Thermage: The Non-Surgical Facelift
March 23, 2005
Susan Walter plays Meg Kramer on FOX's new paranormal thriller "Point Pleasant," and she revealed to us what keeps her looking super-natural.
"I get up and exercise in the morning and I use Oil of Olay," she told us. But despite her morning routine, this former "The Young and the Restless" actress still finds problem areas on her face.
"If I could wave a wand and kind of pull this up and pull this up," she admitted.
So the 41-year-old ageless beauty is trying a new cosmetic
procedure known as Thermage, which tightens the skin
without going under the knife.
"It's non-invasive and I know I can walk out of here and not have any effects of it," Susan told us. We joined Susan for a visit to Los Angeles-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Debra Luftman, who told us Thermage is, "almost a non-surgical facelift."
Dr. Luftman started by putting Susan under the light. "This is like a warm washcloth feeling," Susan noted. "I didn't feel anything."
The procedure takes up to an hour, after which the painless procedure begins to take effect.
"There is no real swelling with the procedure," Dr. Luftman confirmed. "Because of that, it's great, the patient can get up and go about their day."
So what about the results? It looked like Susan had found her fountain of youth. "It's great!" she reported. "It totally tightened! I really feel like I could see it!"
The effects of Thermage last between two and three years.
Treatments range in cost from $3,000 to $5,000.