Collagen loss is typically most visible on the face, but it also equally affects different areas of the body. If you’ve begun to notice fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, or crepey skin but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure to improve your problem areas, we want to let you know that you don’t have to. At Dr. Michael I. Jacobs Dermatology and Laser Center in New York, NY, we offer a revolutionary treatment called Thermage FLX.
This treatment uses a unique device equipped with revolutionary technology to help increase collagen production, tighten the skin, and fight the aging process. It doesn’t involve needles or incisions, but instead, restores youth the natural way, and it only takes one appointment to do it.
What Is Thermage?
Thermage is a revolutionary anti-aging treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to increase collagen production and improve the skin on a cellular level. This treatment device not only works by increasing collagen levels but also tightens the skin to restore youth to the appearance and revitalizes the skin. Those who want to target aging the natural way will find a solution they’ve been looking for in this treatment.
How Does It Work?
Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin where collagen formation takes place. As you age, your body produces less collagen every year after the age of 30, which is why lines and wrinkles begin to form.
This treatment uses an energy delivery algorithm called AccuREP Technology. The thought of an algorithm may take you back to one of your least favorite classes in high school, but essentially all this means is that the AccuREP Technology exists to help customize the treatment and allow for the precision and accuracy it needs to deliver the best results.
The Power of Radiofrequency Energy
When the radiofrequency heat energy reaches below the skin’s surface into the deeper layers of the skin, where collagen formation occurs, it creates a separation between the skin’s water molecules and collagen.
The result is tighter skin resulting from an immediate contraction deep within the skin. The body will then begin to create more collagen to heal the skin in the months that follow. The skin will continue to get tighter and firmer, and you will only need one treatment to do it.
What Does It Treat?
This treatment is an effective way to help tighten the skin and increase collagen in some of the most common problem areas, including the face, the body, and the eyes. It can soften lines that form around the mouth, the eyes, and the forehead. It can also smooth and tighten loose skin on the body, including the stomach and the knees.
It can contour the jawline, address crepey skin, and create new contours to help restore youth. It can even smooth the wrinkles that form around the eyes and reduce that “hooded” appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Treatment Painful?
Thermage FLX treatments are virtually painless, and the latest design features a vibrating hand piece meant to ensure optimal comfort for the patient. You may feel a warming sensation at the beginning of the treatment, followed by a cooling sensation and intermittent vibrations.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
From start to finish, you can expect your treatment to take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes based on the size of the treatment area you choose to address. The benefit of the Thermage FLX device is that it uses advanced and updated technology that cuts the treatment time down by 25%.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients notice results within one day of their treatment. However, your results will continue to develop as your body creates more collagen in your treatment area. Collagen production can take up to 12 weeks, but once it does, you will see the slow and steady improvement of your skin.
Most patients notice results between two and six months after treatment. Fine lines and wrinkles will fade, and your skin will look revitalized and more youthful. Results typically continue to improve for six months after your treatment.
Are the Results Permanent?
Once you achieve your final results, you can expect them to last anywhere from one to two years. Different factors will affect the longevity of your results, including your skin health, condition, and how the aging process affects your skin after your treatment. We typically recommend maintenance appointments each year to help target and combat the aging process on both the face and the body.
Will I Need Multiple Treatment Sessions To Get Results?
Many collagen-inducing skin tightening treatments require multiple sessions to achieve the best results. But, when you undergo a Thermage treatment, you will only need one with treatment to achieve results. You can walk into your appointment knowing that once you walk out, you’ll be on your way to tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
Your results will continue to improve over time, and you can schedule maintenance appointments to address other areas of the body, face, or eyes to help maintain your results long-term.
Do I Have To Plan Around Downtime?
There is no downtime associated with this treatment, and you won’t have to follow a lengthy list of aftercare directions. To ensure the best results, you should avoid excess sun exposure and wear high-quality sunscreen daily, regardless of the weather. Consistency with your skincare routine combined with discipline in applying sunscreen will help you maintain and even enhance your results long-term.
What Are the Benefits?
This treatment offers patients many benefits. Those who don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure or receive cosmetic injections to improve their appearance can reach their aesthetic goals without invasive procedures or needles. Results only require one treatment, and that treatment is relatively quick and will only take 30 to 90 minutes based on the area choose to treat.
This treatment is also comfortable thanks to the device’s built-in techniques that help make the experience an enjoyable one, not a painful one. The results are long-lasting and only get better with time. Additionally, you can treat one or multiple areas on your face or body. We can completely customize this treatment to target and improve each face or body area that you’re just not happy with.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for a Thermage treatment are those who want to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and create an even skin texture without undergoing an invasive procedure. This treatment is also an effective option for patients who want to contour their faces, create more definitions, and enhance their features. It also is an effective solution for those who want to smooth crepey skin on their bodies and address facial and body wrinkles.
Your Initial Consultation
The best way to determine if Thermage is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation at our office. One of our experts will sit down with you, discuss your concerns, and evaluate your problem areas in person. Then, they can create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve each of your anti-aging goals in as little time as possible.
Once we confirm that the treatment is right for you, we can schedule your initial appointment so that you can be one step closer to experiencing all the benefits of increased collagen production.
Defy the Aging Process in Just One Treatment
The aging process affects everyone, but there are treatments that can help you fight back. Thermage is just one of our many anti-aging treatments that can help you combat the aging process and turn back the clock. This treatment can help you feel more like your old self by smoothing wrinkles and restoring youth to the skin. Contact us today at Dr. Michael I. Jacobs Dermatology and Laser Center in New York, NY, and schedule your initial consultation.