Are you tired of sagging skin and wrinkles but not keen on having a face lift? If so, consider Thermage, a fast, FDA-approved, non-surgical alternative to a face lift.
Thermage is revolutionary technique which utilizes patented radio-frequency technology to tighten your skin while reducing wrinkles. It was approved by the FDA in 2002 and is used to treat rhytids and periorbital wrinkles. It also improves the appearance of unsightly cellulite.
The procedure is conducted with a device that stimulates collagen production in your skin’s dermis, while simultaneously keeping your skin cool, with minimal discomfort. You’ll look years younger and can even resume your normal activities almost immediately, as it requires little to no recovery time.
Where is Thermage Most Useful?
You can opt for Thermage treatment along your jawline, neck, eye area and even on your body. Tighten and smooth sagging eyelids with a Thermage treatment to both your upper and lower eyelids. You can also tighten the area surrounding your brows, eliminate crow’s feet and reduce wrinkles and puffy eyes.
There’s also no need to look like you’ve just had a treatment, as you can reapply your make-up immediately. Dr. Parvin Mani of the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic uses the top of the range Eyes by Thermage in a session that lasts less than an hour. Dr. Mani is the Pinnacle Award recipient for Thermage Skin Tightening, and a member of the esteemed ASLMS.
You may also want to have Thermage treatment on your forehead, as this will give your brows a lift and make your eyes appear more open. Treatment along the jawline will tighten your cheeks, giving your face those youthful contours. Sometimes nothing can make aging more obvious than a wrinkly neck. No worries though, as Thermage can tighten up that problem area, too.
If you’ve been hiding your hands due to the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, fret no more. Simply book your Hands by Thermage treatment for a total hand transformation. You’ll be pleased with how this treatment will transform your hands to supple and smooth. The treatment will also reduce uneven skin tones on your hands. Dr Mani performs all hand, facial, body, lip, eye and neck Thermage sessions herself with the greatest empathy and professionalism.
How Thermage Treatment Has Evolved
Thermage today is very different to what it was approximately five years ago. Back then, some doctors used first generation Thermage with elevated amounts of energy, without sedating their patients. This often resulted in painful sessions and inconsistent outcomes. Thermage treatments gradually improved, producing more consistent outcomes due to a bigger device tip, even though patients still experienced some pain.
Today, all that has changed, and Thermage is conducted with no sedation or pain whatsoever. Thermage improved their device by enlarging its tip to twice the size it first was. It also designed the new device with a cooling structure. This eliminates pain completely and makes Thermage one of the most advanced, non-invasive, pain-free anti-aging treatments ever.
What to Expect With Thermage Treatment
This is an outpatient office procedure that does not require any downtime. You will be given a local anesthetic. The length of time for each session depends on the part of your face or body being treated. Having your eye area treated can take under an hour, while your lip area may take less than 30 minutes.
Your doctor will use pulses from the Thermage device during treatment and you’ll feel a bit of heat. Don’t worry though, as this is very brief and the temperature is being safely regulated at all times. The Thermage device also sprays a cooling substance onto your skin before, during and after the treatment.
You’ll be asked to remove all traces of make-up and one side of your body or face is treated before the other. Some patients have had their results last longer than 18 months, although you may have to maintain your new improved look with additional treatments every few months, depending on your age.
Advantages of Thermage Treatments
One of the greatest advantages of a non-surgical procedure is that you will not need to take time off to recuperate. It also does not come with any health risks or complications that sometimes arise with surgical procedures.
Thermage treatments can sometimes cause minor post-treatment redness and swelling, but this should disappear within a few hours. Please contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser clinic for more information or for a consultation about how a Thermage treatment could benefit you.