Thermage, developed by Solta Medical, is a non-surgical procedure that is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to use radio frequency energy to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and increase the skin’s thickness for tighter skin. A Thermage treatment by Dr. Schmid or Dr. Mooty at The Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute can soften fine lines, smooth wrinkles, and tighten skin for gradual improvements that result in taut, youthful skin on the face and body. Thermage will smooth and tighten the skin with no injections, no anesthesia, no surgery, and very little downtime. Patients can have Thermage performed by Dr. Schmid or Dr. Mooty in the minor procedures room of their Lubbock office. Thermage can help patients who have dry, uneven, thin, and semi-transparent skin. Thermage also treats the “crow’s feet” around the forehead and eyes for tighter, smoother skin that looks younger and well-contoured.
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Thermage skin rejuvenation heats the skin to the optimum temperature to stimulate the production of collagen. The practitioner will mark the targeting areas, apply a cool gel to the surface of the skin, and gently roll the skin with a small circular hand piece that emits radio frequency waves. Therageskin rejuvenation can be used on the face, neck, stomach, upper inner arms, legs, thighs and buttocks. In areas such as the legs, the treatment is performed to treat cellulite imperfections, while loose skin and surface wrinkles are targeted in the facial regions.
What To Expect
Thermage skin treatment sessions are performed in an accredited surgical facility. No discomfort is felt throughout the procedure, although the patient will feel the skin heating. Although redness and minor tingling in the treated areas are common, patient’s undergoing this treatment can resume normal activity quickly. Results start appearing within a few hours of treatment, and the full effect typically shows within in a few months and may last for 2 full years.
Plan Your Procedure
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Thermage skin rejuvenation is a procedure that improves loose skin and wrinkles. It is not a treatment for weight loss, and does not necessarily affect the texture or surface irregularities like pigmentation, discoloration or age spots. Individuals who are not comfortable with a surgical procedure such as a facelift but still hope to slow down the visible signs of aging, likely benefit from this technique. Patients with excessive loose and sagging skin will be better candidates for a body contouring procedure.
How Long do the Results Last?
The results following Thermage skin rejuvenation can last up to 2 years. Like many other non-invasive anti-aging skin treatments, Thermage treatments can be repeated per your practitioner’s discretion. Due to reasons like this, Thermage has become a popular choice among both patients and cosmetic surgeons.
How Many Treatments?
This depends on the condition of your skin, the results you wish to attain, age and the size of the area being treated. In general, it could take as few as 4-6 treatments for the face, and upwards of 10-15 treatments for the body. For optimal results, ongoing maintenance sessions are recommended.
Isn’t This Similar to a Lift?
While it is sometimes touted as a liquid facelift, the honest answer is no. While Thermage treatments stimulate collagen and tightensunderlying structures, which result in a firmer skin appearance, a surgical facelift will produce a more dramatic effect. Patients may want to consider a treatment such as Thermage skin rejuvenation prior to undergoing a surgical procedure.