Thermage - the easy way to smoother, tighter and younger-looking skin
Do you like the idea of smoother, tighter and younger-looking skin without surgery or recovery time? If so, then Thermage may be for you.
This procedure, while still relatively new, is proving extremely popular with clients at The Aesthetic Beauty Centre. It involves specially-designed tips being placed against the surface of the skin and heat being passed through them into the tissue that lies beneath. The natural protein, collagen, contracts and thickens, and this produces a tightening effect, reducing wrinkles.
A simple process, Thermage should also be painless, causing only some discomfort as the skin is heated, and it typically lasts less than an hour, depending on the area being treated. It is suitable for most parts of the face and body, and the results are immediate.
Clients often find it an attractive option as a slight reddening of the skin is likely to be the only sign, so they can leave the clinic and resume normal life. Results can last for up to three years, with additional tightening taking place over time.
The Aesthetic Beauty Centre has been offering Thermage, which uses radiofrequency energy to kick-start the body’s natural renewal process, since 2004, and was the first clinic in the UK to adopt it. Cosmetic surgeon Dr Ash Dutta said it’s important to use it correctly. “You don’t want to shrink the skin but the underlying tissue, so the procedure works by both heating and cooling. If you are holding a hot cup of tea in your hand and you put your hand under cold water first, you will be able to hold it more comfortably. The principle is the same for heating the skin. By cooling it first, we allow the heat to penetrate without causing damage.”
The Aesthetic Beauty Centre attracts clients from all over the country. Anyone requesting it has a full consultation, in which the procedure and any possible side effects are explained, and those opting for Thermage can also choose from a range of other non-surgical anti-ageing treatments including Botox and fillers.
The beauty of Thermage is that it is suitable for all skin types, so most people can benefit from younger and healthier-looking skin, without anyone knowing their secret.