When you were young, your skin was tight and firm. Unfortunately, as you age, your skin will lose its ability to fight the negative effects of gravity. As a result, you will develop loose, sagging skin on your face and other areas of your body. At Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, Tennessee, we can fix this issue with Thermage. This non-invasive treatment is a fantastic way to tighten and smooth your skin.
What Parts of the Body Does Thermage Treat?
Thermage is a skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to firm your skin and smooth your wrinkles. We can use this gentle technique to improve the skin in many different locations on your body.
Since your face is one of the first features on your body to show the negative effects of age, it’s common to have sagging skin on this area of your body. This cosmetic treatment is fantastic at tightening and firming the skin on your face.
For instance, we can use this treatment to improve loose skin around your jawline. We can also minimize fine lines on your eyelids and wrinkles around your mouth.
In addition to improving lax skin on your face, this treatment can tighten the skin on other areas of your body. We can use this treatment to firm the skin on your neck and chest or to improve the skin on your knees, stomach, and thighs.
During your initial consultation, we will examine your concerns and will tell you whether we can use this technique to improve the skin in your desired treatment area.
How Does This Treatment Tighten My Skin?
This innovative treatment uses state-of-the-art technology to increase your body’s production of collagen.
The Importance of Collagen
Collagen is a protein that gives your skin structure. This fibrous substance helps your skin fight the effects of gravity. When you are young, your body produces large amounts of collagen. As a result, your skin will be tight and strong at this time in your life.
Unfortunately, your body’s ability to create collagen declines as you age. Your lifestyle choices can also damage the collagen fibers in your skin. In particular, spending too much time in the sun can harm your collagen fibers. Smoking and eating an unbalanced diet will also damage these fibers. As your collagen levels decrease and your existing collagen fibers weaken, you develop loose, sagging skin on your face and other areas of your body.
Improving Your Collagen Levels
This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to strengthen and firm your skin. During your treatment, we will use a specialized device to transit low amplitude radiofrequency energy to your target area. This energy will increase the temperature of the deeper layers of your skin.
As these layers heat up, the collagen in your skin will become tighter and stronger. This heat will also encourage your body to create new collagen. Over time, these changes will tighten your skin and minimize the appearance of your wrinkles.
Can This Treatment Improve My Cellulite?
If you are a woman, you will probably develop cellulite on your thighs, stomach, or other areas of your body as you age. Cellulite occurs when dimples or lumps appear on your skin. These dimples are formed when fat cells push up toward the surface of your skin.
This condition is very common, and more than 80% of women will develop cellulite at some point in their lives. Although this issue isn’t harmful to your health, cellulite can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
This technique is an excellent way to minimize the cellulite on your stomach, buttocks, or other locations on your body. As this radiofrequency treatment increases your collagen production, the texture of your skin will improve and your cellulite will become less noticeable.
What Should I Expect During My Skin Tightening Treatment?
This treatment enhances your skin in a completely non-invasive manner. Since you will not receive any incisions during your treatment, you usually will not need anesthesia during your appointment.
We will use a specialized device to transmit the radiofrequency energy to your treatment area. This device is designed to provide a comfortable experience, and you will feel relaxed while we treat your skin. Since this process is very gentle, you don’t need to schedule any time off from your job or other activities. Instead, you can immediately go back to your home or office.
How Many Treatments Will I Receive?
This skin tightening method is very efficient, and you are likely to achieve your desired look after you receive a single treatment session. That said, we may advise you to receive periodic follow-up treatments to preserve your new look. Although your individual schedule will vary, it’s common to receive these treatments every six to twelve months.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment will quickly tighten your existing collagen fibers, and you are likely to notice an immediate improvement in your skin. As your body makes additional collagen, your results will continue to improve. Since your body is unique, you may respond more or less quickly to your treatment than other people. That said, it’s common to see the full benefits of your treatment after about two to six months.
How Long Will My Improvements Last?
This skin tightening technique provides lasting improvements in your appearance, and it’s common for the positive changes in your skin to last for one to two years.
