What is Thermage
Having previously been referred to as “the Non-Surgical facelift”, it’s no surprise that Thermage has become a popular, more natural-looking alternative to surgery. It is a single treatment procedure with no down time and is suitable for all skin types.
After a Thermage treatment, clients can see and feel about half the improvement almost immediately and in the ensuing first few days. These results will continue to improve over the following six months as new collagen is produced. Typical tightening on the body is about one to three centimetres.
Thermage is a very diverse procedure, and as such is suitable for use almost anywhere skin has lost its elasticity and support such as:
- Face and necklin
- Upper and lower eyelids (resulting in greater)
- Specific areas(such as forehead, neck and jaw line)
- thighs and around the knees
- Upper arms
It is also important to consider that Thermage is not a viable option for those hoping to lose weight, nor is it a substitute for surgery. It is not effective for removing areas of fat, or where skin has been too damaged and stretched. Nor will it repair significant sun damage, pigmentation, acne or acne scarring, hair removal, facial veins or redness.
However, Thermage would be an excellent procedure to complement liposuction, surgery or Mesotherapy. Furthermore, Thermage will not damage of deactivate existing dermal fillers or botox treatments.
How does Thermage work
Thermage is a non-invasive system which uses radiofrequency technology to safely, and evenly heat the deeper layers of your skin, causing the contraction of existing collagen fibres and stimulating new collagen for a younger looking and less sagging skin. As it is not a light therapy treatment, it is not contained to the superficial skin layers, and is there fore able to deeply penetrate the dermal and subcutaneous layers.
Is Thermage Painful?
After a Thermage treatment, clients experience little to no side effects at all. Any side effects are minor and are generally resolved within 1 or 2 weeks.
The Thermage procedure involves introducing heat into the skin so yes, it is uncomfortable. We need to introduce enough heat, deep enough to cause a good level of tightening, which means the treatment will be uncomfortably hot. However, the setting (level of heat) is determined by the continual feedback between the client and the clinician in accordance with their comfort level. The higher and more consistent the setting, the better result you may expect. In addition, to mitigate the pain, we are able to supply pain relief to ensure you are as comfortable and as relaxed as possible.
How safe is Thermage?
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