Thermage is a non-invasive procedure aimed at making you look younger and revitalized by tightening the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and diminishing other signs of aging. The treatment makes use of radio-frequency energy to stimulate your skin’s own collagen to improve the appearance of loose and sagging skin. This procedure involves little to no downtime so you can get back to your daily life immediately.
Which part of the body can Thermage treatment be done on?
Thermage can be used on many different parts of the body mainly the face, eyes, neck and others.
Face: The whole face can be treated with the focus of treatment being tightening skin along the jawline and cheeks. The folds between the nose and lips are also targeted. This aims to diminish the appearance of fine lines.
Eyes: The procedure can also be done to treat the lines that make you look worn out and tired. The procedure reduces the wrinkles that are above and below the eyes and also target mild to moderate loose skin on the eyelids. This makes the eyes look more open.
Body: The procedure can be done on various parts of the body that exhibit crepe skin and loose, sagging and flabby folds around the tummy, buttocks, neck, upper and lower limbs. The effectiveness varies depending on the location and the type of skin. Speak to your doctor to get advice on the appropriateness of the procedure for your needs.
How does Thermage treatment work?
It is a non-invasive treatment which doesn’t involve surgery. Thermage uses radio-frequency energy to penetrate and heat the collagen-containing layers of the skin. Collagen is the protein that holds your skin together and as you move through life, your body produce less of it leading to the wrinkles that you see.
In the early phases after the treatment, the energy causes the existing collagen to remodel itself leading to the improvements that are seen immediately after treatment. Over the next few months, the skin will produce new networks of collagen which will improve the complexion of your skin.
What are the side effects of Thermage treatment?
Side effects with thermage treatment is few and far in between. If they happen, most of the side effects are also minor in nature. These include swelling of the face, transient reddening and bumps and blisters. These side-effects usually go away on their own after a few days without any treatment.
How long does Thermage treatment results last?
Thermage treatment will produce immediate results after the treatment. The process of of remodelling the collagen will continue up to six months and hence, you will notice your skin to show improvements over the duration of that process.
The results of thermage treatment can last for years. However, the time it lasts may vary from person to person. While thermage treatment deals with loose and wrinkly skin caused by aging and sun damage, the treatment does not stop these processes itself. After your treatment, it is still very important to take care of your skin as you usually do eg using sun protection creams
What does Thermage treatment feel like?
Most people will rightly worry about pain and thermage treatment. In majority of the time, it will be painless. This is why no numbing agents are applied when compared to other treatments. You will not need any painkillers after the treatment.
As the procedure takes place, a tip that emits the radio-frequency energy will be placed on the area that is being treated. You will feel periodic bursts of heat over this areas that are spaced over intervals to give you maximum comfort. The newer thermage treatments will also involve the feelings of vibration on the skin. The areas that receive this emission of radio-frequency energy will then undergo the processes that have been explained above.
How long does Thermage treatment take?
The treatment will take anytime between 45 minutes to 90 minutes on the day. Time depends on the site of treatment, the size and location of treatment and the condition of the skin. The length of the treatment is liked by many people especially those who do not have much time to spare in their busy schedule.
How many treatments do I need?
You only need one treatment to start seeing the effects of treatment on reducing the wrinkles and line on the skin that is affected. If you want repeat treatments, speak to your doctor for advice on the appropriateness of it and the time needed to wait before the next treatment.
What should I do after Thermage treatment?
Due to the gentle nature of the treatment, there is no special steps to take for the aftercare of your skin after the procedure.
After the treatment, continue to protect your skin from the aging effects of the sun by applying sunscreen. Make up will not be a problem to put on. Keep your face clean and rejuvenated with your daily skincare routine that is suitable for you.
Thermage v/s Surgical Facelift
A surgical facelift will give dramatic results instantly as compared to the gradual improvements seen in those who undertake thermage treatment to deal with wrinkles and folds. For some, the gradual change itself is personally preferred.
Thermage also has some advantages over the surgical facelift. Thermage involves no pain for majority of cases needing no numbing cream at all. Surgical facelifts will involve more extensive work and hence will need anesthesia. The recovery time for thermage is also negligible while surgical facelifts takes more time. Hence, thermage might be more suitable for the busy person.
Also, overall as thermage will only usually need one treatment, it may work out to be more cost effective.
What else can Thermage treatment be used for?
Thermage treatment is effective to reduce the folds and wrinkles mentioned in the section above. Aside from this usage, thermage treatment has no uses for other medical conditions.
What does Thermage treatment cost?
The cost of Thermage treatment begins from RM250 onwards per session and is dependent on the area that is treated.
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