Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening and lifting treatment that works by utilizing RF energy to tighten the skin’s collagen fibers. It is a one time treatment with no downtime, and its effects are usually visible within one month, with maximal results achieved at 3 to 6 months. The results then last 1 to 2 years. It is essentially a non-surgical facelift, and is particularly effective for tightening and lifting the lower face, jawline and double chin area.
Thermage has undergone several upgrades over the years, and the current generation of Thermage features the 3.0 cm Total Tip with Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT). This current generation treatment allows us to achieve an effective lift due to deeper penetration of the RF energy and hence more tightening of collagen fibers, yet more rapidly and with increased comfort, because the CPT provides fast and effective cooling of the skin combined with gentle vibration sensations that reduce the perception of heat and pain during treatment.
Thermage, like many aesthetic treatments, is operator dependent. It is not simply a case of following a fixed formula and delivering a certain number of shots in robotic fashion. To obtain optimal results, it is important to deliver enough energy in each area at the right speed, and also in an effective treatment pattern. The total number of shots, which determines the total amount of energy delivered, is crucial. Dr Huang does not compromise on any of these important treatment parameters in order to achieve consistent results.
Thermage can also effectively treat skin laxity in other parts of the body, such as the abdomen and arms, where flabbiness is a common complaint, especially after childbirth. The current generation Thermage Body Tip is an extra large treatment tip that allows rapid treatment over large surfaces, such as the abdomen, so that treatments can be completed much faster than before, and also with greater comfort than before, again due to the advantages of the CPT system.