Thermage® is a non-invasive treatment to tighten the sagging skin through radiofrequency energy that penetrates into the dermis, the layer of skin where collagen and elastin are produced. The providers at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park offer this to patients who want to achieve a rejuvenated look without the downtime associated with a facelift and other surgery-based procedures.
How Thermage® Works
The hand-piece device has a tip that releases radiofrequency that goes beyond the skin surface to heat the dermis and promote increased production of collagen and elastin, which are the skin’s main structural proteins that give it strength and elasticity. With aging, the body produces less and less of these proteins, making us susceptible to sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
The radiofrequency “tricks” the body to produce more collagen by heating the dermis and causing controlled injury to this layer. Due to the tightening effects of the treatment, it can improve the appearance of sagging skin and fine wrinkles.
While Thermage® is more commonly used on the face, it can also be used on other parts of the body. For instance, it can tighten the mildly sagging abdomen, which often follows pregnancy and weight loss. The treatment has also been used effectively in other areas of the body.
Short-Term and Long-Term Results
Right after the treatment, you may notice some tightening effects on your skin. However, the final result will take months to show as the body gradually produces more collagen within the dermis. The tightening effect on the skin can last anywhere between months to years, depending on the situation.
To learn more about the benefits of Thermage®, consult the experts at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park. If you live in Annapolis, Columbia, or the surrounding area, feel free to contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.