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Active Fx vs Plasma in Combo with Thermage for Skin Tightening

September 2, 2008
Hi Dr Rivkin - do you feel the plasma treatment for the face is as
effective for fine lines as active fx or fraxel? I have also been told
that along with thermage it can tighten and take about 10 yrs off the
face. I am starting to see more info on this process.

Also - if I have had a series of polaris treatments (1 1/2 yrs agao) and I have continued to have a refresher treatment every 4-6 months would thermage be a waste of money? Or do you feel that thermage is now so superior
that I should opt for that treatment instead?

Thanks!


hi
sorry - i was on vacation
i like active fx for fine lines better than plasma. i think that it is somewhat safer and more effective. thermage can be used in combination with any technology - active fx, plasma - whatever. by the way, i think that fraxel is an inferior technology for fine lines.
i have seen that thermage is best for the tightening the jawline and under the chin, whereas active fx is best for under the eyes (not sure that plasma can be used under the eyes) and throughout the face for fine lines.
i do not think that there is a huge difference between thermage and polaris, but i do think that thermage is more intense these days and that can get you a better result.
by the way, i would be pretty sceptical of anyone who promises to take 10 years off. sometimes that happens, but not reliably.
hope that helps

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