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Thermage

The most effective Thermage method is used in our clinic to tighten the skin on the face and other parts of the body. Radio frequency energy penetrates into deeper layers, rebuilding collagen in the connective tissues without causing any visible or noticeable damage to the skin surface.

The radio frequency-induced heat changes the structure of already existing collagen fibers to regenerate and tighten connective tissue. The deepest layer of the skin called subcutis becomes more flexible, forming new collagen fibers. Thus, the treated skin completely reconstructs itself, becoming firmer and more flexible.

RF technology is non-invasive medical treatment, which is independent of the season, it can be performed at any time.

Thermage = Safe Skin Rejuvenation

Thermage can be performed only under medical assistance in the world, mainly plastic surgery clinics offer it. This is a single-time treatment that takes from 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the size and the amount of the treated area.

Thermage is a safe, clinically proven method for skin tightening and contour improvement. With the stimulation of the body’s own collagen production, skin tone, contour and structure are restored.

Thermage is completely non-surgical, non-invasive –without even injections. The single treatment tightens existing collagen and stimulates the skin to produce new fibers.

How Soon Is The End Result Visible?

Visible results can be seen immediately, but the improvement continues through up to 6 months after the procedure. The end result may show for years.

Thermage on the face and body can be performed in plastic surgeon’s office who specializes in aesthetic treatments.

The one-time Thermage intervention takes from just 20 minutes to 2 hours. What is more, there is no recovery time, so that the patient can return to daily duties immediately. Unlike laser, Thermage can be applied to all skin types and tones. In contrast to filler injections, Thermage affects the whole face – including the forehead, eye area, corner of the mouth, nasolabial folds, jaw line, and the area under the chin as well.

If you do not recognize the face in the mirror over time, do not hesitate to visit a medical specialist dealing with specialist dealing with Thermage, who informs you how the procedure can help to look as young as you feel yourself!

How Does Thermage Work?

To understand the working mechanism of Thermage, you have to learn some about the structure of the skin.

The skin consists of three layers. The visible outer one is called epidermis, the middle layer is the collagen-rich dermis, and the deepest one with fat cells and the network of collagen fibers is the subcutis.

When the amount of collagen fibers reduces in these three layers (because of genetic reasons, the normal aging process, or too much sun exposure), facial skin begins to wrinkle and sag. Treatments that target the surface are not able to influence the collagen production of deeper layers.

Thermage is the only non-invasive technique that tightens the skin, and renews collagen production in all three layers.

This is due to the fact that Thermage is the only one treatment with capacitive radiofrequency technology (monopolar technique). It causes an immediate tightening, and renews renews the skin’s texture and tone. Thanks to the new collagen production, the continuous rejuvenating effects last for 4-6 months.

Comparison With Other Anti-Aging Treatments

Thermage is safer than all invasive cosmetic interventions, used for all skin types and all skin tones. The biggest advantage is that only one treatment is required, not to be repeated 3-5 times like in case of the majority of laser therapies.

Which is even more unique that there is no recovery time, the patient can return to work immediately, resuming their normal routine.

Compared to other skin rejuvenation methods, Thermage especially it stands out as it affects not only superficial layers of the skin. This is the only treatment that has the ability to renew the skin’s deeper layers of collagen – without the negative aspects of other  solutions.

Thermage is not dependent on the season, so can be used all year, in summer and winter alike.

What Does Thermage Mean?

Thermage is available in the office of plastic surgeons with ThermaCool system. The unique capacitive radio frequency (CRF) technology is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for tightening of the existing collagen fibers and the production of new ones in the skin.

Ideal for anti-wrinkle treatment on the face and all over the body. The results are visible immediately after treatment and continue to improve through up to 6 months. Thermage is quick and simple and does not affect the patient’s daily activities.

How Do We Perform Thermage?

During the process, the deeper collagen fibers and tissues are heated while protecting the integrity of the skin using a special cooling spray. The treatment is carried out with ThermaCool machine, putting a ThermaTip on the handheld device that tenderly touches the skin to deliver capacitive radio frequency (CRF) to the deeper layers of skin non-invasively.

This deep, steady heating causes an immediate contraction of the deeper skin tissues. Thanks to the restored and new collagen production, your skin and facial contours become renewed.

How Long Does A Thermage Treatment Take?

Depending on the size of the treated area, the duration varies between 20 minutes and 2 hours.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Unlike with lasers, which require four or more treatments, a single Thermage procedure can provide beautiful results for the majority of patients. The course of treatment will be determined by the doctor based on the patient’s needs and goals.

What Are The Immediate And Long-term Results?

