Some people begin to show age earlier than others, but the aging process eventually starts to show on us all. If you’re unhappy with the effects of aging on your skin, you’ll be delighted to know there are options, such as Thermage, that can quickly produce visible and long-lasting results. If you’d like to learn more about treatment, contact an aesthetic professional at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA to learn more about how you can benefit.
What Is Thermage?
This is a treatment designed to kickstart the body’s own natural healing abilities to turn back the clock on aging. It’s FDA-approved and non-invasive. The treatment uses radiofrequency energy to heat your deep skin tissues and stimulate collagen growth.
The radiofrequency energy is delivered to your target area though a handheld device; you don’t need to worry about incisions or a lengthy recovery period. Since it’s non-invasive, this treatment is considered to be much safer and less dramatic than undergoing a traditional facelift.
While this is not the only treatment that administers energy through radiofrequency, and other treatments out there use similar technology, this is one of the most trusted (if not the most) treatments in the industry thanks to its proven track record of providing amazing results.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment?
Treatment will target problematic areas you want treated and common skin issues to make you look years younger. Some common skin issues include:
Improve Your Eyelids
Significant wrinkles, excess skin, and the periorbital region (the area around your eyes) can all be addressed and improved upon with treatment.
Address Your Face and Neck
As we age, loose excess skin tends to develop along the jawline and beneath the chin, often resulting in jowling or a double chin. When you choose to undergo treatment early enough, it can address both problem areas and help keep a double chin or jowls from forming.
Even Your Body
While treatment is often requested for use on the face and neck, there are plenty of other places on the body which treatment can improve. For example, if you have loose, crepey skin on your arms or legs, both can easily be addressed through treatment.
How Effective Is Thermage?
There are two things treatment does: it helps your skin build new, stronger, more elastic collagen, and it also provides a subtle lift and tightening to the skin. To enjoy the results that treatment can provide, make sure you get treatment at a reputable provider, including Worcester Dermatology.
Most patients will see and feel the results of their treatment shortly after it’s complete. Collagen can take time to fully grow in and provide structure for your skin, so your results will continue to improve for as much as six months post-treatment. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t reach your aesthetic goals after one treatment. Some patients require two to three treatments, depending on their cosmetic goals.
How Long Does It Take?
The time it takes to complete treatment will depend greatly upon which area(s) you want to be treated and how big they are. Some patients are in and out in as little as 30 minutes, while others may take a couple of hours to complete. That being said, many patients are able to achieve their desired results in a single treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of your treatment will last about two years, though it depends a lot on your initial skin condition, how quickly you’re aging, and certain environmental factors such as smoking, excessive sun exposure, and more that can cause a breakdown in collagen.
Can It Be Used After a Facelift?
Yes! If you’ve had a facelift in the past and the aging process has started to cause minor wrinkles and skin sagging – you’re a candidate for treatment.
Can I Get a Facelift Afterward?
If you’re a suitable candidate for treatment, you’re probably not in need of a facelift. However, as your body continues to age, you may desire surgery some years down the road. It’s perfectly fine and safe to have a facelift if you’ve undergone treatment in the past.
Does Treatment Do Anything Else?
You already know that treatment works to tighten your skin by stimulating collagen growth, but did you know there are few added benefits besides that one? Treatment can help shrink your oil glands to improve oily skin or acne, as well as acne scars and skin texture.
Treatment can effectively address these areas provided they aren’t a major concern. If you have very oily skin or significant acne breakouts, there are other treatments we provide that may serve you better.
Get Started Today
Thermage was developed to address the effects of aging on your skin. If you’re unhappy with your current appearance due to the effects of aging, treatment may be for you. It uses radiofrequency to deliver energy to the deeper layers of your skin. There, it stimulates the process of building new, resilient, elastic collagen that will significantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – if not remove them entirely. If you’re tired of the way your face or body is aging, call us at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA today.