Thermage® CPT

The latest in skin tightening technology, from the pioneers of the science.

Thermage Treatments - Flower Mound, TexasIt’s a simple fact — all technology evolves. And in this age of accelerated change, it takes vision and commitment to stay ahead.

At Flower Mound Dermatology®, we use the skin tightening technology pioneered by Solta Medical and their innovation and proven results built into their Thermage skin tightening platform.

Thermage CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) represents a quantum leap in treatment efficacy and, most importantly, patient comfort and satisfaction. Simply put, CPT gives your practice more — more amazing results, more ease of use, more flexibility, and more return on your investment.

How Thermage CPT Works:

Thermage treatments are all about energy – focusing radiofrequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. Like most smart technologies, the process is relatively simple – it’s a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort. And our latest evolution of Thermage includes patented Comfort Pulse Technology – gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling that make your Thermage treatment even more comfortable. Even so, it’s important to remember every patient’s circumstances are different, so for specifics, it’s best to consult your Thermage physician.

The “Gate Theory” of Pain, developed by Ron Melzack and Patrick Wall, states that throughout the nervous system there are many types of nerve fibers responsible for relaying all the sensory information in the human body from the limbs, tissues, and organs, to the brain. Small diameter nerve fibers carry pain impulses while large diameter fibers carry non-painful impulses, among which is vibration. Applying vibration to an area of discomfort decreases pain because touch stimulates the large fiber diameters which in turn close the “gate.”

The results Thermage can deliver are best seen on the surface - tighter, smoother skin. The new Comfort Pulse Technology works on a whole new level. CPT energy algorithm simulates TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), a proven method for pain relief by affecting sensory nerves and interfering with sensory-discriminative pathways, interspersing cooling bursts with radio-frequency heat energy, blocking neural discomfort signals and dramatically increasing patient comfort. It’s smart technology that works ON patient’s bodies while working WITH their mind.

Treatment Process:

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Treatment Facts and Guidelines

Thermage treatments are typically 45 minutes for eyes or face and up to 90 minutes for larger body areas.

One treatment is all you will need to see and feel real results.

Most patients can see and feel Thermage results very soon after treatment – in as little as one day. Continued improvements and contouring can happen for up to six months as your body regenerates collagen. Your body actually produces new collagen which is how the collagen matrix thickens and creates a smoothing effect. Even better, results can last years.

Be sure to ask if your doctor has the latest Thermage CPT technology – it adds a gentle vibration sensation and interspersed cooling bursts that give you even more comfort during treatment. You will feel cooling and heating sensations during each pulse. Throughout the procedure, your physician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results. After treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment. There's typically no recovery time or special follow-up care.

Target Area - The 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 age 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.

Patient Benefits

  • Younger, more lifted eyes for a less tired appearance
  • Reduced hooding
  • Improved texture, smoothness and tone
  • Softened fine lines and crow’s feet
  • Make-up is easier to apply

Before and After

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Target Area - The Face

After a lifetime of laughing, smiling, furrowing brows or lighting up in surprise, the skin on your face can really show the signs of aging. Your face is also the area of your skin most exposed to the elements, bearing the brunt of environmental factors like sun damage. Over time, the smooth, sleek look you once had breaks down, becoming uneven, and lined with wrinkles. Your features lose definition – especially in the jawline, lips and neck.

Patient Benefits

  • Smoother and tighter skin
  • Contouring along the jaw line and under the chin
  • Softening of wrinkles around mouth, eyes and forehead
  • Single treatment
  • Some improvement immediately; continued improvement over several months
  • Rejuvenated skin, stimulated collagen production and lasting results
  • Comfortable treatments with the new Thermage CPT™ System, incorporating Comfort Pulse TechnologyTM, including a redesigned treatment tip and vibrating handpiece.

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Target Area - The Body

Skin is our bodies’ largest organ, adapting everywhere to the changes in your shape, activities and lifestyle. As we age, our skin’s resiliency and elasticity decreases – especially after major life events like childbirth – and sometimes never returns to that smooth skin feeling. For most people, age brings with it areas of uneven or unsightly bulges that just can’t be remedied with exercise or diet. It’s skin – not fat – that often gets in the way of achieving the youthful look we all desire.

Patient Benefits

  • Tightening and lifting
  • Flatter and smoother skin
  • Smoothing of cellulite dimples
  • Improved skin texture

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Kind words from one of our patients...

"I've been a patient of Dr. Perez for 10 years and I wouldn't go anywhere else. He is fantastic and his staff is absolutely amazing. Everyone is really friendly, caring and willing to help. In addition to Dermatology issues, it is a great place to go for skin care products and non-surgical treatments. Any time I have a friend that needs a dermatologist, I always recommend Dr. Perez. If anyone compliments me on my beautiful skin - I always send them to Flower Mound Dermatology!"

- Cheryl I.