Is Thermage Anti Aging Treatment
for Baby Boomers?
Thermage has become a very popular,
non-invasive, anti aging treatment.
It's a procedure that's been in use since 2000
and becoming increasingly popular for facial
work and other parts of the body such as
arms, thighs, buttocks and abdomen.
What is this treatment?
other facial treatments
that can be completed in the
privacy of your home, Thermage is a
procedure which uses the energy of Radiofrequency to remove fine
lines and wrinkles from the skin.
The medical term for this Treatment is Radiothermoplasty.
This indicates that Radiofrequency energy is used to heat the
collagen layer of skin, resulting in skin tightening and making
the skin surface smoother, more contoured and youthful.
How Does this treatment Work?
The Dermal layer of skin contains Collagen; these are
Protein fibres which provide a structural framework.
As skin ages, Collagen fibres break down, causing fine lines and
wrinkles to appear.
Thermage treatment involves using Radiofrequency energy
to heat the skin’s collagen layer, resulting in the
skin’s surface being tighter, helping to minimise fine
lines and wrinkles. The tightening effect on the skin
results in the skin’s surface being smoother and more
Treatment is administered using a ThermaTip wand whose function
a)The wand delivers Radiofrequency energy to heat Collagen
b)The wand simultaneously cools and protects the outer layers of
The heating effect of the Radiofrequency energy causes the
existing Collagen fibres to contract, stimulating the formation
of new Collagen over time. This procedure will result in skin
tightening over time, with better tone, smoother skin and
visibly improved texture.
Clients should see very visible benefits around the
Jowl lines, Naso-labial folds, Chin, Forehead, Eye and
Crows feet areas.
Thermage treatment is given in your Qualified Practitioner’s
After removing make up and face cleansing, your
Practitioner may apply Anesthetic Cream to the area or areas to
be treated, depending on their client’s level of sensitivity.
Your Practitioner will then apply a grid to guide your treatment.
The ThermaTip provides a combination of cooling and
Radiofrequency energy; the energy is provided to the Dermis as
an energy pulse. Each time a pulse of energy is delivered, the
client may experience a brief heat sensation. This indicates
that the energy pulse is working to tighten and stimulate the
Collagen layer into producing new protein.
After treatment, clients can normally continue with
existing activities; your Practitioner may advice that you use
sunscreen after treatment.
How Much Does Treatment Cost?
As with any Anti Aging Treatment, the cost will depend on your
location and the areas of skin to be treated.
Generally, a full face treatment may vary from $2000 to $5000.
A partial face treatment can vary from $1000 to $3000.
What are the Advantages / Disadvantages of this treatment?
i)Treatment is completely non – invasive, with no downtime.
ii)Thermage can be used on areas of the body which
may be difficult to treat, for example, around the eye area, or
iii)Clients having treatment may experience some instant initial
results: skin can appear tighter, firmer and smoother after the
iv)Clients should be able to resume normal activities
immediately after their procedure.
v)Clients should experience continued skin improvement several
months after having just one initial treatment.
vi)The results of 1 treatment may last for up to 2 years or
vii)Can be used on a range of skin types and skin complexions.
viii)The appropriate treatment can give the client a ‘face lift’
effect without the risks of surgery.
ix)Treatment time normally lasts between 15 minutes – 2 hours,
depending on the area and level of treatment.
i)Initial mild redness might occur on treated areas of skin.
However, this should disappear after a couple of hours, or a few
days at the most.
ii)Other apparent reported side effects might include
blistering, bumps and minor swelling. All of these should
disappear within a few days after initial treatment.
iii)Thermage may not work for everyone. Clients
with extremely loose skin (eg, very sagging jowls, very loose
neck skin) may not see the improvement they desire.
iv)Treatment would need to be repeated every couple of years in
order to maintain the beneficial effects.
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