Is aging skin starting to betray your age? Would you like to smooth and tighten your skin, while also adding contour? A non-invasive radiofrequency treatment called Thermage can address those visible signs of aging in a single appointment, offering you results that will get better over time. Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, can perform this amazing skin-tightening treatment on the face or just about anywhere on the body.
What Is Thermage?
This treatment uses radiofrequency heat to spur the body to produce additional collagen, which firms, tightens, and rejuvenates the skin. It can be used to soften lines and wrinkles, tighten up sagging skin, and redefine contours along the jawline and elsewhere on the body. Patients love the ease and convenience of this treatment, which can noticeably improve one’s appearance with just one treatment.
How Long Does Thermage Take?
The amount of time this treatment takes will depend on the size of the area being addressed. Treatments can often be completed in less than an hour, but patients with larger areas of concern may need as long as 90 minutes.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Patients generally see an immediate, visible tightening of the skin by the end of their appointment. And because this treatment prompts the body to begin producing additional collagen, your results will continue to develop over the next six months, particularly between the second and sixth months.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The results achieved with this treatment last as long as three to four years for many patients, particularly if occasional maintenance sessions are booked.
Where on the Body Can This Treatment Be Performed?
This treatment does not involve the use of a laser, which means it can be performed on virtually any part of the body. Many patients opt to have two or more different parts of the body addressed.
Do I Really Need Just One Treatment?
Most of our patients get excellent results with just one treatment. If you are interested in additional skin tightening in the future, this treatment can be safely repeated.
Am I a Candidate?
You Have Healthy Habits
The best patients for this treatment have a weight that’s in a normal range and follow a healthy diet and exercise routine. A healthy lifestyle can improve the patient’s results and make it easier for them to maintain their new shape.
You’re Looking for More Than a Wrinkle-Buster
This treatment does more than smooth over lines and creases. It lifts and tightens the skin, helping restore natural contours in the process. It can also be used to sculpt or contour the buttocks, jaw, or abdomen. This treatment is capable of broadly renewing the look and health of the skin and helping you turn back the clock.
You’re Not Interested in Plastic Surgery
This treatment is a great option for patients who want to renew their appearance without taking on the time and expense of plastic surgery. It is also suitable for patients who are not candidates for surgery. Thermage won’t replicate the results that can be achieved with a traditional facelift or tummy tuck, but it can still produce an impressive lift. This treatment can also be used to maintain or improve the results of an earlier facelift.
You’re Not Pregnant or Breastfeeding
This treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, female patients often use this treatment to reduce the appearance of sagging skin and stretch marks following pregnancies.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
We recommend that patients wear loose, comfortable clothing to their appointment. And if you have longer hair, we’ll ask that it be pulled back from your face. You will also be asked to refrain from wearing jewelry or makeup. We’ll start your session by cleansing the treatment area and then using temporary ink to mark a grid on your skin that will serve as a reference during treatment. The grid ensures that we completely address your area of concern.
Once we get started, the tip of the Thermage device will be placed against your skin. We’ll use a substance called a coupling fluid to conduct energy between the device and your body. You’ll experience a brief heating sensation as the device directs radiofrequency energy to your skin and the tissue that lies below. You’ll then feel another wave of cooling. We will work our way across your target area with the device, directing radiofrequency energy to each part.
What Does Recovery Involve?
Because this treatment is non-surgical, no real recovery is involved and there are very few restrictions to follow after your appointment. We may ask you to avoid sun exposure and excess heat, and we’ll encourage you to wear sunscreen and keep your skin moisturized, but there are no significant steps you will need to take after treatment.
After their appointment, most patients return immediately to their regular schedule. Your skin may appear pink or slightly flushed, but that will subside within hours.
What Side Effects Might I Experience?
Patients don’t have to worry about experiencing any side effects from this treatment.
What Makes This Treatment Better Than Other Non-Invasive Skin Tightening Options?
Each treatment comes with its own set of pros and cons, but one of the things that distinguishes Thermage is the fact that it is such a comfortable experience for patients. A little bit of comfortable warmth is all the patient feels. This treatment is also unique because of its ability to lift and tighten the eyelids.
What Benefits Does This Treatment Offer?
It Can Clear Up Skin
In addition to tightening skin, this treatment has been shown to improve acne as well as dark spots.
This radiofrequency treatment makes it easy to rejuvenate aging skin. Many anti-aging treatments require a series of sessions, but Thermage involves just one. And the non-invasive nature of this treatment means you won’t have to set aside extra time to recover. This treatment revitalizes your appearance with a minimum of fuss and hassle.
It’s a Custom Solution
This versatile treatment can be put to work all over the body. It can be used to tighten and lift the brows, cheeks, jowls, or neck. It is capable of smoothing over the smile lines that form on either side of the mouth, and it can also tighten up lax skin on the arms, abdomen or thighs. Once we understand your cosmetic goals, we’ll develop a custom treatment just for you.
Is This Treatment Safe for All Skin Types?
Yes. This treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and tones.
Can This Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Some of our patients opt to combine this treatment with a wrinkle-correcting treatment or with Liposonix, which gets rid of unwanted fat. Our practice also offers a host of other cosmetic treatments. We can discuss with you which treatments will pair the best.
Is This Treatment Suitable for Men?
Yes. Men share many of the same concerns about aging skin that women do. And like women, men are often looking for convenient, non-invasive treatments that don’t require them to take time off of work. This treatment is effective on patients of both genders.
Can This Treatment Help With Cellulite?
Yes. The additional collagen and tightening this treatment results in can minimize cellulite by making it easier for the skin to contain the fatty tissue that lies beneath.
Will My Health Insurance Cover This?
Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic purposes, health insurance plans usually don’t cover it. But our practice can assist you with financing.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA as safe and is widely used.
How Can I Get Started?
If you’re curious to see if this treatment could help improve the look of your skin, schedule an initial consultation at our practice. Once we have determined that you’re a good candidate, the next step will be to schedule your treatment.
One Easy Treatment Makes It Possible To Keep Aging Skin at Bay
If you’re looking to lift and tighten aging skin, but you don’t have a lot of time to set aside for treatment, Thermage could be the perfect solution. This radiofrequency treatment can get your skin in shape with just a single, non-invasive treatment. It sounds pretty appealing, doesn’t it? Call Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD, and schedule your initial consultation today.