What is Thermage?
Experts at the Los Feliz MedSpa in Los Angeles, CA describe Thermage as a non-invasive wrinkle treatment technique that makes use of radiofrequency to manage signs of aging skin on various parts of the body. Thermage treatments can be adjusted to fit the patient’s particular needs and requires a conveniently minimal amount of downtime. This makes Thermage a great option for patients who have busy lifestyles and do not have a lot of time to spare for a long recovery period.
How does it work?
In order to effectively treat wrinkles, Thermage works from within the skin layers, transforming it from below its surface to achieve a naturally subtle effect that addresses imperfection brought about by aging or other environmental factors. The radiofrequency used in this technique is able to smooth out wrinkles, provide definition to facial features, and tone bulges or dimpling on various areas of the face and the rest of the body. Additionally, radiofrequency is a type of energy that works in coordination with the body to remodel the patient’s collagen and improve it to make the skin smoother and younger looking. With Thermage, results are always aligned with the patient’s desires because this method can be tailored to focus on the patient’s immediate requirements.
What parts of the body does Thermage treat?
Thermage has been found to be effective in treating:
- The face – to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and improve conditions such as sagging skin, turkey neck, and loose jowls by stimulating collagen production.
- The eyes – to relieve fine lines, drooping on the upper or lower eyelids, and even improve brow position to make the patient look younger and more relaxed
- The body – to firm up the skin on parts of the body that begin to sag or bulge and even to temporarily improve the look of areas affected by cellulite
How many treatments will I need?
Because of its high percentage of efficacy, patients will generally only need one Thermage treatment to see the results and feel the difference. After this initial treatment, the regenerated collagen will continue to manifest improvements in the skin and the body contours for us up to six months. And, as the body produces its new collagen matrix, the effects can even last for years moving forward.
How long is the treatment?
A typical Thermage treatment will last for about 2 hours when treating certain parts of the face, or eye area. It will take about 2.5 hours to treat larger areas of the body.