This month, we've been offering a huge deal on Thermage and Clear + Brilliant treatments. We've had a few patients ask us to explain the benefits of each procedures, so this week we're going to talk about Thermage and why it's so great!
What is Thermage?
Thermage is a facial and body treatment that tightens and lifts the skin by stimulating the formation of collagen.
Collagen takes several months to produce. Contrarily, 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.