As you age, your skin starts to lose much of its tightness. As a result, it begins to sag and develop lines and wrinkles. These are among the most common signs of aging, and they are also among the top reasons why people undergo skin tightening treatments. If you would like tighter skin but do not want or do not qualify for surgery, you might want to check into Thermage®.
Thermage® uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin in a non-surgical way. As the radiofrequency energy is directed at the skin during treatments, it will help restore the skin to an increased level of tightness. Patients usually notice the full results over the course of the following months as collagen grows in response to the treatment.
Collagen is what keeps the skin full and, consequently, tight. Your body does not produce it in the same amounts throughout life. As you get older, the growth of collagen slows, meaning its quantities in the skin will decrease. When it does, the skin will not remain tight like it did in younger years. Loose skin will cause lines and wrinkles to form.
In addition to those fine lines around the eyes, you may notice some wrinkles across your forehead and around your mouth. You might also notice that your jowls are beginning to sag, especially when you compare a recent photograph of yourself with one that was taken a number of years ago. All of these signs of aging can have their origins traced to the time when collagen levels began to drop. It stands to reason, then, that by increasing collagen, the signs of aging that are related to it can be reversed. This is precisely how Thermage® works.
Thermage® treatments are conducted right here in our office. The process involves targeted heat on the surface of the skin above the places where the lines and wrinkles are. The amount of energy emitted can be adjusted to where the energy is absorbed exactly where it needs to be. This prompts the lower layers of the skin to react by starting the collagen growth process. It is the heat from the radiofrequency energy that causes this. The collagen levels will begin to increase, and the lines and wrinkles will begin to disappear.
Thermage® comes with many benefits. For one, it offers effective and natural skin tightening without a single incision. Treatments like Thermage® come with far less risk than surgery, which means more people qualify for it. The elimination of downtime also makes it an ideal procedure for people with busy schedules.
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