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Thermage vs Facelift.

May 8, 2008
I am 55 years old and instead of a face lift I was considering having this non surgical procedure "thermage" for my face. I only have fine wrinkles. I would appreciate if you could tell me what are the advantages and disadvantages.? Are the results long lasting?

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hi,
i have thermage, and i like the device, but i only recommend it for very specific things. i have not been extremely impressed by its results for full face treatments. what i do like is the results for the jawline / jowls area - it is subtle, but pretty good. afterwards the jawline definition is better, the area under the chin is tighter and the jowls are less prominent. assuming, of course that the jowls are minor. thermage will not be able to affect significant jowling. i do not think that thermage can be anywhere near a substitute for a face lift.
for fine wrinkles, i would suggest active fx / deep fx instead of thermage. it is more downtime (about a week), but the results are much better, in my experience. the active fx also improves pigmentation, pore size and will help with fine lines around the eyes.

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