Thermage is a non-invasive treatment that helps you remove stubborn fat deposits while enjoying younger looking skin. Thermage is a procedure designed to rejuvenate your skin without the use of surgical knives or needles. It is commonly used for facelifts but is now used for other areas of the body as well. Performing any procedure in the face is so sensitive that if you could use thermage then using it on other parts of the body wouldn’t be a problem.
How it works
Thermage uses targeted radio frequency energy to rejuvenate skin. Its energy pierces deep into the skin layers to remove dead layers and bring about new growth. Because the procedure generates heat a cooling ointment is applied over the skin to prevent burns.
Heating the deep skin layers causes tightening. It also promotes the production of collagen, which is responsible for tightening the skin naturally. Thermage also helps you remove deep stubborn fat deposits in the process. So you don’t only look young but also better and more pronounced contours in the face.
Thermage was originally used to treat areas around the face. This includes the jaw line and neck and skin around the eyes. But because thermage has proven itself effective in treating the skin while removing stubborn fat deposits has made it a good candidate for other areas of the body. Possible treatment areas for thermage include:
- Abdomen – thermage could be used on the midsection and can act as a tummy tuck alternative minus the surgery. This could be used to reduce stretch marks which is a common skin condition found in women who recently gave birth. Stretch marks on the abdomen can also be the result of rapid weight loss. The skin is unable to keep pace with the sudden changes requiring extra intervention to improve its appearance.
- Arms and legs – thermage can be used to tighten sagging skin in these areas. It is also a great way to bring better contour and skin tone giving you shapely arms and legs.
Good candidates for thermage
Thermage can be used on anybody wishing to improve their skin while removing stubborn fat deposits in the process. It can be used for all skin types and colors and those within 25 to 60 years of age. This people respond well to thermage treatments because of their skin condition.
When not to use thermage
Thermage can generate a lot of heat and should not be used for individuals with skin conditions. This could aggravate their skin condition. Those with cardiac devices are also discouraged from seeking thermage treatments. Radio frequencies could interfere with their cardiac devices or other medical devices. Thermage can ‘t be used for people using certain medications. People who are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs should not seek thermage treatments.
Is thermage safe?
The Federal Drug Administration or FDA approved the use of thermage in 2002. This was for the purpose of facial treatments and rejuvenation. In 2006, thermage got the nod of the FDA for use in other areas of the body.
Side effect and complications.
Possible side effects and complications due to the use of thermage is close to non-existent. Making it one of the safest facial rejuvenation techniques available today. Aside from redness and irritation which goes away in a few minutes after treatment, there are no reports of serious medical complications.