The very procedure of thermolifting the face is not difficult. By time it can take from 25 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type of procedure and the amount of surface to be treated. It does not require special preparation, it is enough only to thoroughly clean the face of dust, grease and cosmetics with the help of sparing cosmetics.
After cleansing the skin of the face, a marking is applied on it so that the doctor can more easily orientate with regard to the foci of exposure. In the same way, the effect of symmetry is achieved, which is very important when it comes to the face.
After the final evaluation of the skin condition and features, the cosmetologist puts the necessary parameters on the thermolifting machine, which in his opinion will have the best effect in a particular situation.
Now it's time to apply special cosmetic products that will help to additionally protect the skin from burns and facilitate the penetration of waves into deep layers of the skin. It can be a cooling gel or a special cream for thermolifting. The application of these drugs is recommended not only on the foci of exposure, but also on the whole face. Moreover, the use of a thermocream is not necessary. Under the action of waves, the skin warms up without it.
After a brief preparation, you can proceed directly to the wave action. The procedure should be a professional cosmetologist with a medical education. Movement of the device for thermolifting along the skin should not be sharp. Do not apply pressure or rubbing on the facial skin.
At the end of the procedure on the skin you need to apply a soothing emulsion, which will help in a short time to get rid of redness and swelling due to thermal exposure.
Kinds of thermolifting
If you dig deeper, you can see that thermolifting is a generalized concept. Under this concept, cosmetologists have combined several types of procedures that have their differences and features. Therefore, before deciding on the procedure for thermal facelift, you need to carefully study information about its various types and techniques of carrying out, as well as the results that can be expected after a course of recovery of skin elasticity.
Any kind of thermolift is based on the positive effect of heat on the processes occurring in the deep layers of the skin. At a young age, even normal body temperature is enough to activate them, but with age, when the production of collagen responsible for the elasticity of the skin is markedly reduced, higher temperatures are required to stimulate the synthesis of this important substance. The thermolift rating of the face largely depends on the temperature index, but the use of temperatures above 45 degrees is fraught with the formation of burns, even though the surface layers are not exposed to thermal effects.
Consider the currently existing varieties of thermolifting of the face and body, their features and differences, as well as the positive and negative sides.
Radio wave, radio frequency or RF thermolifting
One of the most widespread procedures of thermolifting, based on the stimulating effect of radio frequency waves. This is a classical variant of the procedure, thanks to which the blood circulation in the affected area is improved, which means that the metabolism processes are improved and the complexion is improved. In addition, electromagnetic pulses filter the skin cells, destroying damaged elements and stimulating the synthesis and growth of new cellular structures. And most importantly, under their influence, the fading process of collagen fibers and elastin is activated.
The heating effect on collagen fibers is made at the level of the dermis and even slightly deeper. The epidermis does not warm up, which is facilitated by contact cooling. The depth of penetration into the dermal layers is regulated by the cosmetologist with the help of an appropriate frequency of radio waves.
This method of skin rejuvenation is considered the most sparing and least traumatic. Its action is based on stimulation of natural processes of skin regeneration.
The procedure can be performed by several types of devices for RF-thermolifting of the face and body, in connection with which they distinguish:
- monopolar radiofrequency thermolifting, it is also a deep skin thermage. For its implementation, one-electrode apparatus is used, on which it is possible to expose a large range of temperatures (39-60 degrees) and penetrate to a depth of about 4 mm.
The thermal treatment is considered to be the most effective with obvious signs of skin aging, its result persists for 3 years. Treatment is limited to 1 procedure.
However, not everyone is going to take this procedure, because the very deep exposure to high temperatures can cause painful sensations, and subsequently there is a possibility of developing fibrosis of tissues. In addition, the temperature above 45 degrees can cause overheating of lower lying tissues and organs, which is generally unreasonable, and sometimes dangerous.
- bipolar radio frequency thermolift using two-electrode apparatus and penetration depth of only 1 mm at a temperature not exceeding 40 degrees. The effectiveness of this method is, of course, inferior to thermal, since it is not so much the stimulation of collagen fibers as the activation of fibroblast growth that is actual in the appearance of the first unexpressed signs of skin aging. But the side effects of the procedure is much less.
Carrying out the procedure does not require attaching the electrode to the body, which often frightens patients who risked going to thermal. In bipolar devices, the electrodes are fixed on the holder, and the action of the device is strictly limited by the zone between the electrodes. Such devices have the ability to program in accordance with the skin type, depth and temperature of exposure.
The number of procedures for bipolar thermolifting is established by a cosmetologist depending on the effectiveness. Someone has 3 procedures, and another has to spend on all 10-12.
- Tripolar and multipolar radio wave thermal lift. The name itself indicates that there are 3 or more electrodes in the apparatus. This scheme allows to ensure a positive effect of radio waves at different depths of the dermal layer (from 0.5 to 3 mm). The temperature during the procedure is regulated within 39-45 degrees.
