Body Shape / Cellulite by Thermage
BODY SHAPE BY THERMAGE
No one likes what age does to our bodies. We would all like it a little tauter and firmer than what we see in the mirror nowadays. The new and improved Thermage CPT and Body Tip will help put you back into your pre-pregnancy jeans and swim wear, reduce your grip on those love handles and allow your sleeveless numbers to return to their rightful place in your wardrobe once more.
How does it work?
Collagen breaks down much faster than it can be rebuilt as our skin ages, resulting in dreadful sags, unwanted bulges and wrinkled rough dull thinned skin. Life-changing events like pregnancy further add to the damage. Unlike other more superficial treatments, Thermage uses a unique radio frequency technology to cause deep volumetric heating of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, while the surface skin is simultaneously cooled for protection and comfort. Deep tissue heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates skin’s natural renewal of new collagen. No injections, incisions or recovery time are involved.
The upgraded Thermage employs advanced Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) to enhance patient comfort while maximising efficacy. The new Body Tip 16.0 has also 5 times the coverage of the standard version, reducing procedure time dramatically for large areas and further improving your treatment experience.
What benefits should I expect?
You may notice some immediate firming due to collagen contraction with the effective and uniform volumetric heating in the deep skin layers that matter the most. Significant improvements in your skin will take place progressively over the next 6 months as your body is stimulated to produce new collagen. Patients are usually delighted to see natural body-bettering effects like:
Firming and lifting of saggy abdomen, thighs, buttocks and arms
Toning and contouring of loose bulgy tummies (eg. after pregnancy and weight loss), love handles, or less-than-perfect limbs and behinds.
Smoothening of lines and wrinkles above the knees or hands
Improvement in texture and tone of thin crepey dull skin in the thighs, arms and tummy
How many sessions do I need?
Majority of patients are pleased with their results after 1 session. More severe cases may start with a primary course of 2 treatments. Results are long-lasting, with an average of 1 year duration.
Is there any special care?
There is no special care required before or after this treatment. As this radiofrequency treatment is “colour blind” and very safe, it is suitable for all skin types. You can resume your work and usual activities right after treatment as well. Use of medical-grade compression garments like the Solidea Shapewear is encouraged after treatment to enhance skin tightening and smoothening results.
CELLULITE BY THERMAGE
What is cellulite?
The term "cellulite" was coined in 1973 to refer to the dimpled appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite is a kind of fat tissue in the subcutaneous layer of the skin that contains constricting bands of connective tissue. This connective tissue, which varies in thickness and is laced with fat cells, is held in place by a network of fibers that protects our body, cushioning our muscles and organs; it is surrounded by a liquid that both nourishes it and provides it with an effective waste system.
When all is working well in the system, waste products are removed and smooth curves result; when fats, fluids and toxins are trapped deep in the skin (below the epidural layer), however, the connective tissue thickens and hardens, giving a dimpling effect. As we mature, the layer of skin thins, resulting in the rippled appearance of cellulite.
Who gets cellulite?
This appearance is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men and women's skin. Although female hormones may play a role in contributing to this fat distribution, cellulite is not treatable by hormone therapy.
How can Cellulite by Thermage help my cellulite?
Cellulite by Thermage effectively eliminates cellulite by targeting the problem at its fundamental physiologic level:
Underlying problem: As we get older, the fibrous septae lose elasticity, becomes contracted and tugs the overlying loose skin downwards, causing dimpling.
Thermage Solution: Radiofrequency restores the elasticity of the fibrous septae and strengthens the overlying skin at the same time to improve the “orange-peel” appearance.
Underlying Problem: Microcirculation in the tissue is reduced with age and hardening of the fibrous septae and becomes inadequate to maintain healthy fat, connective tissue and skin metabolism, resulting in further worsening of cellulite.
Thermage Solution: By volumetric heating, the perfusion rate immediately increases, improving the health and metabolism of the treated tissues and promotes tissue repair.
How is this treatment different from Body Shape by Thermage?
Body Shape by Thermage uses a ThermaTip DC (DC stands for 'deep contouring') and is suitable for firming and shaping non-cellulite areas of the body.
BodyShape by Thermage tip
Cellulite by Thermage uses a ThermaTip CL (CL stands for 'smoothening and contouring') and is suitable for smoothening the dimples as well as toning of cellulite-stricken skin.
Cellulite by Thermage tip
If you are unsure of which treatment you need, always make an appointment with our doctors at the Sloane Clinic for a consultation prior to treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients see results after 1 to 2 sessions. This depends on the patient's underlying problem.
How long does it take to see results?
Some patients see an immediate improvement in the dimpled appearance of the treated area. Most will see gradual improvements over 6 to 8 months after 1 session.
Is there any discomfort involved?
Some discomfort is possible. Most patients will feel a deep heating sensation with each pulse of the Thermage. At The Sloane Clinic, the doctor will adjust the power of the procedure according to the discomfort level of the patient so that your treatment will be customized to allow you maximum comfort.
Body Shape / Cellulite by Thermage is available at our Citysphere and Villagespace branches (Singapore).