Thermage CPT

The latest Thermage Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) enhances collagen production by safely heating the deeper layers of the skin resulting in a smoother, firmer and more youthful looking appearance without surgery or injections.

Your Treatment With Us

Our experienced clinicians will tailor a Thermage CPT treatment to suit your desired outcomes. Depending upon the area to be treated, Thermage CPT can take as little as 45 minutes for the face and up to an hour and a half for other parts of the body.

Who is suited to this treatment?

Patients of any skin type with concerns relating to ageing or skin laxity. Thermage treats:

  • Loose and sagging skin of the face
  • Jowl formation
  • Hooding around the eyes
  • Wrinkled, crepey or sagging skin on the body
  • Cellulite

It’s important to note that Thermage will only target specific treatment areas and will not tighten or firm fatty bulges or loose muscles. Individuals who want more substantial skin tightening benefits may want to consider a surgical alternative.

What is Thermage CPT

Thermage Comfort Pulse technology is a third generation of the ‘tried and tested’ radiofrequency skin tightening technology. This non-invasive treatment uniformly heats and contracts the deeper supportive dermal layers in the skin to smooth and contour the skin for a more youthful looking appearance. There is minimal to no downtime with natural results achieved in a single treatment. The new generation of Thermage includes the new comfort pulse technology that makes this treatment very comfortable compared to other skin tightening devices.

What do we most commonly treat using Thermage CPT?

We use Thermage CPT at Liberty Belle Skin Centre for skin firming enhancement. We have found Thermage to be a great addition to the other non-surgical treatments we offer for rejuvenation and enhancement of the face and body.  We primarily use Thermage CPT for patients requesting non-surgical alternatives to improve their neck, face or eye areas. We have used RF successfully for facial skin tightening at Liberty Belle for many years and are proud to be able to offer the latest generation Thermage CPT.

Which areas of the face and body do you most commonly treat using Thermage CPT

At Liberty Belle Thermage treatments are most commonly performed for firming of the jawline, reduction of jowls, smoothing skin around the eyes and for treating loose or crepey skin at the front of the neck. The Thermage CPT can also treat poor skin tone in many other areas including wrinkly skin on the stomach after pregnancy and loose skin on the arms or legs.

 

What are the particular benefits of using radiofrequency energy to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin?

Thermage CPT effectively stimulates collagen and elastin levels in the skin to improve skin tone and elasticity without surgery, needles or downtime and delivers highly pleasing and lasting results. Thermage CPT is a safe treatment for all skin colours making it a better treatment option than laser resurfacing for those with dark skin types. It consistently delivers benefits as a single treatment however for improved results treatment can be repeated after 6 months to 3 years depending on need. Thermage CPT helps counteract the natural decline in collagen production which occurs as we age. By having Thermage CPT at intervals of 6 to 36 months, patients can maintain their skin by remaining one step ahead of the natural decline in their skin.

What can you expect from the actual treatment?

Thermage CPT skin firming treatment is scientifically proven to work by its heating effect on the deeper layers of the skin which tightens and stimulates collagen.  It is performed routinely in our skin centre as a walk-in walk-out procedure. Patients feel a warm to hot sensation and the treatment has been made far more comfortable as a result of the latest 3rd generation Thermage technology so there is no need for topical anaesthetic. At Liberty Belle we have this latest Thermage technology which features a new vibrating tip and advanced “cryo” contact cooling for maximum patient comfort. Patients will usually experience mild plumping of the skin after treatment which can immediately  give the skin a firmer appearance . Mild erythema (redness) can occur but it dissipates after a few hours and is easily covered with a light mineral powder. At consultation we ascertain each patient’s individual aims and special requirements because it is vital that patients have realistic expectations about the improvements expected from Thermage. While this is a straightforward procedure with no downtime, it does not deliver the lift or correction possible with surgery.

Do you use Thermage alone or in combination with any other procedures?

While Thermage CPT can be performed as a standalone treatment, it can also be incorporated into one of the combination treatment regimes we offer at Liberty Belle. Advice about what is most appropriate will depend on each person’s individual concerns and of course their skin assessment and based on our experience we advise our clients on their options. To achieve the best possible results Thermage CPT therapy can be combined with treatments including laser treatments, skin care, and cosmetic injections.

What kind of results can I expect?

The process of building new collagen in your skin isn’t an instantaneous one. The collagen building process that the Thermage delivers continues to improve the look and tone of the skin over time with long term results being evident and improving for 2 – 6 months after the initial treatment.

A thickening of the dermis is highly consistent and to the patient this usually feels like their skin is firmer or denser.

Results can vary depending on your immune responses, however many patients have reported:

  • Smoother, tighter skin with less sagging
  • Redefined contours
  • Softening of wrinkles and fine lines on the face and body

How long do the results last?

Patients have noted that improvements remain for around 18 months after one treatment. Patients choosing to maintain or improve results can have repeat treatments at appropriate intervals from between 6 months and 3 years.

Who is your typical Thermage patient?

While everyone can benefit from a Thermage CPT treatment, the best results have been achieved in younger patients in their 30’s or 40’s who are concerned about loose skin. More collagen for all!!