If the presence of loose skin has caused you to look for ways to enhance your appearance, you should check into Thermage®. It is a safe and non-invasive method of treatment that utilizes radiofrequency energy to bring about favorable results.
When the skin begins to loosen, as it does with age, things like lines, wrinkles and sagging jowls can develop. This happens because there is no longer a sufficient amount of collagen present to keep the skin tight.
Collagen is a substance that is normally produced by the body and is found in the deeper layers of the skin. It is a protein that provides fullness. The natural result of this fullness is tight skin. As you age, your body will slow its rate of collagen production. The lowering of the amount means there is no longer a sufficient quantity to keep the skin tight. Loose skin necessarily results in some of the classic signs of aging, including lines and wrinkles.
Lines and wrinkles can show up in the form of crow’s feet along the outside edges of the eyes. They can also develop across the forehead and around the mouth. In addition, the jowls will frequently begin to sag when collagen levels drop.
Many people explore surgical options like facelifts to restore a younger facial appearance. However, this is an invasive procedure that requires significant recovery time afterwards. This can be avoided by choosing a treatment like Thermage® instead. It is a non-invasive procedure that basically stimulates the skin to rejuvenate itself. The treatments are given in the comfort of our office and produce minimal side effects. Patients can return to their normal activities as soon as the treatments are given.
Thermage® treatments work when a special unit is passed across the surface of the skin. As it does, it emits radiofrequency energy into the skin that is absorbed by the lower layers. When the energy is absorbed, it warms the tissue. The warmth then causes the process of growing additional collagen to begin. As the collagen level increases, it will reach levels that more closely match those of the younger years. This will restore the skin to a level of tightness that was there before.
Following the treatment, the collagen will gradually increase over the next few months until it reaches its peak. However, there will still be some immediate tightening of the skin that will be noticeable right away.
If you are looking for a way to enhance your appearance by a method that does not produce major discomforts or cause side effects, you should ask our team at Metro Dermatology about Thermage®. The treatments are much gentler than other methods of skin tightening, and they can be used on all skin types. We have offices in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!