Developing loose, sagging skin on your cheeks, brows, and other areas of your body is a very frustrating experience. Loose skin can make you look old, tired, or upset. Fortunately, you don’t have to receive a facelift or other invasive procedure to improve your skin. At Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, Maryland, we provide a non-invasive skin tightening treatment called Thermage to people living in Annapolis, Severna Park, and Columbia.
How Often Should You Get a Thermage Treatment?
If you’re tired of receiving cosmetic treatments that wear off after a few weeks or months, you’re in luck. Thermage is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to create dramatic, lasting changes in your skin.
As a result, you don’t need to receive frequent maintenance treatments when you use this method to improve your skin. Instead, the results of your treatment are likely to last for one to two years. You can maintain your firm, youthful-looking skin by receiving occasional touch-up treatments. Although it’s common to receive one or two sessions every year, your treatment plan will vary depending on the condition of your skin, your aesthetic objectives, and your skin’s reaction to your initial treatment.
During your appointment, we will work with you to design a customized maintenance schedule that will allow you to achieve your cosmetic goals.
What Areas of My Body Can This Skin Tightening Method Improve?
This gentle technique can be used to improve the skin in many different locations on your face and body.
It’s common to use this treatment to lift and firm sagging skin on your cheeks and neck. We can also use this technique to lift the skin around your brows and eyes.
This treatment is great at improving the appearance of lax skin on your thighs, stomach, and arms. This treatment is also an ideal way to lift the skin on your collarbone and chest.
Can This Treatment Be Used to Address Other Skin Issues?
This treatment can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. For example, this treatment can reduce the prominence of crow’s feet around your eyes. This treatment can also improve acne scars and dark spots on your face.
We can use this radiofrequency treatment to minimize cellulite on your hips, thighs, and buttocks. This versatile technique can also contour your thighs and stomach.
How Does This Skin Tightening Method Work?
A Completely Non-Invasive Method
During your appointment, we will use a specialized device to transmit radiofrequency energy into your treatment area. Since this energy can pass through the surface of your skin and penetrate your deeper tissues, you will not need to receive any incisions, injections, or anesthesia during your treatment.
Improving Your Collagen Levels
As this energy reaches your deeper tissues, it will improve the collagen in your target area. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps your skin stay firm, tight, and smooth. When you were young, your body created large amounts of this protein. However, the collagen in your skin will naturally decline over time.
This change will cause you to develop wrinkles and loose, sagging skin on your face, neck, and other areas on your body. When the radiofrequency energy enters your skin, it will cause your existing collagen fibers to contract. As these fibers contract, your skin will become tighter and more youthful-looking.
In addition to creating immediate changes in your skin, this treatment will encourage your body to gradually produce higher levels of collagen. As your collagen levels increase over the next couple of months, your skin will continue to become tighter and firmer.
What Should I Expect During My Skin Tightening Session?
This is a very quick, easy treatment. In fact, this skin-firming method is sometimes called a lunchtime treatment because you can visit us during your lunch break and immediately return to your job after your appointment is complete.
Dressing for Your Appointment
If you are receiving this treatment on your face, you should be prepared to remove your makeup and pull back your hair before your session begins.
If you are receiving this treatment on your body, you should wear loose clothing to your appointment. Depending on the location of your target area, you may also need to wear a gown while we treat your skin.
Preparing Your Skin
We will begin your treatment by gently cleaning the skin in your target area. Next, we will use temporary ink to draw a grid on your skin. This grid will allow us to strategically administer the radiofrequency energy into your tissues.
After the grid is complete, we will put a specialized fluid onto the surface of your skin. This fluid will help the radiofrequency energy penetrate your deeper tissues.
Administering the Radiofrequency Energy
Once your skin is ready, we will move a specialized device over your skin. You may feel a gentle warming sensation as this device transmits the radiofrequency energy into your target area. Since this device is designed to protect the surface of your skin, you will feel comfortable during this portion of your treatment.
You can close your eyes and relax as the radiofrequency energy improves your appearance. Once this process is finished, we will remove the temporary ink from your body. Although your treatment will be customized to fit the condition of your skin, it’s common for your appointment to take sixty to ninety minutes.
