There is no incision involved in the procedure. Thermage helps tighten facial skin, improves facial contours and smoothens out wrinkles. The procedure takes about an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated. What the device used top perform Thermage does is that it uses radiofrequency to build and contract collagen (structural protein found in the layers below the skin) by heating the collagen. This process stretches or tightens the skin and gives the skin a more youthful, healthy look. Though heating is involved, the process does not damage the skin as the device cools the skin while heating the collagen in the deeper skin layers.
The person should be warned about the pain from thermage before proceeding. The patient may feel a slight discomfort and some dermatologists / surgeons prescribe oral pain medication and apply an anaesthetic cream before treatment to lessen any pain. The treatment will only take 60 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the body part being treated.
The skin tightening process begins from the start of the treatment and the skin continues tightening for three to six months. The body is also known to produce more natural collagen after Thermage treatment. The beneficial effects of the treatment last for up to two years.
Many people from Asian countries like Singapore and Korea have tried this medical procedure. It ensures that it is safe to do this cosmetic procedure if they go to a reputable dermatologist or derma clinic. Consulting a dermatologist is best before doing the medical procedure.
To summarize, thermage is a radiofrequency treatment that can solve almost any skin problem on the face and skin. It is less painful and less complicated than traditional surgeries. It usually takes only one session from this treatment to have the desired results in any body part. It is a needle-free treatment that does not need any downtime for the skin to heal.