Americans are now living longer than ever for a number of reasons, including improved medical care, diet, and exercise. As such, maintaining a youthful appearance is important for many men and women.
There are a number of anti-aging and wrinkle treatment options available for those seeking skin rejuvenation. However, achieving natural results is a concern for many who are considering undergoing some form of anti-aging procedures. The ultimate goal is to see visible results that reduce the signs of aging yet still appear natural. Ideally, most patients do not want to appear as though they have had “work”, or a surgical procedure done.
Thermage treatments are becoming an increasingly popular way to achieve a natural-looking, smooth, and radiant appearance without undergoing an invasive surgical procedure. What is thermage, and how can it help patients achieve the look they want?
“Thermage is a clinically proven, customizable and a safe and effective radiofrequency treatment that lifts, tightens and transforms skin. Visible results are immediate with Thermage. One great aspect of treatment is that results typically continue to improve for 4 to 6 months following initial treatment and can last for years.” … Dr. Tom Y. Woo, Dermatologist at Laser Rejuvenation Clinic and Spa of Calgary
Thermage treatments work by applying high levels of heat to the area being treated by using radio frequency energy. This application of targeted heat to the skin results in immediate collagen contraction, and gradual collagen tightening. As the skin begins to heal, collagen rebuilds itself and tightens the skin, resulting in a fresh, glowing appearance.
The procedure itself for thermage treatments typically takes less than 30 minutes on average to complete, and is relatively painless for the patient. A topical anesthetic cream is applied to the skin an hour prior to treatment, ensuring the comfort of the patient. For those who are particularly sensitive to pain or discomfort, a mild sedative may also be used.
Thermage treatments are ideal for those desiring subtle, natural-looking results, as opposed to the dramatic results that can be achieved through surgery. However, visible results from thermage treatments are typically visible immediately after treatment and continue to improve as the skin heals and the collagen tightens.
Skin is in! Thermage laser treatments are an excellent way having healthy, radiant skin with a youthful glow. Patients are encouraged to consult with their dermatologist in order to explore the best anti-aging options for their needs. More research here.