Thermage For Eyes
As you age, your skin’s collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them, causing your skin to lose elasticity—which often leads to wrinkles, and pockets of loose, sagging skin. The effects of age are typically most noticeable around the eyes, where skin is delicate and thin. Over time it will start to lose elasticity, beginning to droop and wrinkle, even creating heavy “hoods” that make you look older. This radiofrequency skin tightening treatment for the eyes is often called a nonsurgical eye lift or eyelid treatment and involves no downtime
Eyes by Thermage rejuvenates and brightens the eye area by:
- Tightening and toning the eyelids
- Reducing eyelid hooding
- Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Softening Crow’s Feet
One Thermage skin tightening eye treatment is usually all that is needed to see noticeably firmer, tighter skin around the eyes. Results may be noticeable as early as two weeks after treatment with continued skin tightening over time as new collagen is produced.
Before and After Pictures
What is the Eyelid Thermage used for?
It is used to non surgically tighten and lift the eyelid skin. It works best on these problems:
- reduces fine wrinkles above and below the eye
- reduces “hooding” – that loose skin on the upper eyelid if it’s mild to moderate
- makes the eye look more “open”
- helps to maintain the results of eyelid surgery
How does Thermage work?
The Thermage procedure uses radiofrequency energy to create a uniform heating effect in the deep dermis. This gentle heating tightens existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen which is followed by gradual collagen tightening. The result is a more youthful appearance to loose and sagging skin.
What kind of results can I expect with Thermage? When will I see results?
In a 2007 study, fifty-seven hundred patients (full face) were surveyed at multiple clinics. With the newer, third-generation multi-pass Thermage, 87 percent observed some immediate tightening, 92 percent had tightening six months after treatment, and 94 percent found that treatment results met their expectations. All patients show an increase in collagen in biopsy studies, so even if you don’t see a noticeable result, the procedure should help prevent more sagging.
How long does Eyelid Thermage take to work?
Although a few patients show immediate improvement, response to treatment for most patients is gradual with progressive improvement over 1 to 6 months. 80-90% of patients show measurable and noticeable effects at 6 months. All patients show an increase in collagen in biopsy studies. You’ll notice some immediate tightening of the skin and a bit of puffiness, usually unnoticeable to anyone else, immediately after the procedure. But there shouldn’t be bruising or redness of any kind. With Thermage, you can put on your makeup and go right back to work.
How many treatments will I need?
If you are 30-50, one may be enough. If over 50, its possible 2 treatments may be needed.
Do I need to come for maintenance treatments?
Most people repeat their Thermage treatments every 2 years or so. If you are over 50, it may be best to repeat the treatment yearly.