Skin tightening treatments of the body are often thought of as invasive plastic surgery procedures that require extended downtimes and may result in unwanted scarring. These treatments, such as tummy tucks and facelifts, are effective for patients who have areas with severe skin laxity. Fortunately, patients with mild to moderate skin laxity on the face and body can turn to a non-invasive solution known as Thermage.
What is Thermage and how does it work?
Thermage is a special dermatological device used by doctors for the treatment of sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and even cellulite. This treatment device is cleared by the FDA for cosmetic enhancement of the skin on the body and face, and effectively tightens these areas by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. The radio frequency energy administered by this device penetrates deep into the skin. Over the course of several weeks and months, patients will notice less skin laxity, less wrinkles and folds on the face, or less cellulite—depending on the treatment patients choose.
Is Thermage safe?
Thermage is a treatment that has been approved by the FDA as an alternative to surgical procedures. Radio frequency is used in many areas of medicine and continues to be at the forefront of medical technology. With Thermage, patients can treat large areas or small areas to improve their appearance and enjoy a more youthful look.
Who is a candidate for Thermage?
Men and women who have areas of concern are encouraged to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Armen Serebakian of the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center to determine if they can benefit from this particular modality of treatment. Most adult patients with mild to moderate skin laxity or cellulite may be considered appropriate candidates for Thermage.
Discuss Thermage radio frequency treatment with our providers today
Dr. Armen Serebrakian of the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center is committed to offering patients in the areas of Pinhole and Larkspur with solutions for the skin and body. If you are ready to discuss the benefits of non-invasive treatment using Thermage, call one of our two convenient locations to schedule an initial evaluation and a consultation appointment with our team.
Thermage uses patented radio frequency technology called ThermaCool that has been shown to lift and tighten skin. This process will diminish wrinkles and enhance facial contours. This treatment is non invasive, quick, and simple. Best of all, you don’t need to take off any work! This procedures is excellent for all skin types and can pinpoint areas on the face, neck, body, and eyes.
You might be a good candidate if…
Thermage is great for those with sagging skin. If you are between
the ages of 30 and 65 and are going through the beginning stages of aging,
Thermage is an excellent fit for you. This treatment is also excellent for
those looking to enhance their neck and brow areas. It is also important to
address your expectations with your cosmetic treatment specialist to ensure
that your expectations are aligned with what this technology can actually
You might want to get Thermage if…
-You want more confidence or a more youthful look
-You want tighter skin or greater contours along your chin and
-You want to smooth out fine wrinkles and lines
What do results look like?
Right after your Thermage treatment, your skin will instantly
feel smoother tighter and more youthful. Additional tightening will occur as
time goes on.
What are the side effects?
Your Thermage treatment does not need to use foreign chemicals or
fillers. It is a very safe procedure, but like all cosmetic treatments it can
have side effects including: scarring, burns, sensitivity, blistering, redness,
soreness, or welling/bruising.
Arrange your consultation today
To learn more about Thermage and if this phenomenal treatment is a good fit for your needs, call Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery right away. You can reach us at Pinole (East Bay) Office at (510) 724-8282 or the Larkspur (North Bay) Office (415) 461-5755.
Do your eyes always look tired? Do you have wrinkles and unsightly lines along your neck and on your face? Thermage can help. Thermage CPT Technology is your ticket to sleeker, smoother, younger looking skin. Thermage is non invasive and requires zero down time. If we haven’t convinced you yet, read on to learn how Thermage can improve the feel and look of your skin.
How Does Thermage Work?
Thermage science focuses radio frequency energy to invigorate the body’s innate renewal system. This smart technology is relatively simple. By using a specific combination of heat energy, and cooling effects to treat deep tissue, the skin surface can be smoothed while providing optimal patient comfort. Treatments start with a cooling mechanism on the surface layers of the skin. Next, a treatment tip is put against the target areas. Radio frequency energy is infused into the tissue to re mold the collagen. Finally, cryogen is delivered to cool the outer layers of the skin.
Thermage is a proven skin transformation treatment. It can improve a variety of skin surface imperfections that are created by age and environmental factors. Thermage can make your wrinkly skin look more even while providing improved facial definition around the jaw, neck, and eyes. Even more, Thermage can tone and smooth unsightly bulges, dimples, and wrinkles on the body. A full treatment typically lasts between 45-90 minutes.
