There are many alternatives to facelifts, to going under the knife, and they pose less consequences to a woman’s natural health.
According to the website – www.thermage.com – “Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment—with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime”.
Thermage is actually a type of radiofrequency treatment that uses heat to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production. The practitioner (doctor or nurse or assistant) passes the thermage device slowly back and forth over the skin. At first, the skin feels cool, then there is a brief deep heating sensation, and then a cooling feeling once again. This contrast sensation supposedly is tightening and firming the collagen (the connective tissue that holds everything together). The production of collagen slows down as we age and the skin gets lets elastic and starts to sag. Thermage treatments attempt to put back the elasticity in the skin by stimulating new collagen growth.
Thermage can be done in one fast treatment on your lunch hour, at the mall, in a thermage clinic. It can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000 or more. Quite a bit less than a surgical facelift. But is it worth it?
After the thermage treatment, there is a little improvement. Full results are supposed to materialize in the following six months. Results may last for up to two years, and then it is best to have the procedure repeated.
And what are the results?
“I was told in advance that some people have good results from Thermage, others don’t. I fell into the second group; I didn’t see any improvement, and it’s been more than a year now.” – $1,000 – Phoenix, AZ
“I have had Thermage treatments three times over the past year and a half. I expect to have about one every year or two going forward, because it really works.” – $3,500 – Seattle, WA
‘I had two treatments done a year apart of each other. I got excellent results, a younger, fresher, firmer skin immediately. But I barely had sagging skin to begin with. I think this is what Thermage is best for, someone who is just starting to show aging signs. Any more than just a hint of sag and Thermage isn’t powerful enough to change it.” – $5,000 – Las Vegas, NV
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