As we grow older, our skin goes through a number of changes; these can have a range of ageing effects, from lines and wrinkles to age spots and unwanted sagging. At The Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we offer a range of treatments to help combat these signs of ageing and help you to retain a youthful appearance.

One of the leading causes of skin ageing is the breakdown of collagen, the main structural protein of the skin. As less collagen is produced, your skin can become thin and crepey; it can sag and bulge, and wrinkles become more and more noticeable.

Body Thermage Treatments

Skin tightening treatments – such as Body Thermage – offer an effective way of combating such effects by stimulating the existing collagen in your skin and promoting new collagen growth.

Body Thermage treatments are non-invasive, requiring no surgery or injections. Instead, they use a unique form of capacitative radiofrequency (RF) technology, which safely heats the deeper layers of your skin. During the procedure, you’ll feel only a brief heating sensation with each pulse; this penetrates into the layers of the skin, stimulating the deep structures of the skin for measurable results.

Unlike laser treatments, Body Thermage is suitable for use on skin of any colour, and it is typically performed in just one procedure. There’s also no downtime; no bruising, swelling or sutures, and no need to stay out of the sunlight following the treatment, so you can fit it easily around your schedule. This also makes it a popular choice for pre-holiday toning.

The length of the treatment will vary depending on the size of the area treated; you will be advised of the duration expected at the consultation stage.

Body Thermage Results

Thermage have developed procedures and treatments for a range of different areas which can show signs of ageing due to collagen loss. This includes tummies, knees, legs, arms and hands. By promoting collagen growth and stimulating the collagen that’s still in the area, these treatments can help to smooth and tighten crepey, wrinkled and sagging skin. Results can often be seen immediately with a small visible lift, which develops for full results between two to six months after treatment.

These treatments can also be used for contouring and body shaping, helping to firm and shape arms, thighs, buttocks, tummies and love handles. This is particularly helpful after pregnancy or after weight loss, when sagging skin is common and it can be difficult to get back to your former shape.

Because no two people have exactly the same kind of skin and we all vary in myriad ways, it is not entirely possible to predict results from Body Thermage and other skin tightening treatments; a small percentage do not respond at all. After your treatment, we will advise you on whether further treatments or touch-up procedures will be appropriate for you, or talk to you about alternative treatments if you don’t get the desired effect from Body Thermage.

As specialist aestheticians offering skin tightening in Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, The Aesthetic Skin Clinic is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best and most appropriate treatments for your skin. We offer a wide range of treatments, from non-invasive procedures to cosmetic surgery, to help you attain beauty and self-confidence. Our highly trained doctors and nurses place the health and comfort of patients as their highest priority, and will always be happy to help you understand the procedures so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment and enjoy the best in cosmetic care.

For more information, or to make an appointment for a consultation, contact us today on 02890 661 796 for our Belfast office, 01534 625 090 for Jersey or 01481 736 699 for Guernsey, and a member of our team will be pleased to assist you.