Thermage Skin Tightening
What is Thermage Skin Tightening?
Thermage is a safe, non-invasive procedure that’s clinically proven to help tighten and contour your skin. Its unique deep-heating technology stimulates and renews your own collagen, resulting in tighter, smoother skin. Unlike lasers, Thermage works on all skin types and tones. The procedure is typically performed in a single session. And there’s little to no downtime – so you can quickly resume your normal routine.
About Your Skin
To understand how Thermage works, it first helps to know a little about how your skin works. The skin is made up of three distinct layers:
- a visible outer layer on the surface called the epidermis,
- a collagen-rich under layer beneath the surface called the dermis,
- and an inner layer beneath the dermis called the subcutaneous layer (also known as the fat layer) that has a web of collagen fibers running through it.
As you age, collagen in these three layers breaks down and your skin begins to sag and wrinkle. Naturally, treatments that work on just the surface can’t do anything to restore the collagen in the dermis or the inner subcutaneous layer of your skin. Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure available that tightens and renews your skin’s collagen in all three layers.
How does Themage Work?
Thermage’s unique Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology safely heats your skins under layer and the web of collagen in the inner layer, causing an immediate tightening as well as improved tone and texture. That patented technology means deep, uniform, volumetric heating that other systems simply can’t deliver.
Thermage is safer than invasive cosmetic procedures. Unlike lasers, it works on all skin types and colors. Best of all, you only need one treatment to obtain the full benefits.
The Thermage procedure is performed with a machine called the ThermaCool TC™ System, which has been cleared by the FDA and Health Canada for the non-invasive treatment of peri-orbital wrinkles, rhytids, and many other areas of the body. This machine delivers a special form of radio frequency that tightens your tissue and pulls out wrinkles and loose skin.
During the treatment, you’ll feel a brief heat sensation each time Thermage delivers energy to the under layer of your skin. This indicates that your collagen is being stimulated and tightened.
Unlike some surgical skin tightening procedures, Thermage involves no surgical incisions, or surgical complications making it a very safe procedure. Occasionally, some side effects might occur but they are generally mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters, bumps and rare instances of surface irregularities.
There is virtually no downtime from Thermage skin tightening because of the nature of the procedure. Most people return to their daily routine immediately.
Your results will feel almost immediate. You’ll notice your skin will feel tighter, smoother and will look more youthful. The improvements will continue and become even more noticeable for four to six months following treatment, due to new collagen growth.
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Thermage is used to treat the brow, eyelids, face, chin, neck, as well as body parts such as the stomach, arms, knees and any other areas of body asymmetry. The Thermage system may be used instead of surgery and it may also be used as a maintenance treatment over the years.
To find out more about Thermage Skin Tightening or to schedule a consultation please call us today at (604) 714-0222 or simply fill out the contact form in the top right of your web browser to have one of our staff contact you.