Everything You Need to Know About This Easy and Effective Skin-Tightening Procedure
Thermage CPT is an innovative skin treatment that gives your skin a tighter, younger-looking appearance without any surgery or downtime. Using unipolar radio frequency technology, Thermage CPT sends energy into the deeper layers of your skin. This RF energy converts to heat energy, tightening and stimulating new collagen growth. This treatment gradually tightens loose, sagging skin, taking years off its appearance.
Thermage is effective for treating loose skin all over your body. However, the most common areas for treatment are usually the face, jawline, chin and neckline, the eyelids, and the abdomen.
Because it is a true zero-downtime procedure, you can get back to your usual routine immediately after treatment, upon leaving the office.
How this Treatment Works
With our experienced Thermage CPT specialist technician, a treatment session normally takes 90 minutes for a full face and neck treatment and about 45 minutes when treating the eyes only. Unlike many other tightening technologies that require several visits, Thermage CPT only requires one treatment session. Maintenance treatments are not necessary for up to one or 2 year’s time.
Although results can be seen immediately following your Thermage CPT treatment, they continue to improve over the course of the next 6 months. This makes it an ideal treatment for those looking for subtle and gradual changes. New collagen takes time to remodel itself and regenerate, explaining why we only see the final results after about 6 months post treatment. Once maximum results are achieved, they will last up to 18 months from the initial treatment.
Optimal candidates for this procedure are between the ages of 35 and 60, who have good remaining skin elasticity, are not smokers, have mild to moderate sagging and are looking for a non-surgical alternative to help them with their sagging jowls. Given that this is a non surgical treatment, realistic expectations are essential.
During your consultation, Dr. Tosoni will do a thorough assessment to decide if this treatment is right for you.
Here are some other tips and considerations for Thermage CPT:
- We recommend you take one Advil or Motrin ( an anti-inflammatory) as well as 2 extra strength Tylenols 1 hour prior to your treatment to make it as comfortable a procedure as possible.
- A conducting gel is used throughout the treatment. This will most likely mess up your hair—so save your hairstyling until later;
- During Thermage eye treatments, patients must wear protective plastic eye-shields similar to contact lenses;
- You should not have Thermage treatment in any area with a metal implant;
- If you have a pacemaker or a cochlear implant, you cannot have Thermage CPT treatments.
The gradual skin tightening effect of Thermage CPT will give you younger-looking skin without a shocking change to your appearance. This natural collagen-building and tightening process is a gentler alternative to face-lift surgery with none of the painful recovery downtime. With the help of Thermage CPT, you delay the sagging effects of aging.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.