Thermage is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can reduce the signs of aging and help give your skin a younger look and feel. It is a proven radiofrequency therapy that can be used to tighten loose skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can be customized entirely to your needs, making it effective in minor body contouring, tightening loose jowls and fixing “turkey neck” in the face, and in removing wrinkles and fine lines from the eyelids. A Thermage treatment usually only lasts a single session, and recovery time is minimal compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures.
Thermage works by using radiofrequency energy to transform the skin from below the surface and remove minor imperfections caused by aging and the surrounding environment. The radiofrequency energy works with your body to stimulate the collagen found under the skin, thereby tightening it and providing a much more youthful appearance. Thermage can be targeted at specific areas to fit the needs and desires of practically any patient.
A typical Thermage session lasts about 45 minutes for the eyelids or elsewhere on the face. A patient who wishes to smooth out wrinkles and other imperfections on his or her body can expect a 90-minute treatment. Most patients report feeling gentle vibrations in the skin during treatment, although heating and cooling sensations can be felt. In most cases, one Thermage treatment is all that is needed, making the treatment quick as well as relatively painless.
Results should be seen and felt soon after treatment, sometimes in as soon as one day. Your body will continue to produce tighter and stronger collagen after the treatment, so you will notice tightening of the skin for up to six months after your Thermage treatment.
For many of our patients, Thermage is the next logical step in a professional skin care regimen. To learn more about Thermage in Annapolis or to find out if it is right for you, ask your doctor today.