Hello, youth­ful skin

A new ra­diofre­quency treat­ment aims to pro­vide early and long-last­ing re­sults.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - CLOVE - By WIL­LIAM K.C. KEE star2@thes­tar.com.my

IF you’re look­ing for a non-in­va­sive treat­ment to tackle the ef­fects of age­ing, there is a new op­tion avail­able. Solta Med­i­cal, the global mar­ket leader in aes­thetic skin treat­ments, has in­tro­duced the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in wrin­kle treat­ment.

Called the Thermage To­tal Tip 3.0, it is touted as a highly ef­fec­tive treat­ment for face and neck as well as other body parts, of­fer­ing early vis­i­ble re­sults in ad­di­tion to con­sis­tent long-term re­sults. Tar­geted and uni­form bulk heat­ing al­lows der­ma­tol­o­gists to treat pa­tients ef­fec­tively while main­tain­ing pa­tient com­fort.

By us­ing ra­diofre­quency tech­nol­ogy, it helps to smooth and con­tour the skin, as well as tem­po­rar­ily re­duce the ap­pear­ance of cel­lulite, in a sin­gle treat­ment with lit­tle to no down­time.

“With the To­tal Tip, pa­tients are see­ing vis­i­ble re­sults in their face, jowls and neck right off the ta­ble,” said Michael S. Kaminer, man­ag­ing part­ner of Skin­Care Physi­cians, as­sis­tant clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor of der­ma­tol­ogy at Yale Med­i­cal School and ad­junct as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at Dart­mouth Med­i­cal School and Brown Med­i­cal School, in the United States.

“Doc­tors can con­fi­dently treat the face, neck, hands and body with one highly-ef­fec­tive tip. The To­tal Tip safely de­liv­ers as much as two times greater bulk heat­ing vol­ume, which al­lows more tis­sue to be heated to higher tem­per­a­tures, de­liv­er­ing bet­ter re­sults,” added S. Kaminer in a press re­lease. “Thermage has had 10 years of tech­no­log­i­cal re­fine­ment, and pa­tients con­tinue to see re­sults that are more con­sis­tent and su­pe­rior to what we saw in the past.”

The Thermage To­tal Tip is ef­fec­tive for fa­cial treat­ments be­cause it de­liv­ers uni­form, vol­u­met­ric bulk heat­ing. This heat is dis­persed through the vas­cu­lar struc­tures, which are more abun­dant on the face than other ar­eas of the body. This dis­per­sal of en­ergy may lead to in­creased pa­tient tol­er­a­bil­ity and al­low prac­ti­tion­ers to de­liver an ef­fi­cient vol­ume of heat to the face, with pos­i­tive out­comes. Pa­tients no­tice both early and longterm re­sults.

This writer re­cently tried the treat­ment at Ko Skin Spe­cial­ist in Klang. Verdict: I saw im­me­di­ate re­sults; wrin­kles on my face and neck were re­duced and the con­tours of my face, more de­fined.

It’s ideal for those who want to look younger but don’t want the overly dras­tic change or ex­tended down­time that comes with surgery.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr Ko Chung Beng, who founded Ko Skin Spe­cial­ist in 1997, Thermage has been in­creas­ingly re­quested by his pa­tients.

“Pa­tients are able to see im­me­di­ate con­tour­ing, ton­ing and tight­en­ing re­sults on their face, jowl and neck,” said Dr Ko.

“Thermage helps to tighten ex­ist­ing col­la­gen and stim­u­late new nat­u­ral col­la­gen pro­duc­tion for up to six months fol­low­ing the treat­ment,” added Dr Ko. “The re­sult­ing re­mod­elled col­la­gen lasts for years; and vis­i­ble re­sults may last for years, de­pend­ing on the pa­tient’s skin con­di­tion and nat­u­ral age­ing process.”

He dis­pelled the mis­con­cep­tion that Thermage is painful, and added that there has been no side ef­fect re­ported.

“Most of my pa­tients re­quest for their face and eyes to be treated with Thermage,” ex­plained Dr Ko.

“Thermage is de­signed es­pe­cially for the face and the body and it is the first and only pro­ce­dure cleared by the FDA for eye­lids. Thermage can safely con­tour the skin on most body parts, in­clud­ing the stom­ach, arms, hands, knees, thighs and but­tocks.”

Dr Ko said the unique sell­ing point of Thermage is that it is non-in­va­sive. “It also de­liv­ers su­pe­rior re­sults; ther­a­peu­tic heat de­liv­ered through­out the treat­ment pro­duces early re­sults.

“And we’re happy with the high pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion – pa­tients are see­ing vis­i­ble re­sults right off the ta­ble and the re­sults con­tinue to im­prove over time, en­hanc­ing their treat­ment ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Thermage treat­ment is avail­able at se­lected skin clin­ics, in­clud­ing Ko Skin Spe­cial­ist, Bev­erly Wil­shire Med­i­cal Cen­tre, The Sloane Clinic and Dr Alice To­tal Well­ness Spe­cial­ist.

Thermage To­tal Tip 3.0 is touted as a highly ef­fec­tive treat­ment for the face and neck as well as other body parts. Thermage is ef­fec­tive for fa­cial treat­ments be­cause it de­liv­ers uni­form, vol­u­met­ric bulk heat­ing.

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