It’s natural for our skin to lose some elasticity as we get older. However, some men and women suffer from lax skin much earlier than others thanks to changes in weight, sun damage, or good old genetics. Loose or sagging skin under the chin can make us look years older and feel pounds heavier than we actually are. The good news is, there’s a non-surgical solution that can help tighten and enhance the jawline.
One of our favorite options for improving definition to the lower face is non-invasive Thermage® treatments. Capital Laser & Skin Care patients love the procedure because it produces consistent results with a little to no pain or downtime.
Thermage® sessions are done in-office and often take less than 1-hour. A member of our cosmetic dermatology team will use a specialized handpiece to deliver radiofrequency wavelengths deep below the surface of the skin. Thermage® uses a patented cooling tip to keep you comfortable throughout treatment. Although most patients tolerate the procedure very well, you’re free to opt for a topical anesthetic if you’ve got extra-sensitive skin.
How Do Radiofrequency (RF) Wavelengths Tighten and Firm Skin?
Thermage® uses RF energy at specific kilohertz to accurately target all three layers of skin. The result is an immediately tighter and firmer superficial layer of skin. The thermal wavelengths stimulate deep collagen and elastin production over time. Collagen and elastin are essential to maintaining optimal skin health.
After Thermage® treatments, the best results will gradually appear over several months. You’ll benefit from subtle results that surgery can’t provide. Unless you tell them, your friends and co-workers will probably assume you’ve started a new diet and exercise regime. Many men and women can get the long-lasting results they want with just one treatment session.
Thermage® can help restore your skin’s structural integrity without any need for recovery. You may experience slight redness, swelling, or bruising at the treatment site for several hours to several days. During your in-person consultation, one of our dermatologists will determine if Thermage® is right for you and create a custom treatment plan.
*Individual Results May Vary
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Interested in learning more about Wrinkle Reduction treatments at Capital Laser & Skin Care? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation just blocks away from Washington, D.C.