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Thermage

Thermage is a revolutionary machine that provides a non-surgical and non-invasive means for body contouring. It administers radiofrequency energy into the skin to trigger its collagen production, thereby resulting to skin tightening and toning.

Good candidates for this procedure are middle-aged men and women who are suffering from sagging skin, which causes the formation of unsightly bulges and dimple marks on areas like the arms, stomach and thighs. The objective of the treatment is to reverse the adverse effects of aging on these problematic areas, by enabling the skin to regain its natural ability to abundantly produce collagen, which is the key to achieving smooth and youthful skin.

While it does help in toning and enhancing the shape of one’s body, Thermage is not a machine that one can rely on to achieve weight or fat loss. Nor should it be a subject of one’s addiction, to the point of undergoing treatment more than what is necessary or advisable. Instead, the key to achieving optimal results from this procedure is to first opt for and maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet, which, coupled with the Thermage treatment will lead to a more toned and shapely form.

It is also important to consult an expert physician before undergoing this procedure not only to ensure one’s suitability for it, but also to achieve optimal safety and results, and avert possible serious health risks.

What patients need to know about Thermage

Procedure A handheld device is placed directly on the skin of the targeted areas. This device first administers a cooling effect to raise the treatment’s comfort and safety levels, and then delivers radiofrequency energy, which penetrates deep into the skin’s tissues to trigger collagen production. The treatment is completed with the delivery of cryogen to soothe the epidermis.
Length 90 minutes
Anesthesia Usually topical anesthetic cream; sometimes sedation with intravenous medication, or a nerve block
In/Outpatient Outpatient
Side Effects - Temporary and mild heat and pulsating sensation, pain, and redness (can be reduced using the Thermage CPT cooling mechanism)
Risks - Serious burns with permanent scarring
- Nerve damage with loss of skin sensation on the treated area
- Pain and burning sensation lasting for weeks or months
- Permanent skin bumps
- Permanent skin discoloration (rare)
Recovery There is no downtime involved in most patients; thus, they can immediately go back to their daily activities after the treatment.
Duration of Results Initial results may be seen immediately after the treatment, but as collagen production gains momentum, further improvements can be observed over a period of six months Results can last for years.

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For inquiries, please contact us at:

E-mail: luceroplasticsurgery@yahoo.com
24/7 Patient Relations: +63.917.523.4912

Or you can directly email us via our Patient Inquiry Form.

 

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