An exciting, no downtime, procedure to tighten the skin of the face and neck without surgery. ThermaLift™ is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure developed by the first doctor in the world to use ThermaCool for cosmetic purposes.
ThermaCool is an advanced high technology medical device, product of extensive research by Thermage, Inc. This device which uses radiofrequency allows Dr. Rokhsar to treat patients by delivering deep intense heat into the skin without injury to the epidermis.
Essentially a deep, intense, uniform, sustained heat in the tissue underneath the surface of the skin will produce contraction and tightening of excessively flaccid or lax skin. Therefore, the ThermaLift provides the heat required in performing such a task.
Although there is no ideal age, the younger the better. As soon as early skin sagging is first noticed by the patient, Thermage can be used.
For many patients one treatment will suffice. Repeat treatments may be needed for others. Deciding when and if you’ll be able to have additional treatments will be up to Dr. Rokhsar. Technically a second treatment can be done after one month, although, but since results will take four to six months to show, it is a good idea to wait for the effect of the first treatment. In some cases of extreme skin laxity, Dr. Rokhsar may advise multiple treatments from the start.
Exactly how long the treatment may last is unknown at the moment, although, they are long lasting. But because the aging process continues, skin laxity will naturally increase again with time. However, there is no “Cinderella effect” in which the results from the treatment will disappear suddenly one day.
Tightening skin in certain key areas can be advantageous for cosmetic improvement, for example: treating the skin of the forehead can lift the eyebrows and enhance the appearance of the eyes, making the eyes look more open, less tired, more alert. Previously, this result could only be obtained with major surgery.
Other areas of the face such as the skin of the cheeks can also be treated to reduce the flaccidity, which produces deep folds with aging. This results are similar to those of a surgical face-lift but are gradual and do not require post-operative care since there is no wound involved.
The ThermaLift session lasts half an hour in most cases, after topical numbing cream is applied. There is usually no post-operative care, no swelling, no redness, and no pain afterwards. The patient can return immediately to normal activities and it will not show that anything was done.
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