Thermage

One of the many growing concerns of women and men these days is deterioration in their appearance due to aging.

Why aging is a concern:

Aging affects all people, obviously naturally, as they grow older in years. But sometimes, due to other external factors and lifestyle, the signs of aging set in at an earlier age than they normally should. Our living habits and the amount of stress we handle everyday as part of our routine makes the onset of old age earlier, showing on our face and skin visibly.

What is Thermage?

Thermage is a non invasive radiofrequency therapy that helps treat the look and feel of aging in skin in various parts of the body. Thermage treatments are individually customised as per the patient’s needs and requirements and require minimal recover time. Thermage is the best solution for people who want to opt for cosmetic treatments that enhance the appearance but could not stay away for long from their work and social life.

Thermage and Aging

Thermage is the name for a unique radio frequency treatment that helps improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a smoother, sleeker younger look. It removes folds, sags and bags in the skin and reduces the very visible aging signs from the face. Thermage is a skin tightening treatment and is a non surgical procedure for wrinkle removal and also for lines. Thermage shows the optimum and effective uses of radio frequency (RF) and High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to make the face look younger and vibrant.

Where is Thermage useful?

Thermage is used to treat

  • Hooding fine lines and lowered brow lines around the eyes that give a brooding look and immediately give an impression of age. Rested, lifted eyebrows restore youthfulness in the face
  • Loose jowls, sagging skin and diminishing jaw line in the face. Thermage smoothens lines and remodels collagen so the skin becomes healthy and clear
  • Aging signs in the body, the unwanted bulges and dimples and even cases of cellulite temporarily

How does Thermage work?

The eyes

As a person ages, the first signs of aging are seen in and around the eyes only. The skin’s collagen and elastin would break down at a rate faster than the body can rebuild them. This break down would lead to wrinkles, the classic aging sign and sagging skin. The skin around the eye is already delicate and as it loses its elasticity, eye bags are formed and the eye begins to droop, creating a sunken, hooded effect that will make one look years older. The thermage eye procedure cures these defects

The Skin

The skin – an organ that covers a large part of our body, constantly adapting, evolving and changing to suit the body’s ever changing needs and styles. Most often, our lifestyle changes and other activities do change the way our skin feels and it is one of the first organs to show the aging signs. The resilience and elasticity decrease manifold and fat deposits settle in all sorts of places resulting in unsightly bulges and uneven skin tone. Thermage comes to the rescue with its RF (Radio frequency) treatment to reduce aging on skin.

The face

The face is the window with which we show many expressions. Based on how we feel, and with constant laughing, smiling and animated movements to express surprise and shock or thousands of other emotions, the face becomes creased on the lines the expressions formed. And then there is the sun exposure that completely damages the skin and destroys the smoothness, making the face rife with wrinkles, uneven tone and smudging of the formative lines of face especially around the jaw and the neck. Thermage offers a cure for these ailments using High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatments that slowly remove the obvious signs of aging, giving the skin a clearer, younger look.

The mechanics behind the Thermage treatment

As the name suggests, Thermage treatments harness the energy and focus Radio frequency (RF) signals and help the body along its own renewal process. Thermage combines the heat energy (to treat the deep tissues) and cooling effects (to protect the sensitive suRFace skin)

The treatment has four major steps

  • Cooling of the suRFace skin layers for their safety during high intensity treatment
  • Placing of the treatment tip against the right, chosen area
  • Emitting Radio frequency (RF) to penetrate the skin tissue and heat treatment areas to remodel the collagen
  • Deliver the cryogen to cool the epidermis

Ultherapy and Venus freeze are also two other methods for skin tightening and curing double chin. Both the Venus freeze and Ultherapy use the ultra sound method (as in High intensity focused ultrasoundHIFU) to treat various signs of aging. The Venus freeze and Ultherapy are also effective non surgical cosmetic procedures available.

Dr.Debraj Shome, expert cosmetic surgeon has successfully advised and treated many thousands of patients with various medical and cosmetic needs and is also well versed in the usage of latest technology treatment methods.


About Dr. Debraj Shome

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Debraj Shome, MD, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FICO (USA), MNAMS, MBA (Healthcare Management, Vanderbilt University, USA), is Consultant Facial Plastic Surgeon, Oculoplastic Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon at Nova Specialty Surgery, Mumbai, India..Read more

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