Thermage Review In Financial Times – How To Spend It

Sunday 4th May we were thrilled to be featured in The ‘FT Weekend’ ‘How To Spend It’ in which the editor, Gillian De Bono tried out the Thermage radio frequency skin tightening treatment available here at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic.

Gwyneth Paltrow A Fan Of Thermage Treatment

Gillian’s interest in the Thermage treatment was sparked by a quote in the national press recently from Oscar winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow – a fan of the treatment. Gwyneth recently sang the praises of this highly effective treatment, commenting that it “took five years off” her face yet involved no downtime.

De Bono describes the treatment as stimulating the body’s natural renewal process by generating an electric current that heats the deepest layers of the skin, where most collagen resides.  As we get older, the collagen fibres that help to support our skin become increasingly fragmented and broken down, while our ability to produce new collagen also slows. The heat in the treatment causes fragmented collagen to reconfigure and tighten, and leads to healing and new collagen production. Over a period of weeks, the new and improved collagen helps to plump up the skin, which in turn works to reduce wrinkles and laxity, and smooth surface texture.

Refining the Thermage technology has meant that the treatment is more comfortable and effective than ever.

Dr Mountford explains that each procedure is tailor-made; Gillian reports ‘no lingering discomfort, sensitivity, reddening or swelling and was back to her desk, colleagues none of the wiser an hour later.’ It has been claimed that Gwyneth went out for dinner right after the Thermage session. Because her whole face was treated, it left facial proportions unchanged meaning no distortion was left in the facial features.

An Ideal Thermage Candidate

  • Dr Mountford feels the ideal Thermage client is in their late thirties forties or fifties
  • The results last between 1 – 2 years
  • Thermage can be used on all skin types and colours
  • All different areas of the body, including; hands, arms, tummies, bottoms and knees

You can read more about Gillian De Bono’s Thermage article ‘Hot Under The Collagen’ here.

For more information about Thermage visit or call 0343 253 8240

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