Thermage face: fast lifting without a scalpel

The youth of a person is a combination of many factors. Exists
very common stereotype that only wrinkles are
the main and main sign of skin aging. This is not true. If on
face, which has undergone age wilting, remove all wrinkles,
but not eliminate other symptoms of skin wilting, the face will not
look young. As such
characteristics as: volume, tone and elasticity of tissues.

Unfortunately, there is a symptom of aging, over which
nothing is imperious. This is a gravitational ptosis. With time
skin is aging and under the influence of gravity, it
“seeks” down, completely deforming the face. While the skin is young, she
able to withstand the earth’s gravity, but over the years the collagen
and elastic fibers lose their orderly structure, they
stretch and lengthen, resulting in a sagging
skin, the loss of its elasticity and elasticity. Warp fibers
Collagen can no longer inhibit gravity. On the face
there is an imprint of eternal grief, sadness and fatigue: appear
lacrimal grooves, nasolabial folds, dips in the cheeks, corners of the mouth
go down, the oval of the face “slips” to the neck, merging with it.

But do not despair, not everything is so bad. Nowadays there are
efficient hardware method that can quickly and efficiently
eliminate gravitational sagging skin.


  • What is facial thermage?
  • The advantages of this method
  • How to spend thermage person?
  • What can be improved with thermage?
  • Cons of the method
  • Indications for the procedure
  • Contraindications to the procedure
  • Possible complications

What is facial thermage?

Thermage of the face is a non-invasive, non-surgical method of correction.
age defects of the skin, which is able to tighten the soft tissue
persons using a special apparatus.


This method appeared on the basis of another method called
diathermy. Diathermy is one of the methods of thermal treatment, which
was introduced into general medical practice in 1905.
The term translated from Greek means (diatfiermaino
– I warm up, dia – through, through and therme – heat, warmth)
warm through (by) heat.

The effect of thermage is based on the effects of radio frequency radiation.
tissues. In the process of radiofrequency radiation, the local temperature
skin rises, resulting in an increase in
blood circulation, improving lymph flow, improving metabolic processes
in tissues, self-regeneration of collagen fibrils, to
increase their tone, as well as to replace the defective inelastic protein
on new elastic fibers. The current reaches the level of the dermis and hypodermis,
strengthening and tightening the skin from the inside.

It should be noted that this method is used in cosmetology.
relatively recently, just a decade. Since in
physiotherapeutic purposes radiofrequency tissue irradiation
occurs at a great depth, then in cosmetology
it is advisable to use a small amperage so that it does not penetrate
deeper subcutaneous fat. In another case, the high-frequency current
will not have a positive anti-aging effect. With this
The purpose of the apparatus for thermage is designed in such a way that
therapeutic and creative warmth was a boon to the skin and produced
required effect. The device conducts current to a certain
depth, so that energy absorption occurs only in the right layers
skin. Of great importance in the implementation of the desired effect is the frequency
current pulses, its power and strength.

But why do such metamorphoses occur in the structure of collagen?
Why is it so transformed by current? And all
because a change in spatial structure occurs
collagen molecules (natural changes
arrangement of protein atoms). In other words, conformation occurs.
protein molecules, which leads to denaturation of collagen (collagen
loses its natural properties) due to dehydration of the skin in
heating process.

The advantages of this method

All hardware methods have a significant advantage.
primarily due to its non-invasiveness. Therefore it can be said
that the main and main advantage is:

  1. Neivazivnost method, its low invasiveness. When conducting
    Thermage procedures do not affect the integrity of the skin, but
    It means that factors related to complications,
    effects and bacterial infection of tissues.
  2. Maximum ease of the procedure.
  3. Fast, instant effect.
  4. Painless procedure.
  5. Lack of the rehabilitation period.
  6. Long term of the procedure (2-5 years).

Thermage is a prolonged rejuvenation in one
session. After the procedure, there is a visible improvement in the skin in the area
“triangle of youth”. That is, the density of the skin increases.
cheekbone area and it is tightening the chin. To that
the cost of the procedure is much lower than that of any plastic
operations, and a positive result is ensured for long


How to spend thermage person?

This procedure is carried out only in a medical institution under
specialist supervision. The procedure begins with cleansing and
disinfecting the face with special products. To make the procedure
comfortable and painless with a special nozzle spray
analgesic and coolant. The procedure itself is not
is painful. The patient feels only a slight vibration from
hot and cold touches that replace each other.

Then the beautician using the copy paper divides the skin into
plots. On the skin remains a mesh, which after the procedure is easy
washed off. A special nozzle to carry out a light massage.
lines, repeating the action twice. During the procedure is formed
electric field in which particles are actively moving. With
particle movement occurs a regular resistance of tissues,
their temperature rises, the old is denatured
collagen, which leads to the synthesis of a new ordered protein.

The duration of the procedure is from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on
what surface area to process. Lifting
the effect that was formed due to the procedure has
cumulative and incremental effect that manifests itself even stronger
over time, strengthening the collagen frame and forming the shape of the face.

The recommended course of procedures is 6-10 sessions. amount
procedures determined by a cosmetologist after analyzing the condition of the skin.
The number of supporting procedures is 1-2 sessions once per
month. Repeated course after a half or two years.

What can be improved with thermage?

Thermage method provides:

  • tightening of tissues in the cheekbones and cheeks;
  • strengthening the contour of the neck and chin;
  • reduction of nasolabial folds;
  • eliminating fine and reducing deep wrinkles;
  • reduction of wrinkles in the mouth;
  • strengthening the oval face;
  • elimination of sagging and sagging skin;
  • the removal of loose skin on the eyelids;
  • improvement of the skin in the neck;
  • strengthening the skin frame, due to the formation of a new elastic

Cons of the method

Many patients want to know if this
method flaws. There are no significant defects in thermage,
provided that the procedure is carried out in a medical institution or
aesthetic salon under the supervision of a specialist. During the procedure
the skin is very hot, so the doctor must exercise
thermoregulation of the skin in order to avoid burns of the epidermis. For this
the device is equipped with special nozzles that cool the skin and
regulate temperature as well as the degree of exposure to electric
current to the skin. Too high penetration of high frequency current into
dermis and subcutaneous tissue have an aggressive effect on
collagen, so that it can collapse.


Indications for the procedure

The procedure is recommended for the following signs of age
skin wilting:

  • gravitational ptosis of soft tissues;
  • overhanging eyelids;
  • with bags under the eyes;
  • in the presence of lacrimal sulci and nasolabial folds;
  • with wrinkles around the mouth;
  • in the presence of a second chin.

Contraindications to the procedure

Thermage of the face is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • autoimmune diseases;
  • oncology;
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • the presence of a pacemaker;
  • the presence of metal prostheses;
  • infectious and chronic diseases in the acute phase;
  • diabetes;
  • dermatological diseases.

Possible complications

There may be some complications to the face cleansing:

  • redness of the skin;
  • swelling of the skin;
  • increased skin sensitivity as irritation and
  • spots and blisters;
  • burn;
  • scar formation.

The cause of side effects associated with an individual feature
body or undetected in time contraindications. Appearance
burns on the face is a consequence of violations of the technique of
procedures, wrong choice of frequency, power and strength of pulses

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