What is the Thermage procedure?
It is considered a non invasive procedure that helps in smoothening, tightening and contouring the skin for an overall youthful look. There is no kind or surgery involved, there is minimal or zero downtime involved and you can resume with your work immediately after the treatment.
How does it work?
This procedure uses a smooth and flat tip that gives thermage an exceptional monopolar capacitive radio frequency technology that helps in heating the deeper layer of the skin safely. This helps in stimulating collagen and promotes fresh collagen production that results in smoother and tighter skin.
How long does each treatment take?
On the basis of the size of the area to be treated, the process may take around 20 minutes or sometimes even up to 2 hours.
What kind of results can I expect?
You can make your skin look smoother and younger as the newly tightened collagen offers better support and appearance. The outcome may differ on the basis of age and skin conditions.
How soon will I see results?
You can see the results of thermage immediately. You can also see measurable tightening and contouring enhancements that occur gradually in a matter of 2 to 6 months following a single treatment session.
How long will the results last?
Thermage processes tend to trigger new collagen production for up to 6 months following the treatment. After the first 6 months, the results can be everlasting on the basis of the conditions and the patient’s natural aging process.
How many treatments would be needed?
Thermage needs only a single session to have the maximum effects. This is unlike every laser procedure. But in very rare cases, thermage may need second treatment in every 3 to 6 months after the initial treatment.
What should I expect after the procedure? Can I go right back to work?
You need no kind of special care after the treatment and mostly all patients can resume with their daily activities immediately after the treatment. There are cases where the medication may be given in order to alleviate pain and the patients may need an escort home just after the treatment.
Do Thermage treatments hurt?
You may feel a brief heating sensation that signifies that the collagen is permeating your skin at effective temperatures in order to tighten your skin. For protecting the skin surface, a cooling spray is also applied before, after and during the application of energy.