Everyone loves a celebrity beauty secret, anything to get the glowing, flawless and youthful looking skin that graces the red carpet and magazine covers so regularly. A common request at The Private Clinic is how to tighten and contour your skin without injections or surgery.
Thermage is not a new treatment and was first brought our attention in 2006 by Oprah Winfrey who frequently praised the treatment. Oprah is not the only celebrity to swear by Thermage, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Holden and Jennifer Aniston.
What is Thermage?
Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the deep and collagen rich layers of your skin.
This encourages the production of new collagen as well as tightening the existing collagen to help reduce wrinkles, improve the texture of your skin and provide a lifted appearance to your cheeks, jaw line and brows.
Where can Thermage be used?
Thermage is a versatile treatment that can be used on the;
Face - Thermage works to tighten the cheeks, the nasolabial fold and jawline reducing the appearance of sagging and tired looking skin. Eyes - Thermage treatment can result in a more youthful and rested appearance to the upper and lower eyelids. Body - Thermage can help smooth the skin on your body reducing the appearance of sagging skin, dimples and bulges. In some cases it could help with small areas of cellulite.
How many treatments will I need?
The Private Clinic perform Thermage as a one-off treatment, however to help maintain your results they suggest that you return for treatment once a year.
When will I see results?
The results from Thermage are not always instant. The majority of the tightening will take place gradually over a period of time and results will continue to form over a 6 month period.
Does Thermage hurt?
At The Private Clinic they use the Thermage CPT system which is reported to be considerably less painful than previous generations of this type of treatment. Thermage treatment uses heat which can cause some discomfort to some patients but a cooling system is used throughout the treatment to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during treatment whilst still being able to achieve the best results from treatment.
Is there any downtime?
The beauty of the Thermage treatment is that there is no downtime and many patients return to work or their regular daily activities almost instantly after having treatment. In some cases a little bit of redness may be present but this will fade over the course of 24 hours. There is no special care required after treatment either aside from basic skin maintenance and sunscreens as part of a regular skincare regime.
Thermage at The Private Clinic
Thermage treatments at The Private Clinic are carried out by highly trained nurses and doctors who have extensive experience in this field and have successfully treated hundreds of patients on a variety of skin conditions.