This article is a brief explanation of an alternative to plastic surgery, which is becoming more popular. Please do not consider this as medical advice and you should consult your physician prior to any treatment or diagnosis for your body.
Aging gracefully is not a vanity that most people, especially women, certainly wish for. Age normally reveals itself on the skin, the largest organ of the human body and the body’s first line of defense against harm.
Today, there are many ways to keep the skin healthy and ageless – with all the new equipment and beauty advancements becoming available for professional and self treatment. Some popular ones include plastic surgery, thermage face lift, good diet, facial massage therapies, creams and oils for the skin; among others. However, there are cost and side effects are factors to be taken under advisement for each of these skin treatments.
Invasive plastic surgery, for aesthetic reasons, is considered a viable way of making the aging process disappear, but side effects and cost cannot be underestimated. However perhaps even faster, less painful and best of all non-invasive, but considered effective in nullifying skin aging is the Thermage Face Lift.
This treatment does not cost as much as surgery and there are no known side effects. Thermage face lift is a procedure that uses a device called “cosmetic radio frequency”. This works externally without hurting the superficial (upper) layer of the skin.
How Is A Thermage Face Lift Done?
Thermage face lift is usually conducted by a dermatologist or physician and normally takes about forty five minutes. The doctor uses a radio frequency device, which discharges pulses emiting heat which penetrate deeply into the skin.
This technique renews the collagen beneath the skin by destroying the existing collagen. Once the old collagen is destroyed, new collagen growth is induced. This new growth is very important, as it is responsible for the strength of the skin; to counter harmful forces that affect the skin’s elasticity and cause it to sag.
Prior to the thermage treatment, preparations are done externally, such as the local application of an anesthetic cream or lotion on the skin where the treatment is to be performed. As the thermage face lift device touches the skin, the patient alternately feels sensations of heating and cooling. Once the heat penetrates the deeper skin layers, this signifies that skin tightening is occurring and thermage treatment is taking effect.
Those who have undergone thermage face lift would attest to its immediate effect. After the thermage treatment, which normally lasts on the minimum 45 minutes, depending on the body part – a little skin tenderness may be experienced or skin redness. This should not be a cause for alarm – as normally it will take less than 3 days for thtenderness and redness to disappear. However, if you notice unusal swelling or continuation of the tenderness and redness, you should consult your physician immediately.
Benefits Of Thermage Face Lift
Thermage face lift is not exclusive to the facial skin – as it also can be performed on almost all of the parts of the body such as the tummy, neck, and thighs. Primarily, thermage treatment lifts, smoothens, tightens and renews the skin – thus making you look younger and healthy.
On the face, it is an effective treatment for eye bags, forehead and brow lifts, removes wrinkles and sagging skin especially on the neck.
The procedure does not cost much. Normally, the cost of a thermage treatment depends on the amount of work that is going to be done.
It is non-invasive, hence there are no side effects and recovery is quick. For most people who do not want to go under the scalpel, the thermage face lift is recommended to treat aging skin, in addition to proper diet and physical skin care and exercise.