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The beginner's guide to Thermage

25th December 2012

(Please note: the below article is for general user information and research purposes only. sk:n do not provide thermage as a treatment.)

When it comes to looking younger there's one ingredient that works wonders: collagen. A lot of different skin care treatments work by improving the skin's existing collagen or promoting the production of new collagen to make skin look younger and healthier.

Skin care treatment, thermage works in just this way: it heats the collagen layers in the skin with its unique radio frequency technology, which in turn tones existing collagen and promotes the growth of new collagen.

However, it sets itself apart from other skin treatments in a number of ways. Firstly, it's a versatile treatment. It can be used on the body or face, and it's effective on all skin colours. What many people like most about Thermage, however, is the fact that it doesn't disrupt your day-to-day life. A single session lasts 45-90 minutes depending on the area being treated and after the procedure you can safely drive yourself home or back to work.

The price tag is initially a shock to some people. However, you need to consider that the immediate results of the Thermage treatment (softened wrinkles and smoother skin for example) don't quickly fade - the effects last for up to six years. Many different creams claim to work wonders on your skin but in reality do little to improve its appearance. These lotions will cost just as much as Thermage if not more over a six year period, which makes the radio frequency procedure a very cost effective treatment.

If you're still unsure about whether Thermage is the right treatment for you a consultation with a trained dermatologist is the best way to find out for sure. They can give you a better idea of how the treatment will affect your skin or whether a different type of treatment may be more suitable altogether. Once you've made your mind up you might be able to begin looking forward to up to six years of younger looking skin.

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