If you are suffering from sagging skin as a result of aging, surgery isn’t your only option. Thermage® is a trusted nonsurgical skin tightening treatment offered at our cosmetic dermatology offices here in Houston. Thermage tightens wrinkled, droopy skin and smooths away stubborn wrinkles and fine lines so you can enjoy younger-looking skin.
Curious if this treatment is right for you? Here are the answers to a few commonly asked questions.
What is Thermage?
Thermage is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to tone and tighten skin. It is clinically proven to smooth and improve skin texture with little to no downtime. Thermage can be safely used on multiple areas of the body, such as the face, neck, midsection, legs, and more. It can also even out bumpy, dimpled skin and temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.
How does Thermage tighten skin?
Thermage firms skin using the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy. During treatment, the RF waves penetrate the skin and heat the deep, collagen-rich layers underneath. This heat encourages the body to produce more collagen, which improves the smoothness and texture of the skin’s surface.
What happens during a Thermage skin tightening treatment?
During a Thermage session, you will feel a cooling sensation each time the treatment device touches your skin. This will then be followed by a deep heating sensation and then a second wave of cooling. That feeling of heat is a sign that the deeper layers of your skin are receiving a boost to produce more collagen.
Throughout the treatment session, your provider will check-in and make sure you feel safe and comfortable. A typical session takes around 1 to 2 hours, depending on the area you are having treated.
When will I see results after the procedure?
Your results will gradually develop over time as your body continues to produce more collagen. Most patients can see measurable results 2 to 6 months after their first treatment. Results can last for many years as long as you follow a regimen to maintain the condition of your skin. If you would like more dramatic results, you can request a follow-up treatment at a later time.
How do I know if Thermage is right for me?
Thermage is an excellent option for anyone who wants to tone their skin without the need for surgery. It is a leading non-invasive treatment for improving the appearance of lax skin, wrinkles, and cellulite. Thermage is also the first and only treatment to receive FDA-clearance for nonsurgical eyelid treatments. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see results from real past patients.
We currently offer Thermage at our Main St. (713-791-9966), Kingwood (281-359-6000), and Bellaire (713-669-9222) locations. If you would like to learn more about Thermage and other skin tightening treatments here in Houston, please request a consultation online.