Thermage FLX requires no injection and surgery, and continuously improves skin over time
Whether you’ve been actively visiting the spa or struggling to keep up with monthly facial appointments (like most of us), the two-month-long circuit breaker has made many of us realise the importance of a long-lasting and low-maintenance treatment to keep your skin looking impeccable at any moment.
As we patiently await the reopening of our favourite facial spas and aesthetic clinics, there’s no better time to do your research on what your skin needs and what treatment works best for it. We find out more from Dr Gerard Ee, medical director of The Clifford Clinic about Thermage FLX, the new generation skin tightening treatment for the face, eyes and body.
As most of us are familiar, collagen is essential to the hydration and elasticity of our skin, and the production of this protein decreases as we age, causing concerns like wrinkles and fine lines, hooded eyes, and sagging eye bags.
“Radio-frequency (RF) for skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment with no downtime, and effects can be seen after just a single session. In addition, the condition of the skin is expected to improve continuously over the next six months or more,” explains Dr Ee.
“Thermage FLX is unique in utilising patented monopolar RF technology, as compared to traditional bipolar RF in similar treatments. This monopolarity allows RF energy from Thermage FLX to penetrate deeper into the dermis—even reaching the subcutaneous fat, providing better effects as compared to similar treatments using RF energy.”
With Thermage FLX, heat is delivered safely and uniformly into the dermis of your skin to remodel existing collagen and stimulate collagen production in its fibrous network. Completely non-invasive, not even topical anaesthetic is required for the treatment, which is the only FDA-approved skin tightening treatment for the delicate eye area. This results in lifted contours, smoother skin, and improvements in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and even cellulite—albeit temporarily for the latter.