Subtle Yet Significant Results

Technology continues to advance in order to achieve smoother, tighter skin with as minimal downtime as possible. Our Thermage treatments at Grossman Dermatology work by building deep radiofrequency heat within targeted tissue to create a lifting effect, build collagen, and tighten the skin.

This is a great treatment for those who want a subtle result that progresses over the long term. It’s excellent for all skin types and has proven to prevent sagging and be a true “clock stopper”.

Thermage is safe for use around the eyes, face, and body, and its gentle heating underneath the surface of the skin stimulates the production of collagen. This process jump-starts the body’s natural healing system, resulting in skin that is smoother, tighter, and more refreshed over time. Thermage can be performed on nearly any area of the face or body, thanks to different tips that can be used on the handpiece. From the delicate work of performing eye rejuvenation to addressing larger areas such as the abdomen, this procedure effectively creates beautiful, younger-looking skin.

What Can Thermage Do?

  • Achieve eye rejuvenation
  • Tighten the jawline
  • Reduce loose jowls
  • Deliver a lifting effect to the face
  • Lift the brow
  • Tighten the neck
  • Improve the appearance of wrinkles
  • Improve wrinkles and loose skin of the abdomen
  • Smooth out crepey skin of the knees
  • Reduce “bat wings” under the arms

What To Expect During Thermage

Thermage doesn’t require any anesthesia. Before treatment begins, your skin in the treatment area will be cleansed, and then a “temporary tattoo” (a treatment grid) will be applied to help guide us during treatment. Once this is properly applied, a gel will be applied to help protect the skin while also conducting heat into it.

Once the handheld device begins to “stamp” the area, you will feel the warm heat followed by a cool sensation. The handpiece also vibrates to help distract from the heat. If you do become uncomfortable, the heat can be adjusted. Treatment time typically takes one hour. 

Downtime and results

Thermage is a very minimal downtime treatment. Patients may be a little red or splotchy in the treated area for an hour or two, and there may be some very mild swelling. Those who are interested in this treatment should be aware that results can take anywhere from 3-6 months to become apparent, but the results are significant. Maintenance treatments can be performed 1-2 times per year.

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“My eyes are my defining feature. It’s not only about the fear of looking tired all the time. I want my eyes to convey the joy of life that I really feel. They always have, and now thanks to Dr. Grossman and Thermage, they still do!” 


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Am I a Good Candidate for Thermage?

If you’re looking for non-surgical skin tightening/lifting or an eye rejuvenation, Santa Monica's Grossman Dermatology offers Thermage treatments that may be perfect for you. Those who are the best candidates for Thermage are individuals who:

  • Are 35-50 years old
  • Have mild to moderate sagging skin
  • Do not have a cardiac pacemaker or any other active implants
  • Have realistic expectations for what Thermage can accomplish
Dr. Karyn Grossman, MD

Thermage at Grossman Dermatology 

Grossman Dermatology is led by board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Karyn Grossman. As a Key Opinion Leader and a respected instructor, author, and speaker within the aesthetic industry, it’s important to Dr. Grossman to be able to offer plenty of technology options to her patients in order to best meet their specific cosmetic goals. When you choose to work with our team at Grossman Dermatology, you get quality, excellence, and a high level of customer care. Contact us today at our locations in Santa Monica, California, and New York City to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for Thermage.

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