Had a look in the mirror this morning? Did you like what you saw? If you did that’s great but if you didn’t there are a lot of ‘somethings’ that can be done about that. Lots of choices but today I am just going to look at one particular ‘something’ which has revolutionised the non-surgical field.
This particular something uses technology first pioneered by Marconi. Similar technology provides television signals and radio programs. Radio-frequency (RF) has been used in the medical field for over 40 years, primarily in surgery for cautery and haemostasis.
These techniques are fundamentally based on heating caused by the RF energy passing through the body. Interestingly this heating occurs more at the small point of entry rather than the large point of exit. Developed more recently the Thermage device uses this principle to mildly ‘cook’ your own internal collagen.
Yes I did say cook. We raise the temperature of your internal collagen to between 55 and 62 degrees, which fractures and denatures the complex triple helix collagen molecules. This causes shrinkage and tightening, as visible in bacon frying in a pan.
Each individual pulse only lasts 1.9 seconds and the Thermage machine has a complex cooling mechanism designed to protect the upper layers of skin from the heating process to minimise the risks of burns or blisters. It certainly is a significant process to endure but it has nothing like the risks of surgery and nothing like the down time in terms of swelling and discomfort.
In fact I often describe it as my most discrete treatment as you go home afterwards looking almost entirely the same as you arrived. The results ease in gradually over the next few months and so no one else has to know anything at all.
And what can this marvellous new treatment achieve. With none of the risks and unpleasantness associated with surgery Thermage can give a significant degree of ‘lift’ to the face. It can defy gravity and return the cheeks, brows and jowls to a closer approximation of their original positions. Moreover it does this in a way that is soft and subtle and natural looking. More importantly it is very long lasting. When you consider that most non-surgical treatments only last a few months it is good to finally be able to offer a treatment which lasts two, three or four years!
So defy gravity, defy time, turn back the clock a little, in a way that is gentle and subtle but effective. In a way that no one else need ever be able to guess at. No surgical risks. No Surgical Pain. Cheaper than surgery too, but no not cheap, but then cheap things usually don’t work very well do they?
If you would like to find out more please ring the girls on 01625 598 000 to arrange for your free consultation.
I look forward to meeting you in person.
If you have questions about any of our procedures, or would like to arrange your free consultation, contact us today.
Eternal Youth Clinic
Tel: 01260 226688
We actively encourage people to seek independent medical advice before committing themselves to treatment.
A former Chief Examiner of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors now the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr Cronin was instrumental in the development of the Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine and a Senior Lecturer in Cosmetic Medicine at Leicester University.