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October 31, 2006 > Thermage(R) introduces new tummy area procedure

Thermage(R) introduces new tummy area procedure

Non-invasive procedure tightens and contours the tummy

Palm Desert (Oct. 26), PRNewswire_Thermage(R) announced today that it is rolling out Tummy by Thermage(TM), the latest Body by Thermage(TM), non-invasive procedure designed to treat patients who want a firmer and smoother tummy without surgery, at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting in Palm Desert. The procedure is ideal for patients who are in good shape but are experiencing post weight loss or postpartum sagging skin.

"After only one treatment patients will experience immediate tightening that will continue well after the procedure," said dermatologist Edgar Fincher, M.D, of UCLA Medical Center. "The greatest thing about Thermage is that you can go right back to your daily routine."

According to a Physiology Today survey, 71 percent of women are dissatisfied with their abdominal appearance, and based on Thermage research, the abdomen is the most popular area to treat after the eyes and face. The aging, affluent population wants more minimally invasive alternatives to traditional surgical treatments such as liposuction and tummy tucks and postpartum women are seeking ways to get their bodies back in shape after pregnancy.

Tummy by Thermage is one of a suite of Body by Thermage procedures. To ensure the most safe and efficacious results the company has established a procedure guideline for Tummy by Thermage similar to the standardized treatment guidelines in place for the face and eyes.

"The new procedure allows Thermage to satisfy our customer's strong desire to build practices that offer more solutions for non-invasive skin tightening and contouring treatments," said Stephen J. Fanning, president and chief executive officer at Thermage. "Tummy by Thermage broadens the target market for Thermage procedures."

Like all Body by Thermage procedures, Tummy by Thermage uses a unique, patented, monopolar capacitive radiofrequency (RF) technology that delivers uniform volumetric heating deep into the dermis and subcutaneous tissue to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new collagen. Patients benefit from a single treatment with little to no downtime. Results are subtle and improve over time as new collagen forms. The company is continuing to expand the applications of Body by Thermage to include the non-invasive tightening and contouring treatments for the hands, arms, thighs, buttocks and legs.

Located in Hayward, Thermage, Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to the development of unique capacitive radiofrequency technologies. Its science and technology provide the first non-invasive procedure to tighten and contour skin, greatly expanding the aesthetic applications physicians can offer to the booming "anti-aging" market. For more information about Thermage, log on to

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