The skin on your face is constantly exposed to the elements and over time your skin’s collagen begins to break down and become uneven, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Your features can lose their definition, especially around the jawline, neck and lips.
WHAT IS THERMAGE®?
Thermage® is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure that is used to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and to alleviate other signs of aging on the skin.
It is a targeted and effective treatment to address the signs of aging on the face and body and can be used in conjunction with any beauty regimen.
Thermage® uses radiofrequency to transform skin by working below its surface to address a wide range of imperfections that result from aging and the environment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THERMAGE®?
Benefits include smoother skin, better skin tone and definition of facial features around the eye, jaw and neckline.
Thermage® tightens the underlying layers of skin with heat that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin in the jowl, neck and brow area.
It is also used on other parts of the body to tighten knees, the abdomen, etc.
It is a non-invasive treatment that has no downtime and offers excellent results.
Patients who are not ready to undergo a facelift find that Thermage® works well for those who wish to rejuvenate reduce their skin without surgery.
Thermage® is also used for patients who have had a facelift and desire further tightening without additional surgery.
Thermage® is not for those who want dramatic results, as that can only be accomplished with a facelift.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT PROCEDURE FOR THERMAGE®
Thermage® treatments use a combination of heated energy to treat deep tissue and then a cooling effect that protects the skin’s surface from the heat.
THERMAGE® TREATMENTS ARE COMPLETED IN FOUR STAGES:
- Treatment begins with a cooling effect on the skin for comfort of the surface layers.
- A specially designed treatment tip is placed on the targeted area of the skin.
- Radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the skin’s tissue, heating the treatment area and remodeling the collagen.
- The final delivery of clyogen cools the skin
For the best results, the experience of the aesthetician and their technique in using Thermage® is also very important to consider.
Typically, patients see and feel Thermage® results very soon after their treatment – some in as little as one day.
Continued improvement and contouring occur up to six months post treatment, as your body continues to produce new collagen.
Results from Thermage® typically last approximately two years.
ADDITIONAL THERMAGE® TREATMENT SESSIONS
Thermage® treatment results can be achieved in only one treatment session, but to be fully successful, it is recommended that there be subsequent treatments for optimal results.