Tighter Skin No Longer Requires Surgery

Tighter Skin No Longer Requires Surgery | RefinedMD, Los Gatos

Tighter Skin No Longer Requires Surgery

When we think about signs of aging, we usually consider lines and wrinkles—but overall skin laxity is the broader sign of aging that was previously only correctable with surgery. RefinedMD offers Thermage FLX, the revolutionary, non-invasive skin tightening treatment suitable for all skin types. Thermage has been available since 2002 and has established itself as a celebrity favorite in the past 20 years. Using patented radiofrequency (RF) technology, this treatment heats up the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production exactly where you need it.

Since Thermage is a collagen-producing treatment, results aren’t immediate. It’s tapping into your body’s natural fountain of youth (albeit one that might be running a little dry in recent years). Collagen is the core of youthful skin, and we all produce less of it as we age. However, “telling” your body to produce more is possible with treatments like Thermage. When you have more collagen, you have fewer wrinkles and tighter skin.

Thermage FLX 101

Thermage has proved time and time again to improve the appearance of crepe-like aging skin and can be used just about anywhere you’d like. Some of the most popular areas include the mouth, abdomen, and thighs. It is powerful, yet gentle enough to be used on delicate areas like around the eyes. One of the first questions that clients ask is whether it hurts. Since this is a heat-based technology, you will feel a warm sensation during your treatment, but this is immediately followed by a cooling mechanism that protects the skin and maximizes comfort. A soft vibration is also part of the treatment, which helps to further increase comfort.

The length of treatment varies based on the treatment site. Of course, smaller areas will be quick (often under 30 minutes) while larger areas might take up to 90 minutes per treatment. Many clients opt for more than one treatment site, and you can certain combine these into one appointment for your convenience. How many treatments you’ll need is another big question—but you can rest assured you’ll see results in the weeks following each session. A lot of clients like to continue to undergo routine Thermage sessions to increase and sustain results. In fact, it’s a mainstay for many celebrities (similar to how a lot of people get their Botox injected every six months).

Is Thermage for You?

The only way to find out if Thermage is the right skin tightening treatment for you is to book a consultation. However, if you’re concerned about the recovery period and that’s what has you on the fence, don’t be. A little swelling and redness are common for some clients after their treatment, but everyone gets back to their daily tasks with no need for downtime. You also don’t need to follow any special care procedures after your treatment (but of course stick to your usual skin care regimen).

Although collagen-induction therapies like Thermage do a fantastic job of kick-starting collagen production—which leads to more taut, smoother skin—you can take it a step further and combine Thermage with other non-surgical treatments like chemical peels. These treatments peel away the damaged, top layer of skin to reveal more youthful skin below the surface. However, peels are also a collagen-induction treatment, although they are not as advanced as Thermage. When you combine these two treatments, you’re pulling double duty on turning back the clock.

Prepping for Thermage

It’s always a good idea to schedule a consultation prior to undergoing a new-to-you treatment or procedure. However, if you do find out that Thermage is for you, it’s quick and easy to prepare for the treatment. You don’t have to follow any special protocols, and depending on the estimated treatment time you can probably squeeze this appointment into your lunch hour. If you treat the face, it will simply look like you spent your lunch hour in the sun. Plus, coverup (such as tinted sunscreen or foundation) can be applied immediately after the treatment for those who want to minimize the appearance of redness.

Book your consultation for Thermage FLX with RefinedMD today and regain confidence and youthfulness in one easy treatment. Some clients even find that Thermage FLX allows them to delay a facelift or mini facelift for several years. You can contact the office by giving us a call or completing the online contact form.