My Thermage Face Lift Journal

Saturday, September 9

I Had a Face Carry At present

If I had a face raise immediately, you could surprise how I’m able to sit on the pc and sort up this journal. I look just about as I did after I acquired up this morning and I really feel high quality. After the process, my husband and I went to a restaurant for a pleasant lunch.

Are you questioning why I look just about as I did this morning and why I am not wrapped up like a mummy and in excruciating ache? It is as a result of I had a non-invasive face raise process known as Thermage.

I feel I look higher already and my pores and skin feels tighter, however it’s not sufficient that others ought to discover and it would simply be a short lived irritation impact of the process. You are still questioning why I did this, proper?

Nicely, my plastic surgeon (and the Thermage web site) defined that the therapy causes collagen to develop to re-plump and raise the face.

Given my age (60) and the situation of my pores and skin (superb for my age), I can count on the advance to proceed for the following 18 months. He stated the advance will final for an additional six years after that.

Everyone seems to be completely different. He stated the outcomes rely on how a lot collagen you continue to have; as a result of the therapy works on that which you may have – thickening and lengthening it. I’ve seen the earlier than and after footage on the Thermage web site and in a brochure the physician gave me.

I am actually excited in regards to the prospect of wanting youthful and youthful every day for the following 12 months and a half (as an alternative of the reverse!). I am additionally happy that the therapy ought to final virtually so long as a surgical face raise and that it was so inexpensive.

Subsequent time, I will inform you in regards to the process itself and I promise to drag no punches.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Thermage Non-Invasive Face Carry – Blow by Blow Account

Some docs will wish to see you for an analysis earlier than scheduling the Thermage process. I requested mine if every part might be executed in a single go to as a result of his workplace is kind of removed from my dwelling. He was very accommodating.

I arrived at 11:00 and was taken proper into the physician’s workplace. He appeared intently at my face and the situation of my pores and skin. Then he defined the process intimately and stated he would do 600 pulses which would come with therapy of the brow, crow’s toes space, mid-face, across the mouth, alongside the jaw line and the higher neck (in entrance). He gave me an anti-inflammatory capsule to put below my tongue.

I used to be requested to take away my make-up totally and lie on a reclining chair (as in a dentist’s workplace). A big rubber pad coated with gel was positioned on my waist space and a wire was plugged into it. I assumed this was to conduct electrical energy via my physique. Uh-oh, I believed this was going to be radio waves. No one stated something about electrical energy!

Then got here the “tattooing”. Don’t fret, it isn’t everlasting. The physician positioned a clear versatile sheet with a grid-like sample in opposition to my brow and thoroughly rubbed over it with alcohol, transferring the grid sample to my pores and skin. Then he did the identical to the remainder of my face and to my neck. I will need to have appeared a sight! Good factor I could not see myself.

Come again subsequent time for the remainder of my story: Thermage Non-Invasive Face Carry – Ouch and Wow!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Thermage Non-Invasive Face Carry – Ouch and Wow!

So there I used to be, stretched out on the “dentist’s chair”, staring on the brilliant overhead lights with a rubber pad caught to my stomach and features “tattooed” throughout my face and neck. The physician confirmed me the radio-frequency wand which might be used for my Thermage.

Every affected person will get their very own particular person tip. I am undecided why. For the reason that process is non-invasive, I doubt that it’s for sanitary causes. Maybe the digital chip which delivers the costs wears out?

Thermage works by heating collagen fibers beneath the pores and skin’s floor. With age, collagen fibers skinny, shorten and rigidify. Because the face loses collagen mass, the dermis wrinkles, collapses in and ultimately begins to sag.

For some motive, heating the present collagen fibers with radio waves causes them to loosen up and lengthen. Simply as importantly, the warmth stimulates the present collagen to develop and thicken once more. For this reason the outcomes of Thermage are usually not instantly evident, however slightly develop over time.

The physician warned me that I’d really feel a sensation of warmth and at instances a little bit of “discomfort”. If I couldn’t tolerate the “discomfort”, he might decrease the frequency. To guard the dermis from burning, a bit of jet of Freon (I feel) is sprayed on the identical time the radio waves are transmitted.

Darn, I am out of time once more and I did not get to the “Ouch and Wow!” half. Subsequent time – I promise.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Thermage Non-Invasive Face Carry – Ouch and Wow 2!

The physician started zapping my brow in accordance with the tattoo sample. That wasn’t too unhealthy. Just a little warmth and generally a little bit of a tingling sensation. Nevertheless on extra delicate areas of the face and neck, there was particular ache. It jogged my memory of facial electrolysis.

Because the nurse observed me tensing with the ache, she supplied me a small foam ball to squeeze. The physician advised me to breathe deeply. I discovered that there’s a particular rhythm to maximise the ache reduction utilizing these methods. Inhale deeply. Squeeze the ball tightly and exhale with the ache. It actually helped. Type of like mini-Lamaze, I suppose.

A number of instances, the physician requested me if I wished him to decrease the depth. Every time I stated, “No”. I wished the utmost profit from the therapy. The physician made a primary go over every space. This was the one painful one.

Then he did a second go on the interstices (between the primary factors). Lastly, he went over the “actually unhealthy areas” (his phrases, not mine – however I feel everyone knows what he meant!). I hardly felt that. An hour after the process began, I used to be executed. Huge sigh of reduction.

I used to be unplugged. The physician and nurse wiped the tattoo from my pores and skin.

Subsequent time, I will inform you about aftercare and reply the burning query, “Would I ever do that once more?”

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Thermage Non-Invasive Face Carry – You Bethcha!

Once I final wrote (I really feel like I am doing an previous radio present – “Once we final left Little Orphan Annie, she was cowering within the coal bin together with her trustworthy canine, Sandy …), my Thermage process had simply been accomplished. I stood up from the “dentist’s chair” and felt a bit woozy. The nurse stated that was from the stress and it rapidly dissipated.

I went to the washroom to clean up and get the primary glimpse of the brand new me. No redness, no swelling. I appeared just about as I did proper earlier than the Thermage. I say “just about” as a result of I believed I detected a barely tightened look however understand that will have been wishful considering on my half.

My face felt high quality. There have been a pair spots of very minor tenderness, however nothing I’d even take an aspirin for. Then I sat down with the physician to study aftercare.

For 2 months I’m to drink a tablespoon of chlorophyll dissolved in water morning and night time, in addition to a glass of 1000mg of vitamin C dissolved in water.

Within the morning I’m to placed on a excessive SPF face cream and at night time, an lively C, a.okay.a. L-ascorbic acid or C esther face cream. My physician defined that vitamin C is the most effective factor for collagen.

Who knew? I am undecided why the chlorophyll and wish to analysis that.

It is now eight days post-treatment. My husband says in profile he sees a outstanding enchancment in my neck. I see a outstanding enchancment over all. I simply look higher each day. Pals are beginning to take a look at me humorous however nobody has requested “the” query but.

Am I glad I did it? As they are saying within the film “Fargo”, “You betcha!”

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Thermage Choices and Options

Should you’re concerned with Thermage after studying my blow-by-blow account, go to the Thermage web site. There you’ll discover tons extra data, earlier than and after movies of actual individuals, and even a worldwide Thermage-certified doctor finder.

Should you reside in a excessive price nation, just like the U.S. or Canada, you could wish to think about combining a trip together with your Thermage. The cash you save on the Thermage will most likely pay to your trip. And since there isn’t a restoration interval or post-treatment ache you possibly can take pleasure in all your keep.


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