Arbutus Laser


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Skin Tightening


At Arbutus Laser, we have been at the forefront of skin tightening procedures since they were first introduced. Our highly skilled team has undergone extensive training in Thermage®, and we have performed thousands of treatments since Thermage® was first introduced in 2003.
Thermage® is a non-invasive procedure that uses monopolar radiofrequency (RF) technology to tighten the skin. It is designed to improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin on various areas including the face, neck, eyelids and abdomen. We have also used it on a wide variety of body areas including arms, knees, thighs, flanks and buttocks.
When you choose Arbutus Laser for your Thermage® treatments, you can trust that you are in the hands of experienced professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your desired goals.

“Effortless, non-surgical skin tightening for that firming lift”

Healthy Skin,
is Beautiful Skin.

WHAT is Thermage®?

This system is designed to deliver high-energy radio-frequency to the skin causing tightening by using heat to denature collagen molecules. During its healing, the denatured collagen molecules are remodeled whilst creating more collagen molecules resulting in a shrinkage and tightening effect of the skin.

It is primarily used to lift the brows and jowls, and to tighten skin on the cheeks, chin, and upper neck. We have also found it to be effective in tightening skin on the body including areas like the abdomen, knees, arms, flanks, and thighs. The procedure is suitable for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity, seeking a more youthful appearance without the risks and recovery associated with surgical interventions.

‘Eyes by Thermage®’ is an additional treatment that focuses on the upper and lower eyelids within the periorbital bone (your eyes are protected with eyeshields). It is designed to tighten the lids and lift the brow at the same time.

We recommend this procedure annually as a preventative measure to minimize future laxity and the signs of aging.

Treatment areas & benefits include:



Abdominal Skin Laxity- Thermage



Inner Arm Skin Laxity-Thermage


1.5 – 2.5 hour treatments depending on sites


Minimal to none.


Gradual improvement over the following 3-6 months.


Once annually for best results


Moderate to Managed

If it's a concern for you,
it's one for us.

Our approach to Thermage®

Treatment results do vary and the best results we have seen are from our patients who maintain their annual treatments. Annual treatments are recommended for very best long term results and starting at a younger age results in better preservation.

Follow up photos are taken at 6 months.

Some may find Thermage® to be uncomfortable due to its lengthy session. Our skilled technicians are trained to treat quickly, thoroughly, and manage discomfort with modalities including the CPT (comfort pulse tip) and more. Options can be discussed during consultation.

Arbutus Laser Centre offers a wide variety of technology, which expands our ability to cater to individual priorities. Different types of lifting and tightening treatments may have slightly different benefits, and our team will help determine the most appropriate approach for your specific concerns.


Good hydration, a full belly and being well-rested are recommended prior to treatment. Return to normal activities immediately. Mono-polar technology is not suitable for patients with metal implants or pacemakers. Pregnancy is contraindicated.


It is always our goal to provide excellent value for this service with highly skilled providers at industry average pricing. The cost of Thermage® is currently $2500 per treatment tip.

Our Thermage® treatments are popular during the summer months as this device can treat all skin types, even with a tan! Please ask our staff about our annual summer Thermage® promotions. Due to the length of this treatment, deposits are required to book.


If you are already a Thermage lover, this procedure may be booked directly with our front desk with a short call back from your technician to ensure suitability and preparation. Due to the length of this treatment, deposits are required at booking. If you are not sure which procedure is best for you, please book to see one of our experts for a detailed and informative consultation.

Have more questions?

We have answers! 

Our experienced team is ready to help.


Q: Can Thermage® be used to treat wrinkles around the eyes, such as crow's feet?

A: Thermage® can help to soften fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, including crow’s feet.

Q: Is Thermage® suitable for all skin types and tones, including darker skin?

A: Yes, Thermage® is safe and effective for all skin types and tones. The RF energy used in Thermage® targets deeper tissue layers, minimizing the risk of pigmentation changes.

Q: Can Thermage® be used to improve the appearance of stretch marks on the body?

A: Thermage® primarily focuses on skin tightening, it may have little to no effect on the appearance of minor stretch marks.

Q: Can Thermage® be combined with other treatments, such as injectables or laser procedures?

A: Yes, Thermage® can be effectively combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as injectables or textural procedures, to achieve enhanced results. Combining treatments may provide more dramatic improvement, especially in more mature faces. This combination is not usually performed on the same day.

Q: How soon after a Thermage® treatment can I resume my regular exercise routine?

A: You can typically resume your regular exercise routine immediately after a Thermage® treatment. There are no restrictions on physical activities following the procedure.

Q: Can Thermage® be used on Body sites?

A: YES! Thermage® Body provides us with some very satisfying results. Please ask one of our Physicians or Body Contouring staff if you have an area of concern that you would like to address. Mommy tummies are one of our favorite projects.

Q: Is there an optimal age to undergo Thermage® for preventive skin tightening?

A: There is no specific age requirement for Thermage®. Individuals in their 30s or early 40s may consider Thermage® for preventive skin tightening, while others may seek it for more visible skin laxity as they age.

Q: How long do the results of Thermage® last, and can additional treatments prolong the effects?

A: The results of the Thermage® peak at 6 months which is why we recommend annual maintenance treatments to continue to promote ongoing collagen production. If your results were beyond your expectation, we recommend solidifying your results with another treatment at 6 months.