Thermage treatments are all about energy – focusing radiofrequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. Like most smart technologies, the process is relatively simple – it’s a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface and deliver better patient comfort. And our latest evolution of Thermage includes patented Comfort Pulse Technology – gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling that make your Thermage treatment even more comfortable. Even so, it’s important to remember every patient’s circumstances are different, so for specifics, it’s best to consult your Thermage physician.
What is Thermage?
Thermage is a facial and body treatment to tighten and lift the skin by stimulating the formation of collagen.
Collagen takes several months to produce, the Thermage Radio Frequency bulk heating mechanism stimulates new collagen, which gradually forms (over 3-6 months) and over this time the patient can expect to see a fuller, more toned and lifted appearance.
The benefit of Thermage Monopolar Radio Frequency it that the bulk heating targets the collagen-rich layers of the dermis stimulating the production of new collagen but the RF also travels along the fibrous septea causing them to contract and give a contouring effect.
Who is the ideal candidate for Thermage?
Anyone who’s skin needs some tightening and for those who are beginning to see the effects of collagen depletion. Most of our patients are over 35.
Where on the face and body can it be done?
The whole face and neck, the abdomen, buttocks, arms, knees, thighs.
What issues is Thermage great for?
Lax and loose skin, thin skin, sagging jawline, crepey skin above the knees.
What results can you expect after the treatment?
While new collagen takes several months to produce, existing collagen does tighten. You will notice some initial tightening, however, the full benefits of the treatment are more obvious after 4-6 months. The skin will appear tighter and smoother.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There is no downtime with Thermage. The face will only appear a little flushed for the first hour after treatment.
How long/how many treatments before we see results?
Thermage is a once only stand-alone treatment. However, most of our Thermage patients return yearly or every two years to maintain their results.
Is Thermage safe for pregnant/breastfeeding women?
It is not suitable for pregnant women and as no topical anaesthetic is used it is suitable for breastfeeding women.
Thermage is effective on:
· The Eyes – hooding, fine lines and even our brow line can make us look worn-down. Thermage treats the upper and lower eyelids to help you look more youthful and rested
· The Face – as we age, phrases like “turkey neck”, loose jowls, sagging skin and “what happened to my jawline?” creep in. Thermage smooths lines and wrinkles and remodels collagen for the overall health of the skin
· The Body – ageing doesn’t just affect the skin on our faces, our bodies see the effects too, with crepey, sagging skin and unwanted bulges and dimples. Thermage is a non-invasive way to smooth the skin on our bodies and even temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite