Imagine treating your sagging skin without worrying about recovering for a long time. This is one of the appealing attributes of the Thermage treatment. Patients who are looking for slight improvements in their face can benefit a lot from this kind of treatment. A traditional facelift may be too much for them to handle.
The Thermage procedure is a new method that is used to tighten the skin and to smooth out the wrinkles in the eye area. Those who want to look younger can go through this cosmetic procedure without worrying about invasive surgery, needles, lasers, or any chemicals.
Your skin is made up of two layers. The outer layer is the epidermis layer and the deep layer is the dermis layer. Collagen is the main structural component of the dermis layer. It provides the strength for the skin. As people grow older, the body will produce lesser and lesser collagen. This will result in skin that is wrinkly and lax.
With Thermage, the collagen in the dermal layers of the skin will tighten. This will result in a face that is less lax and a face that has more youthful contours. Thermage uses the latest radiofrequency technologies to create precise heating in the dermis layers and in the underlying tissues. The epidermis layer is protected by keeping it cool. When the collagen is heated, the natural biological reaction is to contract and to thicken. This process is called denaturation. It will result in a tighter, smoother looking skin. When these two processes are combined, there will be instant tightening of the skin which lasts for a long time.
There are several procedures out there that can affect collagen but only Thermage provides patients with a non-invasive and a no recovery benefit. This is the only procedure that can tighten your skin and renew your facial contours without the hassle of surgery. Moreover, you will have healthier collagen levels.
Thermage uses a patented technology called Thermacool. It is a radiofrequency technology that has been clinically proven to lift the skin gently, tighten the skin, smooth out wrinkles, and renew facial contours. There will be no incisions in the procedure and it will not take a lot of time as well. One of the great benefits of Thermage is that there is no recovery time. Unlike facelifts and other laser treatments, you will need some time to recover before you see the final results. Moreover, the Thermage treatment is very safe and it can be performed on patients of all skin types.
The Thermage treatment is very sophisticated treatment. It uses a treatment tip called the Thermatip. It delivers a controlled amount of energy to a certain area. It touches the skin with ease. A uniform level of heat stimulates the collagen in the deeper levels of the skin. At the same time, it does not harm the outer layer of the skin by keeping it cool. The deep uniform heating action causes the deep structures of your skin to tighten in an instant. As time passes, your new and remodelled collagen will tighten the skin even more. This will result in healthier, smoother, and more youthful looking skin.
The Thermage procedure can be compared to pulling on a rope gradually in order to remove the slack. This procedure will take about an hour or even less. The great thing about this treatment is that patients can return to their regular activities right after the treatment.
During a Thermage treatment, clients will experience a short feeling of deep heat in their underlying tissues. This is a sign that the patient’s collagen is reacting to the treatment. It will eventually reach effective temperatures and eventually become tight. Your cosmetic surgeon will control the amount of energy delivered to your skin so that the best results are achieved.
The treatment head of the device is cooled prior to the procedure, during the procedure, and after the procedure. This will ensure that the skin is protected and that the treatment is made as comfortable as possible. Before the treatment, the cosmetic surgeon will apply anaesthetic cream so that you will be more comfortable during the treatment.
The Thermage treatment may take about an hour to finish. The length of the procedure will depend on the size of the treated area and the location of the treated area. After a Thermage procedure, your skin should feel tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking. In time, you will also notice that your skin is getting tighter.
A single Thermage treatment can yield astounding results. It is not like the other treatments where you have to go through several sessions before you notice anything happen with your skin. With only one treatment session, published medical studies have claimed that the tightening improvements are already evident after two to six months. Some patients even report having earlier effects. The Thermage procedure will immediately tighten your skin. Over time, it will get even tighter. The results can last for two to three years depending on the patient’s ageing.