What is radiofrequency skin treatment?

In radiofrequency (Thermage), radiofrequency energy heats collagen in skin to stimulate production.

What it's best for: Lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Average cost: $2,500-$5,000 per treatment.

Number of treatments: One to three treatments every four to six weeks.

Risks and recovery time:
  • Redness, soreness, tingling, and swelling may persist for days to weeks following treatment.
  • Some risk of burns, blistering, and soreness along the jawline; can be scarring.
Inside scoop:
  • Topical anesthetic may not ease discomfort.
  • Improvement is mild and unpredictable.
  • Tightening may not be noticeable for six months.

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