Why it is heralded as “the lunchtime facelift” you have been waiting for?
Before we delve into the boring bits, we have a few fun (and lame) trivias for you…
What do Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston have in common?
Hmmm… apart from gorgeous locks, fit bodies and assets worth millions of dollars… They both swear by Thermage as their go-to-non-surgical facelift treatment. By the way, Jennifer Aniston is 50 years old and Gwyneth Paltrow is 46 years old and they looked as gorgeous as they were when they were in their 20’s.
Now, what do these two and Floyd Mayweather, the heavyweight boxing champion, have in common?
Not only they are extremely successful in their fields, Floyd Mayweather, just like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, have also enjoyed the effects Thermage, notably Thermage FLX, the 4th generation of Thermage.
What is Thermage FLX?
No surgery…no injections facelift?!?!
The Thermage treatment is a non-invasive radiofrequency therapy that can smoothen, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger-looking appearance. It was invented by Solta Medical to address the look and feel of aging skin, which is loose, saggy and crepey. This was introduced 15 years ago and has since treated more than 2 million women and men of all ethnicities.
Thermage uses patented radiofrequency technology to create a uniform heating effect in the deep collagen-rich layers of the skin. This in turn tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen with little-to-no downtime. The resulting effect? Wrinkles are smoothed out and loose skin tightened. Achieve firmed and lifted, youthful skin in an instant!
Thermage FLX utilises new accuREP technology, intended to optimize energy delivery for enhanced outcome. This technology automatically measures and tunes the amount of energy delivered to the patient, so we know that those patients are getting the right and precise amount each time.
Why do people bother with facelift?
As we age, our skin loses its collagen and elastin, reducing the skin’s strength and elasticity. The first thing we notice is formation of wrinkles – facial lines. As we grow even older, skin starts to sags and becoming more loose and crepey.
Facelift surgery was invented more than 100 years ago to reverse back the signs of ageing. First facelift surgery was reportedly performed in 1901 in Berlin by Eugen Hollander and has since evolved to what we know as the go to procedure especially for Hollywood celebrities.
There are some celebrities with good result with facelift surgery but it is more renowned with the facelift-gone wrong cases, such as:
Now, we are not against facelift surgery as it probably has the most significant result but it has significant downtime, pain, scar and significant cost.
So, what is the alternative?
For those of you who are concerned about your loose and saggy skin but worry about scar, pain, cost, downtime or even duration of the treatment, Thermage FLX is the “fairy Godmother” that you have been waiting for.
Why choose Thermage FLX?
- Thermage FLX uses accuREP technology which customises the settings before every pulse to deliver radiofrequency energy more precisely and accurately for faster results
- New Cryogen device + vibration creates a more comfortable setting for patients.
- Faster treatment time.
Lunchtime fix? Really?
Thermage FLX has a 4 cm treatment tip that increases the surface area per tip by 25% and hence reduce the treatment time by about 25% as well.
More patients will able to utilize their 1-2 hour lunchtime to receive Thermage FLX treatment and be ready to go back to work right after the treatment. It has practically little-to-no downtime, so less of their friends and colleagues will be able to recognize that they have received any “facelift” treatment at all just an hour before.
So the next time you are planning for your lunch,
You should opt for this instead….
On a side note, Thermage FLX is also highly effective to treat loose skin in all of these areas.
As shown in this diagram, a combination of treatments is sometimes required.
Please always consult a reputable and trustworthy aesthetic doctor before you undergo this treatment.
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Written by Dr Shirley Kwee
Dr Shirley Kwee is Privé’s resident doctor with over 2 years of experience in medical aesthetics. Approachable and friendly, she adopts a holistic approach towards medical enhancements and believes that confidence is beauty.