Thermage® is a skin tightening treatment method that utilizes radiofrequency energy to produce therapeutic effects. It is a popular therapy for individuals who prefer to avoid facelifts or other surgical procedures. If you would like to restore your skin to a more youthful appearance, you should schedule a consultation with us to find out if you are a candidate for the procedure.
Skin tightening becomes necessary for restoring a more youthful appearance when the collagen levels in the skin begin to drop. Collagen is a protein that is produced in the skin in order to give it fullness and keep it tight. Your body will not produce collagen at the same rate during all stages of life. When you start to age, the levels start to decrease. The natural result of this is skin that starts to lose its fullness and become loose. The formation of lines and wrinkles naturally occurs accordingly. In addition, some sagging will also be present.
Lines and wrinkles typically show up across the forehead and around the mouth. They will also frequently develop along the edges of the eyes in the form of crow’s feet. Surgical procedures, when they are done, usually involve pulling the skin tight and removing the excess. Some recovery time is necessary before the individual can get back to normal life.
If a surgical procedure isn’t suitable for you, there are other options. One of them is Thermage®. By going that route, you can still enjoy tighter skin. Rather than surgically removing skin, Thermage® essentially stimulates the skin to tighten itself.
Since the need for skin tightening has its roots in the lack of collagen, it stands to reason that adding collagen will restore tightness. This is how Thermage® works. A unit is passed across the surface of the skin. When this is done, radiofrequency energy is sent into the skin in a way that focuses on the deeper layers. This is where the collagen production takes place. As the skin absorbs the energy, the skin tissue is gently warmed. The warmth is what stimulates the growth of collagen.
Over the following months, collagen growth will continue until it reaches its maximum level. During this time, the skin will gradually become tighter. The lines, wrinkles and sagging will disappear as a result. There could also be some level of tightening that is noticed immediately due to the skin’s initial response to the radiofrequency energy.
During this treatment, our practitioner can make precise adjustments to maximize the effectiveness. The treatments are done in the comfort of our office. Afterwards, you can plan on resuming your normal everyday activities without the need to take time off for recovery.
If you want tighter skin without surgery, you owe it to yourself to allow our specialist at Nova Cosmetic Center to explain to you the advantages of Thermage®. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Orlando!