With over one million successful injections carried out since 2002, Thermage® has become one of the most popular anti-aging treatments in the world. This unique technology allows specialists to quickly erase age-related blemishes with radiofrequency (RF) technology. From crow’s feet to nasolabial folds, Thermage® will help you finally get rid of unwanted cosmetic issues so that you are once again comfortable with your appearance.
The Layers of Your Skin
Our skin is incredibly resilient while we are younger, but no one can avoid the side effects of aging forever. As you begin to grow older, your body will stop producing the vital proteins that keep your skin firm and toned. You might also begin to lose volume in areas such as the cheeks and chin. All of these natural issues tend to create blemishes such as deep folds near the nose and fine lines near the eyes. Some manufacturers make promises that their over-the-counter creams and ointments will fix these wrinkles, but they rarely do anything more than moisturize the outer epidermis. In order to enjoy long-term changes, the root causes of the blemishes must be addressed.
Radiofrequency energy has been used in the medical industry for many years to stimulate the natural healing process. Doctors began using this technology to help expedite patients’ recoveries following invasive procedures. Once scars had formed, the surgical team would direct the energy at the wound to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Over the years, they begin to realize that the skin around the wounds became much healthier. Today, RF energy is now being used to trigger the production of collagen to treat issues such as fine lines and wrinkles.
The Ideal Thermage® Candidate
Almost any healthy adult can get Thermage®. The most important thing to remember is that Thermage® will not drastically alter your appearance, but rather give more subtle changes to your skin. This is a non-invasive treatment that gently enhances your natural features by erasing age-related blemishes. Before the treatment is carried out, you must inform our team of any medical conditions you have that could affect your recovery. Patients who have certain skin conditions will not be eligible for this procedure. You should also refrain from smoking before and after your procedure so that your skin remains as healthy as possible.
What Does Thermage® Feel Like?
Depending on how many areas must be treated, this procedure will take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. After you have made yourself comfortable, a small wand is placed on your skin near the wrinkles. When the device pulses, most patients claim they feel some warmth, tingling, or a slight stinging sensation. This is immediately followed by a cooling sensation and vibrations. Once the procedure is over, most patients notice absolutely no side effects and can head right back to work or their other daily errands.
When you’re looking for the best in aesthetic services, including Thermage®, look no further than Worcester Dermatology. We are happy to offer Thermage® to our patients in the Worcester and Chelmsford areas. Contact us today!