A Bridal Guide Treatment to Thermage
A way to non-surgically tighten and lift the skin. All that every bride must know about thermage treatment!
Thermage is a non-surgical tightening procedure that makes use of radio-frequency to contour and tighten the skin. It is an instantaneous procedure that tightens the underlying layer of the skin, especially the appearance of jowls, wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck and brow area. Its results are slow but sure, and can take as much as 3-5 months to show. Hence, making it the best option for brides who aren’t entirely ready to go under a knife for a surgery, but expect considerable results. But is it really so? Today, we will help you in decoding the detailed procedure, advantages, disadvantages, recovery time and its treatment cost in India.
How does Thermage work?
The Thermage procedure works by using radio-frequency device based on principle of radio waves and creates a uniform heating effect in the deep layers of skin. The existing collagen tightens and production of new collagen is triggered by the uniform heating. The skin tightening and contouring is caused by double effect of immediate collagen contraction and gradual collagen tightening over time. The final result of thermage is a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
What does Thermage help to achieve?
Thermage has multiple benefits such as:
- Contouring of the face.
- Improvement in hooding of the eyelids and eyebrow lift.
- Tightening and shaping of the jawline and neck.
- Improvement in skin texture and tone.
- Improvement in lines around the nose and fine lines,
- Improving the laxity of the skin of the abdomen, arms, and thighs.
Can it worsen any pre-existing medical conditions?
Not really, Thermage is an extremely safe procedure and can be used for the most sensitive skin without any side effects. It should, however, be avoided in individuals with the pace maker and metal implants as the radio-frequency can impact the pacemaker. Thermage must strictly be avoided by pregnant ladies.
How many sittings does it take?
Usually a single sitting is sufficient to achieve the desired results. The visible results start after 1 month of session and appreciable results are seen in 3-6months. The results last anywhere from 1 to 3 years depending on variable factors. It is recommended to repeat it annually for older age group or after the results start wearing off.
What is its recovery time?
There is no recovery time required. There is mild redness immediately after the session that clears up after 3-4 hours. The person can do the procedure and go back to work immediately.
What is Thermage cost? The cost varies from 90,000 -1.40 lakhs depending on the type of thermage tip used for the session.
Who is the right target audience for this treatment?
The right target audience is in the age group of 35-45 years. When the initial signs of loose, sagging skin start showing with coarseness and increase in pores it is time for thermage session.
Who is not a good candidate for this treatment?
An individual with excessive sagging, rough, thick skin and lot of fat on the face is not a good candidate.
How different is this treatment from other non-surgical treatments?
Thermage is different from other treatments as in a single session result are achieved whereas other treatments require multiple sessions. There is no surgery, no injections or invasive methods used in this treatment. It is a simple couple of hours sessions and there is practically no downtime after the session.
Top advantages of Thermage
- Long lasting results are seen in a single session.
- It is US-FDA approved, non-surgical treatment.
- It has zero downtime and its results are comparable to a mini surgical facelift.
Top disadvantages of Thermage
- It cannot be done in an individual with the pacemaker and metal implan
- Results are not immediate and take time to be visible.
- At times, the results are subtle and not appreciated and multiple sessions are required.