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Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate the body's supply of collagen, thus smoothing out wrinkles and facial lines.

I am 61 which would be better for the jowl lines and neck area, Thermage or a mini face lift?

George Lefkovits (New York, NY) on Oct 23, 2011
When you are 61 years of age and are botheresd by jowls, most likely you will need some form of facelifting which can be determined at the time of consultation. Themage provides only minimal improvement and is used in the younger age group who have only mild laxity of their skin.
John Obi (Jacksonville, FL) on Oct 23, 2011
The treatment for the neck area specifically usually includes surgery as there is usually more skin excess than can be handled by non-surgical methods. This assumes that there is noticeable laxity and wrinking in the neck area. If the jowls are the primary problem and the neck is generally ok, sometimes injectable fillers can provide a nice improvement.
Richard Westreich (New York, NY) on Oct 23, 2011
In the end it really depends. Neck lift for more significant issues. Thermal or potentially ulthera may be better if issues are mild. Seek an opinion from a physician that does both treatments and you'll get the best advice. Best of luck