As the body ages, it is impossible to prevent the skin from being affected by sun, the elements, and foreign chemicals in the atmosphere. All of these contribute to the break down of collagen in our skin. Collagen continues to break down faster than the body can produce it, which is why skin weathers with age. The results are sagging, bulging and wrinkles. There are a multitude of products and treatments that come with the promise of a reduction in the aged look of skin, but few of them are proven to make an actual lasting and noticeable difference.
Thermage can address damaged skin all over the body from all sorts of environmental stresses, love handles and can even treat excess skin from pregnancy. Thermage treatments are non-surgical, non-painful and require absolutely no downtime. There is also no need for any injections, anesthesia or sedation. Patients experience a mild warming sensation as radiofrequency energy is transferred to lower layers of tissue. Thermage affects only lower layers of the skin, leaving the surface skin, the epidermis, unaffected. This energy is what is responsible for tightening the tissues underlying layers of skin. The physician can control the amount of energy transferred to make the experience as pleasant as possible. The results will leave patients with firmer, tighter and smoother skin with fewer wrinkles and a reduced appearance of cellulite. Patients are met with dramatic results that appear soft and natural.
Thermage body procedures can be completed within the neighborhood of 1 – 2 hours and requires almost no down time. Thermage results will take full effect gradually over the course of several months. Patients report the effects of Themage to continue to improve for up to 6 months after treatment. The dermis, the layer of skin directly below the epidermis and the layer below that, the subcutaneous tissue are the layers that house collagen, the substance that keeps the skin looking tight and youthful. Thermage tightens the lower tissues but also stimulates the production of collagen, further refining the overall texture and tone of the skin. Because the top layer of skin is unaffected, you will be able to leave from your procedure in better condition than you came in and return to your normal routine without delay.