Back in mid 2012, I did my first Thermage procedure as a preventive measure to ageing and to gain an overall lifted and tighten effect. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen Degeneres are amongst a few that swears by this procedure and can be used annually as a non invasive anti-ageing treatment.
Last month, I visited Saphira Clinic in Armadale as they are the first clinic in Australia that carries the latest Thermage Total Tip 3.0 (new and improved version from the one I experienced previously) and I gave it a good whirl.
Proven to be safe and effective in treating areas like face and neck, Thermage Total Tip comes with double the volume of maximum bulk heat delivery which allows more tissue to be heated to higher temperatures, hence resulting in immediate visible improvement.
Only one procedure is needed for visible results and it lasts for years to come, optimal results will last between 18 – 24 months and usually it takes between 8 to 12 weeks for the full results to be seen, V shape face here I come!
I won’t go through the step by step of the procedure since I have covered it in my previous post here.
In terms of the pain factor, I actually find Thermage Total Tip more tolerable because this time I know what to expect and the pain only happens in certain spots around the jaw line and close to the lips so the biting effect wasn’t as excruciating throughout.
I’d say only 30-40% of the whole treatment was bit painful but nothing unbearable. Oh and the neck area definitely stings!
Christiana who did my procedure also took into consideration with my key concerning areas like neck, jaw and eye area to prevent droopy eyelids. One of my favourite part of Thermage is that there is visibly and physically no downtime with this procedure. I could go swimming right after and there was no redness, no swelling and absolutely no downtime at all.
The other reason why I chose Thermage is because it us from the reputable Solta Medical company that continuously refines and improve their technologies. So be sure to triple check that the machine is Thermage and isn’t some imitation (yes there are heaps!) in the market.
Thermage is best for those who have suffered a lot of skin elasticity loss and creases in skin to get the best visible results. For me, it is no doubt a maintenance program to prevent collagen loss in years to come and I intend to have this done every 24 months to yield the best results.
Ageing gracefully and naturally is key for me, so I will do all I can for my skin to repair and work on generating those collagen before I would ever succumb to surgical facelift.
This picture was taken one day apart with the same iphone app. The only difference is my makeup in the “after” picture. Regardless, within 24 hours I could see my general face to appear toner (less puffy) and especially my puffy right face is visibly less droppy too.
Follow me on instagram (@ponikuta) and I shall post a 8-12 weeks update too.
Thermage CPT Total Tip details:
My treatment was sponsored by Saphira Clinic (23A Beatty Avenue, Armadale, VIC 3143
Suggested treatment price RRP AUD$2,400