Theory: Why Does Our Skin Age?

Collagen is a building block or foundation of the skin, which supports its structure. Over time collagen becomes depleted or damaged by the sun or other environmental factors. The result is visible signs of aging such as the appearance of thinner skin or loose skin. Deep radiofrequency, (Thermage, Pelleve, and Accent) or deep infrared heat (SkinTyte) energy heats the deep levels of the facial skin and stimulates production of collagen in response to the heat energy insult. It can take up to 6 months to see a response from this procedure, which is often done in combination with fillers, fat transfer and/or BOTOX® in New Jersey or Philadelphia.

 What Is Thermage?

Here at the The Hughes Center of Excellence we can help you can take years off your appearance with clinically proven thermage. Thermage helps smooth and tighten the skin on your face, eyelids, tummy, buttocks, thighs, hands or arms for a naturally younger looking appearance without surgery or injections and little to no downtime. Thermage is a safe, clinically proven way to tighten skin, with improvements in tone and texture occurring naturally through the stimulation of your own collagen.

Thermage is completely non-invasive, and requires no surgery or injections. A single treatment tightens your existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth. Improvements are immediately visible and continue for up to six months. The results can last for years. Thermage works on all skin types and tones and unlike injections or fillers, thermage works on your entire face: forehead, eyes, naso-labial folds, jaw line, jowls and the area under your chin.

Are you one of the women who has been left with loose skin after having a baby, often referred to as having a post pregnancy stomach? Then let Thermage help you say goodbye to your stretched out skin by tightening up your stomach. When get a tummy tuck when thermage could be all that you need to tighten up your appearance.

Popular Thermage procedures:

  • Non surgical face lift
  • No cut tummy tuck

 How does Thermage work?

The procedure works by heating deep collagen fibers in the skin and underlying tissue, while protecting the skin’s surface with a cooling spray. The treatment is performed with the ThermaCool device. A ThermaTip, attached to a handheld device, briefly touches the skin, delivering the non invasive CRF energy deep beneath the skin. This deep, uniform heating action causes the deep structures in the skin and underlying tissue to immediately tighten. Over time, new and remolded collagen is produced to further tighten skin.

 How long does the Thermage procedure take?

The procedure is a completely non-invasive, safe treatment that is performed only in a doctor’s office. Depending on the size of the areas being treated, the procedure may take as little as 20 minutes to 1 hour.

 How many Thermage treatments will I need?

Unlike many other laser and radio frequency procedures requiring four or more sessions, a single Thermage treatment produces results in the majority of patients. The treating professional will determine the course of treatment that is right for each patient, based on the patient’s needs and goals.

 When will I see results?

Immediate results are visible, and improve over time. Measurable tightening improvements appear gradually over a two to six months time period following a single treatment session.

 Is there downtime and are there any side effects of Thermage?

There is zero downtime, general anesthesia is not required and there are no risks associated with Thermage.

 Thermage’s Body Shape Procedure

Thermage’s Body Shape procedure is a non-invasive procedure that can help tighten, firm and shape the body following just one treatment, without surgery or injections and little to no downtime.

Patients may expect:

  • Tightening and lifting
  • Circumferential reduction of body areas
  • Flatter and smoother skin

The Thermage Body Shape procedure is ideal for men and women who are not significantly overweight and are looking to help firm sagging skin and reduce unwanted bulges that dieting and exercise alone cannot seem to change.

Results vary from subtle to dramatic. Generally, some improvement is immediately visible and continues for up to six months. Results are long lasting depending on your skin condition and the aging process.

If you would like to learn more about Thermage for firmer skin, click here to request a consultation at the Hughes Center for Aesthetic Medicine. Or you can call us at (888) 929-4676 to schedule your appointment.