Thermage Skin Tightening Laser

Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery is the leading Thermage provider in Austin, and is a recipient of the Thermage Black Diamond Award – an honor that acknowledges our practice as a top Thermage provider in the nation.

Thermage™ is the only non-invasive procedure that helps to tighten and contour your skin in as little as one treatment – with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime. Thermage stimulates your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results on the face and body. Without needles or surgery, Thermage safely and gently heats the skin in order to help tighten loose or sagging skin and fill in fine lines and wrinkles. With the newest, most advanced technology, Thermage is capable of not only tightening closer to the surface of the skin (for better smoothing and tightening), but also deeper under thicker skin (for contouring on the body).

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Westlake Dermatology is one of the first Austin outlets to offer the newest Thermage technology – Thermage CPT. Thermage CPT provides superior results and greater comfort. In a study performed, 100% of the patients treated preferred the Thermage CPT advances over the original technology.

During a Thermage treatment, a handpiece with a smooth, flat tip delivers radiofrequency energy (not a laser) to the soft, underlying tissue while the outer layer of skin is protected with a cryogen-cooling spray. Non-invasive tightening and contouring treatments can be performed on loose or sagging skin on the face, eyes, neck, arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, legs, hands, and lips.

Thermage results vary from subtle to dramatic. Generally, improvements are immediately visible and continue for up to six months. Results are longer lasting depending on your skin condition and the aging process.


As you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Thermage uses patented, FDA cleared technology that delivers heat deep into the skin to rejuvenate existing collagen and stimulate new collagen growth. The result is a face that looks and feels noticeably smoother and tighter.

Benefits of the procedure include:

  • Smoothes and tightens skin
  • Contours along the jaw line and sagging skin under the chin (i.e. “turkey neck”)
  • Softens wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead


Thermage is the only procedure that smoothes and tightens skin and decreases wrinkles and hooding in the eye area without surgery, injections or downtime. Treatment results are younger looking, more lifted eyes that look less tired.

Benefits of the procedure include:

  • Reduces crepiness around the eye
  • Reduces hooding (the brow area is tightened to reveal more eyelid for brighter, more refreshed eyes)
  • Tauter contours around the eye
  • Reduces under-eye bags
  • Softens fine lines and crow’s feet
  • Smoothes skin of the eyelids making it easier to apply eye makeup.

Eyes are protected during the procedure with small, plastic eye shields. And because there is no bruising, swelling or sutures, you can apply make-up and return to your normal routine right after the procedure. Thermage is an attractive option for patients who do not want to undergo an invasive, surgical procedure.

The best candidates for Thermage for eyes are those with moderate hooding, crow’s feet, eyelid laxity and/or under-eye bags. People with excess fat bulges, major hooding or ptosis are not good candidates for this procedure and may instead want to consider blepharoplasty.


Thermage for the body procedures improve skin tone and texture while effectively smoothing, tightening and contouring skin for an overall naturally younger looking appearance. With little to no downtime, Thermage for the body treatments tighten and renew your skin’s collagen deep down, through all three layers of skin – the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous (fat) layer. The treatment is ideal for arms, tummy (commonly used for post-pregnancy and after liposuction or weight loss), and thighs.

Benefits of the procedure include:

  • Tightens loose, sagging skin
  • Reduces crepiness
  • Improves texture and tone

Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery was selected as one of only four practices in the world to feature the newest product by Thermage – a tip that heats deeper into the fat allowing for body contouring upon its launch. Our studies show that patients can achieve up to 2 cm of volume reduction in each thigh. One of our patients was selected by Thermage as “Star of Thermage” for her results achieved on a Thermage treatment to her thighs.


Thermage joins the fight against cellulite with an FDA approved treatment. In a single treatment, Thermage can smooth dimples on thighs and buttocks with lasting results. The non-surgical procedure restores collagen connective tissue and improves circulation and metabolism in cellulite prone tissues to reduce fluid and improve the appearance of cellulite.

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