By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM on Thermage®
Thermage® CPT is a radiofrequency technology that naturally and three-dimensionally contracts the collagen in the skin. It appeals to many celebrities because it creates a refreshed, and rejuvenated and overall younger appearance to the skin without altering your looks.
Wrinkled skin and double chin are some of the many conditions faced by many people. Thermage is a safe, a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) technology that treats these conditions and is clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and to re-contour the skin with long-lasting results with little to no downtime. Areas that can be treated with Thermage include the face, eyes, neck and stomach.
Discover some of the amazing skin tightening results that our patients achieved in our “Thermage Before and After” blog. To book an appointment, please contact our UK clinics in London and Buckinghamshire.
Thermage is a unique and highly advanced RF technology with a smooth, flat-tip hand piece that safely heats the deep, collagen rich layers of your skin. Collagen is a natural protein that keeps skin firmed, toned and therefore youthful. As you get older, collagen loses strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward.
The Thermage treatment focuses radio frequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. It combines heat energy to treat deep tissue, and cooling effects, to protect the skin surface ensuring the treatment is more comfortable for the patient. The Comfort Pulse Technology is the latest evolution of Thermage and with its gentle vibrations and interspersed cooling, makes your Thermage treatment even more comfortable.
The heat helps tighten existing collagen and stimulate the formation of new collagen over time. This reduces sagging and renews contours so that wrinkled, crêpey or sagging skin looks smoother and therefore younger.
Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to heat the collagen rich layers deep within your skin, which remodels existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen. This will then improve the smoothness and texture of the skin.
To protect the surface layers of skin and make the treatment more comfortable, it begins with a cooling effect. Your practitioner will then place a specially designed treatment tip on the skin in the areas to be targeted. The radiofrequency energy then penetrates deep into the skin’s tissue, heating the targeted areas which starts remodeling the collagen. The treatment finishes with a final delivery of cryogen which is used to to cool the epidermis.
Thermage RF technology lets you take more control over your ageing skin, especially when dieting and exercise don’t seem effective enough. Thermage is effective for a number of different areas of your face and body – areas often referred to by magazines as ‘turkey neck’, ‘bingo wings’, and ‘orange peel skin’.
Thermage Eyes: tired looking eyes can look brighter as wrinkles and the skin over hooded eyes are reduced without the need without for surgery or injections.
Thermage Body: cellulite and dimpling can be improved and skin can become firmer. It is ideal for knees, legs, arms and hands that show signs of ageing or for mummy tummies that are no longer as firm as before children.
Thermage Face: unlike laser treatment, Thermage Face works on all skin types and colours and there is no need to avoid the sun afterwards.
Thermage Body, Thermage Eyes and Thermage Face can also be used with many other cosmetic procedures such as soft-tissue fillers, laser skin resurfacing or even anti-wrinkle injections. For instance, combining IPL and Thermage can restore firmer and smoother skin as well as reduce unsightly age spots for a fresher, clearer complexion.
For best results, please discuss your past procedures and current expectations with your medical practitioner during your consultation.
Some immediate results are usually visible and improve over time in the course of your body’s natural collagen rebuilding process. For most patients, measurable tightening and contouring gradually appear in the two to six months following a single treatment session.
Unlike many other procedures requiring four or more sessions, Thermage delivers results in a single treatment for most patients. The effects of Thermage Body, Thermage Eyes and Thermage Face usually last for years but it does depend on your age as well as the condition and quality of your skin.
We will explain everything in great detail to make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
Dr Tracy Mountford, owner of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, personally handpicks and trains all of our medical practitioners.
Thermage treatments for the eyes take approx. 30 minutes, 45 minutes for the face and up to 90 minutes for other parts of the body, depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated.
Thermage radiofrequency treatment was first used as a non-invasive wrinkle treatment over ten years ago and has been used in over 1 million treatments worldwide to date with an excellent safety record.
There is no downtime: you can resume your normal activities that same day.
Many people find their procedure at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic more comfortable than expected because we use the latest Thermage CPT technology. This uses a combination of heat energy to treat deep tissue and cooling effects to protect the skin’s surface and deliver better patient comfort.
Each time the Thermage treatment device touches your skin, you’ll feel a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heating sensation, followed by another cooling sensation. The heating sensation is a positive sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for tightening, while the cooling sensation protects the surface of your skin.
Throughout the procedure, your practitioner will ask if you are fine with the level of heat sensation to make sure you feel comfortable while achieving the very best results for you.
Our Thermage treatments are carried out in-clinic in:
Our London, Devonshire Place clinic is within easy commute from surrounding areas like: Marylebone, Hyde Park, Green Park, Bayswater, Soho, Notting Hill, Kings Road, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Victoria, West End, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, Holland Park, Earls Court, Highgate, West Brompton, Westminster, Islington, Hampstead.
Our Buckinghamshire clinic is an easy commute from nearby towns and villages such as: Slough, Hazelmere, Amersham, Windsor, Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Ascot, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Little Chalfont, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Sunningdale, Cookham, Great Missenden, Woking, Weybridge, Kingston upon Thames, Wembley, Harrow, Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Uxbridge, Hayes, Thame, Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Watlington, Oxford, Watlington, Headington, Cowley, Wendover, Wallingford, Aylesbury, Chesham, Haddenham.