As we enter our 30’s, we begin to produce collagen at a less than optimal rate. Dermatologists will often cite that collagen production diminishes by as much as 5% per year after the age of 30. In our 40’s, collagen production could be half of what is optimal and the result is a loss of facial volume, thin or crepy skin.
Treatments like Thermage that provide deep dermal heating can help to slow down the aging process by stimulating collagen production and provide a thickening of the dermal layer.
Thermage treatments are effective for those exhibiting skin laxity and the treatment is recommended to guard against loss of facial volume. It may be wise to consider the Thermage treatment before the signs of collagen loss show themselves in the mirror.
HOW DO THERMAGE TREATMENTS WORK?
Thermage treatments use a radiofrequency energy source to send heat deep into the dermis . The treatment actually produces a “controlled thermal injury” to which the body responds to by sending in new, healthy collagen to “repair” the injury. The treatment is extremely safe and there is no downtime. Treatments are relatively comfortable and are performed without topical anaesthetic.
Thermage treatments work in just one treatment and delivers a natural looking result. It’s you, just younger looking and more confident. Thermage is effective on:
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Results are permanent however, we continue to go through the aging process. Most Thermage customers find that the treatment provided a benefit and would do it again after 2-3 years.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?Full results from a Thermage treatment are seen after about 3-6 months because new, natural collagen is being produced cell by cell. Results are natural-looking and the change may appear gradually.
Not everyone is a candidate for Thermage. Age, dietary habits, smoking, and other factors may dimish potential for results.
CAN I COMBINE THERMAGE WITH OTHER ANTI-AGING TREATMENTS?
Thermage may be combined with other powerful anti-aging laser treatments like Pearl and Fraxel. Thermage is safe for those with Botox and dermal fillers and new Sculptra, too. Sculptra actually causes your body to produce its own collagen with a simple injection.