How Long Will My Recovery Period Last?
If you’re a busy person who can’t afford to take significant time off from your job and other responsibilities, you will be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you recover from this treatment. In fact, you will be able to return to your normal schedule right away.
Although you don’t have to schedule time off from your job and other tasks, you should follow some easy rules for the next couple of days. For instance, we will instruct you to avoid exposing the skin in your treatment area to strong sunlight. You should also wear a high-quality sunscreen and regularly moisturize your skin.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
This treatment is very efficient, and it’s common to experience dramatic improvements in your skin after you receive a single skin-tightening session. That said, your results will vary depending on the degree of laxity that you are experiencing, your skin’s response to this treatment, and other factors.
Under some circumstances, you might need to receive multiple treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals. For instance, if you want to tighten very lax skin on multiple areas of your body, we may advise you to receive several treatments.
When Will I See Improvements in My Skin?
This treatment works very quickly, and your skin will look tighter and firmer after you leave our office. Over the next couple of months, your skin will continue to improve. You are likely to see the full benefits of this skin tightening method within two to six months.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Skin Tightening Method?
If you are looking for a non-invasive way to firm and lift your skin, you will probably be a good candidate for this treatment. Since this method does not use lasers to improve your appearance, it is suitable for all skin types and tones. Further, you won’t need to receive anesthesia during your treatment.
Although this is a very easy treatment, it’s not a good option for everyone. To achieve optimal results, you need to have realistic expectations about this treatment’s ability to enhance your skin. In particular, you must understand that this treatment will not produce identical results as a facelift or other invasive procedure.
In addition, certain health issues may prevent you from using this skin tightening technique. For example, you cannot use this treatment if you have a pacemaker or other electronic device implanted into your body. During your initial meeting with us, we will analyze your medical history and carefully examine your skin. We will use this information to determine whether you can safely receive this treatment.
Can I Combine This Skin Tightening Method With Other Cosmetic Treatments?
If you would like to achieve more comprehensive improvements in your appearance, you might benefit from combining this skin lifting technique with other cosmetic treatments. For instance, it’s common to receive a wrinkle reduction treatment or Liposonix in connection with this skin tightening treatment.
Liposonix is a non-invasive treatment that permanently reduces unwanted fat around your waistline. During this treatment, we will transmit high-intensity focused ultrasound energy, also known as HIFU, into your body. This treatment will destroy some of the fat cells in your target area. As your body processes these dead cells, your waist will become slimmer and more sculpted.
Although your results will vary, it’s common to lose at least an inch around your waist after you receive a single Liposonix treatment. You are likely to see this positive change in your body within three months.
Wrinkle Reduction Treatments
At Adoro Medical Spa, we can use many different techniques to reduce your wrinkles. For example, Botox is an injectable product that can temporarily smooth fine lines between your eyebrows. Administering Botox is a quick, easy process, and your improvements are likely to last for several months.
In addition to using Botox to minimize your lines and wrinkles, we can use photorejuvenation treatments to smooth your skin. During a photorejuvenation treatment, we will send light energy into the deeper layers of your skin. This light energy can smooth your wrinkles, minimize your acne scars, and reduce the prominence of your age spots.
Designing Your Treatment Plan
Your ideal treatment plan will depend on the severity of your skin laxity, your overall health, your desired treatment areas, and the other aesthetic issues that you are trying to address.
For example, if you would like to contour your waist and firm sagging skin on your body, we will probably advise you to receive Thermage and Liposonix. If you would like to address loose skin on your cheeks and minimize wrinkles on your face, we may advise you to use Thermage in connection with Botox.
Firm Your Skin
Tightening your lax skin and achieving a more attractive appearance is easy. Thermage is a state-of-the-art treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to transform your skin in a non-invasive manner. We can use this gentle treatment to improve the skin on your neck, stomach, and many other locations on your body.
If you live in Annapolis, Severna Park, or Columbia, contact us at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, Maryland to learn more about the benefits of this fantastic treatment today.