Are you tired of the wrinkles that aging come with and do not wish to undergo an invasive surgery to remove them? Thermalift then could be the answer you are looking for. Thermalift, also known as Thermage, is a recently approved non-surgical procedure for cosmetic surgery. The new procedure is proving to be a better alternative compared to surgical facelift. Thermalift makes use of radio frequency energy. In this article, we are going to shed more light on what Thermalift is.
What is Thermalift?
Thermalift is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that is used to lift the face. It was initially developed to help out the signs of aging. Wrinkles around the eyes, lower face, forehead and the lower neck are some of the signs that aging come with. Thermalift is used to treat these wrinkles to give you back the youthful look that you desire.
How does Thermalift work?
Thermalift procedure is performed using a radiofrequency device that is called a ThermaCool. The thermal skin firming procedure makes use of radiofrequency technology that creates a controlled area of heating the dermal layer while at the same time cooling the epidermal layer. The heat that is introduced into the dermal and underlying tissue leads to the production of collagen. The collagen that is produced leads to the natural contraction and thickening of the dermal skin. This leads to a lift that takes care of the loose skin and wrinkles on the epidermal layer. This provides the skin with firmness that leads to its long- term tightening. The procedure leads to two processes that provide the immediate skin tightening and long-term tightening effects. Since the procedure uses heat, an anesthetic cream is applied to the skin before and after every RF pulse so as to diminish the effects of the heat. This increases the patient’s comfort during the procedure. The surgeon performing the procedure determines the end results. This is because he is responsible for the determination of amount of heat to be used while at the same time ensuring the patient’s comfort. Therefore, the surgeon has to ensure that maximum results are achieved at the same time ensuring the comfort of the patient.
How long does Thermalift take?
This non-surgical procedure takes less than one hour to be performed. The length of the procedure is determined by the size of the area you are being treated. However, it is important to note that additional time is required for skin preparation prior to the procedure.
When are results noticeable?
The results of the procedure are noticeable after approximate of four months. Some patients however experience changes sooner than that. The four months following the procedure, enable your dermal skin to have new and improved collagen. The collagen increases the dermal skin elasticity thus firming it leading to a reduction of loose skin and wrinkles on the epidermal layer of the skin. The results of the procedure have been proven to last up to several years depending on the patient’s aging rapidness. Researches have shown that a single procedure is enough to firm the skin and restore it to a much younger look. However, studies are being conducted to show if multiple procedures can be done on the same area at the same time.
Is Thermalift safe?
Yes, the Thermalift system by Medora is safe with a FDA clearance. Several other countries have given approval for the non-surgical procedure to be used to treat patients with loose skin and wrinkles as a result of age.
What are the benefits of Thermalift?
Firstly, the procedure is less painful compared to other procedures as it is non-surgical and non-invasive. This is because the procedure does not require any incisions to be made on the skin.
Secondly, the procedure is a fast and easy one. This means that the procedure does not require much time to be undertaken thus many patients are opting for it.
Thirdly, the procedure does not need time for recuperation. The reason why patients are opting for the procedure is because it does not require any time for recuperation and healing. A patient is able to return to normal daily routine after the procedure.
Fourthly, the procedure can be performed on all types of skins. This is a procedure that can be performed on all types of skins unlike the laser procedures that choose skin types.