The collagen in your dermis and subcutaneous tissue is a protein that keeps your skin youthful and tight. But as you age and get more sun exposure, that collagen simply breaks down faster than your body can rebuild it, and your skin may start to sag or wrinkle. Pregnancy, weight loss, age and environmental stress can also cause the skin on your body to lose firmness and the smooth texture once present. Men and women alike suffer from a loss of elasticity of their skin, causing them to be insecure and embarrassed by the effects of premature aging.
Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment using deep heat—with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime. This deep heat stimulates your body’s natural skin renewal process, which helps tighten existing collagen and form new collagen using unique radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the deep layers of your skin, while cooling the surface of your skin to keep it intact during the procedure. Tightening and contouring start immediately after treatment and continues to stimulate long term collagen rebuilding even after your treatments that result in further tightening and the development of a more youthful complexion. Over time, sagging or wrinkled skin is replaced with smoother, tighter skin; improved tone and texture; and an overall younger looking appearance.
Thermage is a great way to obtain a smoother, tighter, younger-looking face—without surgery, injections or downtime.
Results you can expect:
- Smoother and tighter skin
- Contouring along the jaw line and under the chin
- Softening of wrinkles around the mouth, eyes and forehead
- Plumper, more defined lips with decreased fine lines
- Rejuvenated skin, new collagen and lasting results
Thermage is the first and only system to receive FDA clearance for non-invasive eyelid treatments.
Results you can expect:
- Reduced fine lines, wrinkles and crepiness in the eyelid skin
- Easier application of eye make-up
- Lifted eyes for a less tired appearance
- Reduced hooding
- Softened fine lines and periorbital wrinkles
Tighten and contour your abdomen, arms, legs and buttocks—and do it non-invasively with little or no downtime with Thermage.
Results you can expect:
- Firming and contouring of “love handles” and other troublesome areas
- Smoothing of dimples for temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite
- Reduction of crepey skin on the arms and other areas
- Softening of wrinkles above the knees
- Overall tightening and lifting of saggy skin
- Improved skin texture
For a free consultation on how you can benefit from Thermage or any other cosmetic issue you may be having, please click here or call us at 310.979.SKIN (7546). At your free cosmetic consultation, Dr. Darvish will address your concerns and suggest the most appropriate procedure. Dr. Darvish personally oversees all treatments and can be contacted via email or telephone for any pre or post procedure questions you may have.
How to Tighten Sagging Skin
Thermage Skin Tightening FAQ
A: Thermage is a safe, non-invasive, radiofrequency (RF) cosmetic procedure that’s clinically proven to help smooth, tighten and contour skin for an overall younger looking appearance. The treatment delivers natural looking results with little to no downtime—on all skin colors, on and off the face, all in a single procedure.
A: Thermage procedures can effectively and safely treat skin on most body parts, including the face, eyes, lips, tummy, arms, hands, thighs and buttocks. Thermage can also temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.
A: On the face, Thermage can treat sagging skin, loose jowls, lack of definition in the jaw line, sagging neck skin (“turkey neck”), wrinkles and fine lines, and lack of definition in the lips. Around the eyes, Thermage can treat under eye bags, hooding, rough texture on the eyelids, wrinkles and fine lines, and other contributors to tired looking eyes. Elsewhere on the body, Thermage can treat wrinkled, crepey, sagging or bulging skin as well as the appearance of cellulite.
A: Unlike many laser procedures requiring four or more sessions, Thermage treatment delivers results in a single treatment for most patients. In fact, when it comes to skin tightening and contouring with little to no downtime, Thermage is the only single treatment, non-invasive procedure on the market.
A: Thermage treatments average about 45 minutes for the face and up to an hour and a half for other parts of the body, depending on the size, location and condition of the area to be treated. Since Thermage is a short procedure and a single treatment, it fits into your busy lifestyle.
A: Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to heat the deep, collagen rich layers of your skin. The heat helps tighten existing collagen and stimulate the formation of new collagen, which reduces sagging, renews contours, and improves the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surface.
A: Some people want the dramatic results of surgery. Others want the more subtle, gradual results of a non-invasive treatment with no downtime. This is where Thermage succeeds, delivering improved skin tone, texture and tightness. When lotions and potions are not enough and surgery is too much, Thermage is a safe, effective solution.
A: Visible results may be immediate, and they may appear over time in the course of your body’s natural collagen rebuilding process. For most patients, measurable tightening and contouring appear gradually in the two to six months following a single treatment session. Results can last years depending on your skin condition and aging process.
A: Each time the treatment device touches your skin, you’ll feel a brief cooling sensation, followed by a deep but brief heating sensation, followed by another cooling sensation. The heating sensation is a sign that the deep layers of your skin are reaching effective temperatures for tightening. Throughout the procedure, your physician will ask for feedback on the level of heat sensation to help balance your comfort with maximum results.
A: Thermage is FDA cleared for the non-invasive treatment of wrinkles and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. In addition, Thermage is the first and only system to receive FDA clearance for non-invasive eyelid treatments.
Preparing for your Thermage Skin Tightening Treatment
Prior to treatment:
- Avoid using aspirin, non-steroid anti-inflammatory medicines, St. John's Wort, or high does of Vitamin E supplements for one week prior to your procedure because they may cause bruising or bleeding at the treatment site.
- Do not consume alcohol leading up to and immediately after your Thermage procedure because alcohol can effect the circulation and blood flow in your body, which could impact the effectiveness of your procedure.
- You should avoid undergoing a Thermage procedure if you have an infection in the area where the procedure will be performed.
- The safety of Thermage for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been established.