What Causes Loose Skin to Develop?
When an individual gains weight, the skin stretches to accommodate increased layers of fat that lie below its surface. The increased fat keeps the skin tight and smooth.
Tired of loose skin? Thermage can help smooth your skin by delivering radiofrequency energy to targeted treatment areas to heat the layers below the surface, producing more collagen and pulling skin tighter. The results? Smoother skin and a more shapely appearance. But does Thermage last?
How Long Does Thermage Last?
You can think of Thermage as "resetting the clock" on your skin. Your skin will age from a new starting point. How fast it ages depends on the factors below.
Summer is just around the corner. If you’re anything like us, you are already considering your summer vacation options. If you’re thinking about hitting the beach, but don’t feel ready for bikini season- don’t worry. First of all, you’re not alone. Second, you have options. No, we are not suggesting that you start a twice a day workout routine or a crazy fad diet. If you want to resculpt and reshape in time for summer, Innovations Medical can help. Dr. Johnson offers SmartLipo, Thermage, and Cellushock Therapy for patients looking to put their best body forward on the beach or at the pool.
SmartLipo SmartLipo is a smart choice for patients wanting a shapely new physique. SmartLipo is a minimally invasive tumescent liposuction procedure that allows patients to stay awake, avoiding general anesthesia. Aside from targeting unwanted fat, SmartLipo increases collagen productions that tighten the skin in the treated area. This tightening yields a shapelier final result to show off in your swimsuit this season.
Thermage Thermage is a noninvasive skin tightening option that tightens sagging skin by heating up the collagen found in the skin’s layers. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and plays a huge role in the skin’s ability to stretch and contract. Thermage heats the skin to 45 degrees, causing collagen to contract and the skin to tighten. Thermage is an excellent choice because of its ability to treat the areas that patients want to tighten quickly. Thermage patients see immediate results of their treatment. It is an excellent option to tighten skin on the face and neck, upper arms, and midsection and even the knees.
Do you want to look as young as you feel? Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical explains some procedures that can take years off of your appearance with little or no downtime.
Several things are happening when women age that makes their bodies look older. One of them is loss of collagen and the supporting proteins that support your skin, that’s why you get wrinkles and sagging. Also, the placement of fat changes as you get older. A woman that weighs the same at 20 that she does at 50 can still see an increase in her waist size. That happens naturally and it’s just the way we age. Also, the fat itself looses a lot of supporting protein, that’s why as you get older your breasts, buttocks, arms and thighs can sag.
Say hello to summer and endless sunbathing on the beach. Wearing a swimsuit, for some, takes a lot of courage and coaxing though. Because even if we’re eager to hit the beach, being in a swimsuit shows all your defects - stomach, thighs, arms, and other areas where you don’t have enough shape. In this video, Dr. Johnson explains the various procedures that Innovations Medical offers to make your body swimsuit ready.
First on the list is thermage, which uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin without surgery. The tool used creates heat in your tissue and shrinks the collagen, which tightens your skin real time. About 80% of patients see tighter and smoother skin right after the procedure. What’s even better is the further skin tightening effect, which happens 3 to 6 months after the procedure. If you decide to undergo this procedure, there’s no downtime and you can go home the same day.
From sexy bikinis and belly shirts, to sleeveless dresses and cropped blouses, these outfits will make sure you’re comfortable and smoking hot during the summer season. But are you confident enough to bare your stomach? If you have a little bit of wrinkling or need some serious shaping, Innovations Medical has the right procedure for you and this video will tell you all about it.
Using a thermometer-like scale, Dr. Johnson starts with the most non-invasive procedure for people that needs just a little bit of help. For wrinkling and a little bit of droopiness, Thermage is a great go-to process. It uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. Some instant tightening will be noticed right after the procedure, but the benefits will continue months after. Because of the heating, three to four times more collagen will be produced and these will mature after three to six months. It will cause further skin tightening or collagen remodeling. There’s also no downtime so you can just go back to work the next day.
In the movie Steel Magnolias, Dolly Parton’s character Truvy says, “Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face.” The character speaks truth, because our skin and body will definitely look different as we age. Wrinkles will appear. Skins will sag and that is the truth.
In this video, Dr. Johnson discusses the different procedures and approaches used to combat skin aging. In treating a condition, multiple treatments have to be done. You may have been directed by your doctor to lose weight, exercise and take in 2-3 medications. For cancer cases, usually there would be surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. The reason for these multiple treatments is because the problem must be approached from different directions. The same goes for anti-aging treatments.
In the movie “Death Becomes Her,” Meryl Streep drinks a potion and becomes young again. Don’t we all wish to turn back the clock and be young again as easy as that? With recent innovations, this dream can be made into reality. In this video, Dr. Johnson discusses procedures and products that can turn back the clock.
