Thermage: Friend or Foe?

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Skin tightening is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures being performed today. It’s so in the forefront that almost every laser company has created some sort of radio frequency skin tightening device and almost ever laser surgeon globally owns one or more.

Skin tightening devices all work fairly similarly. They heat the lower layers of the dermis to create contractions in the collagen fibers, which induce collagen growth. In other words, the puffier the collagen, the smoother the skin. For example, you see an extremely thin middle-aged woman with a very angular face. She will generally look around 10 years older than she really is because of no subcutaneous tissue (fat). If she were to put on 10 pounds she’s look better. Usually, however, the option of using filler is used, as opposed to gaining extra weight. Women generally don’t like to be told they need to gain weight, even if it means they’d look younger.

Radio frequency skin tightening devices use, obviously, radio frequency to achieve their mission of skin tightening. They must not only use heat but cooling as well, for proper effectiveness and safety.

These devices have the ability to destroy fat, which is why they are used for cellulite and body circumference procedures.

Thermage is one such radio frequency device. This is one of the lowest rated devices on most of the review sites, yet is widely used. It only works in approximately 20% of patients, is very costly and painful. The side effects are considered minimal and rare but include slight redness, swelling, bumps or heat blisters. They all generally fade within a few days.

Reliant Technologies, the creators of Thermage, have come out with a new, upgraded version that allegedly works better than its predecessor. But why would you go and spend thousands of dollars on Thermage, which in terms of skin tightening technology is considered to be “old skool” and out of date when there is Ultherapy™…the BIG GUY!

Ultherapy has a 90% approval rating versus the 40% approval rating that Thermage brings in.

When it comes to radio frequency technology like Thermage vs. focused ultrasound technology, such as Ultherapy on the face, ultrasound wins hands down.

If you want the best for your skin, don’t settle. Try Ultherapy.

Holly CaSaroll is the founder and CEO of FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness. After suffering from cystic acne herself as a teen, she has rebuilt her own skin, and dedicated the last 15 years to successfully providing innovative solutions to skin conditions not helped elsewhere. She has been featured on FOX, and her Celebrity treatments have been featured on E News, The Doctors, and Oprah, as well as her proprietary combinations have made her a force to be reckoned with in the field of beauty. Her company’s Wellness division, headed by Doug Cutler ND, allows clients to balance their health and beauty from within. She is a Paramedical Esthetician, Laser Technician, and is on the advisory board for Photomedex, a national dermatology solutions company. Holly is also the creator of 3D Face Therapies™, and The Skin Management Model™ which models her progressive, multi-modality approach toward healing skin. Holly has a loyal word-of mouth following, and a flourishing business located in Michigan.
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