Heating the Dermis: The Thermage device delivers RF energy deep into the dermis, the second layer of the skin. This controlled heat helps to stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that provides structural support to the skin.
Cooling the Epidermis: To protect the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, the Thermage device simultaneously cools the surface. This cooling effect ensures that the RF energy primarily affects the deeper layers without damaging the top layer of the skin.
Collagen Remodeling: The RF energy causes the existing collagen fibers in the dermis to contract, resulting in an immediate tightening effect. Over time, the heat also triggers a natural healing response, prompting the production of new collagen. This collagen remodeling process helps to improve the overall texture, firmness, and elasticity of the skin.
Gradual Results: The results of Thermage treatment are typically seen gradually over several months as the newly formed collagen continues to develop and enhance the skin’s appearance. Patients may notice improvements in skin tightness, reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, and a more youthful overall look.
Gentle Cleansing: You can gently cleanse your treated skin with a mild cleanser. Avoid scrubbing or using harsh products for a few days after the treatment.
Moisturize: Apply a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and promote healing.
Sun Protection: Protect your skin from sun exposure by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF. This helps to prevent sun damage and maintain the results of your Thermage treatment.
Avoid Heat Exposure: Minimize exposure to excessive heat, such as hot showers, saunas, or steam rooms, for a few days after the treatment.
No Intense Physical Activities: Refrain from engaging in strenuous activities or exercises that may cause excessive sweating or strain on the treated area for a few days.
Follow Post-Treatment Instructions: It’s important to follow any specific post-treatment instructions provided by your healthcare professional. They may provide additional recommendations based on your individual case.
Patience for Results: The full benefits of Thermage treatments may take some time to become apparent as collagen remodeling occurs gradually. Be patient and allow your skin time to heal and rejuvenate.