Thermage CPT is the safest and clinically proven way to tighten and contour skin, with improvements in tone, contour, and texture occurring naturally through the stimulation of your own collagen. The result of these skin improvements result in non-surgical tightening and lifting of ageing skin.
Thermage CPT is completely non-invasive: no surgery, no injections and no downtime. A single treatment tightens your existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth. Improvements are both immediately visible and continue up to six months. Results can last for years depending on your skin condition and ageing process. This is unlike other systems which are much less effective, require several treatments, and require regular top-up treatments.
The Thermage CPT procedure is available only in the offices of qualified physicians who specialize in cosmetic procedures. The procedure itself is normally done as a single treatment that takes from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment area. There is no downtime, so you can quickly resume your normal routine.
Unlike lasers and the bipolar RF systems, Thermage CPT works on all skin types and tones, normally requires only one treatment, and is able to fully penetrate the full thickness of all the skin layers. This is due to the use of the unique monopolar Capacitive Radio Frequency (CRF) technology (which is covered by 60 patents).
Thermage CPT may be used over your entire face (forehead, eyes, nasolabial folds, jaw line, jowels and the area under your chin), neck, hands, upper arms, abdomen, and thighs.
This is the only system that has TGA , FDA, and CE clearance for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and rhytids. Side effects are generally very mild and may include redness, swelling, blisters, bumps and rare instances of surface irregularities.
If you no longer recognize the face looking back at you in the mirror, it's time to talk to the medical staff at the MD Cosmedical Solutions Clinics and learn how Thermage CPT can help you look as young as you feel.
* Your results may vary depending on age and skin condition. Speak to our consultants.
HOW THERMAGE WORKS
To understand how Thermage CPT works, it helps to know a little about how your skin works.
The facial skin is made up of three distinct layers: a visible outer layer on the surface called the epidermis, a collagen-rich underlayer beneath the surface called the dermis, and an inner layer beneath the dermis called the subcutaneous layer, also known as the fat layer that has a web of collagen fibers running through it.
When the collagen in these three layers breaks down due to sun exposure, family heredity, or the normal ageing process, your face begins to sag and wrinkle. Naturally, treatments that work on just the surface can't do anything to restore the collagen in the underlayer or the innerlayer of your skin.
Thermage CPT treatments are only approved to be performed in a specialised medical clinics by Thermage-certified personnel. MD Cosmedical Solutions Clinics offer free consultations to determine if Thermage CPT is right for you. Women 35-60 normally have the best and most predictable results.
Normally, the complete procedure can be performed in just one session lasting from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the treatment area. General anesthesia is not required with the procedure.
During the treatment, you'll feel a brief, heat sensation each time Thermage CPT delivers radiofrequency energy to the underlayer of your skin. This indicates that your collagen is being stimulated and tightened.
After treatment, your skin may be slightly red for a few hours. But most people resume regular activities immediately after treatment, with no downtime or special follow-up care.
You should feel and see your skin being smoother, firmer, and tighter immediately after your Thermage CPT treatment. You may also notice some contouring effects which will begin enhancing the shape of your face.
After the procedure, you should continue to see improvements to your skin as a result of the production of new and increased collagen, as well as some additional contouring effects due to continued tightening over time. These effects will continue for up to six months. You should see lasting results.
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
What is the Thermage CPT procedure?
Thermage is a safe, non-invasive, no downtime, single treatment, cosmetic procedure that is clinically proven to tighten, contour and rejuvenate facial skin to help naturally restore a more youthful appearance. The Thermage CPT procedure is administered in a doctor's office using the ThermaCool system, FDA cleared for the treatment of facial wrinkles, which utilizes a unique form of Capacitive Radiofrequency (CRF) technology to tighten existing collagen and stimulate new natural collagen production. Immediate results are visible and continue to improve for up to six months. The Thermage CPT procedure is fast and easy, and requires no downtime from normal activities. Unlike lasers, the procedure can be performed on patients of all skin colour.
How does the Thermage CPT procedure work?
The procedure works by heating deep collagen fibers in the skin and underlying tissue, while protecting the skin's surface with a cooling spray. The treatment is performed with the ThermaCool device. A Therma Tip, attached to a handheld device, briefly touches the skin, delivering the non-invasive CRF energy deep beneath the skin. This deep uniform heating action causes the deep structures in the skin and underlying tissue to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin and renew facial contours.
How long does the Thermage CPT procedure take?
The Thermage CPT procedure is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that is performed only in a doctor's office. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes or up to two hours.
How many treatments will I need?
Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more sessions, a single Thermage CPT treatment produces results in the majority of patients. The treating doctor will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient's needs and goals.
When will I see results?
Immediate results are visible, and improve over time. Measurable tightening and contouring improvements appear gradually over a two to six month time period following a single treatment session.
Where on the face is the Thermage CPT procedure performed?
Periorbital region: forehead and area around the eyes
Mid/Lower face: includes the cheeks, area around the mouth, jaw line, jowels, and area under the chin
Lower face/submental: includes the area around the mouth, chin, jaw line, jowels, and area under the chin
Full face: includes the periorbital region and mid/lower face areas
What does the Thermage CPT procedure feel like?
With each touch of the ThermaTip device, the patient experiences a brief, deep heating sensation as the CRF energy is delivered to the skin and underlying tissue. This deep heating sensation is an indication that collagen is reaching effective temperatures for tightening. To protect the skin and make the treatment more comfortable, the surface of the skin is cooled before, during, and after each application of CRF energy. Patient feedback on the level of heat sensation experienced during the procedure will help guide the doctor to balance procedural comfort with maximum results.
Is there any special preparation or follow-up regime?
Unlike surgery, there is no pre-procedure preparation, such as blood work or fasting required. One can return to regular activities immediately following treatment and there is no special care after treatment. Some patients exhibit a temporary redness or minor swelling after treatment, this usually resolves within 24 hours. Good skin care and sunscreens are recommended as part of your regular skin care regimen. The only signs of treatment are naturally smoother, younger, and healthier skin.
How long will the effects of the Thermage CPT procedure last?
The Thermage CPT procedure immediately tightens existing collagen and stimulates new natural collagen production for up to six months following the treatment. Unpublished reports by experienced cosmetic doctors indicate that results may last for years and are based on the patient's natural ageing process.
Is the Thermage CPT procedure safe?
The Thermage CPT procedure has an excellent safety record. With over 190,000 estimated worldwide patient treatments to date the reported incidence of side effects is less than 0.4 The most frequently reported incidents are classified as swelling, redness, bumps, and blisters on or around the treated area. These side effects have disappeared in a few days or weeks.
Is Thermage CPT the only radiofrequency technology on the market today?
While there are other skin care technologies that use radiofrequency energy, only the Thermage CPT proprietary capacitive radiofrequency technology delivers deep uniform volumetric heating powerful enough to naturally tighten and contour skin and underlying tissue. Also, Thermage CPT achieves results in a single treatment compared to other technologies requiring five or more treatment sessions and require regular top-up treatments.