Thermage uses radiofrequency to create thermal reactions in your skin. It’s worth looking into if you want tighter skin.
A small device is placed on your skin to produce radiofrequency energy. The treatment doesn’t require any incisions or recovery time because it uses RF energy. This treatment is also very effective in treating wrinkles and aging skin.
The treatment produces heat in the targeted area and uses an advanced cooling system that protects the skin’s surface. Two important processes are triggered by the heat produced during the procedure. The heat causes the skin to shrink and breaks down hydrogen bonds. A second benefit of Thermage is an increase in metabolism in the fatty layer. We’d love for you to learn 7 benefits about thermage treatments.
Great to use in many Areas
Because it can treat multiple areas of your body within a single visit, thermage is popular. Although traditional surgery can provide similar results, it is limited in its ability to treat specific areas of the body.
1. No Surgical Involved
Thermage doesn’t require incisions nor general anesthesia. This makes it a great option for patients who don’t want to undergo invasive surgery.
2. No Downtime
Thermage has another advantage: you can return home immediately and go back to your normal life. Your daily life is not affected by the time you spend in the hospital.
3. Minimal to no Disaster
Because it is considered a comfort treatment, thermage is very popular.
4. Excellent Safety Report
It is important to research any procedure before you undergo it. Thermage is considered very safe.
5. Improve your Skin
This treatment reduces skin laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines. This treatment is particularly effective at softening wrinkles around the forehead. It stimulates collagen production which can tighten your skin and improve your overall appearance.
6. Enjoy a youthful Appearance
Laser Clinic treatments are a great alternative for a surgical facelift and can produce great results for both men and women. Thermage is a great option to improve your skin texture and give you a younger appearance.
7. Skin has a silky sheen
Your skin will become smoother and regain its natural sheen. Take a moment to consider this: A child’s skin has a sheen that’s softer and more supple that that of an adult. This can be attributed to several factors, including faster cell turnover. This is the body’s natural process of replacing old, dull skin cells with newer ones.
Cell turnover occurs approximately every 28 days. However, this window gets longer as we age. Turnover slows down to approximately once every 50 days after the age 50. This causes dead cells to remain on the skin’s surface for longer, which can lead to duller and more tired complexions. Skin will have a satin-like sheen if dead cells are removed and healthy cells are brought to the surface.
This therapy is available in many areas including:
It is versatile and can be used to tighten loose or sagging skin around your eyes (crows feet), forehead, and along your jawline. The jawline is a key area to help you look younger. A well-sculpted jaw can highlight your natural contours and reveal your neck lines, as well as enhance your features.
1. Amazing Results
One trend in aesthetic therapy was to deliver dramatic results for patients that were immediately noticeable to others. We now embrace treatments that enhance beauty in subtle, but visible ways. These results are achieved without looking sterile or artificial.
The same goes for skin tightening. This can be expected within a few days. In the next three to six months, you will see more collagen production. Throughout this period, you will notice improvements in your skin’s texture, clarity, and tone.
2. It’s quick and easy
There are many skin tightening options available today. However, they can be time-consuming for busy patients. The uniqueness of this therapy is that it achieves the desired results in just one or two sessions. Your appointment will last approximately one hour. However, the tradeoff is significant. The results can last up to two years which is significantly longer than other treatments.
3. There is no surgery involved
It is important to stress that this treatment does not require surgery. Many people avoid treatments because they don’t want to be anesthetized or have to go through a long recovery. The good news is that thermage does not involve any pain and you can resume your daily activities almost immediately. Surgery can take up to four weeks to heal.
This therapy has been proven safe and effective, in case you were wondering. The National Institutes of Health published studies that confirm radiofrequency can correct laxity without causing damage to surrounding tissues. The FDA approved the use of thermotherapy to treat laxity in patients all over the globe. There have been many positive outcomes.
4. Discussing Radiofrequency energy
Radiofrequency energy has been used in medical treatment for over 75 years. The hand-held device used in thermage delivers an electric current to the skin. This will help you understand how it works. The energy is absorbed by the cells in the area and they naturally resist it. This resistance transforms radiofrequency energy into heat.
The heat results in two things. The hydrogen bonds that link individual collagen fibers to each other are broken down almost immediately. This causes collagen chains to shrink and thicken in an instant, tightening the skin. Imagine eggs being broken down by heat when they are scrambled. Similar effects are seen in high temperatures on collagen.
5. Long-term effects
As we have said, damaged collagen cannot be left in place by the body. Instead, it removes these proteins and alerts fibroblasts (cells), to make new healthy collagen. You will see further improvements in your appearance over the next few months.
The treatment site also benefits from heat, which stimulates blood circulation. Positive effects are always associated with an increase in circulation. This means that the skin will have a healthier and more radiant complexion because of the blood’s oxygen and nutrients. This is not a one-way street. Blood also removes toxins from the skin that can cause skin toxicity and overall degeneration.
6. It penetrates the skin’s deepest layers
The radiofrequency used in thermage is monopolar instead of bipolar. This means that the current flows from the handpiece into your body, but not back to it. This allows heat to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface and reach the most important tissue layers for healing.
The treatment is non-ablative and does not cause any damage to the skin’s surface. The effects are all under the skin so you won’t experience any side effects such as scabbing and bruising. Your face will remain at 104 degrees Fahrenheit on the surface, but your deeper tissues will heat up to 149 degrees and 167 degrees Fahrenheit. This is where collagen dehydration takes place.
What to Expect
Each session will be different for each patient, but the following are some of the most important events that will occur during your treatment:
- To provide comparisons between before and after, we’ll take photos of the treatment site.
- The return pad will go on your back
- Alcohol will be used to clean the treatment area.
- To determine your tolerance to heat, we’ll perform a test pulse
- Every pulse that is applied during treatment will be accompanied with cooling
Where to find Thermage Treatments?
Thermage Beaumont skin tightening treatments are offered at MD Spa & Laser Clinic as well as other certified thermage specialists across Canada. Find your nearest provider at Thermage.com and get the pionering and non-invasive treatment you deserve.