If you are looking to reduce the signs of ageing skin, but would rather avoid going under the knife, Thermage can prove to be an effective alternative.
Thermage is a non-invasive therapy that utilises radiofrequency energy to target connective tissue and remodel existing collagen – with the aim of tightening loose skin, reducing sagging, and smoothing out wrinkles.
The treatment also stimulates the body’s natural collagen development. The end results can be a natural, younger looking glow and smoother skin.
Results will start becoming clearly visible in 6 months. Patient can expect the treatment to last 2 to 2.5 years.
Aside from offering naturally younger looking skin, Thermage also has the benefit of requiring little to no downtime. Unlike surgery, where recovery can take days, Thermage patients can expect to return to their daily routine shortly after the therapy.
This means it’s ideal for patients who cannot afford to take time away from their busy schedules.
But Will It Work on My Neck?
Thermage has proven to be an effective therapy for arms, tummy, thighs and is excellent for face, neck and jowls. For patients who are unhappy with these areas, Thermage can provide that necessary lift; tightening loose skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Patients who are just starting to notice the signs of ageing in this area, or who are not affected enough to warrant a surgical procedure, make an ideal candidate for this type of treatment.
It can be a great choice for patients who want to nip these early signs of ageing in the bud while also having the benefit of being a single, easy procedure that usually lasts no more than an hour.
However, if you have a lot of loose skin or severe wrinkling in this area, then unfortunately Thermage will not be the best option available.
As always, if you have any questions, we recommend arranging a consultation with us so that we can help you make the best decision for what you are looking to achieve.
Does It Hurt?
Thermage is not completely painless – light to moderate discomfort.
Depending on the patient’s pain tolerance, this treatment can be anywhere from completely painless to mildly uncomfortable. Unless your pain threshold is very low, pain medication is not necessary.
A deep but brief heating sensation can be expected and is a good indication that the treatment is reaching the effective temperatures needed for tightening. Some patients have described the sensation as like having an elastic band slapped against the skin.
Nonetheless, the specialist treating you should continue to ask for feedback throughout the procedure to ensure that the heat levels are not too high – allowing you to strike a balance between comfort and results.
Will Thermage Work Anywhere Else?
Thermage is not just effective on the face, jowls and neck, but also on the skin around the eyes, abdomen, arms, and thighs. Aside from reducing sagging and wrinkles in these areas, Thermage can also even out unsightly bulges or dimples. It has even been proven to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Something To Keep In Mind…
As effective as Thermage is, and for all of its benefits, it is not the same as surgery, and will never give you the same drastic results. It is, however, perfect for patients who want to postpone the initial signs of ageing.
Results can be subtle, but one of its best benefits is how natural the end results look since the therapy works to stimulate the body’s own functions in order to deliver the desired results.
For more information on this therapy, and a better indication of how Thermage can benefit you, please feel free to arrange a consultation with us. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.