Thermage® is an FDA-approved cosmetic procedure used for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, and the alleviation of other signs of aging. Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that will boost collagen production from the deepest layers for natural looking results.
Benefits of Thermage FLX
Minimal Side Effects and Downtime
Since Thermage does not damage the skin surface, you don’t have to worry about excessive redness, flaking, blistering or scabbing. Your skin may feel warm and look flushed after the treatment, but this subsides quickly.
You can go right back to life as usual –no need to miss work or fun.
One Treatment and Lasting Results
This therapy is unique in that it delivers the intended results with just one or two sessions. You can expect your appointment to last roughly 1-2 hours, but the trade-off is significant. Results can last around two years, which is substantially longer than many other treatments.
Some people are wary of the “frozen” or unnatural-looking appearance of badly-injected Botox or plastic surgery. This doesn’t happen with Thermage, because your facial movement or features aren’t changed. You look younger and more refreshed, in a very natural way.
How it Works
Thermage is a “non invasive” safe procedure which aids in skin tightening, smoothing, lifting and contouring the skin on the face and body. The perfect alternative to surgery with little to no downtime and for those seeking a natural non surgical result.
As we age our skin becomes lax, weak, thin and eventually overtime our bodies lose the ability to produce new collagen.
Thermage treatment utilities a technology called Radio frequency to create deep dermal heating. This tightens loose, stretched collagen fibers and stimulates new healthy collagen production to create a thicker, stronger healthier skin.
The treatment is undertaken by placing a cooled treatment tip onto the surface of the skin; a pulse of radio frequency energy is then delivered which penetrates down to the dermal layer of the skin to heat collagen fibers and subcutaneous tissue.
Some discomfort may be felt with the delivery of heat into the skin, heat is essential to tighten the collagen and stimulate new cell growth. If there is no heat felt the treatment will not be effective.
We can find a comfortable treatment setting to ensure minimal discomfort is felt and desired results are achieved.
Thermage FLX is best used to skin tightening, wrinkle reductions of the face, such as:
Who is it suitable for Thermage FLX?
Thermage treatments tighten the skin to help improve the contours of the face and body.
Softened look of wrinkles and lines
Improved look of crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines
Improved appearance of crepey skin
Improvement in facial and skin laxity in 96% of patients
What results can I expect?
You will notice the results of your Thermage treatment immediately. Although the full benefits of this stimulation of the body’s natural collagen renewal response takes 4 – 6 months. The process of producing new collagen will continue for a couple of years after treatment.
The skin will appear more youthful with a tighter and firmer texture. It will feel smooth and supple, with a radiant glow. Thermage does not require repeated sessions to maintain the texture and tone of the skin.
How does Thermage work?
The Thermage procedure employs a patented radiofrequency (RF) technology to tighten and gently lift skin to smooth out wrinkles and renew facial contours. It delivers a controlled amount of RF energy to the deep layers of the skin whilst simultaneously protecting the outer layers with active cooling. The deep uniform heating warms the deep collagen of your skin to about 60°C. The effect is two-fold. Firstly, the collagen denatures and the fibrils contract and thicken - immediately tightening the skin. Secondly the wound healing response causes dermal remodelling - causing additional tightening of the skin over the next 3-6 months.
What does the Thermage treatment feel like?
When the Thermage device is applied, you will feel a brief warming sensation to target those deep, collagen-rich layers of your skin. This is followed by a soothing, cooling sensation that will keep your skin cool and protected while also minimising any discomfort.