Although this treatment is very effective, it will not stop your skin from aging in the future. The best way to preserve your new look is to follow a comprehensive skincare regime.
During your appointment, we can develop a maintenance plan that will help you prolong the benefits of your treatment. For instance, we will advise you to wear a high-quality sunscreen when you go outside. We can also help you choose suitable products from our anti-aging skincare line.
Is This Skin Tightening Technique Safe?
This treatment uses an established technique to improve your skin. Scientific studies have shown that radiofrequency energy is safe and effective. Further, medical professionals have safely and successfully used radiofrequency-based treatments in various fields of medicine for decades.
When Should I Begin Using This Treatment?
Since your skin will age at a different speed than other people, there is no set age when you should start using this treatment. Your genes might cause you to develop sagging skin and wrinkles at an early stage in your life, and spending lots of time in the sun can also cause your skin to age prematurely. Alternatively, you might not experience this issue until you are in your forties or older.
It’s a good idea to receive this treatment as soon as you notice your skin beginning to sag. If you treat this issue at an early stage, you are more likely to achieve favorable results with gentle treatments like Thermage. If you do not seek treatment in a timely fashion, this issue will become more severe, and you might not be able to tighten your skin in a non-invasive manner. Instead, you might have to receive a facelift or other invasive procedure.
Can I Combine This Skin Tightening Method With Other Treatments?
It’s common to use this skin tightening technique in connection with other cosmetic treatments. For instance, if you have extensive sun damage, we may advise you to receive a chemical peel in addition to this skin tightening treatment.
During a chemical peel, we will create a customized solution that is designed to fit the condition of your skin. We have a very wide range of chemical peels at Gold Skin Care Center, and we will create a formula that will address your sun damage and other issues.
What Is the Difference Between This Treatment and Other Skin Tightening Techniques?
We use many different skin tightening methods at Gold Skin Care Center. Since these methods use a variety of techniques to firm your skin, they can address many types of skin laxity.
Ultherapy does not use radiofrequency energy to tighten your skin. Instead, this innovative treatment uses ultrasound therapy to improve your appearance. During your appointment, we will use ultrasound imaging to visualize your target area. We will use these images to transmit ultrasound energy to specific layers within your skin. This energy will encourage your body to produce additional collagen.
Since this treatment is completely non-invasive, you won’t have any downtime after your appointment. Over the next three to six months, the collagen levels in your skin will increase. As your collagen improves, your skin will become tighter and more attractive.
ThermiTight is a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to enhance your skin. We will begin your treatment by placing a very small probe under the surface of your skin. This probe will send radiofrequency energy into your tissues.
As this energy heats your target area, your body will begin to make new collagen. This process usually takes an hour, and you are likely to be able to return to your job and other activities within twenty-four hours.
Although you will probably see improvements in your skin immediately, it takes your body some time to make additional collagen. As a result, you should see the full benefits of ThermiTight within three to six months.
Choosing a Method
Since we have a wide range of skin tightening options, we can find a method that will work for you. If you are looking for a completely non-invasive way to firm your skin, we are likely to advise you to use Ultherapy or Thermage. If you are trying to address significant skin laxity, we may recommend ThermiTight.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Skin Tightening Method?
You are likely to be a good candidate for this skin tightening method if you are a healthy adult who has sagging skin on your face or other areas of your body. That said, you’ll need to have an initial consultation before you use this skin tightening method. During this meeting, we will examine your skin and talk about your medical history.
Certain health conditions will prevent you from using this skin tightening method. In particular, you cannot use this treatment if you have a cardiac pacemaker or other electronic implants in your body. If you are not eligible for this treatment, we will find a different skin tightening technique that will work for you.
Try It for Yourself
You don’t need to use invasive procedures to tighten your skin. Thermage can treat your sagging skin in a gentle, non-invasive manner. This treatment is comfortable and quick, and your results are likely to last for one to two years. To learn more about this skin tightening technique, contact us at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, Tennessee for an initial consultation today.