THERMAGE ® – AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE THAT CONSTANTLY IMPROVES ITSELF
Aging affects us all – except Jennifer Aniston, Johnny Depp, and J. Lo. Seriously, though, time changes the way we feel, the way we act, and the way we look. Fortunately, the beauty department has kept up with technology, and with advancements in skincare and medical aesthetics, you can have a say in the way aging takes a toll on your skin – and perhaps even redeem the way you looked a few years ago.
Thermage is a proven radiofrequency treatment unlike any other that can help tighten sagging or loose skin, thus giving you a sleeker, smoother, and younger look and feel. This medical aesthetic procedure works in just one treatment with minimal downtime and delivers natural-looking results. It is still you, just more youthful-looking, and more confident.
WHAT IS THERMAGE ®?
Thermage is a non-surgical skin tightening procedure that taps into radiofrequency technology to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles and to lift and tighten the skin of the face and even body.
During the treatment, radiofrequency energy permeates deep into the skin to apply heat to the underlying connective tissue that supports the skin. This heating immediately tightens the skin, so you can see visible effects almost immediately after. Thermage also contracts the old collagen in your skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen, which encourages further lifting and tightening over time.
WHO IS THERMAGE ® FOR?
Thermage is safe on all skin types. Nevertheless, the best candidates for Thermage treatment are those with mild to moderate skin laxity. Keep in mind that the effects of Thermage are less dramatic than surgical facelifts, but there are little known risks, downtime, or long recovery periods.
WHICH PART OF THE BODY DOES THERMAGE ® IMPROVE?
Hooding, fine lines and droopy brow lines can make us look tired and worn-down. Thermage tightens and lifts the upper and lower eyelids to help you look more rested.
As we age, phrases like “crow’s feet”, “turkey neck”, loose jowls, sagging skin and “I’m like the Crypt Keeper!” start to creep in. Thermage comes to the rescue to smoothen lines and wrinkles, as well as promote collagen formation for the overall health of the skin.
Time doesn’t just affect our facial skin, our bodies are impacted by the effects too, with crepey, sagging skin and unwanted love handles, bulges, and dimples. Thermage is a non-surgical way to smoothen the skin on our bodies by temporarily improving the appearance of pesky cellulite.
HOW IS THERMAGE ® DONE?
Thermage involves heat energy being applied to the skin that is alternated with a cooling device. Yes, that might sound uncomfortable—and even painful—but it’s actually tolerable, even without anesthetic or pain medication; however, your doctor may suggest topical anesthetic if your pain threshold is very low.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THERMAGE ®?
There is a noticeable tightening and lifting of the skin immediately after the treatment, but it keeps on improving because results continue to develop over 2 to 6 months as the newly stimulated collagen is produced. Thermage is a treat to your skin because it’s a gift that keeps on giving even months after the treatment has been done. Typically, treatment results last 1-2 years. Good investment, indeed.