Many of us rely on anti-aging skincare products such as face creams and serums, but the fact of the matter is that skin will eventually lose its elasticity as we get older. Back in the day, the only option people had to fight the aging process was through invasive procedures such as plastic surgery. Surgical facelifts obviously involved going under the knife and anesthesia – nowadays some people want to avoid that, but some still want the dramatic results that facelifts offer. The good news is, for people that want gradual, more subtle results, there are non-invasive treatments that can still help you look years younger. One of the most popular procedures is known as Thermage.
What is Thermage?
Thermage CPT is an FDA approved skin tightening treatment that uses Radiofrequency Technology to tighten loose skin as well as provide contouring for our skin. The goal of thermage is to treat the most common signs of aging such as fine lines, crepey sagging jawline, jowls, “hooding” of the lower eyelids and turkey necks. Thermage treatment can be used on many body parts – face, neck, chest, abdomen, hands, legs, etc. Some patients may also experience deep lines or wrinkles in the eyelid area. Thermage can definitely be combined with other treatments such as Botox to help reduce the appearance of the deeper lines that are caused by extreme muscle movement.
This procedure will provide overall reduction in skin laxity, it can help to temporarily improve cellulite appearance and what makes it even more popular is that it’s suitable for all skin types.
Thermage for the body
Aside from using Thermage on the face, it can also be used for the body. Many women may experience loose skin on their tummy after childbirth, Thermage works well to tighten skin in the abdomen area. It also helps to decrease the appearance of cellulite on areas such as the buttocks and thighs. A lot of patients may have loose skin right above their knees and Thermage can definitely tighten the skin in that area.
How does Thermage work?
As we get older, our skin naturally starts to age because of reduced production of collagen, a protein that’s responsible for keeping our skin firm. Thermage skin tightening uses Radiofrequency energy to penetrate the deep layers of skin and promote new collagen growth. How exactly? The heat that’s delivered to the skin, more specifically to the dermis, will cause collagen to contract and promote the production of new collagen. This results in overall rejuvenation of the skin, leaving you with a more youthful and healthier appearance. A single treatment session can provide you long-lasting results.
What to Expect During Thermage
During your Thermage appointment, your dermatologist or technician will apply a grid onto the treatment area followed by a thin layer of gel that will protect the skin. The procedure involves a small hand-piece that’ll send tiny pulses of heat through the skin. With the newest technology, Thermage CPT is highly effective and most importantly it’s painless as patient comfort is always priority. The procedure lasts around one hour, however, it also depends on the body part that’s being treated and how many sessions are being performed. After the treatment is complete, you may experience mild redness in the area but it’ll go away before you leave the dermatology office.
Thermage (lower face & neck), with Voluma & Restylane Lyft
Post Thermage Treatment
The great thing about Thermage is that there’s no downtime and no side effects. The only side effect you may experience is mild redness which goes away immediately. You can return to your daily activities right after you finish your treatment. There is no special care that’s needed, the only thing you should is maintain a proper skincare regimen and use sunscreen daily. Unlike many cosmetic procedures where multiple sessions are required to achieve a desired look, with Thermage you’ll notice results with just one treatment. Results can be seen within six months after one treatment and can last for up to two years.
Thermage is a wonderful treatment for those that don’t want to experience any downtime or recovery time after surgical procedures. With just one single session, you’ll notice tighter, firmer and smoother skin, with results lasting up to two years. The Thermage system can smoothen and contour the skin leaving you with a youthful appearance. You’ll look amazing and at the same time no one will ever know you’ve had cosmetic procedure done.