By THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD
Special to The Nation
Treating patients with updated medical devices that are non-invasive offer maximum results that are pain free or least only slightly painful. The latest version of Thermage is an example of a skin tightening device that’s comfortable, non-invasive and requires no recovery time, yet gives immediate and consistently excellent results.
Thermage has evolved as a new cutting-edge technology and over the last 10 years has become the most successful and reliable skin tightening procedure. It uses radiofrequency energy to create a uniform heating effect in the deep dermis.
This bulk heating causes existing collagen contraction and stimulates the production of new collagen, which in turn firms up and lifts loose and sagging skin. The results are impressive: most patients see significantly tauter skin within two to six months.
However, the heating temperatures of the first generation Thermage did cause pain and discomfort for some patients.
Now Thermage has become even better with the introduction of the latest version, known as Thermage FLX. The newest generation of this technology features a new optimised energy delivery algorithm, which automatically measures and precisely tunes the amount of energy delivered to the patient and treatment area, leading to a better experience for patients.
The device also features a new vibrating hand-piece to help enhance patient comfort, and a new four-centimetre treatment tip, a larger tip size that shortens the procedure time to about 35 minutes.
Faster than its predecessor, Thermage FLX thus improves patient comfort and significantly enhances results.
Patients now can get new Thermage treatments without anesthesia and are able to go back to their jobs and activities right away, making it a great option for their lunch break for example.
THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD is a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and certified in dermatological laser surgery. |Send your questions for her to firstname.lastname@example.org.