|Thermage: the path to Tightened Skin
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Thermage (Skin Tightening) procedure is the only non-invasive treatment that delivers tighter skin, renewed the facial contours and healthier collagen. (Collagen is the building block that provides structure to your skin.) Thermage (Skin Tightening) procedure is available only in the offices of qualified physicians is your best information resource for determining how this treatment will most benefit you. The more commonly asked question about this popular procedure are listed below.
What is the Thermage (Skin Tightening) Procedure?
Thermage (Skin Tightening) procedure employs a patented radiofrequency (RF) technology. It has been clinically proven to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. The incision-free procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin types.
How does it work?
With each touch of Thermage (Skin Tightening) to the skin, the Thermage (Skin Tightening) device uniformly heats a large volume of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin and its underlying tissue while simulataneously protecting the outer layer of the skin with cooling. This deep uniform heating action causes deep structures in your skin to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin, resulting in healthier, smoother skin and more youthful appearance.
What does the Thermage (Skin Tightening) Procedure feel like?
With each touch of the Thermage (Skin Tightening) device, you will experience a brief deep heating sensation and the RF energy id delivered to your skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating sensation is your indication that your collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. The physician procedural comfort with maximum results. The Thermage (Skin Tightening) device is cooled before, during, and after heating to protect your skin and make the treatment more comfortable. Prior to treatment, an anesthetic cream may be applied to enchance your comfort. Additionally, your physician may also prescribe relaxants and/or pain medication.
When will I see results?
Recently published studies conducted by Thermage(Skin Tightening) show that measureable tightening improvements appear gradually over 2 to 6 months after a single treatment session. However, many patients have reported seeing an earlier response.
How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more session, single Thermage (Skin Tightening) treatment has produced results in the majority of patients. Your physician will determine the course of treatment that is right for you.
How long will the effects of the ThermaCool (Skin Tightening) Procedure last?
Thermage (Skin Tightening) procedure causes immediate tightening of the collagen structure, with add ional tightening over time. Unpublished reports by experienced cosmetic physicians indicate that results may last 24 months or longer based on the patient’s natural aging process.
Is the Thermage (Skin Tightening) Procedure safe?
Thermage (Skin Tightening) procedure has an excellence safety record with over 70,000 estimates worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 1%. The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps and blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects have disappeared in a few days or weeks. A rare (<0.2%) but longer lasting side effect described as a skin depression has also been reported.
How long before I can return to my normal activities?
Most people return to their regular activities immediately follwing the Thermage (Skin Tightening). Some people experience mild redness (like a sunburn) but it usually disappears quickly. No special care is needed after treatment unless otherwise instructed by physician.
How much the ThermaCool (Skin Tightening) Procedure cost?