30 May Thermage FLX Lifts and Tightens in Just One Session
Many treatments require multiple cycles for optimal benefits, but that isn’t the case with Thermage FLX. Available at RefinedMD, it’s one of two non-invasive body tightening treatments that requires just one session for the best results. Thermage technology is known for its skin tightening and smoothing achievements and is suitable for all skin tones and types. The fourth generation of Thermage FLX is in high demand because of its proven ability to improve skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles, and of course the no-downtime perk. Thermage has long been used mostly on the neck and face, but can technically be used anywhere on the face and body that would benefit from some collagen-induced lifting.
Thermage uses radiofrequency (RF) energy and was first invented 20 years ago. However, the early generations didn’t have the advanced technology that today’s device features and, as such, was too uncomfortable for many people. Now, sessions begin with the application of a numbing cream and the built-in comfort features help to ensure that Thermage FLX is a tolerable treatment for everyone. This includes vibration to distract from discomfort as well as a new cooling tip.
The Benefits of Thermage FLX
Some results are immediate, and most people notice an overall improvement in their skin right after the treatment. However, since RF energy builds collagen, the full results of Thermage FLX build up over time. You’ll notice that your skin will continue to improve for up to six months after your treatment. The results can last for years, but maintenance sessions are recommended. A lot of clients get treatments every two years in order to sustain the best results. The length of the appointment depends on the area(s) being treated, but is typically 60 – 90 minutes (though you do need to allow for extra time for numbing).
Since the results of Thermage FLX build up over time, it’s important to take before and progress photos. Your provider will probably take photos as well to track your progress. At the beginning of your appointment, a temporary grid tattoo is applied to the skin. This will guide your provider during the treatment and also partially indicates how many pulses will be delivered. The average is around 900 for the face and jawline.
Once the treatment begins, you may feel a warm snap or sensation with each pulse, though this is lessened with the cooling feature. When RF energy is delivered, it heats up the deep layers of the skin where collagen is housed. The heat makes collagen contract while simultaneously encouraging new collagen production. This is the body’s natural healing process that is being manipulated by your provider and the Thermage FLX technology. Your provider will routinely ask for feedback from you in terms of heat and to update you on progress. Multiple passes will be necessary over the grid.
After the treatment, the face will be cleansed and a sheet mask will be applied to cool and soothe the skin. Any topicals applied at this point will penetrate the skin very well, considering it is temporarily “open” from the procedure. You’ll probably notice that your skin is already smoother and tauter. If you treat your jawline, it may look more contoured and fine lines and wrinkles will be more shallow. Skin might be slightly pink, but this dissipates within a few hours. Most clients feel perfectly confident getting back to their regular life after their treatment.
It is recommended for the Thermage FLX treatments to begin when you first start noticing early signs of aging such as laxity and fine lines. However, it is never “too late” to start receiving this treatment. Everyone’s collagen production starts to decline at different times, but typically this begins around 25 – 30 years of age. Various factors, including diet and UV damage, can also play a role in the aging process. If you want to reverse the signs of aging while toning and tightening the skin, Thermage FLX may be for you. You can also combine it with other treatments such as fillers, Botox, and laser skin rejuvenation. Schedule your consultation today by contacting our team of experts. Call RefinedMD during our business hours or, for an even quicker response, complete the online contact form right now.