Laser thermolift of face and body
This procedure is often called infrared thermolifting, because in the apparatus for its use light rays of the infrared spectrum. Even the children know about the warming effect of infrared rays, but the ability to remove harmful toxins and toxins, while activating the metabolic processes, is not known to everyone. Among other things, the laser is used for medicinal purposes to rejuvenate and tighten the skin.
For the procedure, devices of different power are used, which allow to act both on the surface layers of the skin, located at a depth of no more than 0.2 mm, and penetrate deep into the distance up to 4 mm.
There are 2 options for IR and IRL procedures. In the second version of the apparatus, laser beams penetrate to a great depth, which is actual with obvious signs of aging of the skin and control of fatty deposits. To tighten the skin is usually enough IR-thermolifting.
The treatment with the rays of the infrared spectrum allows several procedures to be performed with an interval of 2 weeks. A positive aspect of this method is the possibility of obtaining a concentrated beam that can have a limited depth effect, which is difficult to achieve using monopolar devices for radio frequency thermal lifting. And thickening of tissues, as with thermal, is not observed, although the effect of braces is retained for 3 years, which is not always possible to achieve using bi-and multipolar devices for radio-wave thermal lift.
The disadvantage of the method of laser thermolifting of a person is considered the possibility of getting burns, although this is excluded, if the cosmetologist approaches the matter professionally. Noticeably, the high cost of the procedure is distressing.
Currently, in the market of products for cosmetology, you can find devices with which you can do 2 procedures: infrared and radio frequency thermolift. This makes it possible to choose within one salon.
Sometimes this procedure is also called thermolifting with needles, since it contains the effects of mesotherapy and radiofrequency thermolifting. The device for fractional radiotherapy is equipped with the thinnest needles, which are able to penetrate the skin without leaving a mark. This minimally invasive effect is effective both in relation to dry wrinkled skin and for correcting the problem skin, which is characterized by a flabby structure and wide pores.
By means of needles, radio waves penetrate directly into the dermal layers to a depth of about 0.3-3.5 mm. At the same time the epidermis remains unaffected, which means that the probability of burns is excluded. The power of devices for fractional thermolifting is regulated in accordance with the skin features in the area where the impact is being made.
This correction has a prolonged action. Restorative processes in the skin continue even after 3 months after the procedure.
Therapeutic course implies 2 or 3 procedures, the interval between which is 1 month.
The disadvantage of the procedure is some soreness when puncturing the skin. In addition, after her on the body you can see microscopic hemorrhages, the skin of the face can have a slight flushing and swelling. However, these symptoms are already within the first hour after the procedure.
As for the hygienic side, there is nothing to worry about either. The skin before the procedure is thoroughly cleaned, and the tips with microneedles are designed for one-time use, after which they are disposed of.
Thermolifting at home
Thermolifting of the face is a rather expensive procedure, which, among other things, requires some time to search for a salon with the appropriate technique and materials, as well as conducting the actual radio or infrared therapy session itself. And the number of sessions is not always limited to 1 or 2.
As an alternative to salon procedures, thermo-lifting of the face and body can be carried out at home. Perhaps the effect will be somewhat inferior to the professional impact, but this is a real saving of money and time.
The procedure at home can be carried out in different ways, and so you can choose the one that will be more affordable. Although no one forbids the combination of different methods of thermotherapy.
In order to achieve a fairly fast effect, the most approximate to the result of salon procedures, you can buy a portable device for thermal lifting, which is easy and safe to use at home. The power of such a device will undoubtedly be lower than that of a professional one, therefore, to solve serious problems in the form of overhanging eyelids and eyebrows, deep wrinkles, etc., it is not very suitable. However, with the first signs of aging, the portable device fights quite efficiently without the risk of getting burned.
The effect of thermolift is also possible without special equipment. The combination of light massage, tightening creams with hyaluronic acid and warm compresses can be safely called one of the methods of non-hazardous thermal lifting.
Applying this method, you need to remember that facial massage with flabby skin should be done very carefully, however, as well as applying cream. Strong pressure or friction only stretches the weakened collagen fibers, worsening the condition of the skin. It is better to give preference to actively driving the cream into the skin with the pads of the fingers, which has a good massage effect.
After a massage with cream on the problem areas, apply a compress, the temperature of which should be high enough, but not cause irritation or burn.
And, finally, you can buy a special cream for thermolifting like those used in beauty salons. A good cream will give a decent result even without the use of hardware technology. Cosmetics of such a plan are offered by many network companies "Avon", "Oriflame", "Mary Kay", etc. If there are doubts in this product, you can contact the same cosmetic salon or your cosmetician for advice on choosing a cream.