What is Thermage?
Thermage can treat skin laxity and fine lines, reduce sagging skin and jowls, improves jawline appearance.
What can Thermage treat?
This treatment solution promotes skin tightening, lifting, strengthening and firming. It can help to sharpen facial contours by tightening the skin, reducing jowls, and enhancing the appearance of the jawline. It is also great for upper eyelid laxity and fine lines around the eyes.
Hows it done?
Before the procedure, the skin is cleaned and topical numbing cream applied. Some patients may opt for oral analgesics in addition to the topical numbing cream for more comfort during the procedure.
Grid markings are then applied to the requested treatment area. This helps the physician apply the radiofrequency energy in a systematic way, making sure that all areas are covered and nothing is missed out.
The procedure itself may take 40-60 minutes depending on the areas covered.
What is the Thermage eye treatment?
The Thermage eye treatment is specially customised for patients who experience upper eyelid laxity or sagging. It also helps to firm up loose skin under the eyes and reduce fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes.
The treatment is well tolerated around the eyes. Results that can be expected include tightening of skin around the eyes, more lifted eye lids, bigger looking eyes, reduction of fine lines, fresher looking appearance.
What is the Thermage Body (abdomen) treatment?
The Thermage body (abdomen) treatment helps to tighten sagging skin on the abdomen. Sagging skin in this area can come about due to:
- Post pregnancy
- Sudden drastic weight loss
Thermage uses radio frequency to remodel and firm up the skin in these areas via collagen stimulation. This treatment is suitable for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity in this area. For severe cases, surgical treatment may be required.
The Thermage procedure kick starts the body’s ability to produce collagen in the treated area. Results will typically improve over 3-6 months.
The process is a thermally mediated healing response. Fibroblasts are stimulated by the radiofrequency energy from Thermage to enhance fresh collagen deposition and remodelling.
This results in further collagen tightening and an overall increase in collagen content. Clinical studies show an increase in both type I and III collagen within the dermis at the end of the treatment.
Thermage delivers natural looking results to your entire face including the forehead, eyes, nasolabial folds, neck, under chin, jowls and jawline. Skin tightening and textural improvement can be expected.
By heating the deep layers of the skin, Thermage causes collagen fibres to remodel and contract. This improves the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a smoother, firmer and younger look.
- Improvement of density and elasticity of skin dermis
- Increase skin strength and firmness
- Lifts sagging skin
- Natural looking enhancement
- Customised treatment
- Precise energy delivery to treatment areas
- Soften fine lines and static wrinkles
- Improvement in skin texture
Some patients may experience mild redness or swelling. These symptoms usually resolve within a day or two.
As Thermage is a non-invasive procedure, there is usually little or no downtime.
In a minority of patients, some may experience very mild swelling, redness or tenderness that usually resolves quickly.
Most patients return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. This treatment is usually not associated with any downtime.
Just one session of the Thermage treatment can give improvements that last up to a 1 year or more. Thermage helps to stimulate collagen production in the skin.
Thereafter, the breakdown of this collagen depends on the patient’s individual ageing process. In the majority, results may last 1-2 years.
For patients who received more than a single treatment, subsequent treatment sessions further reduced their wrinkles and facial laxity.
How much will Thermage Skin Tightening cost you?
Thermage prices start from $3200* for a full face and upper neck treatment
Theremage eye costs/prices starts at $1500*
When the Thermage handpiece is applied to the skin, you will feel a brief heating sensation, followed by a quick cooling sensation that helps to protect your skin providing a more comfortable experience.
There is no special preparation needed prior to Thermage treatment. As there is little to no downtime and the treatment does not affect the top layer of the skin there is no follow up regime either. After the treatment, you can go about your daily activities as per normal.
Yes, Thermage can be treated in areas where other treatments have been performed. However, If a fractional CO2 laser was performed recently, we recommend to wait for the skin to fully heal before starting on proceeding with the Thermage treatment.
Thermage can be performed on the face, eyes, neck and body (including arms, knees, legs, inner thigh and buttocks).
When applied to the skin, you will feel a brief heating sensation, followed by an innovative cooling sensation that is built into the system to help protect your skin providing a comfortable treatment experience.
Thermage is a non-invasive FDA approved treatment. Thermage does not affect the outer layer of the skin, hence there are minimal side effects or risks. Therefore, yes the treatment is safe.
Thermage can be performed on almost any individual.
However, the following conditions to which we can not perform thermage treatment on are:
- Any one with a pacemaker, defibrillator or implanted electronic device
- Thermage eye treatment cannot be done on individuals who had corneal surgery (including Lasik) within the past 6 months
Absolutely. The Thermage treatment helps to reverse signs of aging through firming and tightening of the skin. It does not alter or modify facial features and expressions.
Thermage can be used to treat loose skin and wrinkles around the face and body. It brings about firming and tightening to help reverse visible signs of aging. Ideal candidates include those with mild-to-moderate skin laxity, crepey or wrinkled skin. It is also useful for post pregnancy or post weight loss skin tightening.
Thermage stimulates and remodels collagen to smoothen out and firm the skin. This effect is usually most apparent at 3-6 months after the procedure and can last 1-2 years depending on your skin condition and aging process.
*prices stated are exclusive of 7% GST.
Nothing in this website constitutes or is intended to constitute medical advice and readers rely on the statements contained herein at their own risk. Treatment results, experiences and downtime (if any) may vary by individuals. Please make an appointment with our clinic for a thorough medical assessment of your condition and treatment requirements.