Things you should know about Thermage before trying it

I was eager to say yes immediately when I received the invitation to try Thermage for facial skin tightening. When I got such an email, needless to say, I didn’t hesitate to make an appointment with the sender.

Then, I did a Google search, trying to find out more information about Thermage and was a little bit “skeptical” about this cosmetic technology. This was because many people recommended against using facelift to get better skin. From then on, I tried to find a reason to cancel that appointment.

However, after even more research, I decided to not cancel and just go with it. Now, I’m really happy that I did.

Many celebrities,  including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, used Thermage because it’s quick, non-invasive, doesn’t have side effects and can offer long-lasting results, up to 3 years. Those are quite impressive facts.

As I’m a busy mom who never gets enough sleep, my skin ages fast, showing wrinkles everywhere. So, I wanted to get a beauty treatment which could help me solve those problems. I talked to Mr/Ms. (name and title) from THEA Aesthetic Clinic to find out exactly what Thermage was and got quite some interesting facts. 

What is Thermage?

Thermage describes a type of treatment for facial and body skin that tightens and lifts it by encouraging the production of collagen.

Naturally, it takes your body a few months to produce the amount of collagen your skin requires. Thermage helps to reduce the time your body needs to produce collagen for your skin. After a course of Thermage, you’ll notice significant changes. Your skin will be firmer and more toned.

Thermage uses monopolar radio frequency (RF) to warm up the layers of skin cells with high levels of collagen, stimulating the production of new collagen. RF also encourages collagen to move along the skin cells.

What’s the best age to get Thermage?

Everyone can benefit from skin tightening, especially those with low collagen levels. Professional aestheticians recommend Thermage for most people over the age of 35.

Which body parts should receive Thermage?

You should get Thermage on your whole face, neck, abdomen, arms, knees, and thighs.

What problems does Thermage target?

You may consider Thermage if you experience sagging, sensitive, thin skin or loose skin under your chin.

What can you expect after Thermage?

The natural process of collagen production takes quite a long time. However, Thermage provides your skin with an abundant amount of collagen to “thrive”. After a treatment course of 4-6 months, you will notice your skin being more supple, firmer, and softer.

Is there any skin reaction after treatment?

The good news is Thermage doesn’t cause any side effects. Your skin will only get a tiny bit red within 1 hour after treatment.

How many sessions do you need and how long will the treatment time be for the desired results to show up? 

You only need to receive Thermage once to upgrade your skin. However, to maintain a long-term effect, you should do it again 2-3 years after the first treatment.

Is Thermage safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?

This technology isn’t recommended for pregnant women because it involves local anesthesia. However, Thermage is totally safe for breastfeeding mothers.

What did I go through during this skin treatment?

Thermage wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be. Nevertheless, it definitely did cause me some discomfort for a certain amount of time, especially on my face, neck, and areas with lots of underskin nerves. However, this subsided rather fast.

I walked out of the treatment center feeling fresh and revived. My skin was a bit red, but it went back to normal quickly. I started planning my recovery, also going to a few quick appointments during my lunch break to work on some relationships.

Several days later, my skin looked brighter, firmer, and more youthful. I also received a few similar compliments from other people.

All things considered, if you’re concerned about your appearance, give Thermage a thought. However, remember to have a detailed plan before getting started to make sure the treatment goes smoothly and successfully.