What Is Thermage And How Does It Work?
It is one of the most effective skin tightening treatments that enhances your skin and makes you look younger. This treatment is user friendly as well as delivers great results in no time no matter your skin type or tone in just a single procedure.
How does it work?
The treatment entails the usage of radio frequency or RF technology for treating the skin. It uses the heat for strengthening the core layers of the skin. The RF technology tends to heat the collagen layers in your skin which helps in remodeling the current collagen and producing new collagen. Hence, it improves the texture and makes your skin smoother than ever.
The procedure lets the skin to generate its own collagen and stimulate the current collagen fibers. It uses the natural processes of the body instead of relying on surgery to improve the skin of the patient.
What can Thermage treat?
Thermage treats wrinkles and fine lines on your body parts like eyes, arms, hands, face, butt etc. Additionally, it also smoothens uneven and dimpled skin of the body. It also eliminates the appearance of cellulite temporarily.
Who is eligible for Thermage?
This process is meant for patients who don’t want a surgical facelift. This doesn’t signify in any way that it is an alternative to surgical facelift. Both of these procedures have their own pros and cons.
The ideal thermage treatment entails:
- Those who don’t want to opt for a surgical facelift.
- Middle aged woman having sagging on neck or brow or eyelid.
- Middle aged women having drooping jowls or cheek folds
- If you want to strengthen the skin structure more without going for surgery.
- For those who have had a facelift before but want to improve their skin more.
Before you go for any procedure, it is always ideal to consult a dermatologist to learn about the treatments, the costs, the results etc.
Difference between Thermage (RF) and Surgical Face Lift
The results of undergoing a facelift procedure can last for up to 5 to 10 years and when you go for an RF treatment, the results may last for up to 2 years at an average. When it comes to facelift, there is always a surgical process involved where the facial muscles are tightened, the underlying facial muscles are rearranged and the excess skin is trimmed. On the contrary, the latter entails eliminating the fine lines, wrinkles, cheek folds and droopiness on your face with the help of a non invasive facial cosmetic procedure. When it comes to the costs, the RF treatment is always cheaper than surgical facelift treatment.