It is used to nonsurgically tighten and lift the eyelid skin. It works best on these problems:
The cost for this procedure, $2800. Again, this procedure is best for those with mild to moderate sagging. A fair number of patients have their foreheads done at the same time. This helps to lift the brows. Eyes plus forehead will cost $3200.
Eyelid Thermage does not improve “crow’s feet” very much. These are caused by action of the smile muscles, and Botox is a better choice. Eyelid Thermage does not improve undereye fat pads; these need to be removed surgically. It also cannot remove significant hooding of the upper lid. This is a surgical problem. Mild to moderate hooding is fine for Thermage.
Although a few patients show immediate improvement, 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.
You’ll notice 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. With Thermage, you can put on your makeup and go right back to work.