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Hi everyone
this is my first visit What a terrific site. Its great to get ideas and info from other people could save a lot of money and time. I was wondering if anyone has tried Thermage advertised as the sixty minute facelift?
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I just had Thermage done on my eyes only on Friday morning. The eye shields they use gave me corneal abrasion. The treatment itself was tolerable. However two hours after the procedure my vision was completely cloudy, and the pain was incredible. I was prescribed steroid eyedrops which helped, but the first night was horrible. I now know that you are not supposed to take anti-inflammatory pain meds, but I ended up taking 6 aspirin starting about 9hrs after my procedure and ending the next morning. If I had known the eyeshields would cause so much pain I would not have done it. I have a high pain tolerance but this was horrible. I'm now wondering if I negated any positive affect of the Thermage by taking the aspirin. The aspirin had an expiration date of 2007 so maybe it wasn't as strong...I hope I didn't waste alot of money. I guess I'll know in 6mos.
 

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Thanks Frazzle I think it is very interesting that it is so painful but the cornea problem is a real worry, I do hope it is back to normal and no perament damage has been done. I will wait for more feedback before going ahead
 

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Hi Julie:

I had a thermage treatment about 2 years ago. I thought the results were pretty good and if it wasn't quite so expensive, I'd think about doing it again. The only negative thing I can say about it is that it's frankly painful unless your dermatologist can provide you with some kind of meds. I was given an anti-anxiety pill and maybe a painkiller but honestly, they didn't help. The sensation is like being pricked by little electrical impulses, over and over again which I think is in reality what's happening. The person providing the treatment for me said that if I feel like crying, not to worry and that it seems to be a common side-effect with the meds. Sure enough, after about 5 minutes or so, the tears just started coming and I couldn't stop, no matter how badly I wanted to. Mind you, it did hurt like all get out anyway. It was the most painful treatment I have undergone in my life. But, as soon as it was done, you feel fine again. I have never heard of anyone else having this reaction to it except me and I think I have a pretty high pain tolerance generally.
 

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Hi Julie,

Well my eyes are back to normal. It took about 48 hours for my vision to return to normal and after 6 days I put my contacts back in and it's fine. But I look the same as I did prior to my thermage. I know that it takes months for results but I am kind of worried that I ruined it by taking aspirin. I went on another website and one esthetician said it shouldn't make a difference since I waited 11hours before I took anything and that they sometimes give prednisone to pts. If anyone is knowledgable about this I would appreciate any input. Right now I would say look into alternative measures, save your money. Also alot of websites I've looked at have patients that have lost a lot of fat in their face after thermage and say they look much older. I should've done more research. I'll let you know in a month or two if I see any difference. Good luck.
 

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Hi everyone. have just read the posts on Thermage and wanted to share my experience. i had Thermage about 4 years ago and boy did it hurt. i was offered no medications was told it was painless and that the results would be amazing. it was the worst treatment i have had in my life. so painful, like lots of needles being pushed into my skin. also where i had fillings it seemed to react with them causing horible metallic taste in my mouth. as for the results apart from a swollen face for about 2 days i can honestly say neither i or my husband noticed any difference at all.
my advice would be don't waste your money. hope this helps.
 

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WOW! You all have given me a lot to think over. I was set to have the newest version of Thermage done by a particular doctor in Texas that pioneers all technology on this procedure, and it is on its fourth or fifth generation of change, but you all have scared me concerning the pain and results. I have seen it done on TV and the results seemed great. He also does "SmartLipo", which I was considering. No, there is no incision for this at all.You can review the procedure online. Why couldn't one take hydracodone before having Thermage done? That should lessen the pain.
 

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I dont really know a lot about thermage but have you tried facial excerises for what your trying to acheive they are on the forum post, good luck! Those i think with good retinol product and vit c seem to be very popular here for anti aging
 

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Yes, you can take a hydrocodone. I took one for the corneal abrasions and it didn't even touch the pain. You are not supposed to take anti-inflammatories. But like I said I did take aspirin. The procedure itself wasn't that bad, and once you are done there shouldn't be any pain. But it wasn't the thermage that hurt me, it was the eyeshields. It's been two weeks and I think I am seeing an improvement but it could be my imagination. I'll let everyone know at the end of the month and every month after that.
 

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Hi everyone
this is my first visit What a terrific site. Its great to get ideas and info from other people could save a lot of money and time. I was wondering if anyone has tried Thermage advertised as the sixty minute facelift?
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Julie:
I was treated with Thermage by Dr. Calloway in Ponte Vedra Beach and his treatment was stupendous and the results amazing. It was more than 60 min and that depends on how much area they do. Not all doctors are alike. Very happy with results. I am 50 years old and the difference is amazing. It also improves over a year as the collagen is regenerated.
 

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I've had the thermage treatment and it was very expensive, PAINFUL and didn't really do anything that I could tell. Try the DOT LASER. I've seen women after they had it done and you could tell almost immediately that it firmed their face and gave their neck a lift and smoothed out wrinkles. It was amazing. A treatment costs anywhere from $800 to $1500. If you're not too wrinkled and saggy, you could get by on one treatment. Some people need 2 treatments and the worst cases need 3 treatments. Google DOT LASER and read all about it. Hope this helps!
 

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Hi grins, this seems to be an improvements on lazers because like it says on google page: traditional CO2 laser resurfacing removes the entire skin surface, which results in a prolonged and somewhat difficult recovery. SmartXide Dot technology offers results approaching those of traditional CO2 laser resurfacing, but with complete recovery in only a few days.

The traditional one has disfigured many persons, my surgeon himself has stopped doing this because he had disfigured a woman. She most has been really disfigured for him to stop! I asked about this and he made me changed my mind. That was in 1995. I'm glad to hear there have improved and are less invasive.
 

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Don't bother
for the cost it you will be disapointed
dalearts- I can't agree with you more! I had 6 treatments. It was a package of 6 Thermage, 6 peels, and 6 microderms. The pain was not bad, just felt like prickly pins. The sound was what I remember most, like water drops, kind of annoying. I didn't see a huge difference in my skin, and was extremely disappointed.
 

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Sportsman, you and a few others have kept me in the running for this newest version of Thermage by Dr. Bill Johnson, of Texas. He is actually the one that has come up with each new version and tool first and is first approved by the FDA. I have sent them some of the comments I have read here to see what their take on them is. Particularly concerning pain during treatment and corneal abrasions and burns. We'll see what they say, but I still am expecting to have this done and would like to also have my upper lids taken care of, probably surgically.
 

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First time to make a comment at all,glad I decided to look in again tonight and see all the views you all have regarding thermage. Have been thinking about trying it but was actually dissuaded by a doctors receptionist who told me she had never seen anybody have the results like those shown on television,guess she was right.
 

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First time to make a comment at all,glad I decided to look in again tonight and see all the views you all have regarding thermage. Have been thinking about trying it but was actually dissuaded by a doctors receptionist who told me she had never seen anybody have the results like those shown on television,guess she was right.
Thank you for comments I'll keep posted.
 

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I thought about getting it done but my cosmetic surgeon said (he does my botox) that the results are negligble. I'm glad I saw this thread to confirm what he believes.
 
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