How to Achieve a Non Surgical Lift
More and more men and women who want a younger appearance are finding it without undergoing cosmetic surgery. There’s been a breakthrough in alternative treatment called “Thermage”. It improves your appearance with a revolutionary non-invasive radiofrequency technology. The Thermage procedure renews facial contours and tightens skin by reshaping your skin’s innermost structures.
What is the Thermage Procedure?
The Thermage procedure uses a patented radiofrequency (RF) technology called ThermaCool. It has been clinically proven to gently lift and tighten skin to renew facial contours and smooth out wrinkles. The procedure is quick and easy, and allows the patients to continue everyday life immediately afterwards. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be done no matter the type of skin the patient has. The ThermaCool device has been cleared by the PDA for the non-invasive treatment of rhytids and facial wrinkles.
How does it work?
The Thermacool system is equipped with a treatment tip called ThermaTip, which delivers a controlled amount of RF energy. With each touch to the skin, the device equally heats large volumes of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue, and at the same time, it protects the outer layer of your skin by cooling it. This uniform heating action causes deep structures in your skin to tighten. Over time, new collagen will be produced, which will further tighten your skin, resulting in smoother, healthier skin, and a more youthful appearance.
What will it feel like?
With each touch of the ThermaTip device, you will feel a deep, but brief heating sensation as the RF energy is delivered to your skin and underlying tissue. The sensation is indicating that your collagen is reaching a sufficient temperature to tighten. The physician controls the amount of energy used in order to maintain comfort, and provide optimal results. An aesthetic cream may be applied for added comfort.
How long does it take?
Thermage procedure can take as little time as few minutes, or up to an hour depending on the size of the treatment area. Additional time for skin preparation may be required prior to the procedure. Most patients return to their regular activities following procedure. A few patient may experience a mild redness akin to a sunburn, but it normally fades away quickly. No special care will be necessary after treatment, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
When will I see results?
Immediately following the Thermage procedure, your skin should feel tighter and more youthful. Over time, you will notice additional tightening. Most of the time only one session is needed to show results, unlike many other laser procedures, but your physician will determine the course of treatment that is right for you.
How long will the effects last?
The procedure causes immediate tightening of the collagen structure, and it tightens even more over time. Unpublished reports by other cosmetic physicians indicate that results may last up to two years or longer based on the patient’s natural aging process. Recently, published studies conducted by Thermage show that measurable tightening improvements are evident gradually over two to six months after treatment. Patients have reported earlier responses.
Is the procedure safe?
Thermage has an excellent safety record. In over 70,000 patient treatments, only 1% of them report having side effects. The most reported incidents are minor blemishes, and usually disappear within a few days, such as bumps, blisters, redness, or swelling around the treated area. Consult your physician regarding this and any other questions about the safety of the Thermage procedure.
Top Five Things You Should Know…
- Thermage is incision-free and painless.
- Thermage renews facial contours and tightens skin.
- Results can last over two years.
- No down time from normal activities is required.
- Thermage has an excellent safety record.