Once we hit our mid-to-late 20’s, collagen and elastin levels begin to gradually drop with each passing year. The result? Visibly sagging skin with a loss of definition at the jawline and heavy eyelids. At Capital Laser & Skin Care, our dermatologists are producing exceptional results with third-generation Thermage® skin tightening treatments. Patients can improve mild to moderate sagging skin with a completely non-invasive procedure.
Thermage®: What Is It?
Thermage® is a non-surgical FDA-approved treatment for lax skin on the face, neck, hands, and body. The procedure produces long-lasting results with just one or two in-office appointments. There is little to no downtime involved making Thermage® an ideal alternative for men and women who aren’t quite ready for surgery.
Thermage®: How It Works
Thermage® uses pulsed radiofrequency technology to deliver thermal energy to deep tissue. Collagen and elastin production are boosted which can thicken skin, tighten connective bands, and restore optimal skin elasticity. The result is smoothing and firming on the surface of the skin and long-term collagen enhancement. Thermage® repairs damaged skin and helps to slow the progression of skin laxity.
Thermage®: The Procedure
A Thermage® treatment is quick, easy, and requires very little downtime. Patients can expect to be in-office for 1-2 hours depending on the size of the treatment area and their aesthetic goals. Third-generation Thermage® treatments are relatively pain-free thanks to an advanced skin monitoring system that maintains an optimal surface temperature. The technician uses a handpiece to precisely target problem areas for an individualized treatment.
Skin will feel tighter and firmer immediately following Thermage® treatments. Patients may experience some minor redness or swelling, and in rare cases, blistering can occur. The majority of side effects should subside within several days. As collagen and elastin production continues, results will gradually improve. Optimal results can be seen 3-6 months after Thermage®.
Fine lines, wrinkles, and mild to moderate skin sagging can be addressed with Thermage®. Because the procedure also prevents sagging skin, some patients report results lasting upwards of 2-years with a single Thermage® treatment. Maintenance procedures can safely and effectively tighten skin as needed.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Thermage® Skin Tightening? 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) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.