Thermage Skin Tightening
The ThermaCool NXT is Thermage's next generation system for non-invasive skin tightening and contouring. Redesigned with improvements both inside and out, the industry leading ThermaCool system is now even better. The result: faster treatments, more flexibility and greater ease-of-use than ever before. With the ThermaCool NXT system patients can achieve naturally younger and firmer looking skin through the stimulation of their own collagen.
The Thermage procedure is the only non-invasive, no-downtime treatment that delivers tighter skin, renewed facial contours and healthier collagen. This procedure is available only in the offices of qualified physicians who specialize in cosmetic procedures such as Medspa1064.
Skin is made up of two layers, the visible outer layer called the epidermis, and the deeper layer called the dermis. The main structural component of the dermis is a protein called collagen, which provides the skin its strength. As we age, the body produces less collagen resulting in wrinkles and laxity. The Thermage procedure causes the collagen in the dermal layers of the skin and its underlying tissue to tighten, thereby reducing skin laxity and wrinkles while renewing facial contours.
The Thermage procedure for Skin Tightening uses patented radiofrequency technology to create a precisely controlled zone of heating in the dermis and the underlying tissue. At the same time the epidermis is protected with continual cooling. Heating of the collagen to critical temperatures initiates a natural biological reaction that causes the collagen to contract and thicken. This process, called denaturation, provides the initial results of tighter, smoother looking skin.
In addition, the body also initiates a second response to heating within the dermis and underlying tissue. This response is part of the body's natural wound-healing response and initiates new collagen creation providing long-term tightening of the skin. The combination of these two processes provides immediate and long-term skin tightening effects.
While there are a number of procedures available that affect collagen, only the Thermage procedure offers a completely non-invasive, no-downtime method to tighten loose skin.