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Thermage FLX Radiofrequency

Medically reviewed by Richard Paul Greenberg, MD on 12/28/23

Thermage FLX, Radiofrequency is a breakthrough in the realm of anti-aging laser treatments. This innovative procedure utilizes radiofrequency energy to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen—a fundamental protein responsible for skin structure and firmness. The controlled application of heat triggers collagen remodeling, promoting skin tightening and a rejuvenated look.

By harnessing the power of radiofrequency, the treatment targets specific areas on the face, neck, and other body regions, providing a subtle but noticeable lift. This process not only improves skin elasticity but also contributes to a more youthful and refreshed overall appearance.

What is Thermage FLX?

At the core of Thermage FLX is radiofrequency technology, a method that utilizes controlled energy to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity.

When the radiofrequency waves penetrate the skin, they generate heat in the deeper layers, targeting collagen fibers. This controlled heating triggers a natural biological response, stimulating the production of new collagen. Collagen, a crucial protein responsible for skin structure and firmness, tends to diminish with age, leading to sagging and wrinkles. By encouraging the regeneration of collagen, Thermage FLX effectively tightens the skin, reduces fine lines, and provides an overall rejuvenated appearance.

FLX is an integration of pulsing vibrations with radiofrequency energy delivery to enhance patient comfort during the procedure. The combination of Comfort Pulse Technology and radiofrequency energy provides a comprehensive and comfortable approach to achieving a more youthful aesthetic by addressing the root cause of skin laxity—collagen depletion.

Benefits of Thermage FLX Treatment

Thermage FLX treatment offers a range of benefits that contribute to its popularity for skin rejuvenation, including:

  1. Effective Smoothing, Tightening, and Contouring: The radiofrequency technology penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving overall skin elasticity.
  2. Non-Surgical Procedure with Minimal Downtime: Thermage FLX requires no incisions or anesthesia, minimizing the associated risks and recovery time. Patients can typically resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.
  3. Suitability for All Skin Types: The technology is designed to work effectively across a diverse range of skin tones and textures. This inclusivity makes it a versatile choice for a broad patient demographic seeking skin tightening and rejuvenation.
  4. Year-Round Treatment: Unlike certain laser treatments that may be sensitive to sun exposure, Thermage FLX is less affected by environmental factors. This allows patients the flexibility to undergo treatment at any time.
  5. Gradual, Natural-Looking Results: As the stimulated collagen production takes place over several months, the skin undergoes a progressive improvement, rather than sudden or drastic changes.

Ideal Candidates for Thermage FLX

Ideal candidates for Thermage FLX are individuals who are looking to address mild to moderate skin laxity concerns without opting for surgical interventions. Those with busy lifestyles, limited time for recovery, and a preference for minimal downtime find Thermage FLX particularly appealing thanks to this factor. The flexibility of Thermage FLX for year-round application is an additional benefit, allowing individuals to undergo the treatment without being constrained by seasonal factors.

Perhaps most importantly, ideal candidates for Thermage FLX include those who have realistic expectations about the progressive improvement in skin tightness and collagen stimulation. Multiple sessions may be necessary for optimal results, and they will not be visible right away as the body works internally to stimulate that youthful collagen.

Beneficially, Thermage FLX is designed to be inclusive, making it suitable for individuals of all skin types and tones.

Thermage FLX Treatment Process

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During each session, an Ageless Remedies SouthPark treatment provider will utilize a specialized device that emits radiofrequency energy as well as a vibrating handpiece to enhance patient comfort throughout the procedure.

The duration of a Thermage FLX session typically varies depending on the areas being treated but generally lasts between 45 minutes and two hours. The procedure begins with the application of a specialized tip to the targeted areas. The RF energy penetrates the skin, reaching the deeper layers to stimulate collagen production and tighten existing collagen fibers.

The controlled delivery of RF energy induces a warming effect, as the targeted tissues reach therapeutic temperatures. The Comfort Pulse Technology, with its vibrating handpiece, is designed to alleviate any potential discomfort, contributing to a more tolerable experience for the individual. Patients often describe the sensation as a combination of mild heat and tingling, with the added benefit of the vibrating mechanism providing an overall sense of comfort.

Post-Treatment Care and Expectations

One of the notable advantages of Thermage FLX is the minimal downtime associated with the procedure. While some individuals may experience temporary redness or slight swelling in the treated areas, these effects typically subside within a few hours to a day.

The timeline for visible changes can vary among individuals. Some people may notice initial results shortly after the treatment, while the full effects may continue to develop over the course of several months. The collagen stimulation initiated by Thermage FLX leads to a progressive tightening of the skin, addressing concerns such as mild to moderate sagging and wrinkles. Patients often report a smoother and more youthful appearance as collagen continues to remodel and strengthen the skin’s structure.

The longevity of Thermage FLX results can be influenced by factors such as the individual’s skin condition, age, and lifestyle. While results are not permanent, they can last for several years. Maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the benefits of Thermage FLX over an extended period. The frequency of maintenance sessions can vary.

Before & After Thermage FLX

*Individual results may vary

FAQs About Thermage FLX

How long does a Thermage FLX session last?

The duration of a session depends on the area of the body that’s being treated. Larger or more textured areas may require up to two hours of treatment, while other areas can take as little as 45 minutes.

How many Thermage FLX sessions are required for visible results?

One of the immense benefits of Thermage FLX treatment is that usually only one session is required. While you may desire maintenance treatments down the line, one session will give you the long-lasting results you desire.

What are the side effects of Thermage FLX treatment?

As a non-invasive treatment, the side effects are few in number. You may experience slight redness, swelling, or stinging in the treated areas, but these sensations will fade over the course of about a day.

What is the difference between Thermage FLX and Thermage CPT?

Thermage FLX offers advancements over Thermage CPT with a larger tip for faster treatment, improved comfort technology, and AccuREP technology for precise energy delivery. While both are effective in skin tightening, FLX provides more efficient and comfortable treatments.

Combining Thermage FLX with Other Treatments

Thermage FLX can be combined with other aesthetic treatments provided by Ageless Remedies SouthPark for enhanced results. There are certain treatments that are especially complementary, like fat reduction or facial rejuvenation procedures that can produce your body goals. Some treatments that work well with Thermage FLX are:


Microneedling similarly stimulates collagen production. These treatments employ different strategies for the same ultimate result, meaning combining them may have a more effective end product.

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Ageless Remedies SouthPark offers various fat reduction treatments, including Sculpsure, Emsculpt, WarmSculpting Profile Treatment and Kybella. Reducing fat and refreshing your look at the same time will have you feeling more confident than ever.

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Botox is a well-known strategy for youthful-looking skin, requiring small cosmetic injections. A combination of Botox and Thermage FLX may provide more dramatic results, for those seeking a truly youthful end product.

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Thermage FLX is a revolutionary method of comfortable and non-invasive skin tightening. For those new to cosmetic treatments, this may be a great option for the more youthful look you’re seeking. Ageless Remedies SouthPark is your experienced Charlotte Med Spa that can take your skin to the next level with the use of Thermage FLX.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation

To book your consultation for Thermage FLX at Ageless Remedies SouthPark, call us at 704-364-3332 or contact us online today. We’ll discuss your treatment options and ensure Thermage FLX is right for you and your goals.


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