Disclaimer: Results, recovery, and risks vary by the individual.
The following information is meant as a guide only.
Tighten and Rejuvenate Skin with SL Clinic’s Thermage CPT in Singapore
The new and improved Thermage with Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) – tightens and smoothens saggy face, double chin, wrinkly crepey eyes, jowls and jawline – with greater comfort than ever before.
What is Thermage CPT?
Introduced in 1995, Thermage is no new-comer to the world of skin-tightening. With consistent research and development over the years, Thermage has thus far received FDA approval for the treatment of wrinkles on the face, eyelids and anywhere on the body. Its latest upgrade with larger tips and Comfort Pulse Technology (CPT) meant that Thermage offers a much more comfortable treatment at a shorter duration.
Thermage CPT uses monopolar capacitively coupled radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten and contour skin. This specialised monopolar technology allows the RF energy penetrate deeper than lasers, into the dermis and subcutaneous tissues. It is in these layers where collagen is stimulated, resulting in the tightening of the skin.
The top-down heating approach of Thermage CPT means it is able to treat many superficial skin concerns – wrinkles, pores, texture, dimples, and even pimples, although this is an off-label application. Thermage’s superior heating technology allows a patient to enjoy the skin tightening results for up to 1-2 years, in just a single treatment.
Thermage CPT treats a range of skin concerns and on many areas of the body:
➢ Chiefly, it is excellent at tightening crepey skin
➢ Smoothening wrinkles and fine lines
➢ Improving skin texture and pore size
➢ Visibly firmer skin
➢ Off-label use for acne
➢ Collagen production stimulated over time for lasting results
✓ Thermage CPT can be used to treat wrinkles on just about any part of the body
✓ Can be coupled with other skin tightening treatments for greater and longer lasting results
Thermage CPT is well-researched and tested. It is FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles on the entire body, and is the only treatment that’s FDA approved for treating the eyelids.
When is it too early to start Thermage CPT (or any other anti-ageing treatments)?
The saying that Prevention is Cure holds very true here. It’s a big misconception that you should only have Thermage when your skin is already wrinkly and sagging. Anti-ageing treatments such as lasers and Thermage should be done preventively, before your skin loses all its collagen and elasticity.
Waiting till your skin becoming saggy and wrinkly means it will be a lot more difficult to treat and will involve a lot more financial and time investment. Results will also never be as good compared to preventive treatments. Starting early on the other hand means you’re able to maintain and keep your skin in its youthful state, effectively stopping the ageing process in its tracks!
Greater skin tightening results with Thermage CPT & HIFU
While Thermage CPT heats the skin from top-down, HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) heats the skin from the inside-out. The two procedures work synergistically to give a 3-Dimensional non-invasive lift.
But which is better? In fact, both are excellent skin lifting treatments, each one excelling at different aspects.
Due to its top-down heating approach, Thermage CPT addresses concerns in the dermis – skin texture, pore size, wrinkles, firmness. The non-invasive, non-surgical HIFU with its inside-out heating mechanism goes into the deeper layers (e.g., SMAS or even deep fat layer) to lift skin that’s sagging from gravity, much like a face lift. This is why having both treatments done means you stand to reap maximum results.
Thermage CPT is FDA approved and is an entirely safe and effective procedure.
Depending on your skin condition, most patients see tighter skin, an improved skin texture and renewed facial/body contours. Wrinkles are also smoothened; and delicate eyelid skin is strengthened for a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Immediately after a single Thermage CPT treatment, skin will feel tighter and smoother. Additional tightening and smoothing will naturally occur over 3 to 6 months and possibly even sooner.
After assessing your needs, the doctor can perform the treatment in approximately an hour for a treatment of the face (longer for the body), subject to the doctor’s schedule. Otherwise, a later appointment can be made for the procedure itself.
Thermage CPT results can last up to two years. Results vary by the individual and lifestyle choices.
Thermage CPT, when compared to its predecessor, is a lot more comfortable. With the new Comfort Pulsed Technology (CPT) system, the radiofrequency (RF) energy is released in short rapid pulses at a very tolerable level. The new vibrating handpiece also ensures maximum comfort during treatment.
Because it is non-invasive, there is no downtime with Thermage CPT. You are free to return to daily activities immediately after treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately after the treatment session.
Minimal redness is seen in some patients after treatment, but generally disappears within several hours. Blisters and discomfort are rare after the procedure. Occasionally, mild swelling is noticed after the treatment but disappears in two or three days.
Thermage is suitable for anyone desiring a non-invasive method to improve their sagging or aging skin. The procedure is suitable for all skin types, and for both men and women. As with all medical procedures, you should be sure to disclose all of your medical history and current habits such as smoking and use of blood-thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.
Thermage CPT may be unsuitable in the following circumstances:
- Patients with unrealistic expectations, such as those who seek to reverse skin ageing and return to their younger self
- Patients using a cardiac pacemaker or other active implants
- People that are hypersensitive to heat
- Overly sensitive skin conditions such as eczema
- Recent chemical peel or dermabrasion
- Pregnant women
Pre-care: Ensure that you’re in a good state of health and not recovering from a bacterial or viral infection. Please ensure that you’re well hydrated before the procedure.
Post-care: Avoid the consumption of alcohol, swimming, strenuous exercise and going to a sauna for a day.