Thermage ("Thermage") is a technique of deep skin lifting using exposure to radio frequency monopolar energy. Thermage Radio Frequency Energy activates the natural processes of skin recovery, restoring skin firmness and elasticity.
Thermage is considered one of the best methods of hardware rejuvenation and gives exceptional results, allowing you to achieve a pronounced lifting effect after just 1 procedure.
How does it work?
With age and due to external factors (sun, bad habits, stress, nutrition), the collagen responsible for the elasticity and density of the skin is being destroyed. Collagen destruction leads to premature aging of the skin, weakening its intracellular structure and thereby reducing skin tone.
Remedies that work on the surface of the skin are not able to affect collagen fibers. The unique Thermage technology allows getting into the deeper layers of the skin: acting on the deep layers of the dermis, the pulses of radio frequency energy remodel collagen fibers, stimulating the synthesis of new collagen at a depth record of 5-7 mm.
Getting the correct shape under the influence of radio frequency pulses, collagen fibers form a dense skeleton. As a result, the skin is tightened and becomes more elastic. But the main thing is that the Thermage apparatus acts not only on existing fibers, but also stimulates the formation of new collagen, creating also a delayed anti-aging effect.
There are other devices that perform the so-called thermolifting, nevertheless, only use of the official ThermaCool equipment provides clinically proven and confirmed effect of the "Thermage" procedure.
Preparation and procedure steps
Before the procedure, the doctor cleanses the face, draws a small markup in the planned area. Then, the cosmetologist acts on the patient’s skin using the nozzle of the ThermaCool device.
The innovative tip of the Thermage nozzle is equipped with a contact cooling system, which makes the procedure comfortable for the patient and eliminates the possibility of overheating and skin damage during the procedure.
The duration of the session is from 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. Preparation for the Thermage procedure is not required: you just need to come to the procedure.
“Thermage” does not require any rehabilitation period, exposure to radio frequency energy occurs deep inside, the surface of the skin remains intact.
Active formation of new collagen and dermis strengthening occurs within six months after the session. Although the first positive changes can be noticed immediately after the procedure, the skin rejuvenation process after the “Thermage” procedure will progress gradually and considerable results can be seen in 4-6 months.
The result from the procedure lasts up to 5 years, depending on the condition of the skin and individual aging processes. If you wish, you can repeat the “Thermage” procedure, but not earlier than 6 months after the last session.
Combining Thermage with other aesthetic procedures (thread lifting, contouring, laser rejuvenation) and professional care will give the most long-term effect, slowing down the aging process by several years.
Thermage for face and eyelids
Wrinkles, ptosis, a changed face outline, an overhanging eyelid, a tired and heavy look - these are age markers that age a still young face, give it an exhausted look. “Thermage” helps to clear the face and the area around the eyes from the control signs of aging, make your face again young and rested.
The procedure helps to reduce nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the mouth, tightens the skin, improves skin texture and the face outline, corrects the shape of the lower jaw angle, removes the “second chin”, clears the neck and décolleté from the age signs.
The skin of the eyelids due to its structure is much more vulnerable to any external influences and requires the most delicate treatment. Therefore, a special nozzle is used for the procedure for rejuvenating the eyelids “Thermage”, providing gentle and effective action on the skin of the eyelids, eliminating age-related changes and transforming this sensitive area.
Within the area around the eyes the “Thermage” technique allows you the following: it corrects wrinkles in the area of the outer corner of the eye (“crow's feet”), tightens the upper and lower eyelids (eliminating bags under the eyes as well), strengthens the skin and fixes it more tightly to the muscles.
Thermage for body
The skin of the body is also subject to natural withering and needs protection and care. The "Thermage" procedure is effectively used for lifting the skin of the body, eliminating age-related changes, lifting the skin after liposuction, severe weight fluctuations and childbirth.
Traditional correction zones: abdomen, inner surface of the shoulder and forearm, arms, back, knees, buttocks and hips.
Active exposure to radio frequency energy allows you to achieve visible rejuvenation and tightening of the skin on the body, reduction of the manifestations of cellulite and even reducing sizes from 1 up to 3 cm due to restoration of natural metabolic processes in the tissues of the skin).
The Thermage technique is used to rejuvenate the skin in all areas of the face and body, including the delicate area around the eyes, nasolabial triangle, neck and decollete, abdomen, forearms, hands, hips and buttocks.
Indications for the procedure:
- loss of skin elasticity;
- deep face wrinkles;
- age-related changes around the eyes, overhanging upper eyelid;
- bags and dark circles under the eyes;
- changed face outline, second chin;
- loose skin on the stomach, arms, hips;
- stretching (ptosis) of the skin;
- stretch marks;
- prevention of skin aging.
- pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding;
- the presence of a pacemaker or other implanted electrical device;
- bleeding disorders;
- history of cancer;
- a tendency to form keloid and hypertrophic scars;
- infectious diseases;
- systemic connective tissue diseases;
- inflammatory processes in the target area;
- chronic diseases in the acute stage.
The technique does not require a rehabilitation period, you will be able to return to normal life the very next day after the procedure.
On the first day after the procedure, it is recommended to keep yourself from thermal procedures (sauna, solarium, bath house visits, prolonged exposure to the sunlight), limit sports and intense physical activity.
Sometimes a slight redness may be observed immediately after treatment, but it disappears within a few hours. Mild swelling may also occur, which disappears in two to three days.
Thermage has been clinically proven to be absolutely safe; numerous studies have not revealed any side effects. Thermage goes well with botulinum toxin injections, fillers, photorejuvenation, filament lifting and laser rejuvenation.
The difference between thermage and RF lifting
Both devices act on the skin using radio frequency energy, but have different technical parameters, which ultimately lead to different efficiency of the two methods:
- During RF lifting, most of the radio frequency energy is absorbed by the epidermis, practically without reaching the dermis, since the frequency used for RF lifting is several times lower than that of Thermage.
- In case of Thermage the tissues are heated to 60 ° C, and with RF lifting the temperature gets no higher than 40 ° C, therefore, in the first case, all collagen fibers are densified, whereas in the second case remodeling occurs only at the level of tertiary collagen structure.
- A course of procedures is required in order to achieve a visible aesthetic effect during RF lifting. Thermage, due to its higher efficiency and deep penetration, is performed only once.