Non-Surgical Procedure is Cutting Edge

Maureen Therrien knew she wanted to do something about her appearance, but the idea of having a traditional surgical face lift just didn’t appeal. The Pembroke resident, who is also the patient coordinator for Dr. Christine Hamori in Duxbury, was familiar with Thermage and had seen patient after patient come away with great results when she finally decided the procedure was right for her. “I used to have what I call “turkey neck”, that loose skin under my chin and it drove me crazy. I was happy to find a way to look younger with no cutting involved,” Therrien said.

Last March Therrien opted to undergo a Thermage prodecure (also called Thermacool lift) and she’s happy she did. The new, non-surgical face lift is fast becoming a popular alternative for people who want to look younger by having the least invasive procedure available. The process involves the use of highly sophisticated radio frequency waves Hamori uses to cause thin and flat collagen to contract and tighten. The results? Tighter, more youthful looking skin, renewed facial contours and enhanced appearance. And, it often takes less than an hour. The tissue contraction system rejuvenates and tightens the skin improving elasticity, thereby decreasing wrinkles, furrows and creases on the face and neck.

Hamori, a board certified plastic surgeon, said patients who have the procedure often remark that they no longer look tired and drawn and that their over-all skin texture is improved. She explained that it takes 3-6 months to see final changes and improvements, and results can last 3-5 years.

Therrien had the procedure done by Hamori at the state-of-the-art Duxbury surgical suite and said “I was sedated and although it was a bit uncomfortable, it really didn’t hurt. In fact, after having Thermage done during the day, some patients go out to dinner that same night,” she said.

The procedure has been featured on Oprah and in numerous magazines. Prices vary with doctor and procedure. Therrien said a full face and neck Thermage costs $4,400 at Dr. Hamori’s office. The procedure is becoming popular with people aged 40-65.

To learn more about Dr. Hamori check out her website at

By: Teri Borseti 508 533 5758

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