People who used to go for facelift surgery are now turning to non-invasive techniques like Thermage CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology), a radio-frequency treatment that tightens and firms the skin.
Highly effective at reducing sagging skin, wrinkles and loose jowls some are calling it the "Facelift of the Future”.
How can Thermage CPT make you look younger?
Thermage CPT uses radio-frequency (RF) waves, that penetrate into the deeper skin layers without damaging the surface due to a sophisticated cooling mechanism. The RF waves generate heat, which stimulates your body’s natural collagen production, thus tightening your skin. Your skin is treated from the inside out, without making any surgical cuts.
As Dr Mendis suggests, Thermage CPT can help address folds, wrinkles and sagging skin on the face, neck, arms, thighs and most parts of the body such as:
Sagging or wrinkling on the eyelids
Loss of definition on the cheeks
Reduction of nasolabial line
Lines and sagging around the mouth
Loose skin/cellulite in the body
Who are good candidates for Thermage CPT?
Thermage CPT can be used by patients who are beginning to show signs of sagging and would like to prevent its progression. It can be used as an alternative to surgical face lifts, or who want to tighten the skin further after a face lift.
What are the benefits of Thermage CPT over facelifts?
Less downtime. Facelifts will require some time for healing, and you will usually need to take time off from work and your routine. Thermage CPT hardly has any side effects and you can resume activity immediately after.
Less risk. No incisions are made, so there is no risk of bruising, bleeding or infection.
However, Thermage CPT can’t treat very deep lines or very loose skin. If you have advanced signs of aging, you may want to consider a facelift or combine Thermage CPT with other non-invasive treatments.
Can I use Thermage CPT for the rest of my body?
Thermage CPT can be used to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your buttocks and thighs. Cellulite is caused by fat cells that protrude through the connective tissue below the skin surface. While cellulite is hereditary, age and hormones can make cellulite more prominent. When estrogen levels fall, fat cells can become bigger. And as we grow older, blood flow to the skin goes down, and the lower oxygen levels result in lower collagen production.
Thermage CPT can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by strengthening the connective tissue and smoothening the skin. Dr. Mendis usually combines Thermage CPT with other non-invasive treatments for an effective holistic approach to cellulite removal.
What Happens During the Procedure?
The doctor will place a handheld device against the area you want to treat. You will feel gentle pulses or vibrations. It may feel warm, but still comfortable. The session usually takes an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
What results can I expect?