Thanks to the great advancements in technology and science there are less invasive approaches to cosmetic maintenance and treatments. Thermage is another one of those technologies that employs innovative approaches to help fight the signs of aging skin without any needles, down time or painful recoveries. This option is great for a little freshening up and maintenance instead of doing a full face lift.
Thermage technology provides you with a subtle and gradual effect so as not to shock yourself or others, and will give you a seamless and rested look. It is used most commonly on the face to slow down the loss of collagen which is what causes our skin to lose elasticity leaving it saggy and tired looking.
Thermage® is effective on:
- The Eyes – It can be used to treat both upper and lower eyelids to reduce fine lines and hooding as well as lifting of the brow line
- The Face – smoothing fine lines, smoothing and tightening sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles and helping define the lip and jawline.
- The Neck – Removing excess hanging skin around the neck and jawline.
- The Body – helping smooth bulges and contour loose skin on the abdomen, décolletage, buttocks and thighs.
What is Thermage®?
Thermage is a non-invasive and safe procedure that has been clinically proven to help tighten your skin. Its unique deep-heating technology stimulates and renews your own collagen, resulting in tighter, smoother skin. The great thing about Thermage is that it works on all skin types and tones unlike lasers that need a contrast of light and dark. The procedure is typically performed in a single session depending on your treatment plan and the downtime is almost non-existent allowing you to resume your day.
How Does Thermage® Work?
The skin is made up of three distinct layers: The epidermis is the uppermost, surface visible layer; the dermis is lies just below the surface and is rich in collagen: and the innermost fat or subcutaneous layer lies underneath the dermis and is marbled with collagen fibers throughout.
As you get older, collagen in these three layers breaks down and your skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Using a unique Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology, Thermage stimulates growth of the collagen fibers in all three layers of the epidermis to help restore your skin’s youthful tone, texture and tightness. As more collagen is generated over time, the results of this treatment will be more and more noticeable. You only need one treatment, meaning it is both cost efficient and effective.
The Treatment Procedure
During the treatment, you’ll feel a brief, sensation of heat when the Thermage delivers energy to the tissues beneath the epidermis. This means that your cells that generate collagen are being tightened and stimulated. To date, Thermage has proved to be a very safe procedure with only the mildest of side effects – perhaps a little redness and/or swelling, and occasional rare instances of bumps and surface irregularities.