Are you looking in the mirror and spotting a few areas of ageing on your eyes, face, neck or body? Do you want to watch the clock roll back to a time when your skin had a youthful appearance? Then why not check in to the Skin to Love Clinic, quite possibly the best skin tightening clinic in Hertfordshire. We would say that, wouldn’t we? But we don’t say it lightly as Jane Lewis our MD trains practitioners across the UK and Europe on how to use Thermage® CPT, one of the most popular nonsurgical skin tightening treatments on the market today, so, we really do know what we are talking about.
So, what is the magic behind Thermage® CPT? And what does CPT stand for?
Well, first things first as we get older, our skin begins to lose laxity which can result in the skin having a loose and sagging appearance. Thanks to breakthroughs in radio frequency technology these nagging skin issues can be tightened up. And that’s where Thermage® CPT comes in to play as it uses a unique radiofrequency treatment which helps improve the skin’s droopy appearance. So how does this help? Simply the radiofrequency stimulates the skin to renew collagen growth deep down in your skin and the result is a long-lasting tightening, smoothing and firming of skin. And as for CPT, it stands for Comfort Pulse Technology – this has revolutionised the comfort of the latest generations of Thermage® CPT treatments as it uses the ‘gate control theory’ of how we perceive discomfort. This theory shows that the brain suppresses any discomfort it would usually sense if it’s distracted by another sensation. In this case, Thermage® CPT uses gentle vibrations combined with a soothing, cooling sensation burst which results in a very comfortable treatment.
How long does a treatment take and when can you expect to see results?
Thermage® CPT is designed to be a single treatment and depending on the area treated can take between 45 to 60 minutes to treat your eyes and up to 90 minutes for facial treatments. Fortunately, there’s no downtime and superficial results can be seen immediately after a treatment, but please, do expect it to take up to 6 months to see the full results as it can take this length of time for your skin to start to regenerate and your collagen matrix rebuild and repair itself, although some do see changes in the lead up to the 6 month mark.
The big question – does it hurt?
Well, that’s exactly the question that Floyd Mayweather Jr., undefeated world boxing champion in five weight categories and one of the highest-paid athletes in the world asked when he had a Thermage® treatment. The answer: it’s mild discomfort and can be well tolerated – so much better than being in the ring we’d say! Seriously though let’s hear what our clients who have experienced the treatment have to say?
“Having never had any treatments of this nature before I was slightly nervous. Jane immediately put me at ease and I was pleasantly surprised that it is virtually painless. I believe this was down to Jane’s obvious expertise. The follow-up call next morning was a very nice touch and much appreciated.” Debbie
“Excellent and very comfortable Thermage treatment on my eyes with Jane. Caring, kind, gentle and professional as always. Women working humorously together in defence against the hooded eyelid! Very pleased with the results of this staple treatment. Thanks as always for your expertise and care Jane.” Julie
Consultations are an important part of the treatment process and allow you to understand if the benefits of the treatment are outweighed by any possible side effects. During a consultation, your concerns will be assessed, and your medical practitioner will be able to discuss whether this treatment is appropriate for you, as well as any suitable alternative treatments. So, if you would like to discuss skin tightening treatments and would like to have a chat with one of the team then please call the clinic to book an appointment on 01727 837429.
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