WHAT IS THERMAGE TREATMENT?
The Thermage treatment is a clinically-proven non-invasive procedure. It uses radiofrequency (RF) to smoothen, tighten and contour loose skin, lines and wrinkles to achieve a more youthful appearance.
This article will let you in on 3 shocking facts you probably never knew about the Thermage treatment.
#1. HOW LONG THE RESULTS LAST IS UNPREDICTABLE AS COMPARED TO OTHER TREATMENT TYPES
Although it is a non-invasive treatment, the Thermage procedure also comes with downsides as well. It is not often discussed how long the results can last, and it is highly unpredictable as compared to other treatments like:
Some individuals report that it takes up to 6 months after the procedure to see tangible results from the treatment.
#2. SIDE EFFECTS LIKE SWELLING, RISK OF BURN AND SCARRING IS POSSIBLE, ALTHOUGH RARE
Thermage works by using radiofrequency technology to safely deliver heat to the skin’s underlayer and the collagen-rich layer. This induces collagen production, which will contribute to tighter skin and improved skin tone and texture.
As the Thermage procedure relies heavily on using heat, you can expect a brief heating sensation during the treatment. Other potential side effects might include swelling, redness and even the risk of burning on the skin. In order to ensure that this does not happen, it is critical to ensure that the medical clinic you have chosen for the treatment is competent and qualified. In order to reduce the heating sensation and pain during the treatment, your doctor will use a combination of cooling sprays and anesthetic cream to cool the top layers of your skin.
#3 A THERMAGE TREATMENT IN SINGAPORE MIGHT COST BETWEEN $2,800 TO $4,500, DEPENDING ON THE TREATMENT AREA
Compared to other alternatives like Ultherapy, HIFU, and other treatments with Ultrasound Technology, a Thermage treatment is considered a little costlier. Needless to say, the cost also varies depending on the treatment area.
However, for Thermage treatments, you only need just one treatment to see results.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THERMAGE PROCEDURE IN SINGAPORE
This could range anywhere between $2,800 to $4,500 for a Thermage session. If the treatment area is bigger, naturally, the cost would be in the higher range.
There are mixed results as to whether a Thermage procedure is worth the money. Some say they see no improvement, while others who have gotten their desired results say the treatment was “worth it”. There are a few who were disappointed or found it too painful for the outcome they got.
Thermage uses a single tip that is non-reusable and has to be disposed of after each treatment. It is also a patented treatment to only 1 company, and hence there is no competition to lower the price. Not to mention, aestheticians have to undergo multiple professional trainings to use the device. As such, this explains the high cost of the treatment as compared to other alternative treatments.
This varies from person to person. For most patients, the results last for up to 2 years. However, there is also a lack of predictability of how long the results can last, compared to other procedures that have a more predictable timeframe of how long the results last.
The answer depends on how your skin ages. There are 3 distinct traits of aging skin:
This is where key areas of the face experience volume loss and hence have a “hollowed out” appearance. Thermage treatment works better for sinking skin as it does not involve melting fats.
Sagging skin and loose skin occurs due to the loss of elasticity and collagen. HIFU is more suitable as a skin tightening treatment as it also melts some excess fat and tissue at the same time.
Characterised by wrinkly skin around the eyes, brows and lips, this condition can be treated using Thermage and/or HIFU. Those with multiple wrinkles and fine lines on the brows and eyes are likely to benefit more from Thermage while those with wrinkles and saggy skin are better off with HIFU.
CONCLUSION ABOUT THERMAGE TREATMENTS IN SINGAPORE
While Thermage treatments are definitely costlier than other skin tightening treatments in Singapore, it is also critical to note that there is only a need to perform the treatment once per year.
If you are looking for alternative treatments that leverage UltraSound technology, be sure to check out the ONLIFT® treatment by Only Aesthetics. It is only 30 minutes long, has little to no downtime, and can bring similar results to that of Thermage treatments, all while being a fraction of the cost of a Thermage treatment. Additionally, you will be able to see immediate results from your first treatment!