What is Thermage?



What is Thermage?

Cosmetic procedures run the gamut from face lifts to breast augmentation to tummy tucks to liposuction and more, and are conducted on more and more patients each year. The simplicity of these treatments and the amazing results they deliver make them a very attractive option for individuals wanting to look better in record time.


While not a fix-all solution, oftentimes no amount of exercise and healthy eating can give a person the youthful appearance they had during their younger years. Skin tightening treatments are popular cosmetic procedures designed to get rid of loose and sagging skin, and ultimately counter the natural breakdown of collagen that occurs in the body over time.

Skin Tightening with Thermage

Unlike anti-aging creams and other common alternatives, these procedures ensure much longer-lasting results. Thermage is one of the more recent skin tightening treatments available to patients and has many benefits over comparable procedures. Perhaps the most important of these, particularly for patients who are afraid of going under the knife, is its completely non-invasive nature.

The key Thermage difference can be found in its method of application, which happens to be the use of radiofrequency- or RF- technology. In contrast to many conventional skin tightening methods that rely on tugging the patient’s skin taut, Thermage promotes the production of collagen, the substance responsible for making our bodies tone and firm.

This regeneration process so to speak is used in conjunction with traditional tightening techniques to ensure permanent, more natural looking results. And, unlike other cosmetic treatments which typically require the patient to come back for multiple sessions, the entire Thermage process is completed in one day.

Since the procedure is non-invasive, the vast majority of patients can return to their day-to-day lives not long after it has been completed. Side effects are virtually nonexistent, with the possibility of bruising and swelling being very low. In the off chance that a patient’s body has a negative interaction with the RF application, the symptoms are almost always minimal.

Thermage results usually continue to increase in the months following the procedure, and can last for many years thereafter. For all of these reasons, and the fact that the treatment is comparable in cost to other operations, it is no wonder why so many men and women are eager to have it done.

If you’re looking for more information on Thermage or similar treatments, contact the McLean Clinic today.

May 22, 2015

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