FDA approves Thermage technology for off-face use

February 7, 2006

Hayward, Calif. -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to Thermage Inc. to use its technology for treating wrinkles on parts of the body other than the face.

Hayward, Calif. -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to Thermage Inc. to use its technology for treating wrinkles on parts of the body other than the face.

Officials of Hayward-based Thermage say the company is developing treatment protocols for various off-face procedures. Now that FDA clearance has come, officials said, Thermage will unveil a new brand for its procedures, "Body by Thermage," and hopes to eventually use its technology to treat arms, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, legs and hands.

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