Thermage Skin Treatment in New York, NY
Thermage is a noninvasive, effective frequency that uses radiofrequency energy to give your skin a younger, smoother and rejuvenated look. The best part about Thermage is that it requires little to no recovery time, and you can quickly go back to your regularly scheduled activities. This treatment will tighten and lift the skin and is a great nonsurgical way to erase visible signs of aging and prevent future sagging.
What is Thermage and What is it Used For?
Thermage uses the energy from radiofrequency waves to boost collagen production and give your face a younger, smoother and tighter-looking appearance. It is similar to other laser skin-tightening procedures, except that it uses radiofrequency waves to have its effect. When the Thermage device is applied to the skin area being treated, pulses of heat are delivered to the dermis, or inner skin layer. This is the latter that contains blood vessels that nourish the skin’s outer layer, or epidermis, as well as collagen, a key structural protein involved in tissue repair and maintenance of shape. The precisely delivered heat energy triggers the body’s natural healing response and increases the production of collagen. This increased production in collagen is the reason for its youthful and compelling results.
Thermage can be used for loose skin, skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, brow lift, cheek lift and, in general, is a nonsurgical “face lift.” It can be used on any part of the body. Most research suggests that Thermage works best on the face.
Who are Good Candidates?
Men or Women who want a nonsurgical way to tighten their skin and reduce the appearance of loose and saggy skin. Individuals who are not surgical candidates may like Thermage as a viable option. Individuals who have had plastic surgery and want a quick tune-up. Individuals with any skin color or type of skin can get a Thermage treatment.
What to Expect:
At your appointment, a medical expert will first discuss with you your cosmetic expectations and desires. The medical expert will also ask you about your medical history, medications, vitamins, and any recent skin treatments. A focused physical exam will be conducted on the area of skin to be treated. At this time, it is important for you to ask any questions you may have. Our goal is a compelling and satisfying cosmetic outcome, but we want to make sure you are completely comfortable with the treatment choice.
A medical expert will then use the Thermage device to apply pulses of heat to the skin area. Most people do not find this sensation painful, however a cooling spray will be delivered simultaneously to help with any uncomfortable feelings. You will have the option for an analgesic prior to the treatment.Thermage treatments were once considered painful, but the device used today at our clinic ( the third generation Thermage) has been designed to be more efficient and significantly minimize pain. Next, your designated skin expert will apply pulses of heat to the specific skin area as many times are necessary for positive results. Multiple passes with the Thermage device is common and standard procedure. The treatment usually lasts anywhere between one to two hours and depends on the size of the skin being treated.
At the end of your treatment, you may feel warmth over your skin or see slight redness and swelling. The treated area may feel like a slight sunburn, which usually resolves in a few hours.
Thermage requires very little downtime and you can easily return to work or other social obligations. Most people can apply makeup right away and, most of the time, no one can tell you just had a quick, nonsurgical facelift.
The doctor will provide you with a list of instructions for after-care. It is always advised that you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen, as sun exposure can aggravate the results of most skin treatments.
More serious and rare complications include infections, blistering, indentations, oozing or bruising. Always call our clinic if you experience any of those symptoms. If you have a history of Herpes or cold sores, always let our medical team know in advance. Certain thermal therapies can trigger a Herpes outbreak or cold sores, and an antiviral may be prescribed to prevent this. You may also experience an altered sensation, but this is thought to be temporary and should go away within a week.
You can witness noticeable improvements right away, however, it may take months for you to see significant results. This is because it takes time for the collagen to produce, reform and tighten the skin around the face.
Tune-ups or maintenance treatments may be recommended by the doctor, and this depends entirely on the nature of your skin and your age. The doctor will discuss this with you during your consultation.
Thermage is a very safe, noninvasive, nonsurgical way to get younger, tighter and smoother skin. Usually, significant improvements are seen after only one treatment and continue to unfold for the next six months. Depending on your age and the condition of your skin, one treatment may be all you require for a very long time. The beauty ofThermage is that there are very little side effects, if any, and the recovery time is practically zero. You can start wearing makeup, go out on the town or head back to work the very same day. Call our clinic and see if Thermage is right for you.