HOW TO PREPARE FOR A THERMAGE TREATMENT
Have you heard about Thermage, and want to learn more?
For example, would you like to know how to prepare for a Thermage session? We’re here to tell you everything you need to know about Thermage, including how it works, how to prepare for your first session, what to expect during the procedure, and how to follow the aftercare instructions.
What Is Thermage? And How Does It Work?
Thermage is a revolutionary treatment for aging skin that can transform and revitalize aging skin on many areas of the body. What’s more, you can customize Thermage treatments
to suit your needs. Thermage works wonders practically anywhere, but it’s especially effective on the eyes, face, and body.
Thermage often seems to work magic, but the science behind it is simple. Thermage works from the inside out. It transfers heat to the epidermis, which not only encourages collagen production but also tightens existing collagen. Thermage effects this partly through radiofrequency technology, which produces electrical currents that cause collagen within the skin to contract and gradually reform. This is why most individuals experience dramatic tightening and smoothing of the skin over the six months following treatment. Since the outer layers of the skin are unaffected, there is almost no recovery time involved. The most amazing thing of all? Results from a single Thermage treatment tend to last up to ten years.
How to Prepare for Your First Session
The best part of Thermage is that there is no special preparation involved. Unlike traditional, invasive surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation such as blood work or fasting. But you’ll want to talk to your medical provider beforehand about the skin care products you currently use. Be sure to ask if it is acceptable to use these products before and after the Thermage treatment, and also inquire about any medications you’re on. What’s more, if you’re having a Thermage procedure done on your face, you’ll want to cleanse the area of makeup.
What to Expect During and After the Session
Thermage treatments fit easily into even the most hectic lifestyles. Depending on the area being treated, a Thermage procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours. Prior to the procedure, a physician will usually administer local anesthesia, as well as oral pain medication to ease any discomfort. During the actual Thermage procedure, patients typically experience an alternation of cooling and heating sensations as the Thermage device penetrates the skin’s deeper layers. The physician will usually monitor the heat intensity to maintain comfort levels. With each radiofrequency pulse—which only lasts a few seconds—collagen in the deeper layers of the dermis is heated just enough to trigger substantial remodeling and regrowth. To prevent damage, the skin’s surface is also simultaneously cooled using an integrated cooling system.
Thermage won’t keep you down for long. You might experience minor swelling, redness, peeling, blisters bumps or dimpling immediately following treatment. Most of these side effects are rare, and usually subside within 24 hours. Though there are no specific aftercare instructions to follow, you should use regularly a high-SPF sunscreen, and avoid exposing your skin to extreme heat and cold.
Though some patients notice immediate results after a single treatment, most typically experience dramatic results in the two to six months following treatment as collagen slowly starts to regrow and remodel.
Choose Thermage – and LaserAway – to Rediscover Radiance
If you would like to learn more about LaserAway’s medical spa services or schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please email us at LaserAway.com or call us at (888) 965-2737.