What to Expect After Thermage Treatment
You will only need one Thermage treatment to see the results. Many patients notice and feel the results in the first 24 hours. Additional contouring and improvements can occur for the next 6 months post treatment. Results can last for years. Following a treatment, your skin may appear slightly red, but you will likely be able to get back to your normal activities the day of.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about how Thermage can improve your skin, call Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center today at Pinole (East Bay) (510) 724-8282 or Larkspur (North Bay) at (415) 461-5755. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best this summer!
Thermage is a non-surgical skin tightening treatment that can give your skin a smooth, younger, and sleeker appearance. It is used to address unwanted wrinkles and cellulite around the eyes, face, neck, and body. Thermage uses a special radio frequency energy to create the look you want, with minimal down time. Let’s discuss what a Thermage treatment can do for you and the science behind this sought after procedure.
Behind the Science of Thermage
The Thermage procedure utilizes a patented radiofrequency (RF) technology, known as ThermaCool, to smooth out your skin. Studies demonstrate the power of Thermage to tighten and lightly lift the skin to renew facial features and contours. The procedure is quick and simple and takes 45-90 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. ThermaCool is FDA approved to address many types of facial and full body wrinkles.
How Thermage Works
The patented ThermaCool process uses ThermaTip to deliver a precise amount of energy to the treatment area. ThermaTip can evenly heat a large amount of collagen in the deeper skin layers while protecting the superficial layers with cooling. This uniform heating process enables the underlying structures of the skin to tighten. The results are almost immediate and will continue to improve over six months after the treatment. During this time, new collagen is created to tighten the skin, creating a healthier and more youthful look.
Unlike other skin tightening procedures, you only need one Thermage treatment to see and notice natural results. If you are not able to take much time off of work to heal, Thermage is an excellent option for you.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a solution to unwanted cellulite and wrinkles, consider the benefits of Thermage. At Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, we understand that putting your best face forward involves properly caring for your skin and addressing the natural effects of aging. To learn more about Thermage and to determine if it is the right treatment for you, contact Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center to arrange your consultation by calling 510-724-8282 (Pinhole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur).
We’ve all heard that phrase “the eyes have it.” That it is the It Factor; the magic of looking young and vibrant. It isn’t that we don’t want our eyes to age; there is beauty in the aging process itself (really, there is). What we want is to guide that process in a way that enables each to continue feeling good about appearance. One way that we do that here at Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center is with blepharoplasty. Another option, and one that is appealing to many of our patients is non-surgical eyelid rejuvenation with Thermage.
What Can Thermage Do?
Like any non-surgical treatment, there are corrections that can be achieved with Thermage. There are also some concerns that cannot be resolved with this particular treatment. Some of the improvements that may come from heat-based eyelid rejuvenation include tighter, more resilient skin on the upper eyelids. This reduces hooding or sagging that cause a tired or angry appearance. Thermage is also a suitable maintenance treatment after eyelid surgery.
How it Works
Thermage is one of the several radiofrequency treatments used today. The wavelengths of energy emitted by this device pass through surface tissues to heat collagen strands in connective tissue. Because it is the loosening of collagen strands that lead to laxity issues, this immediate constriction can achieve noticeable results right after treatment. The real work is a continual process that occurs for about six months. In response to targeted heating, fibroblasts produce healthy new collagen to rebuild the strands that have frayed.
The Ultimate Evidence
Understandably, it is easier to invest in a treatment that has proven capabilities. In one study of more than 5,000 participants, results showed that Thermage performed very well. 87% of those treated saw an immediate tightening of the upper eyelids. After six months, 92% of those treated saw the results they desired. At the conclusion of the study, a total of 94% of treated patients remained satisfied with their results.
The Bottom Line
We cannot say that Thermage eyelid rejuvenation is right for every person who visits our Pinole or Larkspur office. To find the best approach for eyelid rejuvenation, make a consultation with Dr. Serebrakian. Contact us to schedule your visit. Call our Larkspur office at (415) 461-5755 or our Pinole office at (510) 724-8282.