Contract, Lift & Tighten Skin with ThermageDecember 1, 2017
Looking for a face-lift without the surgery? Thermage is one of the most sought after skin tightening treatments available. It is a clinically proven and non-invasive way to tighten and contour the skin, resulting in instant lifting to resist the signs of ageing.
Clinician and skin tightening specialist Rachael Drummond from Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia explains everything you need to know about Thermage:
What is Thermage?
As we age, collagen and elastin in the skin diminishes causing lines and wrinkles to form. Thermage is a skin tightening treatment using radio frequency energy to stimulate collagen and contract protein fibers. It produces instant and long-term skin tightening to your skin by contracting your natural protein fibres and also stimulating new collagen production.
Is it safe?
Yes, Thermage is completely safe. Your Clinician will consult you prior to your treatment to ensure you have a complete understanding of the procedure and to ensure you are a suitable candidate.
What happens during the procedure?
The application of a small square gauge is passed over the skin until the full area is treated. This gauge produces intense heat through radio frequency energy into the dermal junction of the skin. By doing this we are stimulating heat shock proteins to create new collagen production.
How long does the procedure take?
This depends on the area; however, a full face takes around 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Which areas can be treated?
Best results are seen treating the full face and neck area. However, any areas of the body where there is laxity is treatable.
Is it painful?
As radio frequency requires increased energy to reach the desired depths of the skin, the application of numbing cream as well as painkillers are required to tolerate stronger treatments. Regardless of this, results are excellent with Thermage and people with a good pain threshold are happy to continue with treatments every 6 months.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime however mild redness and Erythema is very normal for up to 24 hours after the treatment.
When will I start to see results?
Results will be seen immediately after your treatment as the heat of the radio frequency energy instantly contracts protein (also known as your natural collagen). You will feel and see instant skin tightening. Full results can be seen 4-6 months after your treatment as this is when your natural collagen fully matures.
How long do the results last?
Up to 6 months as collagen naturally starts to break down after this period.
Will this treatment affect my muscles and nerves in the long-term?
No, it is completely safe and does not affect your muscles or nerves.
When should I begin having treatment?
As soon as possible – prevention is key.
What other procedures does it work best on?
This procedure is great to do in conjunction with our SkinTight laser skin tightening. I recommend SkinTight treatments to be done monthly in-between our stronger radio frequency Thermage treatments which we do once every 4-6 months. By doing this, we are not only maintaining our natural collagen, we are also further stimulating more collagen.
How much does it cost?
This depends on the area and is quoted during the complimentary consultation.
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