Throughout the aging process our skin begins to lose elasticity because our collagen and elastin are breaking down faster than we can rebuild them. The result is loose or sagging skin on the face and/or body. We may notice that our jawline isn’t as defined as it once was, or that the skin on our neck appears droopy. If we’ve had children we may notice that the skin on our abdomen is looser than it was pre-pregnancy.
APT Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer Thermage® – a proven, non-invasive procedure that can help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, and take years off of your appearance with just one treatment.
How Does Thermage® Work?
Thermage® uses focused radio-frequency technology to deliver heat deep into the skin in order to strengthen collagen and stimulate the production of new collagen. Over time, the patient will notice smoothing and tightening of skin, along with more defined contours.
What areas can be treated?
Thermage® can be performed safely on most areas of the body including: face, neck, eyes, tummy, hands, thighs and buttocks.
How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many other procedures, Thermage® delivers results after a single treatment for most patients.
What can I expect during a Thermage® treatment?
Depending on the area(s) being treated, Thermage® may take 45 to 90 minutes. Your technician will apply a temporary grid to the skin which ensures a uniform treatment. A light gel will be applied to your skin before a series of pulses are delivered. Each time the treatment device touches your skin, you will feel a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heat sensation, followed by another cooling sensation. The heat is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for collagen remodelling. Your technician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
APT is pleased to offer Thermage® CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology™) – the latest generation of Thermage®. This technology adds gentle vibration and random cooling bursts to provide even more comfort during the treatment.
Is there any downtime after Thermage®?
Immediately after the procedure the treated area may appear slightly red or swollen, which typically resolves within 24 hours. Most patients resume regular activities immediately after the treatment. There is no recovery or special follow-up care required, however we do recommend appropriate skin care and use of a daily sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
What results can I expect?
Patients choose Thermage® when they are looking for the subtle, gradual results of a non-invasive treatment without downtime, rather than surgery. Visible results appear gradually as your body’s natural collagen building process occurs – typically between two to six months after the treatment session. You may see a fresher appearance, with improved texture and more defined contours. Results can last years depending on your skin condition, lifestyle, and how well you take care of your skin.