The new Thermage FLX adds speed and ease of use to the only monopolar radiofrequency (RF) device FDA-cleared for use on body and facial locations, including the eyelids, with a single treatment, according to a physician reporting at The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC). Vic Narurkar, M.D., called Thermage, “the treatment that everybody is doing, but many don’t talk about.” He is founder and director of the Bay Area Laser Institute, chairman of dermatology at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, and a CBC cofounder and director. These days, he said, more heavily hyped new technologies capture headlines. Initially, Thermage earned a bad rap. “The first-generation Thermage was too painful, overly promoted and created fat atrophy,” said Dr. Narurkar, who has used Thermage for 11 years. Thermage is the first monopolar, capacitively coupled RF device that has been FDA-indicated for noninvasive treatment of periorbital, facial and body wrinkles, and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. “And it is the only RF device that can be done with a single treatment as shown in peer-reviewed studies, histology and long-term results.” ...