Seattle Plastic Surgeon Offers Lips by Thermage, a New Non-Invasive Procedure for Lips

More defined looking lips without injections

BELLEVUE, WA, August 10, 2007 Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen B. Anderson has announced the arrival of Lips by Thermage™ treatment, a new non-invasive procedure to help smooth and tighten skin for fuller, more defined looking lips and decreased fine lines, to his Bellevue cosmetic surgery practice. Thermage introduced Lips by Thermage™ in late June. The procedure is the latest in a suite of procedures under the Body by Thermage™ umbrella and is a non-invasive alternative to the many surgical and injectable options available on the market today.

“Thermage is a great alternative for those patients seeking younger, fuller, more defined looking lips without an injection,” said Dr. Anderson. .

Lip treatments are one of the latest trends in plastic surgery where the use of injectable fillers has grown sizeably over the past several years.  According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, treatment of lips with fillers increased by approximately 20,000 procedures in 2006 alone.

Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen B. Anderson said, “This treatment allows us to offer our patients a cosmetic lip treatment that doesn’t include injections or surgery.”

During clinical evaluations, patients found their lips had a fuller and more defined appearance, fine lines and wrinkles were diminished, and the skin above their lips was smoother and softer. Many patients reported they no longer had the problem of having their lipstick run and found it easier to apply lip liner.

Lips by Thermage, like all Body by Thermage procedures, uses a unique radio frequency technology to stimulate and tighten existing collagen as well as promote new collagen growth. Patients benefit from a single treatment with no downtime. Results are natural looking, subtle and improve over a period of two to six months.

Dr. Anderson was one of the first Seattle-area plastic surgeons to offer the Thermage procedure after it received its clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in 2002. He has treated hundreds of patients with the Thermage procedure on many areas of the body including the face, jowls and neck, stomach, back, arms, legs and hands. According to Dr. Anderson, “Thermage is the ideal solution for patients seeking a refreshed and rejuvenated look to the skin on almost any part of the body without surgery, downtime or needles.”

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