It is now one month after ThermiLift. I don’t want to brag. Some people say I look ten years younger, but I really feel I look 20 years younger!! I don’t mind looking in the mirror anymore.
I had ThermiLift on January 6.
On January 12, I had a shoot with Rexona, still swollen (photo on the left).
On January 21, I took the right photo. I am still healing by the way, but I’m loving it!
This was taken during the Rexona event on January 19. My double chin seems to be gone!
If you’re a man or woman in your 40s or above, you probably feel the beginnings of ageing on your face and body, such as fine lines and sagging skin.
During the ’70s, facelifting was popular. But it made the patients look even older or dated, with the skin stretched backwards.
Lucky for us, new technologies have been developed. They are safer, less painful, and have better results.
Belo Medical Group is the first company in the Philippines that offers ThermiLift. It’s an injectable facelift that last for about two years, unlike other procedures that last only 6 months to a year.
“You can use Thermilift to tighten and contour certain areas of the face and body that are sagging or have excess fat,” said Dr. Vicki Belo during the launch of Thermilift in the Philippines.
Present at the launch were Dr. Bryan Kinney, board-certified plastic surgeon and chairman of the Thermi Clinical Advisory Board, and Barry Rigby, vice president for international sales of Thermi Aesthetics.
During the launch, Belo showed images of men and women showing varying degrees of ageing—like jowls, beer bellies, and droopy cheeks. ThermiLift is a machine that heats and repairs sagging and loose skin from within. As a result, it tightens the skin, reduces fat and relaxes frown lines on the forehead. Basically, ThermiLift is an injectible RF that sculpts the face and the body.
Belo explained that as Filipinos age, their faces get bigger as opposed to Caucasians whose faces usually become gaunt as they get older.
“When we talk about ageing, we talk about skin. But underneath the skin is fat, and underneath that is muscle. Other machines really only target the skin. They don’t do anything about jowling, fat and muscle. As you get older, muscle on the face goes from being round and cute to becoming long and sagging. ThermiLift is the only thing that can go inside the skin and target the muscle.”
ThermiLift can be done with using Twilight or local anesthesia. Pain depends on your threshold. Some people say it is painless, but I experienced a lot of pain during the procedure but not after.
There is very little downtime except for mild swelling and discoloration. You go home with a bandage around your face but the next day, you can resume your usual activities.
Kinney said Thermilift is not just about ageing.
“You can have it done when you’re 25, 35 or 45, depending on the laxity of the skin.”
Cristalle Belo, Dr. Bryan Kinney, and Dr. Vicki Belo at the ThermiLift launch at Makati Shangri-La
So how is it done? The doctor inserts a micro needle into the skin, delivering a controlled, consistent dose of RF energy while watching a TV screen with an infrared image of your face.
This way the doctor can view exactly how heat energy is being transmitted to your face or body. The procedure takes around two to three hours. After Thermilift, you’re given a relaxing, lymphatic massage by a nurse.
Cristalle Belo and Tom Rodriguez talk about ThermiLift next to an infrared image of a patient.
Results are gradual and may take from three to six months to see maximimum effects of the treatment. The best part is that effects can last up to two years.
For more information, go to http://www.belomed.com/.