Loss of firmness in the skin on your face and body is a common concern for many people. Whether you are experiencing this problem due to the aging process, because of recent weight loss, or simple genetics and heredity, there are procedures that can help restore firm, tight skin all over the body. At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we have two different treatments to help you get your skin back where you want it.
For Face and Body: Thermage®
Thermage is an FDA-approved procedure that can help tighten the skin on the face and body as well as reduce lines and wrinkles, and help correct or improve other signs of aging. It is also safe to use specifically around the delicate skin of the eyes in order to help restore both upper and lower eyelids to a more youthful-looking state. Thermage uses heat and radiofrequency technology to tighten underlying layers of skin in a way that is safe, non-invasive, and very effective. There is no recovery time following your Thermage treatment, and results are seen right away. Plus treatment time is swift — just over an hour for facial treatments, and around two hours for body. Your body will keep showing improved results for up to six months as new collagen is created, and the full results of the tightening will last several years.
For the Face: Pellevé™ Skin Rejuvenation
Pellevé is FDA-approved for the treatment of mild to moderate facial wrinkles. This is another treatment that harnesses the technology of radio frequency waves to improve the appearance of facial skin and helps correct common signs of aging. Pellevé treatments are safe and comfortable, often being compared to a warm massage. Plus there are no side effects, minimal discomfort, no recovery time, and the treatment is easily performed right in your doctor’s office in under an hour. Pellevé is entirely non-invasive and shows excellent results, including the stimulation of new collagen growth to help results last up to 18 months.
Results are seen immediately after one treatment, though most people will require multiple sessions for the best and longest-lasting results.
You and your doctor will determine how many sessions will be best for you, depending on your individual needs and what you are trying to treat/correct. One to three sessions is the average for most people. Another terrific advantage to Pelleve is that it can be combined with injectables such as Botox or dermal fillers like Juvederm for incredible combined results. Pelleve can also be used as a maintenance treatment for people who have had Thermage on facial skin.