Thermage is one of the most effective non-invasive techniques and procedures used in cosmetic surgery. It is one of those techniques that do not make cuts on the skin to achieve its purpose. It is also among those that offer painless procedures even without the use of general or local anesthesia.
No matter how great a treatment procedure is, there is bound to be something negative about it or someone would experience a side effect. This is the case of thermage. It is among the best, safest procedures but it also has its share of negative sides, called side effects.Among these thermage side effects are:
- Blistering. The treatment uses mild heat to draw the collagen up to the surface to tighten and lift the skin. Sometimes, blisters could form on the skin, especially if that part of the skin has low tolerance to heat and pain.
- Burning. As with blistering, the patient could also feel a burning sensation that could easily be seen on the skin. However, this will not last long and will go away in a few days.
- Redness and tenderness of the skin. This is often seen immediately after the procedure is done. The reason for this is that the skin is affected by the movements and rearrangements underneath it.
- Swelling and edema. These could also happen, but very rarely so.
- Bumps and surface irregularities. These rarely happen but could be because of the movement of the collagen.
Thermage Problems, Risks
- Earlier versions of thermage have brought some problems to the patients. These problems include irregularities on the skin. Though this is still a possible in new treatment options,
- Problems do occur but to a less extent than they had been in earlier days of the thermage technology. Today, it is safe for use as long the procedure is done properly.