What it can do for you

Dr. van Aardt uses the newest Thermage CPT system, which was approved by Health Canada in July 2010. This new system has several advantages:

  • procedure is virtually pain free on the face and neck
  • improved skin tightening effects over the previous system
  • treatments take less time

Thermage is time and cost-effective for countering many common signs of aging:

  • lower eyebrows and loose skin around the eyes
  • jowls and baggy neck skin
  • wrinkles and deep grooves around the mouth
  • loose upper arm and abdominal skin
  • cellulite (on stomach, legs and upper arms)

How it works

Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen production in the deeper layers of your skin while the surface is kept cool and protected.


The skin responds by replacing old, deteriorated collagen with fresh, new, elastic collagen. Once triggered, this process improves the skin over time.

Meeting your needs

Thermage requires no medications or downtime. One procedure takes 60-90 minutes and can provide results that keep improving for months and last for years.

To maintain the skin’s improved elasticity and smoothness, treatments should be repeated every 2 to 3 years, in most cases. In 10% of cases where results can be subtle and for those with more advanced effects of aging, a repeat treatment in 1 year’s time may be recommended to boost the effect.

If Thermage is done early enough, it may be able to prevent the need for more invasive procedures.

Some patients may have lost the opportunity to see full results with Thermage due to severe effects from aging, sun damage or smoking. In those cases, patients may see some improvement with the use of Sculptra or they may need a facelift before the Thermage procedure can be done to improve the skin quality.

By combining Thermage with Botox, fillers, Intense Pulsed Light and Photodynamic therapy, amazing overall results can be achieved.

Dr. van Aardt was the first physician in Nova Scotia to offer Thermage and has performed hundreds of Thermage procedures since 2003.

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Call us at 1-888-421-5011 to book your complimentary consultation with Dr. van Aardt today!