Offspring Managing Editor, Kate Durak, reviews thermage skin tightening treatment.

I recently had Thermage on my face at Balabala Laser Clinic in Hay Street, Perth. The results for Thermage are fantastic. In my opinion, it is the best option currently on the market for skin tightening and lifting that does not require surgery.

I am a 45-year-old mother of two, and I am conscious of sagging skin, particularly around my jowls Thermage is fantastic for lifting the skin. There is no downtime, and the results are natural, taking three months to fully manifest. Based on experience, the treatment lasts more than a year.

I discussed my skin aging concerns and options with the knowledgeable and attentive staff at Balabala Laser Clinic. The therapists were very experienced and professional. I immediately felt comfortable and at ease when meeting with my therapist, who listened carefully to my needs and concerns.

My therapist explained that, during ageing, the elastin and collagen in the skin break down faster than the body can rebuild. This causes wrinkles, skin laxity and pockets of loose, sagging skin.

The Thermage treatment takes around 45 minutes, and it is a non-surgical skin treatment that stimulates the production of new connective tissue in the dermis and rebuilds and reinforces the skin from within. There is no downtime.

Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to heat the skin and stimulate collagen renewal in the skin’s deeper layers. The heat energy is focused on a precise depth within the skin, and cooling technology protects the upper epidermal layers. This technique improves the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surface.

The device was applied all over my face in small sections. I could feel slight pressure and a deep warming sensation – this indicates that collagen is reaching an adequate temperature for tightening the skin.

I felt very relaxed in the clinic, and my skin instantly looked brighter and tighter, and I experienced no redness from the treatment.

The Thermage treatment immediately tightens the existing collagen structures and then continues improvement over the next six months as collagen production is activated.

A month following treatment, I am pleased with the results – my skin has tightened and feels smoother and glowing.

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