First we just want to introduce for some people who never heard that what Thermage is ? But if you know already the what is it then you can skip to the topic that we want to tell.
What is Thermage?
Thermage is modern non surgical skin-tightening treatments provide some of the most sophisticated results for common cosmetic concerns, without invasive surgery or painful recovery. Devices like Thermage CPT and Thermage FLX are leading the way in non-surgical procedures that create long-lasting benefits and require minimal maintenance.
Because treatment technologies are always evolving, it can be challenging to choose the right procedure and know that you are getting the best results. To make it easier, here’s what you need to know about these popular treatment devices.
What is Thermage Skin Tightening?
Thermage is a skin-tightening treatment that uses monopolar radio frequency to tighten skin and treat many skin problems, improve skin quality, wrinkles. Thermage was the first device of its kind to be approved by the FDA in 2002 and since then, many different skin-tightening devices have hit the market using similar technology. However, Thermage remains the most widely-used as it is the most researched and tested treatment available.
The technology of Thermage utilizes radio frequency energy to direct heat below the surface of the skin. The heat then stimulates the body’s natural collagen production responses. This is beneficial because as we age, we not only lose existing collagen but additionally, our ability to make new collagen slows down.
Thermage is a non-invasive option for reducing the unwanted side effects of aging. It helps smooth and contour the skin by encouraging plumping and tightening of the skin. It can also be used in conjunction with other popular anti-aging procedures like Botox injections and dermal fillers.
Thermage is used to treat the body, face, neck and even the eye area, for cosmetic issues such as fine lines, sagging skin, unwanted bulges and dimples. It is the only skin tightening treatment approved by the FDA for use on the eyelid, for issues such as hooded eyes. It can even be helpful for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Only one Thermage treatment is necessary to produce benefits. Some immediate results can be seen following the procedure, as well as cumulative results over the following two to six months. Maintenance visits are typically necessary every one to two years.
Thermage CPT vs. Thermage FLX
Since the initial development of their proprietary technology, Thermage has continued to improve treatment results with new and improved devices. Each new innovation uses the same radio frequency wavelength technology to create heat energy.
Two of the newest and most well-known Thermage treatments are Thermage CPT and Thermage FLX. Though the two treatments are only a generation apart, there are a few key differences between them. Each device has its own pros and cons, according to practitioners.
Thermage CPT (standing for Comfort Pulse Technology) was the first of the two devices to be developed. According to the manufacturers of Thermage, CPT utilizes an energy algorithm to stimulate pain relief responses in the body.
While there is no downtime following a Thermage procedure, it can produce some mild stinging, redness or discomfort. Newer generation devices are working to improve upon this by also incorporating better pain management and cooling technology. The result is safer and even more effective treatments.
Thermage FLX is the latest generation skin-tightening device and is designed to provide more heat in a shorter amount of time. It has an improved energy algorithm and vibration elements for pain soothing. According to Thermage, the FLX device utilizes a larger 4.0 cm tip (instead of 3.0 cm) to cover a greater surface area, making treatment times about 25% faster than with Thermage CPT and Have AccuRep Technology to adjust the energy every pulse you do.
Thermage experts say each device has its advantages. For example, while Thermage CPT can be used to treat the entire body, it produces better results for the face. The 3.0 cm tip is ideal for smaller areas and facial features. Its precise eye tip uses shallow heating to smooth and tighten the skin of the upper and lower eyelids, reduce hooding, soften fine lines and crow’s feet.
Doctors say Thermage CPT is less painful on the face, because there is less heat accumulation per shots and longer duration of treatment. working with a smaller surface area. But for Thermage FLX tips is bigger, shorter duration with the same cooling method and when do the treatment its produce large bulk of heat under the skin that can make patients feels more pain compare to CPT. Practitioners also note that procedures are less expensive with Thermage CPT, but require more treatment time. And Thermage CPT can do the eyes at the same time that no need to buy more tip but FLX can not.
The larger device tip used by Thermage FLX has its own advantages. Because of its ability to treat a larger surface area, it produces better results for the body. Treatments are much quicker but are more expensive in comparison with the previous technology. Practitioners don’t recommend using FLX for the eye area (Have to buy the special eye tip more if you want to do the eyes at the same time) and say that shorter duration but overall treatments can be more uncomfortable as the larger tip produces increased heat accumulation even you use numbing cream or not.
Other factors to consider
Regardless of the system being used, the final results of a Thermage procedure can vary, based on the expertise of the doctor administering the treatment. If you have been considering investing in a skin-tightening procedure, it is important to choose a clinic and practitioner who is skilled in providing Thermage treatments.
Metro Bangkok Clinic is a leading beauty clinic in Thailand that offers Thermage CPT with highly experienced doctors. Our clinic is committed to offering a variety of holistic cosmetic treatments, using only the safest and most effective technologies available today.
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