What is a Thermage Treatment?
In this world we live in today, the quest to look younger is endlessly being sought after. Many new discoveries have made it possible to enhance one's appearance without major surgery. One of these cosmetic discoveries is called Thermage treatment. It was approved by the FDA in 2002 and praised by Oprah Winfrey in 2003. Her adoration and approval of this procedure created an immediate frenzy and had many running to have this done.
Thermage treatment is used to treat sagging, wrinkling, and undefined skin. If used on the face, it can create definition in the jaw line, and improve loose, sagging jowls. It has the ability to eliminate under eye bags, improve eyelid smoothness, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It can give a more refreshed, energetic look. Thermage treatment is also used on other parts of the body where you have sagging and bulging skin. It can temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite.
Thermage treatment uses a device called a ThermaCool. The tip of this ThermaCool is touched to the surface of the skin, penetrating heat to deep layers of the dermis by using radio-frequency. This heat stimulates internal collagen. Collagen is what gives our skin it's elasticity. In response to the newly produced collagen, the skin immediately reacts by tightening.
There is little discomfort felt during this procedure. When the ThermaCool touches the skin, you will feel a brief heating sensation followed by a cooling sensation. There is a cooling spray used to protect the top layer of skin. The sensation thats felt is a sign of the effectiveness of the treatment. Your skin may be slightly tender at first but should improve within a few days. Some redness could appear but will dissipate within 24 hours.
Since a Thermage treatment is short and non-invasive, you could easily fit it into a busy lifestyle. It requires little downtime. Average treatment last about 45 minutes on the face and up to two hours on other parts of the body.
Results can be immediate or may gradually continue to improve over the next few months as new collagen begins to build in the deep layers of your skin. The severity and condition of your skin will determine how many treatments will be required to reach desired optimal results. For some, it may take only one. For others, several may be necessary. These matters and any other concerns should be discussed with your doctor beforehand. The new changes to your skin can last over several years dependent on your body's aging process.
The average cost is around $2000.00 per treatment. The fee will vary according to different regions and the physician that is used. Of course, this average cost is only the physician's fee. Miscellaneous cost can occur. It is wise to be well informed on any other associated cost that may be incurred.
If you are looking for a way to improve and enhance your appearance and have a more youthful glow, this may be for you. It is important to find a well established physician that has extensive knowledge and experience in this field. He should be honest with you, and determine if you can benefit from this. Do your research and be informed so that this experience can be a most pleasant one.