Thermage is a safe method to reduce skin laxity in areas such as the arms, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. The treatment is quick, painless and highly effective. It is becoming more and more popular.
If you’re tired of old, saggy skin, but don’t want to invest your time and money in an invasive facelift, Thermage is the perfect choice. This non-invasive technique of firming and rejuvenating the skin does not require painful surgery or injections.
Thermage has been successfully used to tone the abdomen, thighs and buttocks. It can even eliminate shoulder sagging. It can also be used to soothe dry skin and mild acne scars.
The ideal candidate is 30-60 years old. Then the results are really impressive. This treatment is effective for people of all skin types and complexions who want firmer and younger skin.
Many women who had flaccid skin after giving birth have achieved excellent results thanks to Thermage. This treatment also helps reduce stretch marks. It is also ideal for patients who have sagging skin after losing a significant amount of pounds.
It is a non-invasive procedure used to restore and regenerate collagen deep into the skin without painful injections, surgery and lasers. One session is usually conducted. It takes from a few minutes to two hours.
Thermage tightens the skin with the help of appropriate radio technology that heats the outer layer, thereby stimulating the production of collagen below the surface. Patients may experience mild warmth as radio frequencies are released during the procedure. However, general anesthesia is not required. Collagen is renewed and fixed, which immediately improves the structure and tone of the skin. New collagen continues to grow in the six months following surgery. Patients will see impressive results in just a few months.
While results improve within months of having Thermage, patients may notice an immediate improvement in skin firmness and tone. Natural regeneration of collagen produces stronger, firmer and youthful skin. Collagen fills in wrinkles and evens out the outer layers of the skin from the inside. A firmer tummy, stronger hands and emphasized buttocks are visible after a few months. The results may last for several years.
Thermage directs electricity to the skin. This electricity is directed to cells in specific areas. Radio frequency (RF) energy is converted into thermal energy.
Heat stimulates the production of collagen in the lower layers of the skin. In a short time, heated collagen breaks down the hydrogen bond in the chains, causing it to shorten and thicken. Therefore, the first effects appear immediately after the treatment and a few weeks later.
In the long term, collagen stimulates fibroblasts to produce new, healthy collagen. We can observe this effect a few months after the treatment. In addition, heat stimulates blood flow, leading to increased metabolism of the fat layer.
Thermophasic radio frequency is monopolar as opposed to bipolar. Thermage is not ablative, which means it works under the skin. It leaves the skin surface intact. This translates into a shorter regeneration.
Each pulse is cooled before, during and after the pulse is delivered. This prevents skin damage, limiting all Thermalage effects
Why is heat generated?
The surface of the skin keeps around 40 degrees Celsius. Deeper tissue stimulates collagen production at temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Celsius.
After dermatologists determine that we are suitable candidates for the procedure and obtain approval, they will take pictures of the area to be treated. Pictures will be taken for comparison before and after the treatment.
Remove all metal jewelry in the treated area. The feedback pad is placed on the back. The area to be treated is thoroughly cleaned with appropriate preparations so that no traces of makeup, cream or any dirt remain. Thanks to this, we prevent interference in the delivery of radio frequency.
There is a predetermined number of pulses depending on which tip is disposable. The doctor works to evenly distribute these impulses throughout the treatment area using a variety of techniques. Then he focuses on the areas he thinks need more attention.
There is a cooling effect with each impulse, but mostly a drilling feeling is felt. This will be more noticeable in the bone areas. We also feel a warmth which will be a bit painful but still acceptable.
There is no anesthesia, but the doctor will keep asking for feedback on accepting the heat. In addition, anesthesia in the treated area can alter the heat resistance of the tissues and there is a risk of overheating.
Immediately after that, you will notice tension and swelling. There is also erythema. These symptoms will disappear the next day.