Thermage® is a non-invasive treatment used for tightening the skin. It can be used on practically any part of the body or face. Since it uses radiofrequency, rather than a laser, Thermage® can be safely used on any skin type. The results can last years. Finding the right Thermage® doctor in your area does not have to be a difficult task.
How Does Thermage® Work?
As a person ages, the collagen in their skin deteriorates. Collagen is a protein that gives skin its firmness and elasticity, and the breakdown of collagen causes the skin to sag and develop wrinkles, fine lines, and folds.
During treatment, the Thermage® doctor will use a handheld device that emits radiofrequency (RF) energy. The radiofrequency energy will harmlessly bypass the epidermis to reach the deep layers of the skin. The heat from the RF energy will cause the skin to tighten, and it will also stimulate the production of collagen that will further increase the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Most patients need only one treatment to get the desired results, and it will generally take multiple months for those results to fully manifest.
A good Thermage® doctor will be able to discuss all aspects of the treatment with you at your consultation. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have.
Who Should Administer the Treatment?
You should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for a Thermage® treatment.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Thermage®?
The ideal candidate will be someone in overall good health with realistic expectations. The candidate should understand that Thermage® works best on clients with mild to moderate skin laxity. Somebody with a lot of sagging jowls would probably be better off getting a facelift.
Similarly, Thermage® works best on clients who don’t have a lot of excess tissue overlaying the dermis. As it can’t tighten muscles or remove fat deposits, Thermage® does not work well on clients who are very heavy or out of shape.
What Is Thermage FLX®?
Thermage FLX® is a technology designed to make the treatment even more pleasant for clients. CPT stands for “Comfort Pulse Technology” and the acronym describes the handpiece’s vibrating pulses. The handpiece also has larger tips that cover bigger areas and thus enable the Thermage® doctor to treat the client more quickly.
Thermage FLX® has been approved by the FDA and can be used to treat the thighs, stomach, arms, neck, jowls, cheeks, and brow. Thermage FLX® can be used on its own or in conjunction with another treatment like Liposonix, a non-surgical form of liposuction that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
If you are interested in receiving this treatment, the educated staff at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park are here to help. We proudly serve residents in Annapolis and Columbia. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!