Thermage is an innovative, noninvasive cosmetic treatment that works to tighten skin, build healthy collagen, and naturally restore the contours of the face. It’s often been called the nonsurgical facelift. Thermage isn’t a light based or laser system. Instead, it employs a powerful RF (radio frequency) technology called ThermaCool.
RF technology heats up the skin while naturally providing vital collagen to the epidermal layer of skin. Following the initial Thermage treatment, the stimulation occurs over the course of the next 3-4 months in order to gradually tighten and firm the skin. The end result is a revitalized face with younger looking contours. A Thermage facelift is ideal for tightening loose skin beneath the chin, jaw line, or neck as well as correcting acne scars and lifting the upper eyelids or the fine lines below.
What Thermage Can Do for You?
Thermage has the ability to reverse decreased collagen production by reaching down far into the tissues below the surface of the skin. This unique approach is what differentiates Thermage technology from other laser treatments that only heat the superficial layers of skin. The deep, far-reaching RF energy works to tighten the already existing collagen while stimulating new production as well. Overall, skin appears tighter, more contoured, and smoother. Also, its texture and tone are enhanced with immediate results. Another benefit is the fact that there’s no actual recovery time when using Thermage since the outermost layer of skin isn’t heated during the process.
Thermage is FDA approved to use on the eyes, face, and body. Applications of the face substantially improve loose jowls, droopy skin, small lip lines, sagging skin beneath the chin, and decreased definition of the jawline. Thermage is often used on eyes that appear tired or have too much skin along the upper lids as well as unflattering textured skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also has the ability to greatly diminish the appearance of fat pads located on the lower eyelids.
Thermage Effectively Targets Problem Areas
Thermage can address sagging or wrinkled skin on the legs, arms, buttocks, hands, knees, and abdomen in addition to tackling unwanted bulges including love handles, cellulite, and contour issues. Virtually anyone can potentially be a good candidate for a Thermage procedure regardless of their skin color or type, age, or previous cosmetic procedures.
Talk to Dr. Andrew Hendricks to determine if Thermage is right for you. Together, our team can accurately assess whether or not you’re the ideal candidate for treatment. In reality, ideal candidates should be in generally good physical shape, well-informed about the process, and realistic about their overall expectations.
Once your Thermage treatment is complete, you can simply put on your makeup and go back to doing your everyday activities as normal. Your results will likely be noticeable after your initial treatment. However, your skin will keep tightening up for as long as six months later in most cases, and Thermage results can last as long as three years. Contact Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule your consultation and find out how Thermage can help you.