If you’ve been looking for a non-invasive way to tighten your skin, but the thought of using a laser worries you, then Estetika Skin and Laser Services has good news for you! We are now offering Body by Thermage®, a safe alternative to laser skin treatment. Instead of using concentrated light to pierce only the surface layers of the skin, Thermage® uses concentrated radiofrequency which penetrates much deeper than traditional laser services.
How Does Thermage Work?
Your skin isn’t a single covering on your body; it’s made up of many layers stacked on top of one another. To tighten the skin, radiofrequency is used to penetrate deep into the skin to the very bottom layers. Lasers can only go so deep before the light they emit is absorbed into the skin. Thermage® works by penetrating deeper into your skin, causing better results.
Thermage® works by heating the skin’s collagen, causing it to shrink and become damaged. The initial shrinking of collagen produces an immediate tightening effect. It’s because of this initial reaction that most patients can see and feel results after only one treatment. But the effects don’t stop there. Because the collagen is damaged, your body sends out the signals to repair it, giving you more collagen. This means that, over time, your skin will repair itself and leave you with long-lasting results.
Thermage® can be used on all skin types and has no seasonal restriction. No matter how light or dark your skin is, or if it’s the middle of summer, you can still come in for a procedure.
What is the Procedure Like?
The amount of time the procedure takes depends on the size of the area being treated, but all appointments are completed in the same day and features little or no downtime. Your treated area will be prepped with a topical numbing cream and the process will begin. Most patients describe the pain felt as negligible, and the most common feeling is pressure and a warming sensation.
Side effects range from swelling and tenderness around the injection site to feeling as if you have a slight sunburn. The side effects are minimal and last only a day or two. Return visits aren’t needed, so no follow-up or appointment schedule needs to be created.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to tighten your skin that features minimal side effects, proven results and won’t take away an entire day, Thermage® could be your answer. If you would like more information or want to schedule an appointment, call our Delafield, WI or Sarasota, FL offices and set up a consultation today!