The Thermage system® is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) therapy that can smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger-looking appearance.
The human body has an ability to renew collagen, which results in a youthful appearance. Thermage is a minimally invasive skin treatment that uses the body’s own collagen in order to tighten and smoothen the skin. Through laser treatment, Thermage stimulates the body so it naturally produces more collagen.
Thermage is a non-surgical FDA-approved cosmetic procedure. Using non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) therapy thermage helps to tighten the skin. This way Thermage is an excellent solution for treating wrinkles and improving the appearance of the skin, such as unevenness due to cellulite. We know how important a natural-looking result is when treating the skin of the face and the body. Thermage takes you beyond dermal fillers. It is currently one of the most popular skin tightening solutions on the market, and far one of the safest.
Thermage is amazing for patients who want to avoid injections and surgery. It is a non-invasive laser treatment that tightens and smoothens the skin on the face and around your body.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology, which applies heat to the different layers of the skin, and therefore produces an immediate tightening effect. The treatment can lift and firm the skin on your face, arms, buttocks, legs, and tummy. It can also be used to treat eyelids and other delicate areas.
Thermage and Ultherapy are often used synonymously when looking for skin tightening solutions. However, the properties of the two treatments vary in use and result. Even though the goal of Thermage and Ultherapy is to tighten the skin, the procedure for each treatment is very different
First of all, Ultherapy and Thermage differ in the energy used to improve the skin. Therefore, the treatments also affect the skin differently. Ultherapy is based on ultrasound that can reach even deep layers of the skin. Thermage used radiofrequency technology that is very effective at treating wrinkles and bulges in the skin, compared to Ultherapy. But if you are looking to tighten the skin also in the deeper tissues Ultherapy is definitely right for you. Thermage is not able to affect the skin in the deeper layers like Ultherapy.
Regarding the span of each treatment, Thermages radio wave technology affects a greater part of the skin. Ultherapy, on the other hand, is more focused and uses ultrasound on smaller, deeper areas of the skin.
The result of a single Thermage treatment lasts between 6 to 24 months depending on the patient, but for most patients, the results can last two years. Since we all age differently, experiencing different types of aging processes, the results will, of course, be individual. Thermage does not stop the aging process, but it slows down for a period.
Patients often receive another treatment between 1½ -2 years after their first treatment to prolong the results on the skin.
Older Thermage treatments used to have a bit of a bad reputation due to the amount of heat Themages creates under treatments. This is not the case for Thermage today, where cooling of the skin makes the procedure much more comfortable. Some redness can occur on the skin and you might feel some discomfort and tightening sensation in the skin area after the procedure. Recovering from Thermage does, of course, depend on how large the treated area is, and recovery varies from hours to a couple of days.
RF caouses no major health risks. According to the FDA, radiofrequency does not impair your health any greater than drinking coffee affects you.
If you wish to know more about radiofrequency treatment, read more about the use of Thermage and radiofrequency treatment here.