As we age things start to sag and bag with wrinkles cropping up to add to the mess. Thermage can tighten up these areas and reduce wrinkles without the invasiveness of a face lift. It consists of using radio waves to firm and lift the skin on the face, stomach, knees, arms, legs or butt. The procedure is good for those who don’t want a full face lift, but still want to rejuvenate their face and body and reduce the wrinkles and eliminate signs of aging.
Thermage, also known as radiothermoplasty, is used to tighten up the skin on the face and other areas of the body. It is performed in a doctor’s office and can take up to an hour depending on the size of the area being covered. Thermage uses the energy in radio frequency to heat the collagen in the deep layers of the skin. This helps to build and contract collagen, which in turn tightens the skin. With each pulse of radio waves the outer skin is being cooled and the layers of fat and skin are being heated.
Results may show after the very first Thermage procedure and as the skin begins to tighten. The tightening may continue for the next 3 to 6 months. The procedure stimulates your body to produce new collagen and also stimulates the body’s healing process. Thermage is a non-surgical procedure that has no down-time or incisions. The procedure has been said to have a feeling of deep heat or a pinching sensation but oral pain medications along with a topical anesthetic will take care of it.
The procedure works best for those who require minimal tightening. Side effects are rare with Thermage but can include swelling, redness, blisters, bumps and/or dimpling. If side effects do happen to occur they are usually gone within a few weeks. BOLA TANGKAS