Know About Thermage Before You Try It
Thermage is the treatment that many celebrities swear by because it’s non-surgical and non-invasive, zero downtime, and its results can last up to many years. Sounds pretty magnificent.
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What is Thermage treatment?
As we age, collagen in our skin breaks down, causing wrinkles and sagging skin.
Thermage treatment is a non-invasive procedure that aims to tighten and rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen production through all skin layers: the epidermis, dermis, and fat layers.
This treatment works on all skin tones and types, and It is non-invasive, so there are no injections or incisions; there are no downtime, no swelling, bruising, or sutures.
Therefore, you can quickly return your daily routine activities.
How does it work?
Thermage uses a deep-heating technology that stimulates and regenerate your collagen.
It works by passing on radio frequencies deep into the skin dermis, heating the collagen network resulting in tightening the skin.
This procedure can be performed to treat several areas of the face and body.
Who is the right candidate for Thermage?
This treatment is appropriate for people who’s skin needs some tightening and for those who begin to see the effects of collagen diminution.
The best way to know whether you’re the right candidate is to consult with a doctor. Click here to book a free appointment at HayatMed to consult with one of the best cosmetic specialists in Turkey.
What are the reasons for using Thermage treatment?
This treatment can be used to:
- Treat sagging facial skin, loose jaws, and fine lines.
- Treat a lack of definition in the lips.
- Can treat sagging neck skin.
- Treat under-eye bags, wrinkles and fine lines, and other problems that cause tired-looking eyes.
- Can treat wrinkles, sagging or bulging skin on the arms, tummy, and legs.
- Treat the skin laxity of thighs and knee areas.
- Treat the skin laxity of Buttocks.
What are the pros and cons of Thermage treatment?
The advantages include:
- There is no need for downtime. Many patients are receiving therapy during lunch breaks from work.
- No incisions or scars.
- It is an entirely safe and non-invasive procedure, instead of the surgery.
- It works by stimulating natural actions in your skin so that the results will be very natural.
However, there are some disadvantages, include:
- This treatment is often unpredictable as to how the extension of the results will be when compared to other procedures of skin tightening treatment.
- The result of this therapy is very slow to emerge, and noticeable results take up to six months after the procedure.
How is it performed?
Before the treatment, an anesthetic cream will be applied to the skin.
A grid pattern stencil is transferred onto the skin of the targeted area, which the doctor uses to place the device head-on for definitive treatment. Then a cooling gel is applied.
The doctor will attach a self-adhesive return pad to your stomach or back to let a path of transportation for the radiofrequency current back to the generator.
Every time the device touches your skin, it sends a controlled amount of energy, which heats a large amount of collagen in the deeper skin layers and underlying tissue; while also protecting the outer skin layer.
This heating causes deep collagen forms in the skin to tighten immediately. Over time, new collagen is generated by the body to tighten the skin further, resulting in smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.
The procedure takes between 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the size and location of the treated area.
Is It painful?
Because Thermage produces heat, it requires the use of a cooling spray to cool the top layers of the skin during the treatment. Furthermore, This procedure requires the use of anesthetic creams to reduce uncomfortably.
When can you see the results of the treatment?
The result of this procedure can be visible immediately for most patients.
However, tightening and lifting will continue to appear in the three to six months due to the course of the natural collagen rebuilding process.
Thermage Results can last for years, depending on skin status, aging process, and lifestyle
What are the potential side effects of this treatment?
Although it is rare, Thermage side effects include:
- Swelling and redness in the treated area.
- Risk of burn.
- Soreness and discomfort.
Adhering to procedure guidelines may prevent these risks. It is essential to choose your provider carefully to ensure getting the required result without any medical mistakes.
At HayatMed, our team will keep follow up with you after treatment to ensure skipping all the side effects and achieve the desired results.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
There is no downtime with Thermage. your skin will only appear slightly irritated for a few hours after treatment.
How many sessions of treatment are needed?
Although you will benefit from a single treatment, you may need to return yearly or every two years to maintain your results.
How much does Thermage cost?
This procedure is considered a cost-effective treatment compared with other surgical alternatives like facelift surgery.
Thermage treatment cost varies depending on some factors like the geographic office location, the doctor’s experience, and the area to be treated.
Like any other procedure, it is better to meet your doctor to get the right price estimation according to your needs after the diagnosis.
Recently, Turkey has become one of the most intended places to get medical services, especially cosmetic procedures. There, you can get both the desired results and moderate costs.
At HayatMed clinic, which is in Istanbul, our dermatologists are highly experienced in performing cosmetic procedures. We can guarantee you to get stunning results and competitive prices at the same time.