Thermage: What You Need To Know About This Non-Surgical Skin-Tightening Treatment
nikisho Date：2021-07-22 16:16:25From：hauteliving
HB: What is Thermage?
Thermage is a skin tightening procedure that is FDA approved and is non-invasive, non-surgical, and has no downtime. It uses radiofrequency to heat the skin’s tissue and stimulates the body to create and regenerate its own collagen. Thermage treatments are tailored to your individual needs and are a great solution for smoother and younger-looking skin with visible and long-lasting results.
HB: What issues does Thermage work to treat?
Thermage addresses the look and feel of aging skin in the face and body. It treats lax and loose skin on the face and neck, the abdomen, buttocks, arms, knees, thighs. Thermage tightens and lifts loose skin by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin and is considered among the most highly trusted names in RF skin tightening treatments.
Any patient whose skin needs some tightening or for those who are beginning to see the effects of collagen depletion can be a great candidate for a Thermage treatment- It will help create a naturally younger appearance.
HB: What is the treatment like?
You come into the office and we place numbing cream all over the area being treated for approximately 1 hour. You will feel a brief sensation of heat when the Thermage handpiece pulses. The device monitors the temperature on the surface of your skin and will apply a cooling spray before, during, and after the application of heat. One side of the face is done first with multiple passes performed on your trouble areas. After one side is done you can sit up and see the difference from the other side.
HB: Are multiple treatments necessary?
Unlike many other cosmetic procedures on the market requiring multiple sessions, Thermage delivers results after a single treatment. and results continue to improve over time. You will notice initial tightening and it will continue and become more obvious in the next 2-4 months. Existing collagen will tighten and continue to regenerate. The skin will appear to be much tighter and smoother. The results can last for 1-2 years depending on your skin condition and your aging process, but most patients will return yearly or every two years to maintain their results.
HB: What is recovery like?
Patients return to their normal day to day activities immediately after the treatment. There is no special care required except basic skin maintenance and to always use sunscreen as part of your daily regimen to protect your skin. You may experience some temporary redness or minor swelling right after the treatment, but this usually subsides after 24 hours.
HB: What is the cost?
The cost of Thermage depends on the area being treated. It starts at $3,000 and can be up to $6,000 if multiple areas of the body are treated. The treatment is an investment in yourself and one that you will enjoy for a long time.