Today there are a host of minimally invasive anti-aging techniques available. Now there’s a revolutionary, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that offers a less costly method for tightening skin and generating new collagen. Unlike a facelift, Thermage® helps Vancouver, BC residents achieve a younger look without incisions or downtime. The Thermage® procedure reduces the signs of aging skin by actually tightening the underlying tissue. It is currently used for non-surgical browlifts and the non-surgical tightening of facial wrinkles on the forehead, around the eye, the mid and lower face and the neck.
This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to enhance facial contours and tighten the skin.
used for non-surgical brow and jowl lifts, facial wrinkles and sagging skin
virtually no downtime
Thermage® can be used as an alternative to a surgical face lift in cases where the skin is only slightly lax or only a small degree of sagging occurs. Your skin care specialist will help you decide if Thermage® is ideal for your skin concerns. Results can sometimes be enhanced with Accent XL and/or Pellevé™, both of which are available at Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre.
How Thermage® Works
The Thermage® procedure is a non-invasive treatment that delivers tighter skin, renewed facial contours and healthier collagen. With the touch of a sophisticated treatment tip to the skin, Thermage® is an advanced way of tightening skin using patented radiofrequency energy. The top layers of skin are protected with a cooling spray while the radiofrequency energy heats up the collagen in the lower layers. This deep volumetric heating causes the skin to tighten and new collagen to grow, producing a more youthful appearance.
What to Expect
The treatment can take up to 3 hours. Each time treatment is delivered, there is an immediate cool sensation followed by a brief hot sensation, followed again by a cool sensation. We offer additional measures to increase your comfort during Thermage® treatments at the Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Center. Each person is unique and results are variable. We recommend patients rest the day of the procedure. Some people choose to go back to work on the following day. Results appear gradually in 2 weeks to 6 months.