What is Thermage? Where does it originated? How does it work?
Thermage is actually used or designed for tightening the skin, to replace the lifting of the face or any part of the body, abdomen redundancy of skin. It could be used after child delivery or losing a lot of Wight, and also after liposuction, to remove the extra skin and contouring, also an addition for contouring any part of the body and removing extra fat, and improving cellulite, if the cellulite is severe I can see it when the patient is laying down, if not it could be seen when the patient is standing.
How often should one do this procedure? Does it have to be on continuous basis? Are there any side effects? Redness, itchiness, swelling, headache, dizziness?
Once a year is enough, the patient can notice the deference after one procedure and also carry on with there day normally, because there is no side affects what so ever like redness o rashes, itchiness.
What will happen to the skin of the patient immediately after the procedure is done?
Everybody tries to escape major surgeries, to avoid sleeping at the hospital going under general anesthesia; in addition surgeries leaves scars long cuts which are hard to remove, like face lifting, it's more expensive and if it's done wrong it could have so many side effects, thermage does not give the same exact result as plastic surgery but it improves the three functions: tightening the skin, reducing fat, improving cellulite.
The pain deferrers from a patent to another some people can tolerate the pain and other do not but in general the pain is not too much, most can tolerate it.
Some clinics give Anesthesia, but the mother company does not recommended it.
What is the target market of this procedure? Can men also try this skin tightening cosmetic procedure? Is there any specific age range for this, because some people in their mid 20's start to develop aging lines due to stress and poor lifestyle habits?
Yes it is ok for them to improve wrinkles, for example the wrinkles surrounding the eye area, also to raise the eye brows. Targeted market is for all ages, especially if the patient suffers from redundancy of the skin, but the most important cases of redundancy appear after the age of the child period or after the marriage in women’s case.
How long is the procedure done? When can one feel and see the total results?
It approximately takes around one hour on the surface area, and the results could be seen right away. The patient can notice the difference directly after the procedure, but the result gets better by time, with in between six months and after it will give the final result.
Can any dermatologists perform this treatment/procedure? Or a there is a certified Thermage doctor who is authorize to do this?
Any can perform the treatment, when the machine is bought, the mother company gives professional training on how to use the machine, and it could by applied to any system like an electronic device, you need to switch on and of and what levels you can work on or of each case, and this protocol is built by the mother company after many studies.
Is Thermage procedure cost-effective comparing to other countries that have started this treatment?
It is rather costly, actually the cost is the major side affect to this treatment, because the mother company charges too much for each head used in the treatment and the head is only used once.
Do you have any special discounts, special trials, promotions for this Thermage treatment?
The price is fixed internationally, the patient can visit the website and learn about the prices, but there might be some difference here in Doha than in other countries relaying on the sales taxes. No special discounts, because as I mentioned the price is fixed worldwide.
Where can one inquire and have a consultation? Any email address, telephone #, clinic address?
The consultation is very important to tell the patient what is best for them, and for directing them, they can read and match there cases to the information provided on the website. For consultation patients can visit our clinic which is located on 250 D Ring Road, 45 Old Airport Area or call on the clinic land line +974 432 3900 or visit our website www.drhassanmedical.com to learn more about Thermage.