As the skin of the face ages along with us, it is unavoidable that our skin will be affected by environmental stressors such as sun exposure, the elements, and foreign chemicals in the atmosphere. All of these play a role in the break down of collagen in our skin. Collagen (the substance that keeps our skin looking full and smooth) continues to break down throughout or lives faster than the body can produce it, which is why the skin weathers with age. The results are sagging, bulging and wrinkles that can betray our finest attempts to retain a youthful glow.
Thermage can address damaged facial skin caused by a number of environmental stresses. Thermage treatments can leave patients with altogether firmer, tighter and smoother skin. Treatments can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Patients are met with dramatic results that appear soft and natural. Thermage results will take full effect gradually over the course of several months.
Thermage is commonly used to address:
•Wrinkles & fine lines
•Excess skin of the upper eyelids
•Excess skin from pregnancy or weight loss
•Sagging skin on the tummy, buttocks, knees, arms and legs
•Lose skin of the hands
•Many other conditions
The Thermage facial procedure can be completed within 1 – 2 hours and requires almost no down time. Thermage is non-invasive; there is no need for a face lift, injections or anesthesia. Using radio frequencies, Thermage heats the lower layers of the skin while leaving the surface skin, the epidermis, unaffected. 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. These are the layers affected by the heat of the radio frequencies. This heating tightens the tissues and 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.