Loose skin caused by aging or weight loss can be embarrassing and interfere with your life. Non-invasive Thermage® radiofrequency therapy at Skin & Beauty Center can help restore your skin’s youthful plumpness and glow.
What is Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy?
Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that helps to reverse signs of aging, complexion and textural issues, and other common concerns for patients of all ages. With no downtime and minimal risks, it is an excellent alternative to other anti-aging treatments and cosmetic surgery.
Thermage® therapy uses a unique form of radiofrequency energy to tighten loose or sagging skin. This helps to smooth wrinkly or uneven skin, better define facial features around the eyes, jaw and neckline, and even helps smooth and tone unsightly bulges, dimples and wrinkles on the face and body. Thermage radiofrequency therapy is U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved for eyelid treatments.
How Does Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy Work?
Using the Thermage wand, radiofrequency energy penetrates and heats skin tissue. The heat causes collagen to contract, which tightens and "lifts" the skin. Over time, as the collagen rebuilds itself, the skin tightens even more, further smoothing the treated areas.
Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy improves the texture and appearance of the skin without the scars or risk of infection or complications that come with surgical alternatives. While some patients with significant excess skin due to weight loss may require more intensive intervention like skin removal surgery, others may be able to naturally reduce loose or sagging skin with a personalized Thermage® treatment regimen.
What Should I Expect During Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy?
The Thermage wand is placed against the skin, alternating between applying a coolant (cryogen) and heat generated by radio waves . The cryogen protects the top layer of skin as the radiofrequency energy heats the collagen in the lower layers. No preparation is required before undergoing treatment.
The length of treatment depends on the size of the treatment area and its condition. The face usually takes about 45 minutes; other parts of the body can take up to 90 minutes. The majority of patients require a single treatment, although that, too, depends upon the condition of the treatment area.
How Long Before I See Results?
Results appear gradually in the 2 to 6 months after treatment, although some patients see an earlier response. Depending upon the condition of a patient's skin and how it ages, results may last up to 2 years.
What are the Advantages of Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy?
Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy is the ideal option for patients looking to improve loose or sagging skin without going under the knife. Benefits of this nonsurgical skin tightening alternative include:
- No significant recovery period or downtime
- Visible results after 1 to 2 treatments
- Continued improvement to skin over time
- No incisions are necessary
- Special care not required post-treatment
Side effects of Thermage therapy are rare, but can include treatment-site redness, bumps or blisters.
Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy at Skin & Beauty Center
At Skin & Beauty Center, we pride ourselves in providing the latest, industry leading cosmetic treatments on the market to help our patients achieve the skin of their dreams.Thermage® Radiofrequency Therapy is just one of our minimally invasive, non-surgical treatments available for improving the appearance of loose or sagging skin on the face, neck, or body.
Our cosmetic medicine experts are unmatched in helping our patients get the clear, beautiful skin they deserve. We take the time to understand your needs and goals and guide you toward the best treatments to help you achieve them.