Thermage is a form of radio frequency (RF) skin tightening. At The Clinic, we are a certified Thermage partner and one of the first clinics in Australia to introduce the new Thermage FLX Machine. Thermage FLX is the most advanced, non surgical skin tightening technology available. With a larger treatment tip that generates more heat and energy, Thermage FLX is a faster and more intensive treatment to tighten loose and sagging skin on the face.
We start with a thorough cleanse of the face and a temporary tattoo grid is transferred to act as a treatment 'map'.
The nurse will apply the Thermage tip, one pulse at a time. As the device touches your skin, you’ll feel a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heating sensation with gentle vibration.
The heating sensation is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for collagen remodeling. Throughout the procedure, the nurse will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
A full face Thermage treatment takes 90 minutes.
"It's my second Thermage treatment. I love that it firms and tightens my skin. The best thing is the after result, there's no downtime whatsoever so I can get on with my day. It's absolutely worth it."
- Terry, 47
Visibly tighter skin with a reduction in lines and wrinkles. Results from Thermage are immediate and will continue to improve over time during the course of your body’s natural collagen rebuilding process.
There are no special requirements for Thermage FLX. You can apply makeup, exercise and bathe as usual after your treatment.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
Please note, Thermage cannot be performed within 4 weeks before or after having anti-wrinkle injections.
Thermage FLX is a clinically proven and non invasive way to tighten and contour the skin, combating loose and sagging skin caused by age, weight loss, children and other determining factors. Thermage treatments are all about energy – focusing radiofrequency energy into specific areas to kick start the body’s own collagen renewal process. By heating the deep layers of the skin, Thermage causes collagen fibres to contract, instantly improving the appearance of sagging or loose skin, giving you a smoother, firmer and younger look. Thermage works in a single treatment with no down time and delivers a natural result.
Using radiofrequency technology, Thermage FLX works below the surface to heat the deep layers of your skin, helping to remodel existing collagen and producing new collagen for an overall younger looking appearance. While laser treatments and other radiofrequency procedures also work to tighten the skin, no other treatment heats as deeply as Thermage FLX.
With a larger treatment tip that generates more heat and energy, Thermage FLX is a faster treatment, allowing greater client comfort. Each pulse of the machine delivers customised radiofrequency to every inch of the treatment area, followed by a double cryogen cooling effect.
Thermage does not affect the outer layers of the skin, so there are minimal side effects or risks. There may be some mild swelling or redness after your Thermage procedure, which will subside within 48 hours.
Thermage is safe during breastfeeding but is not recommended during pregnancy due to the radiowave technology.
For best results, we recommended one Thermage treatment every 12 months.
During the procedure you may experience tingling and a slight burning sensation. We rate the pain 3/10, which can be easily managed with over the counter pain relief we recommend you taking 1-2 hours prior your treatment.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from Thermage FLX, please know that results do vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how Thermage works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.