As the skin of the face ages, it is unavoidable that our skin will be effected by sun, the elements, and foreign chemicals in the atmosphere. Each of these can have very real consequences on the texture and appearance of the skin of the face. Each contributes to the break down of collagen in our skin. Collagen continues throughout our lives to break down faster than the body can produce it, which is why the skin weathers with age. The results are sagging, bulging and wrinkles that defy our efforts to appear young. Many of these conditions can be difficult to disguise.
Thermage can address damaged facial skin caused by a number of environmental stresses, like loose jowls, turkey neck, wrinkles, and fine lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead. 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. The final results of Thermage treatments can be quite dramatic but will take full effect gradually over the course of several months.
The Thermage facial procedure can be completed within 1–2 hours and requires almost no downtime.
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.