21 Jul Why Catriona Gray Loves Thermage FLX
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is the face (and body) of Thermage FLX, the revolutionary non-invasive skin tightening treatment. Available at RefinedMD, the latest technology is more comfortable than ever with results that can last for several months. Gray says she signed on to be an ambassador for the product because it aligns with her progressive perspective. “Thermo” comes from the Greek word for hot while “age,” of course, refers to the process of aging. Combining these two is a nod to how we can use heat to reverse and slow down the signs of aging, particularly one of the most noticeable: lines and wrinkles.
Here’s how it works: your provider uses an ergonomic handpiece that gets glided over your skin and delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy deep below the skin’s surface. This kick-starts collagen production. The cooling feature keeps you comfortable. Thermage FLX can be used just about anywhere on the face and body you want more taut, youthful skin. It’s often referred to as an alternative for a facelift, even though it can be used on the body, too. There’s no surgery, no downtime, and no need to take any time off.
Complement Thermage FLX
The original Thermage technology was also effective, but it was considered intolerable by many people. Thus, the FLX was born. Now, Thermage FLX is readily used by people of all tolerance levels. The process is quick, simple, and yields great results. It can be a means of delaying more aggressive options like surgery, or in some cases clients find that it’s so powerful they decline surgery altogether. However, bear in mind that it’s rare that any singular solution gives you the full results you want. It’s a good idea to mix and match treatments for the best outcome.
One of the most complementary treatments to Thermage FLX (on the face) is Botox and fillers. Thermage FLX lifts and tightens the skin, but Botox is a neuromodulator that freezes muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. You can get both during the same appointment. Botox doesn’t last as long as Thermage FLX results, usually 3 – 6 months on average, but is a fast and easy way to get wrinkles under control. Dermal fillers tackle a different aging issue: lost volume. We lose the good fat in our face as we get older, which can exacerbate lines and wrinkles while providing a hollow appearance. Most dermal fillers are made using synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA) and instantly fill in spaces where we either lost volume or always wanted it. It can highlight the results of Thermage FLX by further plumping the skin.
Getting Ready for Thermage FLX
There is no prep needed for ThermageFLX and very little aftercare. Most clients can immediately get back to their day, but some might notice redness and very minor swelling for 1 – 2 days after their treatment. If this is your first time getting Thermage FLX, schedule it at least one week before any major event or photos. However, that is the extent of any planning. Unlike many other non-surgical procedures, Thermage FLX is a “one-and-done” treatment.
Also unlike some other treatments, Thermage FLX doesn’t make your skin more vulnerable to UV damage. You should always apply medical-grade sunscreen year-round, but skin is especially at risk in the summer months and after some treatments, like chemical peels. This is why many people avoid cosmetic treatments this time of year—but you don’t have to with Thermage FLX. It works from the inside out, stimulating collagen production. Skin is of course still vulnerable to sun damage, but the treatment itself doesn’t exacerbate this.
Is Thermage FLX for You?
This treatment is suitable for men and women of all ages and of any skin tone and type. It can be used to ward off early signs of aging for those in their 20s and 30s or as a means of reversing the signs of aging. We all stop producing as much collagen as we used with age. Tools like Thermage FLX can reverse that, turning back the clock and giving us the tighter, plumper, dewier skin we love. Schedule your consultation or appointment for Thermage FLX at RefinedMD today by calling the office or filling out the online contact form.