If you would like to contour your body and tighten your skin in 2017, consider Thermage® treatments at our office. Never heard of Thermage®? You are not alone. Some basic knowledge of how the treatment works will obviously be of help. Likewise, some understanding of what causes the conditions for which you are considering treatment can be beneficial.
Thermage® uses radiofrequency energy to produce positive results when it comes to improving the appearance of your skin and body. It will help to give the skin fullness and eliminate lines and wrinkles, which are among the first signs of aging that you may notice when you look in the mirror.
Those unwanted wrinkles and lines on your face develop when the skin loses some if its tightness and begins to sag. You may notice them around the eyes and refer to them as crow’s feet. You may also notice that your jowls are starting to sag. This is another sign of aging that can be attributed to loose skin.
Your skin is made of various layers. One of them is called the dermis, which is the layer just below the outer layer, or epidermis. In the dermis is a protein called collagen. It serves the purpose of keeping the skin full and tight. It also helps to hold tissue together. The body naturally produces this substance, but not always at the same level. More of it is produced early in life, and its levels drop as the years roll by. This reduction in the collagen level will cause the skin to sag because it starts to become loose. Skin that sags will naturally lead to lines and wrinkles. Therefore, the root cause of wrinkle formation is a lack of collagen in sufficient quantities to keep the skin tight.
Since collagen is not naturally produced at the same level through all phases of life, finding a way to stimulate the skin to produce more of it will restore much of that tightness and fullness that was present during youth. Doing so will cause the wrinkles to disappear and prevent the skin from sagging.
This is where Thermage® enters the picture. This is a treatment that is performed in the comfort of our office. During this process, radiofrequency energy is transferred into the skin. As this energy is absorbed, it will cause a warming effect in the lower layers of the skin. In response to the heat, the skin will begin to produce additional collagen. Over the following months, the level of the protein will return to something closer to what it was during your younger years. This will, in turn, result in a level of skin tightness that you enjoyed during that time as well.
Thermage® is a safe and effective method for tightening the skin and minimizing fat that can be done without the need for downtime or a hospital stay. Once the session is complete, you can return to your normal life.
If you’re ready to improve your overall appearance in 2017, make an appointment at Perfect Skin Laser Center in Tempe or Scottsdale to learn more about Thermage®. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!