Immediate result: the treated area becomes smoother, finer, and have a more harmonious contour.

Long-term outcome: further improvement for months. The skin and produces more new collagen, its contour becomes more even. This process can be observed until 6 months.

When Will You See The Result?

The result can be seen immediately, and then continues to improve. 2-6 months after a single treatment, the skin tightening process gradually completes with improved contours.

Thermage Can Be Used On Which Body Parts?

Unlike fillers (which would only allow to smooth out wrinkles), whole areas can be treated, including the entire forehead, cheeks, eyelids, abdomen or hands. An extremely positive feature of Thermage is that can be used not only on the face, eyelids and neck, but on the whole body. The skin on the décolletage, the upper arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, knees, etc. can be tightened.

Most Commonly Treated Areas

  • Eyelids.
  • Periorbital region of the face: forehead and eye area.
  • Middle and lower facial area: covers the face, the area around the mouth, the jaw line, the jowls and the area under the chin.
  • Lower facial area (submental region): includes the area around the mouth, the chin, the jaw line, the jowls and the area under the chin.
  • Full face: including periorbital region, as well as the middle and lower facial area.
  • Neck.
  • Arms.
  • Abdomen.
  • Thighs.
  • Buttocks.
  • Hips.
  • Hands.

How Does A Thermage Treatment Feel?

The patient feels gentle warmth when the ThermaTip touches their skin, as capacitive radio frequency (CRF) energy reaches the deep tissues. The warm feeling indicates that the collagen fibers reach the right temperature for constriction.

This feeling means that energy stimulates collagen and thus tightens the skin. In order to protect the skin and to ensure the comfort the skin surface is constantly cooled before, during and after the use of CRF energy. Patient feedback during the intervention help doctors maximize comfort.

Your doctor may give you a mild painkiller before treatment to reduce the perception of pain. This varies individually, as the patient’s needs are different.

After treatment, the skin might be red for 1-2 days. The majority of patients have not experienced much discomfort, so can return to their normal daily routine immediately.

Is Any Special Preparation Or Follow-up Necessary?

No. In contrast to surgical methods, this treatment does not require any preparation or fasting before. The patient can return to their normal routine immediately after the procedure, and special aftercare is not required either.

Temporary skin reddening and mild swelling may occur following the treatment, but symptoms usually disappear within 24 hours.

As part of the daily skin care, hydration and sunscreen use is recommended. The only only noticeable trace of the treatment is the naturally firmer, younger looking and healthier skin.

Which Age Group Benefits The Most From Thermage?

The best results are seen in the case of 35-60-year-olds. If someone is older or have heavily sagging skin, then the end result will be less spectacular.

How Long Does The Effects Of Thermage Last?

Thermage tightens existing collagen fibers instantly, and even stimulates the production of new ones for six months after treatment. According to unpublished reports of experienced doctors, the results can last for years, depending on the patient’s natural aging process.

Is Thermage Safe?

Thermage produces excellent results in terms of safety. According to statistical data, treatments performed on 190 000 patients had a less than 0.4% side effect rate.

The most frequently reported complaints were swelling, reddening, and blistering. These side effects disappeared within a few days. A rare (<0.11%), but long-term side effect was uneven skin surface. Consult your physician about these side effects and your safety concerns!

Thermage Is The Only One Technology Using Radio Frequency?

Although there are other skin care methods that use radio frequency energy, Thermage is the only patented capacitive radiofrequency technology that works with strong, deep, smooth, volumetric heating of the skin for deep tissue tightening and contour improvement. Moreover, in contrast to other technologies that require five or more treatments, a single occasion of Thermage provides satisfactory results.

Costs Of Thermage

Thermage is a relatively expensive treatment, as used instead of surgery, priced the same as a Face Lift. The cause of the price is the years-long development of the uniquely safe machine.

To Sum Up, What Does Thermage Do?

The Thermage skin tightening and contour improving treatment is a safe, clinically tested method. Stimulates the body’s own collagen to renew your skin tone, contour and structure.

Thermage is only minimally invasive. No scalpel, no injections, no complications. A one-time intervention. The skin’s existing collagen fibers are constricted during the treatment, helping new collagen production.

The effect is immediate and visible, and prolonged and constantly improved by the end of the sixth month following treatment. The result can be seen for years.

Thermage treatment can only be used under medical assistance, mainly plastic surgery clinics.

Benefits Of Thermage – Summarized

Thermage is safer than all invasive cosmetic and aesthetic plastic surgery methods. Can be used on all skin types and all skin tones. Only one treatment is required, should not be repeated 5-6 times like other interventions. No recovery time, patients can immediately return to work.

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