The new affordable laser for face, neck and body lifting and tightening
Thermage is a safe, clinically proven way to tighten and contour skin, with improvements in tone, contour, and texture occurring naturally through the stimulation of your collagen. Thermage is completely non-invasive—no surgery, no injections.
A single treatment tightens your existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth. Improvements are both immediately visible and continue up to six months. The results can last for years. The Thermage procedure is available only in the offices of qualified physicians who specialize in cosmetic procedures.
Before and after Thermage photos
The Procedure: Thermage CTP
How long is the treatment
The procedure itself is usually done as a single treatment that takes from 20 minutes to two hours depending on the treatment area.
What’s more, there is no downtime — so you can quickly resume your normal routine.
Unlike lasers, Thermage works on all skin types and tones. And unlike injections or fillers, Thermage works on your entire face — forehead, eyes, nasolabial folds, jaw line, jowls and the area under your chin. If you no longer recognise the face looking back at you in the mirror, it’s time to talk to a certified Thermage physician and learn how Thermage can help you look as young as you feel.
How Thermage works
To understand how Thermage works, it helps to know a little about how your skin works.
The facial skin is made up of three distinct layers:
- a visible outer layer on the surface called the epidermis,
- a collagen-rich under-layer beneath the surface called the dermis, and
- an inner layer beneath the dermis called the subcutaneous layer, also known as the fat layer that has a web of collagen fibres running through it.
When the collagen in these three layers breaks down due to sun exposure, family heredity, or the regular ageing process, your face begins to sag and wrinkle. Naturally, treatments that work on just the surface can’t do anything to restore the collagen in the under-layer or the inner layer of your skin.
Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure available that tightens and renews your skin’s collagen in all three layers.
How? Thermage’s unique Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology safely heats your skin’s under- layer and the web of collagen in the inner layer, causing an immediate tightening as well as improved tone and texture. And the improvements will continue and become even more noticeable for four to six months following treatment due to new collagen growth.
Is it painful
General anaesthesia is not required, but to make sure you are comfortable the doctor may offer light pain medications before treatment. During the treatment, you’ll feel a brief, heat sensation each time Thermage delivers radio frequency energy to the under-layer of your skin, which indicates that your collagen is being stimulated and tightened.
After treatment, your skin may be slightly red for a day or two. But most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment, with no downtime or special follow-up care.
You should feel and see your skin being smoother, firmer, and tighter immediately after your Thermage treatment.
You may also notice some contouring effects which will begin enhancing the shape of your face.
Continued improvement over time
After the procedure, you should continue to see improvements to your skin as a result of the production of new and increased collagen, as well as some additional contouring effects due to continued tightening over time. These effects will continue for up to six months. You should see lasting results.