As you age, your skin loses its elasticity. It’s a sad truth, but we all reach an age when sagging skin, crow’s feet, and forehead creases become an unwanted reality. You may already notice fine lines and wrinkles around your lips, sagging under your eyelids, or less definition in the chin area. Though it may feel like gravity is working against you, what’s actually happening is your body is losing collagen.
Collagen is an essential protein our bodies naturally produce and it’s responsible for much more than promoting elasticity to our skin. It also protects organs, promotes healthy bone and muscle function, and helps us maintain a healthy waistline. When we’re young, we’re filled with an abundance of collagen, but as we reach the age of 30, our collagen production starts to decline.
Skin laxity happens to both men and women, but undergoing costly, painful cosmetic surgery is not the only option. In fact, there’s a better, less invasive solution that can help you get back the youthful radiance you once took for granted. No, we’re not talking about the fountain of youth, but we are talking about Thermage FLX.
What is Thermage?
Thermage FLX is an advanced cosmetic treatment therapy that works to tighten skin while jumpstarting healthy cell growth! Unlike needles or cosmetic surgery, Thermage is non-invasive and uses radiofrequency technology to help smooth and contour your skin for a toned complexion.
How Does Thermage Work?
Thermage targets deeper layers of your skin while leaving its surface unaffected. Through heated, concentrated pulses that tighten the skin, Thermage helps stimulate healthy collagen growth and even fills in lines and wrinkles, so your youthful glow lasts longer.
Q: Which Areas of The Body Can Thermage Help Tighten?
A: Thermage is used to treat skin laxity in the face, neck, abdomen, back, and legs.
Q: How Long has Thermage Been Around?
A: Thermage has been used by cosmetic professionals for over a decade. However, Thermage FLX is its latest technology that helps patients achieve optimal results faster, but is only available through certain skincare providers. Pinnacle Dermatology is the first-ever Minnesota skincare specialist to offer this advanced procedure! Contact our Spa M.D. in Edina to learn more!
Q: Does a Thermage Treatment Hurt?
A: Some patients report discomfort during their procedure; however, once treatment is completed, patients report no pain and are able to resume their daily activities without any further disruption. Plus, unlike other cosmetic procedures, Thermage requires zero recovery time and patients can apply makeup and continue their regular skincare routine directly following treatment.
Q: How Long Until I See Tighter Skin?
A: Because Thermage therapy works to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production, desired results may take up to 2-3 months or longer.
Q: How Long Does Thermage Results Last?
A: Desired results can last up to 2 to 3 years (or as many as 5 years). Thermage is performed during a single treatment, which means there’s no need to come back in a few weeks for a second treatment. It’s recommended, however, that patients receive Thermage annually, as part of an anti-aging skincare treatment plan.
Q: How Much Does It Cost to Have Thermage Therapy?
A: Pricing for Thermage will depending on the size of the treated area. For example, a procedure around the eyes could be less than treating your entire face or body. To learn more about pricing, contact us today!