The effects of time can often be seen on our face in those pesky wrinkles, frown lines and sagging skin. The way we look can have an effect on the way we feel and interact. Fortunately, today’s innovations in cosmetic procedures allow patients to take control of their appearance. If you’re interested in a non-invasive treatment that targets a wide array of cosmetic issues, Thermage® may be for you.
This treatment uses specific radiofrequency waves that produce a safe and uniform heat source that can penetrate deep into the skin to treat problem areas like loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles. It requires little downtime and is non-invasive, making it a convenient option for those who wish to avoid the involvement of surgical measures.
Thermage® is incredibly versatile. It can be used to treat issues on various parts of the body, not just the face. Its thermal energy works to firm existing collagen, the protein that builds healthy skin cells, and it stimulates the production of new collagen. This contraction and tightening of collagen are what produces such dramatic results. The procedure leads to smoother, more contoured and youthful-looking skin.
Thermage® provides benefits to a number of areas of the body. Fine lines, hooding and furrows around the eye area can make you look tired or unhappy. Thermage® can treat these problems on both the upper and lower eyelids, leading to a younger and well-rested appearance.
Loose skin on the face, in the jowl region and that stubborn “turkey neck” are tightened, and wrinkles are smoothed out with the collagen-boosting energy of Thermage®. If you’re unhappy with crepey skin, body dimples or bulges, don’t fret. Thermage® can be used to firm those areas, as well. The appearance of cellulite will be reduced, and firmer skin will emerge.
What to Expect
During the Thermage® procedure, pulses of heat will be delivered to the targeted area. You will feel a warm sensation with each pulse. A cooling agent is applied before and after to provide comfort to the skin. Treatment time depends on the size of the area being treated, but average sessions last between one and two hours. No anesthetic is required. There is no need for downtime following your treatment, and you can return to everyday activities immediately.
Thermage® is FDA-approved for cosmetic use. It’s a convenient, non-invasive method to effectively treat numerous signs of aging. To see if this treatment is right for you, visit Facial Aesthetic Concepts, with offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.