In the age of modern consumerism, good looks aren’t just important for movie stars. Studies have shown that a perceived level of attractiveness correlates with higher pay. This has created a new class of savvy cosmetic procedure consumers, who, far from seeing facial surgery as a taboo, regard it as a business asset.
Fair or not, younger people are more able to get and to keep jobs -- and to continue to advance -- in their chosen field. Traditionally, people have waited until middle age to consider having a face lift. By that time, wrinkles and loose skin are quite apparent. Those things begin, however, with fine lines and minor wrinkling that can be addressed much earlier with less complicated, expensive, and time-consuming procedures.
Radio frequency face lift is a technique developed by Thermage, and is officially called a Thermacool face lift. This procedure uses radio frequency radiation to rejuvenate facial features minus the incisions or long recovery times.
The new wave of techniques to reverse the early signs of aging also have the advantage of being non-surgical in nature, which both lowers the expense and allows for more than one treatment without the look of having “overdone” it.
One of the most popular of these next generation techniques was developed by Thermage. Officially called a “Thermacool” face lift, the patented procedure uses radio frequency radiation to rejuvenate facial features with no incisions and a very short recovery time.
During the treatment, a radio emitter is placed against the skin. The radio energy passes through the upper layers of the skin and delivers heat to the underlying muscle and tissue. The heat causes the tissue to contract, and the upper layers to contract with it. (A cooling spray is used in conjunction with the radio emitter.)
The result of the treatment is tighter skin, reduced wrinkling, and a fresh new look. Usually there are only brief side effects like mild swelling and irritation that can be addressed with topical anesthetic creams.
Since its inception, the Thermacool radio frequency face lift has proven to be an effective non-surgical treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. The results are not as dramatic or obvious as a surgical face lift, but the technique is excellent for early maintenance of the initial signs of aging. Plus, there are no surgical scars. The entire procedure takes approximately an hour, with improvements visible for several months.
Talk to a plastic surgeon today about radio frequency face lifts. They're becoming more popular with time as people are looking for safer and effective alternatives to surgery.
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