Thermage® is a safe and effective skin tightening technique that can give you younger-looking and tighter skin without the need to resort to surgery. It uses radiofrequency energy to produce favorable results. Rather than undergoing a surgical procedure that involves pulling the skin tight and literally trimming off the excess, you could choose a method like Thermage® to stimulate the skin to tighten itself. Surgical facelifts typically require general anesthesia, a hospital stay and significant recovery time before the individual can get back to normal life. All of this can be avoided with Thermage®.
In order to stimulate the skin to tighten itself, the radiofrequency energy that is emitted during Thermage® therapy encourages the production of collagen. It is that substance in the lower layers of the skin that provides tightness. It also helps tissue to stick together.
As you begin to age, your body will reduce the amount of collagen it produces. Doing so causes the skin to loosen. Skin that is no longer tight will necessarily develop lines and wrinkles in order to take up the slack. There may also be some sagging around the cheeks. Together, these are some of the most common signs of aging as they relate to the skin.
The radiofrequency energy that is directed into the skin during Thermage® skin tightening treatment sessions targets the dermis, or the layer beneath the surface. It is here that the collagen is contained. The energy will gently warm the tissue, and the heat will stimulate it to start the process of growing more collagen.
Collagen growth following the therapy will not happen all at once. In fact, it is a gradual process that takes place over the following months. As the collagen grows, the skin will steadily become tighter. Tight skin means there is no room for wrinkles. The sagging around the jowls will also disappear.
Even though the collagen will take a while to reach its peak level, there could still be some degree of skin tightening that is noticed immediately after the treatment session as the skin itself responds to the radiofrequency energy.
In short, Thermage® may be your non-surgical answer to tighter and younger-looking skin. To find out if this treatment is right for you, make an appointment at Worcester Dermatology Associates or Chelmsford Dermatology Associates, located in Worcester, MA and Chelmsford, MA, respectively. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!