Thermage is a non-surgical skin treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to smooth wrinkles and uneven skin, reversing the signs of ageing. It tightens and lifts the skin, giving you a younger appearance.
Thermage is most useful on the face to tighten the cheeks, reduce the nasolabial folds, and to tighten and lift skin along the jawline and in the neck. Thermage can also be used on the forehead to lift the eyebrows, and reduce excess skin on the eyelids.
Thermage can also be used to tighten loose skin anywhere on the body, such as the arms, abdomen and thighs.
Thermage lifts and tightens by heating collagen causing immediate collagen contraction, followed by progressive collagen remodelling and tightening over the 6 months following the treatment.
Skin laxity is caused by the natural aging process and sun damage. These processes cause collagen fibres to stretch and loosen like worn rubber bands, resulting in less elastic skin that eventually sags. The Thermage tackles this problem by delivering radiofrequency energy deep into the collagen rich layers of the skin where heat causes the immediate contraction and thickening of these fibres.
In addition to the immediate tightening of the skin, the Thermage also stimulates the production of collagen over subsequent months. *The final result is a smoother, tighter, more toned look that occurs naturally, as opposed to fillers, muscle relaxants and physical alteration of the skin.
*About 90% of patients have visible results, with many patients seeing some results immediately. Even if you don’t see any visible results studies show that all patients have increased collagen in the skin, reducing the amount of sagging skin over the next two years, slowing down the ageing process.
Over 1,000,000 Thermage treatments have been performed worldwide, and the laser has a proven record of efficiency.
*Treatments take 1-2 hours and you can return to work and normal everyday activities the next day.
Dr Cope often combines Thermage with medical grade skin care and other laser treatments such as the medical grade Fraxel re:store DUAL laser to truly provide an exceptional, holistic approach to skin rejuvenation..
*Note results may vary from person to person