Thermage is a unique skin treatment method used to combat the signs of aging. Sagging skin, brow lines, fine wrinkles, and acne scars are the prime culprits. An effective, outpatient procedure, the Thermage treatment is a one-time procedure that targets these problem areas and helps skin heal, become more youthful in appearance, and more likely to accept increased collagen formation.
By using a specialized radiofrequency field, skin cells that are dead and dry can be removed from the face and neck area. This gentle heat treatment causes no pain, kick starts the skin renewal process and gives the client’s skin a supple look.
The Science behind Thermage
The Thermage treatment procedure begins with a cooling down of the affected skin. This helps the patient remain comfortable when the treatment tip is placed on the skin surface. The radiofrequency tip causes vibrations in the skin cells.
The heat is targeted rather deeply, affecting all layers of the skin as well as the uppermost tissue beneath the dermis. When the procedure is complete, a second application of cryogen helps soothe the skin further by reducing swelling and returning the skin to its normal temperature.
The radiofrequency vibrations act as a stimulant. Dead or damaged skin cells become loosened and are more easily washed away. The deeper layers of skin now begin to produce more collagen. The result is firmer, healthier skin and a more youthful appearance.
What the Patient Can Expect
After the initial consultation, the affected area is mapped, and a customized treatment procedure is created. The Thermage treatment can be limited to treating the facial skin or can be used in other areas of the body.
The treatment itself lasts only about an hour. Once completed, the patient may be given bandages to help shield the skin from direct light. A specialized salve may be given to the patient to use for several days. Total downtime is minimal. The patient can return to normal activities within just a few days.
Benefits of Thermage Treatment
Thermage treatment acts as a rejuvenator, and the most important benefit is healthier, moisture-balanced skin. Targeted areas are wrinkle lines around the eyes and lips, age spots, acne scars, and unwanted dimples. Because the body begins to produce less collagen after the young adult years, these aging signs become more and more apparent as one gets older. Thermage treatment helps reverse this trend by encouraging collagen production, the result being firmer skin with more youthful elasticity.
Is It Right For You?
Thermage treatments have been successfully completed on well over one million patients. Anyone suffering from sagging jowls, brow line wrinkles, and loose skin on the neck is a candidate for this type of non-invasive procedure. Thermage works in other areas of the body as well. Those who have uneven skin caused by unsightly fat deposits or who have loose skin caused by a large cut or surgical procedure will also benefit from radiofrequency treatment. Contact Doctor’s Approach today to schedule your consultation for Thermage. Our medical team will work with you to ensure you get the best possible results.