Thermage FLX – What you need to know

It seems like with every month that goes past, there is a new beauty treatment on offer. Because of this, it can be hard to keep up and even identify treatments that may have been out for a while but that you’ve missed with all the new options coming to the market. 

Everyone involved in the beauty industry should want clients to find the treatments that work best for them and genuinely help them. Because of this, I wanted to highlight a treatment that some of you may have missed out there, Thermage FLX. Now unlike laser hair removal or microneedling, it’s not entirely clear what this treatment is just from its name, although there is a hint, so below, you’ll find all the key information you need to know about Thermage FLX. 

Thermage FLX treatment

How does it work?

When learning about a new treatment, the first thing to find out is how it works. Thermage FLX uses radiofrequency technology to heat the collagen-rich layers deep in your skin. This heat causes the water molecules to separate from the fibrous collagen, and this contracts the skin resulting in it becoming tighter. Over the following months, new collagen is deposited naturally by your body in the treated areas, which further helps to tighten your skin. 

How long does it take?

Depending on the treated areas, a session can take between 30 to 90 minutes. You will only have one treatment session to think about, so you don’t need to worry about booking multiple treatment sessions over the course of a few months or a year. There is also no recovery time required following a session, so you can quickly get back to your normal daily activities. All of this means that the overall time needed for a Thermage FLX treatment is relatively low, making it a quick process. 

Can it target different areas?

Yes, it can! As with lots of treatments on offer today, Thermage FLX can be used on several areas of the body, depending on your needs. There are certain key areas that often show signs of ageing and can be very noticeable, such as the cheeks on your face and around your eyes. Along with these areas, Thermage FLX can also be used on other parts of your body, such as your stomach and legs. 

Will it hurt?

The first thing to say here is that everyone is different, so each person will have a different pain threshold. However, a lot of thought has gone into making this treatment as painless as possible. A vibrating cooling tip is used to counter the heat generated by the radiofrequency technology to aid in patient comfort during a treatment. It’s also important to remember this treatment is non-invasive, so there is no cutting or injections to worry about. 

Is it right for me?

Ageing is a natural process we all go through, and this is something we have to accept. Part of getting older is seeing changes in our skin and while we can never go back to having the skin of an 18-year-old, we can do things to keep our skin healthy and looking as good as possible. Thermage can help people looking for smoother and tighter skin, but it’s important to remember that results will vary between people, as with all treatments. 

When considering Thermage FLX, you should speak with an approved clinic and get their professional opinion on if this is right for you. Remember, there are different ways to achieve smoother and tighter skin with different treatments, and the clinic may have alternatives that suit you better. One such clinic that offers Thermage FLX treatments and a variety of other’s is Aesthetics Lab in London. This award-winning clinic is always happy to talk with people who are interested in different treatments. Thank you to Aesthetics Lab for helping put this article together. 

*This is a collaborative post

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