How Does Thermage Work?

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“Skin Tightening in 90 Minutes”

Starting to see the tell-tale signs of aging? Loose, sagging skin, undefined facial contours, fine lines and wrinkles? Lift your skin back to youthfulness with Thermage! Powered by radio frequency technology, this proven effective, non-invasive skin tightening treatment delivers bulk heating to the skin’s deepest layers. This results in firm, lifted, toned skin. 

In this article, we discuss how Thermage works, its effectiveness, how its latest technology ensures patient comfort.

How Does Thermage Work?

As you age, the collagen that keeps your skin firm eventually breaks down. This results in aging skin that starts showing wrinkles and fine lines. Thermage uses radio frequency technology to heat the deeper layers of your skin that are rich in collagen. The applied heat then causes collagen to contract and encourages new collagen to grow. This helps you achieve smoother skin after a single treatment, with results that continue to improve as time goes by.

Facial Care Centre’s Dr. Shyla Valdez further explains that unlike other radio frequency treatments, Thermage uses monopolar RF so it can reach the deeper, collagen-rich layer of the skin. This means that as the machine delivers bulk heat, it can stimulate collagen remodelling. And we all know that with more collagen, the skin is more able to retain its firmness and definition.

See the age-defying difference minus the risks and downtime of surgery. “There’s no downtime,” Dr. Valdez says. “There’s an immediate result that you’ll see. There’s lifting right away, after the treatment. But you will see the effect last for up to six months, even more than that.”

Does Thermage Hurt?

Worried it will be painful? No need to be, because now you can try the most advanced version of Thermage skin tightening treatment at Facial Care Centre.

According to Dr. Valdez, “Thermage FLX makes the treatment faster and because of this, it affords less discomfort. We can actually adjust the energy level to be in the level of your comfort.” The machine’s bulk heating safely penetrates the deep tissue, while the cooling effects protect the skin’s surface, making the treatment more comfortable.

The popular misconception is that Thermage is extremely painful. It is not, as long as it’s handled properly by professionals at Facial Care Centre. Each pulse of the machine produces a heat sensation in the area, but it only lasts for a fraction of a second. Over the years, new techniques have also been developed to greatly reduce the discomfort associated with Thermage.

For instance, the Thermage FLX has an ergonomically designed handpiece that incorporates vibration for both face and body treatments, which has been proven to enhance patient comfort. This is because applying vibration to an area of discomfort decreases pain and provides pain relief by blocking neural discomfort signals. It’s smart technology that works both on your body and your mind.

Does Thermage Work on the Face, Stomach, and Thighs? 

Now that you know what Thermage is and how it works – is it actually effective? Let’s discuss below.

Does Thermage work on the face?

Many people call Thermage the “non-surgical facelift” and for good reason. It builds and reproduces collagen, which tightens the skin, giving your face a nice but subtle lift. The most common treatment areas on the face are the cheeks and jawline. It effectively targets lax and loose skin as well as a sagging jawline, making you look more youthful after a single session.

Does Thermage Work on the Stomach?

Thermage improves the appearance and contours of wrinkly stomach skin, letting you achieve a smoother abdomen. Its precise heating is specially designed to smooth dimpled or uneven skin as well as unwanted bulges. The result is a tighter abdomen with minimal discomfort and without injections, surgery, or downtime.

Does Thermage Work on the Thighs?

Even for people who exercise frequently, skin on the thighs can sag and cellulite can appear. Thermage works well on loose, dimply skin. It can also make your legs look smoother and more toned by boosting your body’s natural collagen production.

How Long Does Thermage Last?

A single Thermage treatment takes 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the areas treated. Unlike invasive cosmetic surgeries, it doesn’t require downtime or a recovery period.

How long does Thermage take to work? Measurable results appear gradually within two to six months following your session. Results of a single Thermage treatment are long lasting, with the effects lasting for up to two years for many patients. However, this will depend on your skin condition and aging process.

After treatment, you can resume your daily activities. We only recommend that you incorporate sunscreen in your daily skin care routine, if you haven’t already.

Is Thermage for You?

Of course, everybody wants firm, youthful skin but what age bracket would benefit most from Thermage? Someone in her 20s, who is dealing with minor skin concerns on the superficial layer of her skin, might not see dramatic results from Thermage because her skin does not need it yet.

But Dr. Valdez adds, “It’s really about the lifestyle of the client. For example, even if you’re only in your 20s but you are constantly sun-exposed, then you are more susceptible to developing wrinkles prematurely so Thermage would be good for you. Or if you’re in your 40s but you really take care of your skin, then maybe you don’t need Thermage yet. So age isn’t really the only basis. But if we were to generalize, the obvious signs of aging really start in one’s 30s.” Many of our patients also opt for Thermage to reduce skin issues post-pregnancy.

The best way to find out if Thermage is for you is to come for a consultation with our skin experts at FCC. They will analyze your skin and recommend the best treatments to address your particular concerns.

Thermage at Facial Care Centre

When it comes to Thermage, there’s only one name to trust: Facial Care Centre. Since the skin tightening results of Thermage are largely dependent on proper treatment techniques, of course you would want to go to a skin care clinic that has a proven track record of delivering excellent results to countless clients. And that’s what you’ll find at Facial Care Centre.

For skin tightening that lasts, try Thermage at Facial Care Centre today! Call 8892-SKIN to book an appointment.

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