Skin laxity is an ailment that plagues many aging patients, particularly in the facial region. A facelift is a common treatment that can resolve sagging facial skin, but patients are often deterred by the extensive downtime and price tag associated with the procedure. Thermage is a popular, non-surgical skin tightening treatment that helps with skin laxity, wrinkles and other signs of aging. The FDA-approved solution is a unique way to achieve a more youthful, refreshing appearance.
How Does It Work?
The Thermage system uses radiofrequency to heat the layers deep within the skin where collagen lives. As patients grow older, collagen production is diminished; Thermage helps to reignite collagen production within the skin, causing a tightening and smoothing effect on the surface. Over time, the appearance of the skin continues to improve as collagen production increases.
Benefits of Thermage
Thermage is not only effective in treating wrinkles and sagging skin around the eyes and face, but it can also be used to treat jowls and other areas of the body. Other benefits of the treatment include:
The treatment is completely non-surgical; treatment time only takes between 1-3 hours
More cost effective option than undergoing surgery
Following a Thermage treatment, patients may experience mild redness, bumps or blisters. These symptoms should disappear within the week after treatment. Results will be noticeable immediately after the patient leaves the treatment, though ideal results will be seen within 3-4 months, and may even last up to 2 years. Patients should only need 1 treatment, though it’s best to consult a board-certified physician to find the best treatment plan to achieve the patient’s goals and needs.
Take the Next Step
Curious if Thermage might be right for you? Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.