Introduction to Thermage for Face
Face by Thermage is a non-surgical method of skin tightening and contouring that uses patented, FDA approved radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen. It’s a non-invasive procedure that involves no downtime and can deliver results lasting up to two years.
Who is suitable?
Many of our patients come to us as they are unhappy with loose, wrinkled or unsculpted skin on their face. Face by Thermage is perfect for those who would like minimal downtime and fantastic results without undergoing surgery. It can also be used to maintain the effects of a non-surgical facelift. It is an ideal treatment for those looking to maintain their skin quality and delay the effects of ageing changes.
The procedure and risks
Thermage works by cooling the desired area before applying heat. This heat then stimulates the tightening of collagen strands in the area whilst also stimulating the production of new collagen by the body. As a reduction in collagen is one of the main effects of ageing, this procedure helps to reverse that effect. Here at Sthetix, we offer a personalised Thermage treatment plan tailored to your individual concerns and problem areas. A single treatment can last up to two years and below is a list of commonly targeted areas:
- Forehead lifts
- Reducing a double chin
- Tightening skin on the neck
Thermage is quite a safe treatment however, there are several potential risks. Patients most commonly experience swelling and redness in the treatment area but they usually disappear within a few hours. However in extreme cases, this can last a few weeks. Other potential side effects can include: bruising, tingling, soreness, a burning sensation and extremely rarely, surface irregularity in the treatment area.
When will I see results?
Results can take up to 6 months to be visible.
When can I go back to work?
Most patients can resume work straight after their treatment.
When can I wear make up?
You can reapply make up immediately after the treatment.