Would you like to tighten up sagging skin and reduce fine lines without surgery? Thermage is a non-invasive technology designed to eliminate signs of aging. If you want to have healthy and youthful skin, contact Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA today. We offer aesthetic treatments that are safe and effective.
What Is Thermage?
Thermage is a technology used to reduce lines and wrinkles. We can use this FDA-cleared technology to treat the face and neck to reduce signs of aging. The treatment results in tighter and firmer skin with fewer blemishes. After treatment, the collagen will increase in your skin, making it more elastic and healthy. The treatment involves no invasive surgery or injections. The session is quick, and you will feel no pain or discomfort. Results can last for years, and this treatment has no downtime or healing time.
What to Expect
When you visit Worcester Dermatology for your initial consultation, we will identify your needs and expectations to formulate the ideal treatment for you. If Thermage is the best option for your skin, we can begin treatment in our office. The treatment is conducted under professional care, and we ensure you are comfortable during the session. A single session takes under two hours to complete, with many sessions taking only 45 minutes.
This treatment uses radiofrequency technology to target the tissue beneath the skin and bombard it with heat energy. The heat causes damage that stimulates the skin’s natural healing process. The skin heals and produces collagen in the weeks and months following to slowly repair signs of aging. The collagen is what restores your skin’s youthful elasticity, providing a tightening of the skin similar to a facelift. After treatment, most patients return to work or their daily routine with no significant lifestyle changes.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
The ideal candidate for treatment is someone looking to address signs of aging. The treatment is subtle and uses your skin’s natural healing process. The treatment is safe for men and women of various ages. Patients of various skin tones can safely benefit from treatment, as the work is done deeper than the surface level.
If you do not have time to rest and recover after surgery, radiofrequency treatment is an excellent alternative to surgical procedures. Since the changes are natural, you will not experience a sudden, dramatic appearance change as in other treatments.
How Does the Treatment Make My Skin Youthful?
The most common reason for patients to undergo treatment is to reduce aging signs. A treatment session can help you obtain a more youthful appearance. The treatment helps restore collagen that gives you a firm and smooth appearance. We can reduce the visibility of lines and reduce laxity in the skin that causes sagging and wrinkles. The treatment is a safe and non-invasive way to give your skin a youthful and healthy glow.
Other Key Benefits
Thermage has a variety of advantages over surgery and dermal fillers. This treatment is safer and can be performed quickly. Patients will not have to miss work due to healing and downtime after treatment. Most patients return to work the same day and can even have the treatment scheduled during a lunch break. This treatment is completed in our office, so there is no need for hospitalization overnight.
Some of the common reasons that our patients turn to treatment are to:
- Tighten loose skin around the chin and jawline
- Eliminate fine lines around the eyes or “crow’s feet”
- Firm sagging skin on the eyelids
- Reduce lines on the brow and forehead
- Tighten drooping cheeks
- Enhance the results of a facelift procedure
How Many Treatments Will I Need to Reach My Goal?
One of the most tempting reasons to undergo treatment is that typically, patients need only a single session. The treatment is usually over in one hour, and the skin slowly produces collagen as it naturally heals. The collagen rebuilding process can last over six months, so your face will increasingly look more youthful and healthy over the course of a year. Patients who protect their skin and do not smoke will have the best results with the most longevity.
Many of our patients already have a skincare routine or have undergone other procedures. Thermage is a treatment that works well with other treatments, like BOTOX. Our specialists may be able to recommend the treatment after BOTOX or other dermal fillers to enhance the results of those treatments. Many facelift patients will benefit from a treatment after their facelift procedure. The treatment can work with laser treatments as long as there is adequate time between treatments. During your initial consultation, we can map out a treatment schedule.
Are There Any Risks?
The treatment is safe for most patients and is cleared by the FDA for treating aging signs. Thermage may not be recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing. Skin tone does not increase the risk of treatment because the radiofrequency signal bypasses the skin’s surface. The treatment is generally comfortable, with some patients reporting a warming sensation.
Get Started Today
If you are ready to look younger and feel more confident, Thermage may be the right treatment for you. The treatment involves a painless reduction of aging signs without downtime. Visit Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA for an initial consultation today. Long-lasting youthful and healthy skin can be yours without surgery.