Thermage Singapore – Body Contouring
Thermage Body Contouring is a non-invasive treatment solution in smoothing the skin and in tightening and contouring the body. The treatment involves the use of a controlled radio frequency, which stimulates the body’s natural process of rebuilding and formation of new collagen.
This provides a gradual, natural-looking and dramatic result to give your body an overall youthful appearance without the need for injections or surgery that comes with other body contouring treatments like liposuction and tummy tuck.
Losing a great amount of weight is definitely an accomplishing feat. This is a testament to your sheer dedication and determination in achieving a healthier body.
But when you lose the unwanted weight, while the fat may have been shed, the skin does not have the opportunity and ability to retract and tighten as normal. This is the same with women who have undergone pregnancy.
This is adds to the fact that the collagen in our skin breaks down and diminishes its production as we age. This results to wrinkles and fine lines in the face and sagging in some parts of the body, like the neck, arms, hands, legs, buttocks, tummy and thighs. These very same body parts also tend to be difficult to tighten even with exercise.
With sagging skin, this makes it difficult to fit into the jeans you have been wanting to wear or your clothes do not look as good on you compared to when your body is firm and properly contoured.
Thermage Body Contouring uses radio frequency technology to safely heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating existing collagen and promoting new collagen regrowth. It is a safe skin tightening alternative for anyone who has mild to moderate laxity to the skin, and it also works well on all skin types and colors.
Unlike the older generations of Thermage, the advanced Comfort Pulse Technology or CPT allows Dr. Tyng Tan of the Aesthetics and Hair Clinic to deliver more pulses and vibrations to the skin and reducing the pain at the same time. Also, it has an integrated cooling mechanism. While the radio frequency does its action and heats the dermis. the inner layer of the skin, to stimulate the collagen, the surface layer or dermis is kept untouched and protected during the entire procedure.
A one-time session of Thermage Body Contouring treatment will result to a smoother, tighter and firmer skin. It helps tighten sagging skin and hard to target areas for exercise.
- It helps achieve flatter and smoother skin on the tummy, legs, thighs, buttocks, arms and hands.
- It firms and lifts love handles and unwanted bulges.
- It softens the wrinkles on the knees, arms, hands and legs.
- It improves the overall skin texture of the treated area.
- It helps improve the appearance of cellulite.
- It improves saggy jowls, turkey neck and double chin.
However, it is important to know that Thermage works only for mild to moderate skin laxity. Severe sagging is best treated with surgical treatments, like a tummy tuck.
Since the action and effect of Thermage Body Contouring happens within the dermis layer, there is no damage to the surface layer of the skin. It also does not involve any injections, incisions or surgery. This means that there is no downtime to the treatment. You may immediately return to your daily activities immediately after you step out of the clinic.
For a more holistic result, Thermage Body Contouring can be performed together with Thermage CPT Non-Surgical Facelift. This involves the use of the same radio frequency and gives the same effective, non-invasive yet natural-looking results to the face in eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
It can also be done in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments, like Dermal Filler, Laser Skin Resurfacing or Botox Injections. If you are on the quest of achieving a slimmer body, where exercise cannot target, Thermage Body Contouring can also be complemented together with a Fat Freezing to help tighten the treated area.
The cost for a Thermage CPT body contouring treatment at Dr. Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic will depend on the area to be treated and number of sessions needed to achieve the desired result. This will be discussed after a careful and thorough assessment of your skin condition during your confidential consultation with Dr. Tan.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How is Thermage Body Contouring performed?
Prior to the treatment, the predetermined area will be marked by a grid by your doctor. Once this has been done, the Thermage Body Contouring handheld device will be used to deliver the radio frequency to the innermost layer of the skin. You may feel a tolerable heated sensation everytime the device touches your skin. However, a cooling spritzing spray will relieve this before and after each pulse.
Usually, the pain is tolerable. But if you are pain sensitive, you doctor will apply a topical numbing cream prior to the start of the procedure. Also, you doctor will constantly monitor the heat being delivered to ensure your comfort.
2. How is Thermage different from other skin tightening treatments?
There is no other skin tightening treatment that targets and delivers the right amount of heat in the deeper layers of the skin. This in-depth action allows the skin to naturally stimulate the regrowth of collagen in the skin that makes it an effective treatment in tightening and contouring the skin.
3. Does the treatment hurt?
There may be a slight discomfort experienced during the treatment. However, this is fairly tolerable by most patients. This will be relieved by the cooling spray of the Thermage device. But what makes Thermage a more comfortable skin tightening experience is the Comfort Pulse Technology or CPT, which delivers the heat in several pulses instead of a single pulse. This allows the doctor to cover more area with lesser pain and more comfort for the patient.
4. How long does the Thermage treatment take?
A Thermage Body Contouring usually lasts between one hour to 90 minutes. This will depend on the scope of the treatment area.
5. How soon will I see the results?
Some contouring effects will also be noticeable and will start to shape the treated area. Also, as the collagen regrowth takes place, gradual and continued effects will be experienced for the next couple of months. This new collagen generation slows down the skin’s aging process and will give you an overall youthful appearance.
6. How many sessions do I need to see these results?
Typically, you will only need one session for noticeable and natural-looking results (Anolik et.al., 2009). But, the results will only last for up to six months to a year. A follow-up treatment will be needed to maintain the results.
The procedure will be further discussed in detail during your confidential consultation with Dr. Tyng Tan. This will allow her to make a comprehensive assessment of your skin condition and identify the areas of your body that needs contouring and tightening.
Anolik R, Chapas AM, Brightman LA, et al. Radiofrequency devices for body shaping: A review and study of 12 patients. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009;28:236-243. [PubMed]
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