Dr. Johnson opens the discussion with an explanation of multi-modal therapy. This involves addressing the different modalities of a person in order to treat a disease like high-blood pressure or diabetes. Each of these modalities is like pieces of a puzzle and requires a different approach. This is the reason why we are given two or three medications in order to treat an ailment. The same goes with procedures in order to care for our body.
In the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie, Clark Griswoll was very disappointed when he didn't get the work bonus he had anticipated for so long. That sounds like a nightmare Christmas, right? After a year of working hard, everyone deserves to feel happy and be pampered during the holidays. If you’re looking to get some cosmetic procedures done during your vacation, Innovations Medical has a lot of options that you can do without taking any time off from work.
One popular procedure is Thermage, which is the non-surgical tightening of loose skin. It uses radio frequency to tighten loose skin. The heat produced makes your skin tighter and smoother. If you do this a day after Christmas, you can go back to work the next day. In addition to the face, this procedure can also be done on the tummy, face, arms and leg.
It’s the Christmas season once again and it’s time for gift giving. This year, instead of the usual present delivered in a package, why not give your man something different? Consider cosmetic surgery and he’ll thank you for making his fine lines and droopy eyes go away.
In this video, Dr. Johnson discusses some great procedures that guys love. For men who are a bit shy about having a procedure done, thermage would be an option. It’s a procedure that uses radio frequency to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery.
If you want a new you for Christmas, now is the time to make your list of dream cosmetic procedures. Why do it now? Because, most procedures take several weeks or months to see the best results.
One of the go-to-outfits during the holidays is the sleeveless shirt. And in order to rock this dress, you need nice arms. But saggy and crepey-looking arms can quickly damper your holiday cheer.
What do celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore have in common with Good Morning Texas Host Amy Vanderoef? Well, they’ve all had thermage. Innovations Medical is one of the most experienced thermage practices in this country and in a recent GMT interview, Dr. Bill Johnson explained how thermage can make a huge difference in your appearance.
Here's a full transcript of the video
DR. J: Good morning!
In Channing Tatum’s movie, Magic Mike, women swoon over muscled men with six packs. Although some men won't admit it, a fit-looking physique is important for them too. In fact, a lot of guys are open to the idea of cosmetic surgery to give them the six packs of their dreams. In this video, Dr. Johnson shares the various cosmetic procedures that men can take advantage of.
Two common issues that guys want to get rid off are their flabby stomachs and love handles. Even those with the not-so-flabby abdomen want their midsection sculpted as well. They too would like to be confident in wearing their swim suits. These can be easily taken care of through liposuction. It can be done in the office under local anesthesia. There is less downtime and the patient can go home the same day.
In this video, Dr. Johnson showcases the progress of 47 year old New Beginnings Makeover Winner, Karen Halicke. Karen won a 1 year makeover journey with Innovations Medical and her before and after pictures demonstrate how effective the treatments have been. Karen came to the studio to physically show the amazing transformations in her body.
On her face, Thermage and SmartXide Dot was performed. Thermage is a non-surgical procedure that tightens the collagen in your skin. The process also fuels your body to produce new collagen, which continues to give you results over the next few months. There is no downtime and this can also be performed on your abdomen, arms or legs.
Summer means sunbathing in the sun with your bikinis on, but for those with shape and texture issues on their thighs, wearing a bikini or shorts can be a bit of a challenge. With new treatments that promise faster recoveries and safer procedures, these issues are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
In this video, Dr. Johnson explains the options available for you to show off those legs with confidence.
Getting the body swimsuit-ready before spring arrives is one of the main concerns for a lot of women, but this should be a matter to look into all year round. Essentially, it is important to be in shape so you can look your best all the time.
Thanks to revolutionary methods, you don’t have to sweat it out in the gym in order to get that coveted figure. There are various procedures you can undergo that are definitely safe and have minimal downtime. Dr. Johnson will give in-depth details and benefits about those procedures in this video.
In this episode, Dr. Bill Johnson serves as an engaging game show host of the game, “Guess Their Age,” with Good Morning Texas hosts, Carrie McClure and Amy Vanderoef, as competing players.
Pictures of four women were displayed, all of whom had received anti-aging procedures, more specifically Thermage, Smartxide Dot, Facial Fat Transfer, and / or Botox, at Innovations Medical.
Being in a swimsuit can be a challenge for many, because it doesn’t allow you to hide anything. The arms, stomach, legs, breasts, buttocks and thighs are the most common problem areas for a lot of people. Women after pregnancy or weight loss are usually the ones having these issues. These can be addressed by either shaping up or filling out those problem areas.
In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson explains some of the available options and a talks about their benefits.
If you wish to have a fresh look just in time for the summer, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical has the latest in the world of aesthetic medicine that's just right for you.
The most important place to start when you want to renew or rejuvenate your face is to first decide on the thing that bothers you the most and address that first. At Innovations Medical, doctors assure that all procedures are being performed in a way that looks very natural, and never make the patient appear like a totally different person.