map is useful because the therapist can determine how much energy will be delivered into every section of the treated area.

    The therapist uses a Thermage FLX applicator and applies the tip to the patient’s skin, one pulse at a time across the grid. The size of the applicator tip is chosen according to the targeted area. The tip for the eye area is much smaller than the tip for other body parts. The proper applicator tip enables precise deep heated in the treated area. When the treatment is over, the therapist cleans the temporary grid from the treated area.

    During the Thermage FLX treatment, RF energy reaches the deep layers of the skin where the collagen is rich in existence. The treatment is comfortable because of the special technique of both vibration and cooling of the surface layers of the patient’s skin. The patient feels a short cooling sensation and then a deep but short heating and then another cooling and gentle vibration.

    The Thermage FLX treatment works by repeating pulses to the targeted area. The patient feels a heating sensation on his/her skin but it shouldn’t feel too hot. The heating actually shows that deeper layers of the patient’s skin reached the temperature that enables the remodeling of the collagen. During the whole treatment, the therapist makes sure that the patient is comfortable while experiencing the heating sensation. The patient’s safety and comfort are one of the most important priorities.


    The treatment time depends on the patient’s treatment plan. The plan includes the size and the location of the targeted area. According to these parameters, the treatment can last from 30 to 90 minutes.


    Usually, a lot of patients can achieve the desired results after just one treatment session. It is recommended to the patients to have second treatment sessions 6 or more months after.


    Since the Thermage FLX treatment is non-invasive and comfortable there isn’t a significant downtime required. Patients can return to their regular daily activities right after the procedure.

    Some minor side effects may occur like redness or swelling of the treated area but these sensitivities should resolve after 24 hours. The patient may experience a numbing or tingling sensation, but it usually stops after a short period of time. Typically in the neck area, lumps may occur but they resolve without any complications. Hyperpigmentation can also occur as well as the mild sensation of discomfort localized in the treatment area.

    If the patient notices some unusual side effect or experiences a greater discomfort he/she should inform the Therapist immediately.


    Every patient has different skin so the results of this treatment may vary. Some patients notice the improvement in the way their skin looks right after the first Thermage FLX treatment. Others will see the improvement gradually during 6 months after the procedure. As the RF energy triggers the production of new collagen, the benefits will need a little time to be fully seen. The best results include an increase in skin thickness and tightening.

    The results of Thermage FLX treatment are long-lasting. Occasional touch-up treatments are recommended for keeping the results because the natural aging process still continues.


    This skin tightening treatment is unique because apart from providing skin rejuvenation in one session it can be successfully combined with other non-surgical aesthetic procedures for supreme results.
    For instance, if patients are especially concerned with the appearance of jowls they can get a customized treatment plan that combines Thermage FLX and Fraxel skin resurfacing laser. Usually, if patients are concerned with jowls they have sun-damaged skin and lost collagen. With Thermage FLX treatment the skin tightening is achieved and with Fraxel treatment epidermal changes are done.

    Also, Thermage FLX treatment can be combined with injectable treatments like Botox or Hyaluronic acid fillers to enhance facial contouring. The patient can get a customized treatment plan that will provide amazing results in skin rejuvenation.