Many individuals want to achieve a younger look without invasive procedures, such as a traditional facelift. An alternative to a traditional facelift is a Thermage® facelift, which is a non-invasive procedure that tightens skin without downtime. The procedure was approved by the FDA in 2004 as a way to tighten skin on the face and neck.
A Thermage® facelift uses heat to increase collagen production and tighten the skin. The procedure effectively reduces the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, jowls, and fine lines.
Who Are Ideal Candidates for a Thermage® Facelift?
Individuals who want similar results to a traditional facelift without the recovery time are good candidates for a Thermage® facelift. Most individuals who undergo the procedure have signs of sagging in their neck, eyelids, and brows. There are some individuals who have had a traditional facelift and choose to have a Thermage® facelift for optimal results.
In addition, it is also an ideal treatment for those with tanned skin or dark complexions. Unlike other laser treatments, such as IPL, a Thermage® facelift will not cause uneven pigmentation to surface on the skin.
What Is the Procedure Like?
The procedure is carried out with radiofrequency energy that stimulates collagen production within the deep layers of the skin, which effectively targets fine lines and wrinkles. A handheld device will be used to deliver radiofrequency energy through controlled settings. While you will notice results immediately following a Thermage® facelift, the full effects will surface about two to six months following the procedure.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Although the results will vary based on several factors, most individuals will notice the results for about three to four years. For optimal results, it is important to wear sunblock and take good care of your skin after the procedure.
Many individuals choose to have a Thermage® facelift done with other cosmetic procedures to maximize the results. Would you like to find out if a Thermage® facelift at Adoro Medical Spa in Severna Park, MD is right for you? If so, contact our office today to schedule a consultation! We also serve the surrounding areas of Annapolis and Columbia.