Thermage is a proven radiofrequency treatment that transforms skin by working below the surface and addresses a wide range of surface imperfections that result from age and environmental factors.
Thermage utilizes the receptiveness of the dermis and epidermis to radio frequencies. Focus bursts of radio-frequency energy are emmitted on the surface of your skin. This energy input kick starts your body’s innate ability to renew, repair and rejuvenate.
This ability tapers off as you leave childhood and the young adult years.
Thermage replaces this lost capacity for renewal with a combination of heat energy to awaken deep tissues and cooling treatment to protect the integrity of your skin and keep you comfortable during the process.
Treatment occurs in four steps.
The skin is initially cooled in order to maintain patient comfort levels and preserve the safety of the skin on the surface.
The physician then places the tip of a specially designed device against the skin at the chosen points of treatment.
The physician initiates bursts of radio-frequency energy that penetrate deep into the skin.
Cryogen is finally administered to cool the underlying tissues and prevent inadvertent damage.
The side effects of Thermage are rare and typically do not have significant impact when they do occur. Sometimes patients experience pain on the skin surface due to swelling, redness and even small blisters. On the occasions when these do occur, they usually fade away in a two or three days.
Typically, any surface discoloration that results from the treatment fades in a couple of hours. Swelling may take as long as a week to subside. However, the more swelling and redness that occurs, the more rejuvenation you will likely see in the results.
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