Hello, youthful skin
A new radiofrequency treatment aims to provide early and long-lasting results.
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.