Thermage is a non-invasive procedure that helps to tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment. The advantages of this procedure include no downtime, no injections and no surgery, as well as achieving glowing and a beautiful complexion.
Thermage works by stimulating your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results. This includes tighter and smoother skin, softening wrinkles and lines and achieving an overall younger looking appearance. This procedure can treat all skin types and skin on most body parts, including the face, eyes, lip, stomach, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks. It is an ideal procedure for those that are conscious of the signs of aging and would like to revitalise and transform their appearance.
What Happens during the Thermage Procedure?
Thermage is a deep heating technology that uses radiofrequency to heat the skin. The heat tightens collagen fibres and stimulates new collagen growth. The procedure is performed with the FDA-cleared thermage system. The top on the device handpiece is pressed gently against the skin to deliver a pulse of radiofrequency (RF) energy. The tip cools and protects the epidermis while the energy penetrates deep into the skin to heat the collagen fibres in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. This means that no surrounding skin should be damaged during treatment. The average treatment time is approximately 40 to 90 minutes depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated.
Does the Thermage Hurt?
This treatment is not painful, although when you feel the heat on your skin you can experience a slight degree of discomfort. Together, we will find a heat level that you can tolerate to minimise discomfort and still achieve optimal results during your treatment. There is a cooling element that can help with this procedure and mean that it is more comfortable for the patient. Since one thermage session does not last long, it is normally well tolerated and does not deter patients.
Are there any Side Effects from the Thermage Procedure?
There are minimal side effects associated with thermage treatment. But, you can experience some redness of the skin, as well as minor swelling or blisters on the treatment area. But these side effects should resolve themselves within a few hours of treatment and without any pain relief.
Visible results may be immediate and they appear over time in the course of your body’s natural collagen rebuilding process. For most clients, tightening and contouring appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session and you can achieve a younger looking appearance that is free from wrinkles, lines and sagging skin.
Is there any Downtime Associated with the Thermage Procedure?
There is no downtime associated with thermage. It is a popular treatment with patients since there is no need to take time off work and you can return and get on with your regular activities immediately. You will not have to change your daily schedule after the procedure.
Who are Suitable Candidates for the Thermage Procedure?
This procedure is suitable for all skin types and it can allow you to achieve a younger looking appearance if you are not a good candidate for surgeries, such as a face lift. It can be used to treat wrinkled and sagging skin, including loose jowls, lack of definition in the jaw line, sagging neck skin and frown lines. Results can last years, depending on your skin condition and aging process.
Dr Nasser is a recognised leader in the field of non-surgical procedures. For more information about how thermage treatment can improve your appearance, please call us or visit our clinic.Book a consultation