Skin tightening is one of the most sought-after cosmetic enhancements today, offering the youthful allure of healthy, evenly toned skin through invasive or surgical methods such as a facelift. With the advancements of technology, there are now non-invasive facelifting and non-surgical skin tightening treatments made available to achieve tauter, firmer skin, such as 5G Thermage FLX.
What is 5G Thermage FLX?
Collagen is a primary constructive protein in the human skin, serving the purpose of providing elasticity and stretchiness to the skin, and maintaining the musculoskeletal system healthy. Over time, the level of collagen in our skin depletes, which makes it the primary cause of loose, saggy skin in as early as your mid-30s.
The 5th Generation (5G) Thermage FLX relies on the controlled heating of the deeper layers of the skin, through radiofrequency (RF) energy. With controlled heating, the body’s natural collagen production is revitalized, effectively making the skin look younger with smoother contours.
How is 5G Thermage FLX different from previous generations?
A major difference between Thermage FLX and traditional skin tightening treatments is its non-surgical nature, as this treatment requires no penetration in the skin. The heat is generated and targeted through advanced applicators, which is gently swept across the surface of the skin.
The 5th Generation (5G) machine implements the use of a new range of applicator tips which cover a larger surface area than its previous versions. This added improvement allows for shorter treatment time and enhanced results by up to 25%.
5G Thermage FLX Non-surgical Skin Tightening Treatment
The first stage of the procedure involves an in-depth analysis of the skin with Illumia’s medical director Dr. Ram Nath, which helps to determine if the client is eligible for the treatment. The objective is to create a unique treatment plan according to your skin’s needs and objectives, which will effectively grant you natural-looking results.
As Thermage FLX is non-invasive, no general nor local anesthesia is required, however a light amount of numbing cream may still be applied, improving the client’s comfort. Following the skin analysis, the appropriate Thermage applicators will be placed onto the face, accordingly to the patient’s needs and goals. The heat originating from the radiofrequency energy will be delivered in a controlled manner to target the specific objectives.
Treatment time can range between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the client’s treatment plan. Partial results will surface immediately after treatment and progressively in the weeks to follow, lasting up to 12 months.
What to expect after the procedure?
Clients can expect to see reduced sagginess, firmer skin, and less visible wrinkles.
Thermage FLX works on the skin from within, carefully stimulating the collagen matrix and boosts production to help gradually tighten the skin to give patients a significantly more youthful appearance. The wrinkles and fine lines will also fade over time, in harmony with the other benefits and enhancements. While these results usually last for up to 12 months, top-up sessions can keep the enhancements last longer.
Patients can resume their daily activities shortly, in most cases even on the day of the treatment. The non-surgical approach, combined with the advanced technology which makes up this treatment, results in little to no downtime following the treatment.
However, clients may still experience mild discomforts of the skin in the first days after the procedure, but these cases are rare and not noticeable.
Who is a suitable candidate?
Thermage is generally suitable for all skin types and ages. If you are looking for a skin tightening anti-aging treatment and prefer a non-surgical approach, Thermage FLX can be an ideal procedure to help you achieve your goals.
To determine your eligibility, a detailed skin assessment is required by an aesthetic doctor. In contrast to traditional facelifts, the 5G Thermage FLX can also be performed in conjunction with other skin treatments, allowing for optimal skin enhancements within a shorter amount of time.
Thermage FLX provides several advantages above other similar facelifting alternatives, and as the procedure delivers firmer, healthier-looking skin that lasts up to a year, more clients have preferred non-invasive skin tightening treatments to help them achieve their ideal appearance.
Learn about your suitability for Illumia’s 5G Thermage FLX treatment by scheduling a simple consultation with our board-certified doctors today.