Firmly above the competition – Thermage Radiofrequency Lift
- 英文名稱：Solta Thermage ThermaCool CPT System & Accessories。
- FDA licensing No.: 022275
As we age, our skin ages with us. The sun’s rays shining on our faces, coupled with other factors, can age and damage the subcutaneous structures. The loss of supportive collagen can result in fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and even a distortion of the facial contours as the skin loosens.
The Thermage radiofrequency lift is a non-invasive method of stimulating the deep layers of the skin to heat the collagen located in the dermis. This results in a contracting and tightening of the tissues for a firming effect that lasts.
How it works
A Thermage radiofrequency lift is a procedure using non-invasive heat energy to penetrate into the deeper layers of tissue. It is useful for tightening the skin and improving the appearance of wrinkles. Thermage contours the face and energizes all layers of the tissues via a high-frequency wave that pulses at 6.78 million times a second. This induces an electric current deep in the skin, energizing the tissues from within and changing the collagen molecular chain at the deepest subcutaneous layer. The tightening effect is immediate while the regeneration of collagen will continue for several months afterward.
Thermage has a patented monopolar wireless current that is delivered via an applicator placed on the face. The 6MHz current of wireless electricity penetrates the skin to create an evenly distributed electric field. The field’s polarity is reversed at 6-million-times per second, causing electrons to travel back and forth. Energy is produced in the skin by its own natural resistance to the electrons as they vibrate. When collagen is energized in this way, the skin immediately contracts and tightens in a continual process.
A coolant is used at the start of treatment to ensure the patient’s comfort and safety.
A specially designed applicator is placed on the area where the therapy is to be concentrated.
The radiofrequency energy penetrates deep into the skin, energizing the treatment area and promoting collagen generation.
A final coolant is applied to reduce the temperature of the epidermis.
When the 6MHz radiofrequency current passes through the skin, it energizes the dermis and subcutaneous tissues, causing the collagen fibers to contract and stimulating the production of new collagen. The administration of pulses of coolant interrupts the pathways taking pain signals to the brain for a more comfortable treatment that results in tighter skin, less apparent wrinkles, and a contoured face.
Post treatment, patients can expect a progressive improvement in the results for up to 1 – 6 months, and unlike surgical procedures there are no incisions, no scars, and no long recovery periods. A single lift with Thermage can last up to 1 – 2 years, and, aside from a small number of people who experience a mild reddening of the skin, there are virtually no side effects.
Specialized applicators for each area of the body for a more tailored treatment
- Treatment energy levels approach 80% of the penetration depth, which is higher than traditional radiofrequency lifts.
- With a penetration depth of about 4.3 – 4.5mm, Thermage is effective at energizing deep tissues.
- Thermal energy is conducted through the subcutaneous tissues in 3 dimensions to completely stimulate the collagen.
After 10 years of research and development, working hard to perfect the technology of all the various applicators, there is one, the multipurpose applicator, which can penetrate into the fascia tissue. The USFDA has approved the efficacy of Thermage CPT for the non-invasive treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, including the top and bottom eyelids, to help your whole body feel young and firm again.
There are 3 signs of ageing that progress simultaneously as we get older. Based on years of aesthetic medicine experience, those signs can be grouped into the categories of sagging, sinking, and wrinkling.
When the cheeks begin to soften, this increases the tissue along the sides of the mouth, forming nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and drooping of the eyebrows and eyelids. These can be treated with non- or minimally invasive lifts. By applying heat to the skin and providing it with enough energy, we can initiate the production of collagen and elastin to improve the look of saggy areas. Treatment options include a Thermage radiofrequency lift or Ulthera ultrasound lift.
This can happen in numerous areas of the face, such as the apples of the cheeks, tear troughs, temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and forehead, causing a generally tired or worn-down look. To fight this, we can use fillers to restore volume to problem areas. Commonly used fillers include Sculptra, hyaluronic acid, Ellansé, or fatty tissue from the patient’s own body.
The skin can be softened by moderate botox injections in common problem areas such as the forehead, crow’s feet, and between the brows to prevent the repeated action of dynamic wrinkles. Studies have further shown that the application of appropriate levels of botox can not only slow ageing and treat wrinkles, but also help patients to appear generally more serene.
Frequently Asked Questions
After reaching 25 years of age, the skin will start losing support as collagen begins to deteriorate. For those who want to postpone the signs of aging, these supplemental treatments can help the skin maintain a natural firmness and youthful appearance.
There are no incisions made during the procedure, and CPT radiofrequency lifts are much less painful than traditional radiofrequency lifts. However, as each individual has different levels of sensitivity and pain tolerance, anesthetics can be provided upon request.
The first stage of results is apparent immediately after treatment with a tightening of the skin and shrinking of the pores. Second stage results appear two to four months after treatment. This is the stage when the stimulation of deep collagen truly comes into play. According to clinical experience, collagen becomes highly activated three months following radiofrequency stimulation and reaches its peak at six months.
- Treatment is not suited for those with pacemakers, defibrillators, or other implanted electronic devices.
- Treatment is not suited for those with red, swollen and inflamed skin. Assessment by a doctor is recommended.
- Those taking any medications should consult with a doctor.
- Treatment is not suited for pregnant women.
- Any redness, swelling, heat, bloating, or stinging sensations are normal and should recede about an hour after treatment.
- A light rash, pimples, or acne following treatment are natural signs of your metabolism.
- When washing your face, use tepid water with products that won’t irritate the skin. Cleanse gently, do not use products containing exfoliants, and avoid keratin removal treatments.
- For two weeks after treatment, avoid activities that might infect or irritate the skin, such as outdoor activities, saunas, hot springs/hot tubs etc.
- For four weeks after treatment, use gentle skin care products and avoid those that may irritate the skin, including those with alcohol, fragrances, ascorbic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, or other acidic irritants and keep your skin moisturized.
- For six months after treatment, avoid smoking, drinking, and hot or irritating foods as much as possible.
- Avoid over exposure to sunlight, and when going outside it is recommended you wear SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, to be regularly reapplied, and wear hats or use umbrellas that block the sun.