Your Guide to Thermage
You’ve probably heard about Thermage by now – the clinically proven, unique radiofrequency treatment that beautifies. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably unsure of what exactly happens during a Thermage treatment.
One Woman’s Experience
Today we’ll answer all your questions by following Ellen Peterson as she undergoes her very first Thermage procedure. But before we do, we’ll explain how Thermage works. Most individuals experience dramatic tightening and smoothing of the skin over the six months following treatment.
Thermage depends on science to achieve its often miraculous results. 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!
Luckily, a Thermage treatment is very straightforward and simple. Ellen had her Thermage consultation last week, and she’ll be having her face treated today. (You can also have your body treated as well, including unwanted dimples and bulges.) Ellen’s doctor has advised her on which skin care products she can still continue to use.
She shows up to her appointment without any makeup or skin care products. Ellen’s doctor cleanses her face, and preps her for the Thermage treatment. 45 minutes prior to the actual procedure, the doctor administers 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. Ellen’s physician monitors the heat intensity throughout the treatment 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, Ellen’s doctor cools the surface of her skin using an integrated cooling system.
From start to finish, the whole procedure took less than two hours!
Thermage Won’t Keep You Down for the Count
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, patients should use regularly a high-SPF sunscreen.
You’ll need only one Thermage treatment to reap all the benefits of its innovative technology. During the several months following treatment, you’ll see dramatically tighter, firmer and smoother skin. Thermage is so effective that it’s the first and only system to receive FDA-clearance for non-invasive, energy-based eyelid treatments.
Science supports Thermage’s impressive results. In clinical trials, participants experienced significant improvement in facial and neck laxity. Recently published studies also show that improvements continue for at least six months after a single Thermage treatment session. Other studies show that thermal collagen changes can last several years, depending on the rate of the aging process.
LaserAway Is Your Premier Thermage Provider
LaserAway is proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. LaserAway hires only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Thermage? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you turn back the clock with Thermage.