Non-invasive and backed up by clinical research, Thermage is the trending treatment for younger looking skin. Amid the white noise of companies that claim to make you look younger, thermage is turning the heat on its competition with real results.
What is Thermage?
Invented in 2002, thermage uses monopolar radiofrequency energy to send an electrical current into the skin. The electrical energy leaves the hand-piece and enters the skin to meet resistant skin cells. Their resistance converts the radiofrequency (RF) energy into heat energy. Lastly, each pulse the hand-piece sends out is accompanied by a cooling before, during and after the pulse delivery, therefore preventing damage to your skin.
How Heat Helps?
- In the short term, heating collagen breaks down hydrogen bonds causing the structure to shorten and thicken, therefore causing a visible tightening effect. You’ll see the results immediately after a treatment and in the following few weeks. As the body repairs and replaces old collagen with new collagen, the effects disappear.
- In the long term, broken down collagen is renewed, resulting in new and healthy collagen, which tightens the skin after a few months.
While thermage works its magic in the deeper layers of your skin, it leaves the surface of your skin unblemished. For this reason, you won’t need to pull your head under a doona after a thermage treatment. Unlike the recovery needed for facelifts or cosmetic injections, you can show off your fresh look to the world right away.
How hot is it?
Now, you might be wondering if your skin can handle the heat. Trained Fiori specialists ensure your safety at all times adjust treatments to your individual skin-type and comfort level. Typically, temperatures hover around 40 degrees celsius at the skin surface and between 65 – 75 degrees celsius in the deeper tissue.
Depending on the area, results include:
◦ Improved complexion.
◦ Tighter, more contoured skin.
◦ Eyebrow lift.
◦ Correction of hooding of the eyelids.
◦ Correction of wrinkles around the eyes.
◦ Improved laxity of the jawline and neck.
◦ Improved nasolabial folds.
◦ Improved acne scars.
◦ Tightening of skin of the abdomen, arms, thighs, and buttocks.
◦ Improved cellulite.
Who’s best suited for thermage?
- People aged 30 to 60, with mild to moderate skin laxity
- All skin types can use thermage safely
Who must not use thermage?
- Obese people aren’t likely to achieve positive results
- Severely UV affected or aged skin skin
- People with a pacemaker or defibrillator implant