23 Jun The Many Benefits of Thermage
Are you looking for a way to turn back the clock – not just on your face, but on your entire body? Thermage may be a fantastic solution for you. Whether you are looking to reduce the appearance of facial creases or tighten up loose abdominal skin after a body contouring procedure, this treatment offers the benefits you are looking for. Dr Morris Ritz has a number of reasons why his patients love the revolutionary Thermage treatment.
Thermage is an effective anti-ageing treatment that has been likened to a non-surgical facelift. The procedure reverses skin laxity in the problem areas of the face, which also smooths away fine lines and wrinkles. In just one non-surgical treatment, you can see noticeable results and a visibly younger look that will improve over time. Some of the most common areas to be treated with Thermage include:
- Upper and lower eyelids to reverse hooding and drooping
- Forehead to provide lift and reduce sagging
- Cheek area to tighten up cheek definition and eliminate hollowing
- Jawline to reduce signs of jowls
- Neck to treat turkey neck and horizontal banding
Thermage works on all skin types and tones, making this an excellent option for both men and women with concerns about ageing symptoms.
The face isn’t the only area that can benefit from Thermage. The rest of the body can also experience the skin laxity that is common on the face. Thermage can tighten up skin and provide subtle body contouring improvement to areas like the upper arms, abdomen, knees and buttocks. The procedure will actually turn back the clock in these areas as well, giving you a look that is firmer and more elastic.
The Finishing Touch
The tightening effects of Thermage make this an excellent finishing touch for other body contouring procedures like liposuction and CoolSculpting. While these procedures are effective in eliminating unwanted body fat, skin in the treatment area does not always conform well to the new body contour. Thermage will provide the skin tightening necessary to smooth up those new curves and give you the final results of your body contouring you were hoping for.
About the Procedure
The secret behind the success of Thermage is focused radiofrequency energy. RF energy is delivered into the lower dermal layers without damaging the outer epidermal layer in any way. The energy combines cooling and heating to the tissue, which comfortably heats the underlying tissue and causes it to contract. This effect provides tightening results you can see right away.
At the same time, the heat of the Thermage treatment stimulates the body’s own collagen production. Collagen is a protein that supports the underlying skin structure to give the dermis its smooth, youthful appearance. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to loose skin and the appearance of wrinkles. By restoring collagen levels, Thermage provides natural, long-lasting results that are sustained by the body’s natural processes long after your procedure is over.
Thermage is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any anaesthesia and usually takes around one hour to complete, depending on the treatment size. You can return to your daily activities right away. You will see some results soon after your treatment, but those results will continue to improve in the weeks following your procedure. Most patients see full results with just one Thermage treatment session, which can last indefinitely.