What is Thermage?
Thermage: excellent option for getting tighter, firmer, younger looking skin
Thermage is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps smoothen, tighten, and contours the skin and lends it a younger and attractive appearance. The treatment relies on unique radiofrequency technology for heating up the collagen rich layers of the skin. The heat tightens the existing collagen and encourages the production of new collagen. Over time, this results in softer, smoother, and tighter skin. It also helps reduce sagging and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
Thermage is effective in treating not just the face, but many other parts of the body, such as tummy, arms, hands, thighs, and buttocks. It helps tighten the wrinkled and on sagging skin on these areas of the body. Thermage treatment usually lasts for around 45 minutes on the face and for an hour and a half on other parts of the body. The exact duration of the treatment however depends on the size, location, and condition of the area being treated.
Thermage treatment delivers results in single treatment for most patients. Though results are visible almost immediately, they may improve over time with the the body’s natural collagen building process. Most patients experience significant tightening and contouring in the skin following a single treatment session. Results vary depending on the condition of the patient’s skin, especially the collagen network. Though Thermage improves the appearance of almost every patient’s skin, the results are excellent in people who have healthier skin.
Results last for considerably longer duration but this again depends on the condition of the skin and your aging process.
Who is the best candidate?
Thermage is a wonderful cosmetic procedure for people who are developing prominent folds and sagging in the areas of the face and other parts of the body. The treatment rejuvenates the skin without making one undergo the invasive procedure like face lift. Ideal candidates for Thermage treatment are Middle aged people who have started to show signs of sagging in neck, brow, and eyelid People with dropping jowls and cheek folds People who are not ideal candidates for face lift People who want to tighten the skin on face and other body parts face without undergoing massive surgery If you are interested in Thermage, you would need to take an appointment with your surgeon or doctor who would determine your candidacy and would tell you in detail about the treatment, risks, and costs.
As with any other medical treatment, Thermage treatment too causes certain side effects. Some of the side effects associated with Thermage treatment are Redness Swelling Blisters Bumps Surface irregularities on the skin The above side effects can be reduced by getting the treatment from a qualified and experienced surgeon specialising in Thermage treatment.
What is the Cost?
The cost of Thermage treatment may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon and the location, but it is less expensive than surgical procedures like face lift and laser resurfacing. The average cost of the Thermage treatment is between $1000 and $5000.